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Bahrain GP: F1 drivers told changes will be made to Turn 4 kerb

Bahrain GP kerb, 2014Formula 1 drivers have been told that modifications will be made to Sakhir's Turn 4 kerbing after incidents involving Kimi Raikkonen and Pastor Maldonado during Bahrain Grand Prix free practice.

Both men suffered damage to their cars after they were launched into the air due to running wide across the exit kerb at Turn 4.

The incidents prompted discussion among drivers during their briefing with Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting on Friday evening.

With several drivers complaining about the situation, and Raikkonen making it clear he was not happy with the design, AUTOSPORT understands that it was agreed for changes to be made.

Maldonado said after his incident that it was clear drivers could not risk going anywhere near the kerb.

"I got a big bump," he said. "I broke the floor of the car and stopped for 10 or 15 minutes during the session.

"Maybe I was in the wrong place or the bump is quite high. We need to stay away from that."

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