GPDA requesting changes to Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya 

Written by David on April 30th, 2008 at 2:45 pmLast Update: April 30th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Mark Webber. GPDA DirectorAccording to reports the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, GPDA, will request to F1′s governing body (FIA) to embrace new security measures at the Circuit de Catalunya where, on Sunday, the Spanish Grand Prix took place. The GPDA, believes that the run-off area at Turn 9, where McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen had his terrible accident, has to be extended. “We need to make the run off there a bit bigger,” Mark Webber, GPDA director, told Autosport. “Sebastien Bourdais also had a crash there in a testing and we need to look at it,” he added.

“The run-off on the exit of the corner is good, but not so on the entry. If you have a problem on the way in, there is not enough run off.”But we will learn from the accident and we’ll move the barriers back next year I am sure.”

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