So, i think it's time to have this kind of discussion guys.
Let's try to keep it as constructive & positive as possible, thinking about possible solutions & discussing together!
In the previous years, we've seen multiple monumental crashes in the Eau Rouge/Radillion section.
It's almost mathematical, there's at least one big crash there each season, across the various racing classes.
The incident dynamic is, most of the times, like the following: one car shunts, comes back right into the trajectory and gets T-Boned by the upcoming cars, who can't slow down in time.
This trend seems to be on an uprising trajectory in the last few years.
Why is that?
Are the drivers willing to take more risks in the section beacause of the tarmac runoff?
Is that beacause of the increased performance of the cars, not only in F1?
OR is it just a big weakness in this circuit's safety?
Just some examples..
I'm sure the list can go on, also with fatal crashes that obviously nobody wants to watch.
And another huge crash has been added to the list today, during the qualis (Not even a race!) of the W Series.
Now, taking in accounts all the incidents & tragic pileups of the recent years.
The question is simple.
Do you think this section is too dangerous for modern safety standards?
If so, what can be done in order to improve safety in this section of the track?
If not, what's your position regarding this subject of discussion?
Let's try to dicuss the matter guys, and maybe try to come up with a possible solution! (If Needed)
This section needs to be improved in terms of Safety, and the change has to come as soon as next season.
First measure, put Gravel Trap right back, both inside & outside.
This will make the drivers to slow down immediately if they see a cloud of dust at the top of the hill.
It's a natural instinct, a kind of survival instinct.
As it is right now, they always come into the crashes with way too much speed, going wide into the tarmac runoff only to find another car stranded there.
That's the Hubert crash, basically.
Most important: the width at the top of the hill needs to be widened: as it is now, it naturally leads to Pile-Ups.
How you can do it?
Well, now it gets tricky.
You can do that only by moving back the Grandstand, or even removing it.
By doing that, there would be much more space on the outside, and at least, the kind of crashes that we've seen today in the W Series could be avoided.
I would rather sacrifice a grandstand than putting a Chicane there.
Edited by thegamer23, 27 August 2021 - 18:01.