By coincidence I was thinking about this subject the other day, in general the tarmac run-off zones and the lack of gravel- and grass on circuits and how it's negatively affecting racing.
I was thinking about the next :
Why aren't circuits build with a tarmac run-off zone, with a layer of gravel or grass on top of it? I'm thinking tarmac, with about 5 or 10cm of gravel or dirt. If a car goes off, he's still heavily penalised for the mistake, since the layer of gravel will slow him down, make the tyres dirty and make the car lose a lot of grip. At the same time a car is less likely to flip or dig in to the gravelbox, like with the old gravelboxes.
Any thoughts on this?
"I race to win, and if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you're no longer a racing driver." - Ayrton Senna