Sorry I am jumping on to this, but indeed, where will be the Grand Stand and where will be the first corner, at Hamilton Park?
The reason as to why the track rotate in clock wise is the view towards Manhattan, I assume...
In fact I made that based on Saward's description, in post 361
I have a map based on the circuit plan published at f1fanatic
. I'll wait to see whether they'll publish a circuit diagram with grandstands when announcing the deal, before I start to speculate on grandstands' location. At least the climb to JFK Blvd seems something I wouldn't have expected to see. If an engine failure happens there, it's definitely a SC/red flag, you can't get the car out of there safely otherwise. And the corner leading there from the bridge will probably have no runoff, so it's easy to break your car there. So, it seems to be more Monaco-like than Singapore, let alone Valencia.
Edited by August, 25 October 2011 - 10:35.