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COTA works to remove bumps ahead of United States GP

AUSTIN, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 03: Alexander Albon of Thailand driving the (23) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on November 03, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

The Circuit of The Americas is undergoing maintenance to soften bumps ahead of the 2021 United States Grand Prix.

Details:

  • F1 race director Michael Masi was informed of the track conditions during the MotoGP race weekend at COTA.
  • This provided Masi with the details of what needed to be altered around the circuit. As a result, the circuit is changing aspects that brought concerns such as bumps around the track.

What he had to say:

  • “I was on the phone to my FIM colleagues all weekend, while they were in Austin, to get a true understanding of the entire situation.”
  • “And what we have actually done is that since the 2019 F1 event a large part of the circuit was resurfaced to counter some of the issues that we saw in 2019.
  • “The areas that were raised by the bikes are different areas to those that were resurfaced. And Tony Cotman, who’s one of the FIA platinum circuit inspectors, has been out to Austin already during the week and done a report.”
  • “And the circuit doing some changes for us to sort of address some of the concerns. They’ll grind some bumps and so forth. But we’ve got some time to do it. So they’ll do what they can within the timeframe.”
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