Russell says Portimao is spectacular, however doesn’t perceive alternative for flip 1
The return of the Portuguese Grand Prix is one thing many drivers are wanting ahead to. Not within the least due to the spectacular circuit of the Algarve, close to Portimao. Of all the fashionable racetracks in Europe, that is maybe the one with essentially the most distinctive character.
“I’m actually excited. It’s a spectacular circuit, very undulating, quite a lot of blind corners, which is nice, and provides quite a lot of character,” he advised Autosport.com. “Clearly I want to attend and see as soon as I’ve pushed it in a present automobile, and the way it will all pan out.”
Flip 1 turns into an issue
Nevertheless, there may be one factor that worries him and that’s flip 1. That could be a fairly quick proper flip and in a Formula 3 race in 2015, nobody there complied with the observe limits. Russell is due to this fact arguing in favour of utilizing the choice hairpin in flip 1. In keeping with him, that will even be higher for overtaking.
“So I’m truly shocked we haven’t executed that loop, as a result of for racing it could be higher having a slower velocity nook on the finish of a protracted straight,” says Russell who shares these issues with Michael Masi. The FIA race director thinks there are different corners the place drivers have hassle staying inside the traces.