One question the drivers were often asked at the press conference today is what they think of the new turn 10 in Spain. Many see this change as good, but some also see it as bad.

Charles Leclerc was asked what he thought of the new turn. He was very ” divided,” saying:

“I’m not so sure. I’m pretty sure that there will be different lines there and that will be a bit better to follow.

“But I also feel that turn 10 was an opportunity to overtake so I don’t know. I think there will be less overtaking in turn 10 but if then it helps us to follow closer for overtaking before turn one, then that’s great. But I think we’ll have to try before commenting on that.”

Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) hopes the wider corner will allow him to stay closer to the car in front, making it easier to overtake:

“Clearly I think there will be slightly more lines possible out of turn 10, so I do hope racing improves and it gives us the opportunity to put a bit of pressure on braking and maybe try something different on exit and overtake, give us a bit more opportunities in terms of racing.

“In terms of driving it’s obviously a bit more open, a bit faster corner. Let’s see how it goes this weekend.”

Other drivers like Lando Norris (McLaren) believe that overtaking will become more difficult. Fernando Alonso (Alpine) and Carlos Sainz Jr (Ferrari), meanwhile, believe the new change won’t have much of an impact on racing.

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) is not that unhappy that turn 10 has been revised because he never really liked the turn. But he also doesn’t believe that the “new” turn will make a huge difference to its predecessor:

“But I don’t know really. I’m going to walk the track tonight and have a proper look. I’m not sure it’s going to change that much. I will find out.”

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