Posted 27 September 2000 - 17:16
After they came off the curvetta (Parabolica), they went past the pits and turned onto the north banking and then after they came off the south banking they passed the S/F line and then did a normal lap: a line of cones separated the front straight area into "inner" and "outer" lanes. As mentioned, the grid formed on the "outer" lane. The combined circuit was exactly 10.000km in length. In 1961 the grid stretched all the way on the south banking. The combined circuit was used for a practice session in 1963, but after Chris Amon had the suspension collapse on his Reg Parnell Lola 4A and several others suffered other problems, the organizers reverted to the 5.75km road circuit.