Mark Webber critic on Montmelo’ run-off area 

Written by David on April 29th, 2008 at 6:13 pmLast Update: April 29th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Mark WebberRed Bull’s Mark Webber, following Kovalainen’s crash in Turn 9 (Campsa corner) at Montemelo’ circuit, has been critic on the run-off area of that corner suggesting that circuit officials should ‘have a look at it’ because it’s too tight. “It was a really nasty crash and it is never nice to see a car buried that deep into the barriers,” wrote the Australian on his BBC column.” The first thing to say is that the run-off on that corner is too tight and we need to have a look at it because any driver that has an error there is going to have a big crash. If Heikki’s accident had happened two seconds later he would have been fine and controlled the car, but it probably happened on the worst section of that whole track,” he added.

“I had actually been round that part of the track on my scooter on Thursday afternoon to see the tyre barriers because in testing Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Bourdais had crashed within five metres of that point. Sebastien made a mistake whereas Heikki had a failure but the result was the same,” he continued. “The problem with Heikki was that he went in at a nasty angle. The conveyer belt system, which keeps the tyres together, works very well for a slightly different angled contact because it is supposed to cushion the whole thing and keep the tyres intact as well. “

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