Yet, this hurdle is made even harder by the low temperatures, possibly setting the stage for the coldest Formula 1 race in history.
Speaking on the Sky F1 Podcast, Chandholk expressed the excitement of racing on a new track, but he highlighted that the "real curve" lies in the temperature, which could present significant challenges.
“I think coming to a new track is always exciting,” Chandholk said. “You know there are always unknowns, we don’t know what the track surface is going to be like, what the kerbs are going to be like. But around here I think there’s an extra real curve for everybody, which is the temperature.
“There are parts where you’re going to get top speeds just shy of Monza, so even faster than we have at Spa. Very, very high speeds. There’s a section which is about 1.9km which is taken at full throttle, going over 200mph, 350kmh and there’s a lot of cold air going onto the brakes.
“When the drivers get to the end of that straight and hit the brakes, you have cold brakes, cold tyres, that’s going to be really challenging. I can see a few red flags coming up in qualifying and in the race.”
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