The Circuit de Catalunya will debut some new kerbing as part of a test trial in readiness for the upcoming four-day pre-season Formula 1 test session.
Spain’s EFE news agency reports that the removable kerbs have been installed to stop drivers from exceeding the circuit’s limits – known as ‘running wide’, to you and I – at places like the Campsa corner, the fast right-hander halfway around the lap.
The circuit’s manager, Salvador Servia, called the kerbs a “world first”, and the Formula 1 teams and drivers will have the opportunity to sample them in the coming days.
“The F1 drivers [sometimes] find it better to go through the grass than the track,” he said. “So we are putting in these speed bumps.”
The removable kerbing will be taken away for motorcycle races staged at the circuit.
Alsop making its debut at the circuit is its new state-of-the-art medical centre.
[Original video via the Circuito de Catalunya]