Turn 2 (Zone 1,2,3,4)
With a superior vantage view of the first three turns of the track and of the cars exiting the Pit Lane, this is where skilled manoeuvring will keep fans on the edge of their seats. Turn 2 Grandstand patrons get a great view of the oncoming cars as they approach Sheares (Turn 1) from 290km/h. The cars will then negotiate Turn 2 before slowing down to 90km/h at Turn 3.
In 2012, fans here witnessed Felipe Massa’s Ferrari sustain a puncture in the first lap, following a collision with Vitaly Petrov’s Caterham. Turn 2 is also where Mark Webber’s Red Bull hit the barriers in 2009 due to a right front brake failure, ending his race prematurely.