The F1 world welcomed the Paul Ricard circuit back into the F1 calendar last season, but the drivers had a host of problems with the racing surface and the pit lane.
The entry and the exit to the pit lane was a big problem for the drivers last season.
The pit lane entry generally helps drivers easily slide in, but the pit lane entry on Paul Ricard was on the main straight, causing cars to slow down massively while entering the pits.
But the pit lane exit was the more problematic one, as the cars were joining back on the racing line, something that was seen as dangerous by a lot of the drivers.
Paul Ricard has made a few tweaks to its track for this year's French GP. Unfortunately, there has been no mention of any improvements to the venue's access roads, much to the chagrin of the honourable @charlie_whiting. 😠 https://t.co/FCKIA9lBuA
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Changes to Paul Ricard pit entry
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The 2019 French Grand Prix is scheduled for June 23 and required changes have been made to the circuit and to the pit lane.
“All the corners have been redone. Only the straights remain as they were.
“The new asphalt is of impeccable quality, so we have every reason to assume that all the problems will be solved.
“But the main change concerns the entrance to the pit lane, it will be particularly good for the spectators in that area.” Stephane Clair, Paul Ricard circuit boss said.
FIA race director visited the circuit as a result of those changes in order to ensure that everything was according to the FIA regulations.