There seems to be no peace for the asphalt of the Miami track. The circuit, which entered the calendar this year, in fact, already yesterday, before any activity started, forced the organizers to intervene to resurface a section of curve 17 and curve 7.
Over the course of last night, other works were necessary to re-lay the asphalt in turn 17 which seems to have become the weak point of the track. In this case the asphalt was also laid on the exit of the curve, which was not done yesterday.
To confirm these works was the race director Niels Wittich who in a note sent to the teams this morning confirmed the resurfacing of the entire curve 17.
In addition to these works, changes have also been made to the controversial entry lane in the pit lane.
Officials, including Niels Wittich, race director, FIA, Bernd Maylander, safety car driver, inspect the track
Photo by: Carl Bingham / Motorsport Images
Already yesterday some drivers had raised doubts about the choice of placing curbs both inside and outside the chicane that delimits the entrance lane to the pits and during the free practice it was noticed how the passage on these particularly high curbs considerably disrupted the single-seaters with the risk of making the pilots crash into the wall.
The FIA has decided to remove the curbs and mark the chicane with bollards which should create fewer problems.