The Yas Marina Circuit management has apparently revealed several proposed changes to the layout of its Hermann Tilke-designed circuit to improve the racing spectacle at the Abu Dhabi venue.

The two Grands Prix held at the circuit to-date have hardly set the bar in terms of on-track action and overtaking, prompting FIA President Jean Todt to declare these types of races as “unacceptable”.

But race chiefs have been quick to respond…

  The rumoured changes to the Yas Marina circuit
The proposed changes to the Yas Marina circuit 

AUTOSPORT has reported on changes to several corners that will apparently be implemented before this year’s penultimate round of the championship season.

According to the report, the mooted changes include:

  • A widening of the Turn 5/6 chicane and entry to the Turn 7 hairpin to allow drivers to take alternative lines on to the first back straight;
  • A reprofiling of the negative-camber Turn 9 right-hander to make it a banked corner, giving drivers a choice of racing line through the corner and a faster entry speed on to the second back straight;
  • A reprofiling of the Turn 12 and 13 left-handers into a single sweeping corner

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.