777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 912 times:
I am a great fan of F1, and it is the pinnacle of motorsport, but, I feel that some of the circuits are substandard, not in facilities, but in quality of the track itself.
Some tracks I feel do not deserve to be on the calendar are Austria, Nurburgring and Silverstone. They are just boring! I think Brands Hatch is the best British circuit, and deserves to host the British GP, maybe with a bit of money spent on improving the facilities!
What do you guys think? Can you see these making way for Bahrain and China?
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 898 times:
Well. There have been a lot of talks to remove Silverstone from the calendar. Austria's last race was this year. The worst of all, remember last race, is Interlagos.
Until now the most "modern" track which is already in F1 use will be, no doubt, Sepang near Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). It's also my favorite track and the whole area over there is just great and the best thing, it's located just next to Kuala Lumpur International Airport!
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Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 892 times:
I might have mentioned this in another topic, but back in (approx.) 1969 my (ex) wife and I were lucky enough to dine with the fabulous Graham Hill after he had just won Monaco. She asked him what his favorite circuit was and he replied, in effect, "Why, Monte Carlo, of course. Racing through the city streets! Isn't that what racing is all about?" Amen. Kind regards...Jack
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 840 times:
Bahrain and China are due to join next year, with Austria and Imola booted off the calendar. The plans for a GP in Moscow are postponed for now, maybe 2005. There has been talk about bringing back Spa for next year as well, great track.
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 828 times:
Spa is the best track even though its been removed silverstone is gonna be amazing when all the changes are made and the track is good the now. Brands cant be used as it dose not meet up to the safety standards now and would cost literally tens of millions to improve.
Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 805 times:
Nordschleife would be great, yeah, with the cars almost taking off at some points... Though, I don't know would the F1-car's downforce be enough to hold it on the ground?
But in general, I'm sorry, F1 is quite boring, no matter which circuit. Interlagos got entertaining, but that was dangerous... The problem is obvious, the technical difference between the cars is much to big that the driver really matters that much. This season is better than the last two, though, with Ferrari being slowed down by bad Bridgestones...
The strange thing is that I watch almost every race, cause, somehow, something could happen anyway, but generally it's boring. Way to little overtaking.
And I missed Interlagos...