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User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 817 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?

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 803 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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User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 797 times:

I liked austria. I dont like malaysia, to hard on the cars.


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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 797 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


all best; jack
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 795 times:

I wish they would drive on the real Nürburgring, the Nordschleife. That's what I call a real racetrack  Big grin

But it's way too long and probably too dangerous (not too dangerous for a very fast 24h race though)


User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 796 times:

In terms of facilities, Interlagos is supposed to be the worst. I think that Nurburgring (apart from the changable weather) is the most boring.

Aren't China and Bahrain due for next year?


User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 792 times:

The thing is that I find Interlagos a very entertaining track!! It's very unique with great elevation changes, which you just don't see anymore(maybe Brands Hatch!! Big grin)

Also, it is somewhat criminal to not have a race at Spa-Francorchamps!! The Belgium government needs to get their act together quick, because it's a great track!


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16793 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 766 times:

They should race at Luguna Seca, that's a great track!


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 758 times:

As far as I know Bahrain will join in 2004 and Shanghai in 2005, isn't it?

What happened to the plan to have one of the races at Moscow?



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 745 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.

LY744.



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User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 733 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.

User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 716 times:

Aren't they going to call one of the new corners at Silverstone 'Murrays' after Murray Walker?

User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 710 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...

Martin



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