There's plenty of threads on here and other boards about your favorite circuits, favorite parts of tracks, favorite corners, and all the rest of it. I've never seen, though, a thread anywhere for discussing weird, unusual and spectacular parts of tracks that aren't normal parts of circuits. This is a little vague, so let me explain - I'm talking about anything abnormal in racing circuits, present and past. Things like the rail bridge at Longford, the pit exit at Abu Dhabi (how often do we see pit exits through tunnels), the Karussel at the Nordschleife or the old banked corner at Fuji (bankings on road courses being rare, obviously); in short, anything you would consider notable and uncommon on tracks. Parts of a circuit that make it unique or extremely uncommon. As ever, any kind of track (purpose built, point-to-point, hillclimb, rally, whatever) are all fair game. They don't have to be on-track or intentional, either; they can be curiosities closely off track or other strange things as well. Can be in the paddock, etc. Anything the cars themselves would/could encounter.
I don't have many examples of this, so that's why I started this thread. If anyone's got anything to contribute on the topic, don't be shy, and hopefully there will be some good stories and interesting anecdotes posted in here over the next few days.
Edited by andrew., 05 July 2011 - 17:58.