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F1 to re-consider gravel for Parabolica

Sep.11 F1 race director Michael Masi says the governing FIA will consider resurrecting the gravel trap at Monza's famous Parabolica corner. The gravel was controversially replaced with asphalt a few years ago, requiring the FIA to install a 'sausage' kerb to prevent drivers from exploiting track limits. But that kerb had to be quickly removed ahead of the Italian GP last weekend after F3 driver Alex Peroni broke a vertebrae in a terrifying airborne crash. "Putting gravel in there again instead of the asphalt may be a solution," Masi admitted. "Whether it's a gravel strip, a kerb and gravel, grass or something else, we will have to re-analyse everything and find the best...
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