Corner or not?
Mclaren’s tech director Tim Goss reckons the new-generation F1 cars can redefine what is and isn’t a corner this year. With wider tyres and significantly more aero the new breed of cars have much more downforce and are expected to lap seconds faster. Goss said: “The aim was to make the new cars faster and more aggressive and to make them more difficult to drive. One knock-on effect is that we’ll no longer classify some corners as ‘corners’. Engineers define a corner as a point on the track where the driver has to lift and essentially handle the car through it. If he’s going around bends flat-out, some of 2016’s corners will be reclassified as straights.”