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.

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.