In the current era of getting rid of gravel traps in favour of tarmac run-offs, there’s a feeling amongst many (myself included) that there’s not enough of a penalty for making a hash of a corner and going off the circuit.
The sleeping policeman round the chicanes at Monza look to be a great compromise for slowing the cars down when they disappear off the track – the cars have to slow down to hop over them unless they want to leave bits of their car behind.
I suppose there’s a risk of the bumps launching a car if it hits them sideways at high speed, but I assume the powers that be have looked at the possibility and are happy with it.
I’d like to see this approach tried at a few other circuits, just to see if it works elsewhere too.
@raymondu999 The changes seem fair enough. If the drivers have to slow and go round them, then they still get the penalty effect without damaging the cars.
@KaIIe I agree that the bumps have to be a decent distance from walls and barriers, so that cars will have a chance to land and slow down a bit before impact. Monaco is a special case – as it is in pretty much every other respect.