F1, Chinese GP: drivers' concerns

After 5 years, F1 returns to the Shanghai track for the Chinese GP, but the drivers have many doubts about the asphalt of the Chinese track

Once the Suzuka race is over, it's time to look at the fifth stage of the season where F1 will return to the Shanghai track where over the weekend of April 19-21 will be staged Chinese GP. This is a return, given that the Circus single-seaters have not been on this circuit since 2019. Since then, everything has changed in F1. Max Verstappen he had barely scraped together 5 career victories and Charles Leclerc had yet to get his first. Due to Covid the race could not be held in recent years and in just over a week F1 will return to Chinese soil where there will be the first Sprint weekend of the season.

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F1, Chinese GP: danger of manholes

We were talking about the doubts on the part of the drivers, as the ground effect single-seaters are on the Shanghai circuit they have never competed. To the many doubts expressed in the press conference by Carlos Sainz e Max Verstappenthose introduced by are added Sergio Perezwhich raises an early warning on the manholes as already happened in Las Vegas and Bahrain in the winter tests.

In fact, the transit of current single-seaters over curbs and manholes causes such a strong suction that it sometimes collapses, causing considerable damage to the cars. Furthermore, the drivers expressed their concerns as the format of the race will take place in the Chinese weekend We are Sprint and therefore only a free practice session. Format which compared to last season will see Parc Fermé come into force before Qualifyingwith the teams that will be able to intervene on the cars after the Sprint Shootout and after the Sprint Race.

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