Those changes have been revealed in a video still of the circuit, which shows the hairpin removed and a new sweeping corner replacing the slow 11, 12, 13 and 14 corner sequence.
The changes, which will be done in time for this year’s event, will reduce the lap time drastically. It’s hoped by removing the chicane and increasing the hairpin radius, it will allow cars to follow more closely down the long back straight, making it easier to pass.
Turn 9, which will be the new sweeping corner, will allow for more overtaking opportunities in the final sector by allowing cars to follow more closely. It’s also believed the camber of the corners will change to make them slightly banked, increasing the speed that can be carried through the corner.
The Turn 4/5 chicane has also been removed, with the subsequent hairpin moved forward slightly, away from the grandstand.