No Changes To Fuji Pitlane

No Changes To Fuji Pitlane

Sakon Yamamoto - 2007 Japanese Grand PrixAs reported yesterday afternoon, a number of concerns have been raised by the drivers concerning the fast entrance to the pitlane at the remodeled Fuji Speedway. The drivers met and discussed the issues yesterday, which appear to revolve around the fast right-left flick as the cars leave the circuit at high speed. While a number of competitors suggested shifting the speed limit forward, others wanted to see the pit lane entrance re-shaped, possibly into a simply straight run-in, just like at Monza. The FIA promised to take a look yesterday evening, and today they have said they are not in a position to make any changes.

FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting inspected the area on Friday night, and has decided the pit lane entry is safe and meets current safety requirements as it is. However, extra marker boards have been erected to warn drivers of the approach to the pitlane. Few drivers have yet to comment about this apparent slap in the face, although it is fair to say that altering the pitlane at such short notice (in the pouring rain) would have been troublesome at the minimum.

Japanese Grand Prix Fuji Speedway, Pitlane, Charlie Whiting


  • Oh Blimey, Ollie, what have you done? I know it’s in a good cause and all that but a pink blog? My eyes nearly popped out when I arrived. Surely something else would have got the message across equally effectively? Oh, I dunno, a nipple in the middle of the page or a bra dangling off the top corner of one the posts…

    My eyes are still hurting. 😉

  • Mmmm, boobies. *drool*

    Well, yes, it is perhaps a little extreme, and perhaps it maybe going against the masculine world of Formula One? But if BF1 can make one person check themselves for cancer in their appropriate places, then the ‘hurty-eyes’ approach has worked.

    I may still add a nipple and bra on occasion over the next 32 days! 😉

    Thanks for swinging by Clive, I’m guessing you’re up early for the race, my fine fellow. Edit: I take that back since I learned you’re residing over the Pond.

    For future readers, the distraction from post topic was due to BF1 going Pink for October. Talking about boobies (in a good way) is always a justified distraction.

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