New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

European GP: Kerb problem puts Baku under cloud

2016-06-17 18:39

LOOSE KERBS, MORE PROBLEMS: Sauber's Felipe Nasr experienced tyre problems on the Baku street circuit of the 2016 European GP. Image: AFP / Kirill Kudryavtsev

Baku, Azerbaijan - Baku's inaugural grand prix is under a cloud due to a worrying problem with kerbs at the brand new street circuit.

GP2 qualifying was postponed on Friday, with Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reporting that 90% of the F1 cars in opening practice suffered damage to their tyres.

Loose kerbs

With the subsequent GP2 session red-flagged, Charlie Whiting and his delegation inspected the kerbs and found them loose and with sharp edges.

At the unprecedentedly-fast, wall-lined street track with small run-off zones, the risk of failing tyres is a major problem.

Sauber's Felipe Nasr: "I got my puncture on the lap Ricciardo crashed. 

"When I wanted to get back on track they told me the left rear tyre was damaged and we had no more," added the Brazilian.

Read more on:    sauber  |  red bull  |  ferrari  |  2016 european gp  |  baku  |  azerbaijan  |  tyres  |  motorsport  |  f1

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.