F1 drivers have given the thumbs-up to the corner that has replaced the notorious ‘Singapore sling’ chicane.
We reported a month ago that, following constant criticism and crashes, the slow and unusual chicane with high and harsh kerbs has been replaced by a simple left-hander at turn 10.
“I can’t say if it is safer or not, because the speed has been increased, but I think they’ve done a great job,” he added.
“I usually like a lot of fast corners, but I liked the chicane. It’s now a fast corner which should be in third gear,” said the German.
“I think it’s a very fluid circuit now, for a street circuit,” added Sutil.
“If everything went smoothly there, no problems, but if you had problems you could take off on the kerbs. I think we have improved the safety a little bit.
“The lap will be a second faster, but it will be as fun and challenging as it was before,” he added.