Minor changes made to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Minor changes made to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

The FIA has confirmed that a series of minor tweaks have been made to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve ahead of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

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At turn 13, the right hander before the start-finish straight, the barriers have been moved further back, while a new debris fence has been installed as an increased safety measure.

The gravel located around the outside of turns 10 and 13 has also been replaced with asphalt run-off, while new guardrail posts have been introduced to ensure that no spacing is greater than two metres.

As in 2013 there will be two DRS zones during this weekend’s event.

“They [the DRS zones will] share a single detection point, located 110m after T9. The first activation point is 55m before T12, the second 70m after T14,” the FIA noted.

The speed bumps first introduced last year at turn nine and at the final chicane will return for the 2014 event.

Former Tyrrell and Williams racer Derek Daly will serve as the driver steward during this weekend’s grand prix.

Image courtesy of Mercedes AMG PETRONAS

Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock

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