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Epstein sure COTA bumps will not cause trouble for F1 cars

Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Grand Prix of the Americas 1 October 2021. Credits: Red Bull Content Pool.

The Circuit of The Americas boss Bobby Epstein thinks that bumps at the track will not be a big problem for Formula 1 cars.

Why it matters: The bumpy track surface has been a concern at the MotoGP race weekend as well as ahead of F1’s event.


  • Epstein thinks that though the surface is still too challenging for bikes, it fits cars.
  • Epstein has also responded to Pierre Gasly’s comments, denying the Frenchman’s claims.

What he had to say:

  • “Gasly may have said something, but he hasn’t driven the track. So, the bumps aren’t an issue for the cars first [of all],” Epstein told
  • “And [F1 race director] Michael Masi has been out and sent people and they’ve checked it and they asked us to grind two or three areas of concern. And that work was done already Monday and Tuesday this week.”
  • “So, it’s still a problem for bikes – there’s two sort of dip areas – but cars have no problem.”
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