Run-off area at Barcelona is too tight - Webber

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Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber declared in his column for 'BBC' that the Circuit de Catalunya should take a serious look at the run-off area in turn 9, the corner where Heikki Kovalainen crashed during this weekend's Spanish GP.

Mark Webber wrote: "Heikki Kovalainen's crash dominated the Spanish Grand Prix at the weekend. It was a really nasty one and it is never nice to see a car buried that deep into the barriers.

"The first thing to say is that the run-off on that corner is too tight and we need to have a look at it because any driver that has an error there is going to have a big crash. If Heikki's accident had happened two seconds later he would have been fine and controlled the car, but it probably happened on the worst section of that whole track.

"I had actually been round that part of the track on my scooter on Thursday afternoon to see the tyre barriers because in testing Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Bourdais had crashed within five metres of that point. Sebastien made a mistake whereas Heikki had a failure but the result was the same. The problem with Heikki was that he went in at a nasty angle."