Webber and Rosberg Raise Kerb Concerns At Silverstone
Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber, both front running drivers have raised concerns about the new “high-kerbing” used in parts of the refurbished Silverstone Circuit at this weekend’s British Grand Prix
Rosberg believes that the kerbing could well be potentially dangerous, but did admit the new circuit design was very good.
“I think the track overall is good,” said Rosberg. “The first complex is always exciting, which is still the same.
“I like the layout a lot, and there is no particular area, but I think they have done a good job with it. The only concern is those high kerbs, which we need to discuss in the drivers’ meeting.
“From my point of view there are some safety concerns with that. There are some big kerbs on the insides, big lumps – like half sausages.”
Webber was concerned that cars could hit the high kerbing and get thrown into the air, completely out of control.
“I think at Becketts there are a few larger sections behind the main kerbing, if you like, which the drivers are certainly not a fan of,” he said.
“We don’t feel the necessity to have this type of kerbing in high speed corners because the main aim of that kerbing is to keep us inside the circuit, for example, like Monza and Canada.
“So to have them in fifth and sixth gear corners isn’t particularly necessary. We’ve seen here many cars in the past aquaplaning across Maggotts and Becketts out of control.”