Part of Miami Grand Prix track design is at the limit of the rules

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The Miami Grand Prix circuit designer has revealed that the sequence of trucks is “correct to the limits” of the FIA ​​truck regulations.

Formula 1’s latest circuit will debut on the weekend and the Miami International Autodrome will be in full swing for the first time.

The layout winds around the Miami Gardens and is built near the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.

However, the most technical section of the truck heading for Turns 11-16 caused a headache for Apex Designs, the UK-based company that devised the circuit layout.

Tight left-handed people open to the double right, which is off-camber for the car. However, the trickiest part of the lap is on turns 14 and 15, where the left and right chicane on the uphill plunge towards turn 16 leading to a long back straight.

Due to the location of the land and its proximity to the elevated Turnpike Road in Florida, Apex had to carefully consider FIA regulations when finalizing the design. A short dropdown to turn 16 has become an important design requirement.

Andrew Wallis, lead design engineer quoted by, said:

“”[Apex Designs founder] The Clive Bowen concept design required routing trucks through this zone and met FIA regulations that required a clearance of at least 4 meters to enter the first underpass. However, the surface of our truck was just rising at the point where we needed to fall, as we had to tie up to the level of the turnpike slip road where there was a 7% intersection.

“There is also an F1 regulation on the rate of change in elevation associated with the square of the car’s speed, so this design basically passes the needle in three dimensions, at a speed sufficient for the car to align with the camber at the intersection. Let’s move on. Then we will return to the underpass.

“We have created this very dramatic corner sequence. There is a sharp chicane, the minimum design speed is 80kph to meet the rate of change regulation, and it is completely invisible to the driver due to changes in altitude. Here, we simulated more than 10 design iterations to achieve the 2D and 3D geometry required for needle threading.

“We are honest with the design limits of this area. At this location, there is no room to lift the debris fence over the barrier, so we need to install the debris fence from behind the barrier.

“I think the T11-T16 sequence has some great corners. Hopefully the driver will find it difficult with a new car. They prepare while passing through the previous right-handed person. Not only do you not see the vertices that put a lateral load on the car when you brake, but you also find the vertices late to make a corner. In qualifying, the true final point over the entire lap time. I think it will be. “

Opposition to the Miami Grand Prix was recently defeated in a last-minute proceeding filed with the aim of canceling the race due to noise concerns from locals.


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