Advantage 07

Did you ever notice that all Formula 1 race tracks are made of asphalt and wonder why?

Irregular surface reduces vehicle pavement interaction leading to reduction of contact between tyre and road. All Formula One tracks use asphalt; Only asphalt can meet FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) specifications. Asphalt surfaces are the best driving surfaces in the world.

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Increases in the European road freight transport, vehicles weight and frequency of extreme climatic events are deteriorating the European road network at an anomalously fast rate, bringing it close to the end of its service life and requiring more frequent maintenance operations. In this unfavourable scenario, road transport is also nowadays experiencing one of the greatest revolutions of its history, with the arrival of new users, such as the autonomous, electric and high-capacity vehicles, which will help mankind to fight Climate Change and increase road safety. However, all these new vehicles have also characteristics, which may reduce the durability of the road pavements. This third video of the EAPA Series “Generation Asphalt”, analyses the potential risks of the new mobility and how the asphalt industry is getting ready for the challenge.

Kunšič, Darko; Construction of Formula one race-course in Shanghai, Hockenheim and Malaysia; Proceedings of the 11th Colloquium on Asphalt and Bitumen, 29-30 November 2007, Kranjska Gora, ZAS, Slovenia.