Kerbs eased at Monza for safety reasons

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The combination kerbs installed at Monza ahead of last year’s race have been changed again before the 2010 Italian Grand Prix in a bid to improve safety.

As highlighted in an F1 Fanatic article in May the raised section on the inside of the kerb created a risk of cars flying through the air after hitting them.

It happened during a Formula Two race earlier this year where Nicola de Marco was launched into the air after hitting the kerb. Fortunately the driver avoided hitting any passing cars at head height:

The humped kerb de Marco hit at the inside of turn one (Rettifilio) and another at turn four (della Roggia) have both been replaced with concrete.

Also since last year’s race a new cut-through has been built at the Rettifilio which was used for the World Superbike race at the track. It will not be used for the Grand Prix.

This low shot gives an impression of how high the kerbs were
This low shot gives an impression of how high the kerbs were (click to enlarge)

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