2008 Canadian GP: circuit hairpin resurfaced ahead of race 

Written by David on June 08th, 2008 at 11:59 amLast Update: June 08th, 2008 at 11:59 am

Canadian GP hairpinFollowing a meeting between FIA’s race director Charlie Whiting and the officials of the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, it was agreed that the hairpin would be resurfaced to prevent further problems during Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Almost all F1 drivers have struggled during the qualifying session and have complained that the track’s surface was breaking up compromising the car’s grip.

Francois Dumontier, Canadian GP’s executive vice president said on the matter: “We have been monitoring the situation extensively. This year we chose a new specialist to settle the issue, but obviously conditions related to the technological evolution of the race cars do create some problems.”

“Aggressive adhesion of grooved tyres, removal of traction control systems and the actual physical configuration of the hairpin corner itself could all be probable causes for this situation. We will correct this problem as soon as the last car leaves the track today, and everything will be rectified for tomorrow’s races.”

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