Cor­ner or not?

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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.”

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