Barcelona modifies its Turn 10

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Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has announced that it has completed its remodelling of the track’s slow Turn 10 that will become a faster corner this year.

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has posted photos about the work that has been carried over in recent weeks. The reconstruction has revolved around Turn 10 that has been a 90-degree, rather slow corner.

The slow turn has not been a favourite among racing drivers as it ended the flowing nature of the two sectors of the track that proceeded it. The corner was introduced in 2004, replacing a much more gently arcing left-hander, and has been used in each season since then.

The corner has now been replaced by a third version that is more likely to the previous turn that was in use before 2004.

Drivers will have their first taste at the rebuilt Turn 10 during the Spanish Grand Prix that is poised to take place on May 7-9. The pre-season testing was also set to be staged at Barcelona, but the ongoing restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic and the postponement of the Australian Grand Prix meant that is had been relocated to Bahrain.