Revisions made to Battersea track following turn 1 bump issues

by Paul Hensby

The profile of turn one of the Battersea Park track has been altered to allow drivers to miss the large bump that sits on the exit of the corner.

The bump caused the rear pushrod on Jerome d’Ambrosio’s Dragon Racing entry to break during the opening free practice session, with the Belgian driver joining in a chorus of criticism of the bump, that also caused three underfloor planks to be damaged during the three-lap shakedown session behind the safety car on Friday.

“They have to do something,” said d’Ambrosio to Autosport. “Turn 1, and Turn 8 as well, are really bad.

“Those bumps are bad, but the rest of the circuit is really nice.”

The circuit is hosting the season finale of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship this weekend, with two races scheduled, race one today and the final race of the year on Sunday.

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