We hear a lot about how Monaco, Suzuka and Spa are the hardest circuits in f1, where the drivers’ abilities are more important than anywhere else. But what about the easiest circuit? Where it’s all down to the car, and all the f1 drivers can be almost evenly matched?
Before the 2009 season there was a Top Gear F1 special to look back at the year previously and all the changes for 09. In it David Coulthard described every single track that would be featuring on the calendar. When it came to the Nurburgring he said something along the lines of that track was more about the car and that made a difference more than the driver or something similar.
Monza probably is up there but I wouldn’t say top. When they get there the cars are squirming around as they’re such low drag so they must be kept on their toes. Monza is one of those tracks where if you try too hard it can go completely wrong though so the drivers have to stay cool but precise every lap with their braking. That must be easier physically but I’m not sure if it is mentally.