Apr.29 (GMM) Mark Webber says the time is right to review the run-off area at the Circuit de Catalunya's high-speed Campsa corner.
The Australian's friend, McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen, was hospitalised after his car failed at about 240kmh and was buried in the barriers during Sunday's Spanish grand prix.Rescue workers took ten minutes to recover the initially unconscious Finn from the broken Mercedes-powered single seater."The first thing to say is that the run-off on that corner is too tight and we need to have a look at it," Webber, who drives for Red Bull, wrote in his column for the BBC.He said turn nine, which he inspected during a lap of the Barcelona layout on a scooter on Thursday afternoon, is "probably the worst section of that whole track" to crash.Webber said he wanted to inspect the tyre barriers at Campsa after Sebastien Bourdais destroyed Toro Rosso's prototype 2008 car there in recent testing.While Bourdais bounced off the barrier, Webber said Kovalainen's car hit at a "nasty angle" and went under and penetrated the covering conveyor belt."With the amount of pressure that comes along the top of the chassis the next thing exposed in the forward section is your head," Webber explained.He said a FIA worker at the scene of the crash last Sunday provided much relief to the passing field when he gave a thumbs-up."It is just nice to know that one of our good mates and popular colleagues is not badly hurt," Webber said.