Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
bhr
por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 29.148
  • 3 BOT + 33.530
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 15.841
  • 3 BOT + 26.610
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
  • 1 VER LAP 78
  • 2 SAI + 8.968
  • 3 NOR + 19.427
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
  • 1 PER LAP 51
  • 2 VET + 1.385
  • 3 GAS + 2.762
mco
fra
fri 18 jun - sun 20 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 53
  • 2 HAM + 2.904
  • 3 PER + 8.811
aze
aut
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
Quali sat 26 jun
Race sun 27 jun
fra
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
Quali sat 03 jul
Race sun 04 jul
aut
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
Quali fri 16 jul
formula.subevent.squali sat 17 jul
Race sun 18 jul
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
Quali sat 31 jul
Race sun 01 aug
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
Quali sat 28 aug
Race sun 29 aug
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
Quali sat 04 sep
Race sun 05 sep
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
Quali sat 11 sep
Race sun 12 sep
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
Quali sat 25 sep
Race sun 26 sep
ita
sgp
fri 01 oct - sun 03 oct
Quali sat 02 oct
Race sun 03 oct
rus
jpn
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
Quali sat 09 oct
Race sun 10 oct
sgp
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
Quali sat 23 oct
Race sun 24 oct
jpn
mex
fri 29 oct - sun 31 oct
Quali sat 30 oct
Race sun 31 oct
usa
bra
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
Quali sat 06 nov
Race sun 07 nov
mex
aus
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
Quali sat 20 nov
Race sun 21 nov
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
aus
are
fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
fra Result Race
Start Styrian GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
Helmut Marko

Marko: We should drive on racetracks with gravel and grass

Red Bull advisor Dr.Helmut Marko thinks Formula 1 should visit tracks that have gravel and grass in order to avoid track limit controversies like the ones that have plagued this season.

Article
To news overview © Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images

Austrian F1 advisor Helmut Marko believes F1 tracks should do away with run-offs and feature gravel and grass on the exit of corners to avoid issues regarding track limits.

With the 2021 Formula 1 season being dominated by issues surrounding track limits, especially with regard to the Red Bull Racing team, Marko thinks the sport needs to do away with run-off areas.

"We should drive on racetracks with gravel and grass, because you will be punished if you drive off the track," Marko told Motorsport-Magazin.

"Now we come to something really serious: You have to stop with these regulations regarding the white lines. Once you can drive over it, once not, it's like an invitation for the drivers."

Marko though is aware that it is a combination of factors that contribute to the exitence of the run-areas with the rule book also partly to blame.

"It's a combination of safety thinking and other requirements, for example MotoGP. The run-off zone of the Parabolica has also been paved," Marko explained.

"You could actually put a gravel bed down there, where the driver then slowly has to work his way out again. I don't know how it came about. At some point it was said to increase security. That is a very terrible subject."

The Austrian though believes a compromise can be found, one that was implemented to great effective in Barcelona.

"We have now also found a solution," Marko stated.

"We had the sausage curbs there (Barcelona), they caused millions in damage. Now, together with the FIA, we have found a solution that is compatible for MotoGP and also for cars. Nothing will be ruined for you, but you will still be punished if you drive over it."

0 comments

    x