Drivers discuss Magny-Cours pit exit

Formula 1 drivers held discussions on Saturday night over the alleged dangers of the Magny-Cours pit lane exit

Drivers discuss Magny-Cours pit exit

The exit has been changed significantly, but drivers say the alterations could have made it more dangerous rather than safer. The current exit is fast and blind, but at least with the previous exit drivers could see cars coming in their mirrors.

There are concerns the exit needs to be changed again because slow cars leaving the pit lane could be hit by cars passing at racing speed in fifth gear.

Michael Schumacher said the current format is not the right solution.

"Last year we complained Turn 1 could be dangerous because of the speed difference," he said. "The solution that has been arrived at is not 100 percent satisfactory because you can get a car on the inside of Estoril sliding towards the outside.

"We have decided to discuss after qualifying what will be the final solution for the race. We may even go back to the original layout. The way it is now is hard because you have no way to look in mirror and see cars. You're in a corner and you don't have the right angle to see anything."

The result of the drivers' deliberations will not be known until Sunday morning.

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