New kerbs: Monza’s kerbing has been reprofiled in some sections (left) and Schumacher tests their limitations (right).
Michael Schumacher is certainly not an admirer of the changes made to Monza’s kerbs to improve driver safety.
The FIA demanded changes to the kerbing at the first and second chicanes to prevent cars becoming airborne if they run over them.
But the arrival of the revamped concrete sections has not been universally welcomed among the 25 F1 drivers present this weekend, with Michael Schumacher finding the handling of his Mercedes GP particularly troublesome over the kerbs.
“Our car is good at riding over the kerbs, but now we – and anyone else – cannot have this advantage,” he said after the opening practice session, in which he finished tenth-quickest.
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