A gravel trap is an area of gravel on the side of the track designed to slow cars down rapidly if they leave the track at high speed. Due to the fact that cars can become beached in the gravel trap, they also act as a deterrent to keep cars from going too wide.
An alternative on F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... grade tracks is a The tarmac runoff is a relatively new alternative to gravel traps. The tarmac option uses high grip compounds, applied in... There's more... painted with stripes of high Grip is the magic that holds the car on the road as it accelerates, turns and brakes at extreme levels.... There's more... compound designed to rapidly slow the car.