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  1. Long Beach Grand Prix (6 votes [3.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.49%

  2. Detroit Grand Prix (2 votes [1.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.16%

  3. St Petersburg Grand Prix (1 votes [0.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.58%

  4. Houston Grand Prix (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Baltimore Grand Prix (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. GP3R Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix (1 votes [0.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.58%

  7. Exhibition Place Honda Indy Toronto (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Canadian Grand Prix (29 votes [16.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.86%

  9. Sao Paulo Indy 300 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Monaco Grand Prix (59 votes [34.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.30%

  11. European/Valencia Grand Prix (1 votes [0.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.58%

  12. Pau Grand Prix (4 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

  13. Australian Grand Prix (16 votes [9.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.30%

  14. Gold Coast 600 (5 votes [2.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.91%

  15. Adelaide 500 (3 votes [1.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.74%

  16. Sydney/Homebush 500 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. Townsville 400 (1 votes [0.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.58%

  18. Singapore Grand Prix (13 votes [7.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.56%

  19. Macau Grand Prix (25 votes [14.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.53%

  20. OTHER (6 votes [3.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.49%

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#1 SonnyViceR

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 21:35

There were only 20 options available so unfortunately many events were left out. Anyway it's a pretty simple question so not much to add there, but note that this is current events in their current form only, not some weird-ass races from the 80's or anything like that. Also notice that the best event does not necessarily equal the best circuit all the time.

Ps when I say "favourite street event", I do not necessarily only mean the headliner class only, but support events too (like WTCC/Bikes/GT/etc supporting the F3 Macau GP, ALMS/SCCA/Lights/TCP supporting Indycars at Long Beach etc), but obviously you determine what's your fav so... I'm rambling again

Edited by SonnyViceR, 09 November 2012 - 21:58.


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#2 PEW

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 21:54

I voted Macau- simply because something always happens at this cicuit

#3 Risil

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:30

not some weird-ass races from the 80's


Pray, which one did you have in mind? :cool:

IMSA and Trans-Am had some doozies but I reckon the best was the original Nissan Mobil 500 circuit in Wellington, New Zealand. They cleaned it up a bit by the time the WTCC came to visit in 1987, but originally it checked all the stupid street course boxes: over-tight hairpin, fast chicane switching from one carriageway to the other, single-track section over a bridge, cars passing through outré bits of city architecture (in Wellington's case it was these wrought iron gates).

#4 Longtimefan

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:33

Other: Phoenix!

Loved that track


#5 SonnyViceR

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:36

Other: Phoenix!

Loved that track



This was about present-day events...

And Risil, Wellington actually was one of those I had in mind when I said that ;) I guess that out of the options above Baltimore is the wackiest now

#6 DanardiF1

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:37

Still has to be Monaco... it's the King of street races!

Next has to be Macau, because of it's heritage and the fact that it's a mental track!

#7 motorhead

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:51

Nobody mentioned cars so the best event is Isle of Man TT

#8 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:52

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve!



#9 Snic

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 23:17

Nobody mentioned cars so the best event is Isle of Man TT

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#10 Rob

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 23:22

Nobody mentioned cars so the best event is Isle of Man TT


Absolutely. :cool:

#11 SonnyViceR

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 23:41

Nobody mentioned cars so the best event is Isle of Man TT


Congrats for finding a loophole, but would you ever describe that particular race as "street event" to anyone. And by this definition of yours we could almost start calling Le Mans a street race as it's still partly run on public french roads...

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 00:15

I would say that calling the Canadian and Australian Grands Prix "street events" is a bit of a stretch. I see the argument that part of both tracks are streets that are normally used by road cars, and if that's your definition they are street tracks. But both of them have a considerable part that's purpose built or modified with racing in mind. And more importantly they are both in parks rather than the city streets with the houses and tight barriers that you have on proper street tracks like Monaco, Singapore or Macau to name a few.

Anyway, why they may technically be street tracks depending on your definition, my vote goes to the event that I think has the most of the good qualities that define a street event (and that's Monaco) rather than my favourite event that happens to fit any definition of street event (which is the Canadian GP).

#13 SonnyViceR

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 00:31

This is all very true, but Circuit GV and Albert Park are listed here as most of the people would've rioted and complained if I left those out of the poll on purpose and without a proper season. That kind of thing has actually happened on some of my previous polls, and most of the people already see me as sort of an anti-F1 person (which is not true, I just see so many better options) so you know, it's a compromise..

Preferably I'd love to drop the F1 events out of these kinds of polls altogether as they are naturally the options most people are gonna choose on 99% F1-based forum such as this, but again I point to the above reason.

Sorry for making excuses again.

Edited by SonnyViceR, 10 November 2012 - 00:33.


#14 SonnyViceR

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 00:37

I'd like to list my top events

1) Long Beach (LOVE the current race package and overall atmosphere!! now this is what you would call a proper party weekend)
2) Aus GP (honestly, this is the only F1 weekend I really look forward to every year, it feels different and the support package is great)
3) Adelaide 500
4) Gold Coast 600
5) Macau GP
6) Trois-Rivieres

Edited by SonnyViceR, 10 November 2012 - 00:38.


#15 Creepy

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 00:40

I only know 3 out of those. Between Canada, Valencia and Monaco, I choose Valencia. It's beat the other two in the last two years.

#16 Risil

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:12

most of the people already see me as sort of an anti-F1 person


:kiss:


#17 pingu666

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:19

start of the baja events look pretty awesome :)


#18 Watkins74

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:31

I loved the original downtown street circuit in Miami. I can't say it was the best track in the world but I had a great time going there. Of course when it rained it came down in buckets.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:10

I'd love the thought of F1 cars on the "Indy" route at Surfers Paradise. What a track that was.

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#20 Frozen

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:48

Macau clearly by miles. No contention. It has absolutely everything you can ask for a street race.

#21 milestone 11

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:11

Nobody mentioned cars so the best event is Isle of Man TT

No contest, thread dead!

Edited by milestone 11, 10 November 2012 - 12:15.


#22 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:22

Anything on Surfers Paradise.

#23 noikeee

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:45

Macau easily, mental track.

#24 Flynnie

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 16:56

This is all very true, but Circuit GV and Albert Park are listed here as most of the people would've rioted and complained if I left those out of the poll on purpose and without a proper season. That kind of thing has actually happened on some of my previous polls, and most of the people already see me as sort of an anti-F1 person (which is not true, I just see so many better options) so you know, it's a compromise..

Preferably I'd love to drop the F1 events out of these kinds of polls altogether as they are naturally the options most people are gonna choose on 99% F1-based forum such as this, but again I point to the above reason.

Sorry for making excuses again.


You might as well put in Spa since all the good bits used to be public road. I understand where you're coming from but people who think Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is a street circuit are insane. It's a purpose-built racing circuit that as it happens you can drive on as the main road for an island. There's really nothing about it that ticks the boxes of a classic street circuit.

#25 Sakae

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:01

There were only 20 options available so unfortunately many events were left out. Anyway it's a pretty simple question so not much to add there, but note that this is current events in their current form only, not some weird-ass races from the 80's or anything like that. Also notice that the best event does not necessarily equal the best circuit all the time.

Ps when I say "favourite street event", I do not necessarily only mean the headliner class only, but support events too (like WTCC/Bikes/GT/etc supporting the F3 Macau GP, ALMS/SCCA/Lights/TCP supporting Indycars at Long Beach etc), but obviously you determine what's your fav so... I'm rambling again


Monaco.

Since when the Exhibition Place in Toronto is a street circuit?

#26 SonnyViceR

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:15

Since when the Exhibition Place in Toronto is a street circuit?


This does not strike you as a street circuit?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:23

Congrats for finding a loophole, but would you ever describe that particular race as "street event" to anyone. And by this definition of yours we could almost start calling Le Mans a street race as it's still partly run on public french roads...


I´m not trying to find loopholes but to give an opinion to a thread what is the best street event. TT is raced on the streets of Isle of Man so why isn´t it a street race?

So your opinion is that this is not a street race but Canada and Australia is, ok... :stoned:

Edited by motorhead, 10 November 2012 - 17:26.


#28 SonnyViceR

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:45

It's always difficult to create these threads as different people have different definitions for everything.

In any case there were only 20 poll options so what can you do. And the reason for AP and CGV being on the list is mentioned a couple of posts above

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:47

This does not strike you as a street circuit?

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http://news.speedtv....xhibition_Place

I still have sunburns on my forehead sitting accross pits at that track, but no, I would not call it normal street circuit (like Monaco or Singapore) at all. I had an apartment nearby, thus I know place reasonably well. But, if you strech imagination a bit, Lake Shore Blv. perhaps offsets backstreets, then maybe. :)

#30 SonnyViceR

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:52

So what would you people have me to do then...

poll about "real" street circuit events *
poll about semi-street circuit events *
poll about purposelly built motor circuits with partial street and/or country road sections *
poll about F1 street circuit events *
poll about non-F1 street circuit events *
poll about "what defines a street circuit" *
poll about street circuit events of the past *
poll about Alf

* all defined by me, leading into further complaints

Sorry I cannot please everybody

Edited by SonnyViceR, 10 November 2012 - 17:55.


#31 Risil

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:57

poll about Alf


About whether he's best in pog form?

Anyway, the TT isn't a street circuit, it's a Mountain Circuit. :cool:

Edited by Risil, 10 November 2012 - 18:08.


#32 Richard T

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 19:05

Australian GP every day in the week for me :) Maybe because it's the first F1 race of the year. But the races tends to be really good as well.

Gold Coast 600 is a wildcard I do enjoy as well

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 19:18

I like Singapore. Track is great for street circuit, a pity it run in night because it is beautiful in day light. Macau is best street circuit, but it does not hold an F1 grand prix.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:47

I'm wondering between Monaco, Macau, and Long Beach. Monaco is the most famous, in many years the only races of those that I watch. Still, I feel it's too posh. Macao is my favourite street circuit, yet I assume it's not as famous as Long Beach, Long Beach is probably more famous at least in the USA. Long Beach has less votes than Macao so I'll give it a strategic vote.

#35 Sakae

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:49

I did put down Monaco, but in reality I could live quite happily with no city races at all, as long we have as suitable replacement twenty races at the old Nordschleife, Spa, and Suzuka.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 15:13

I think Macau is the best street track in the world but I couldn't say its my favorite street event in general. The racing can be pretty interesting there, but the crashes at Lisboa are so predictable and frustrating.

If we're including the Montreal GP as a street event, then I'd have to pick that. It rarely ever produces anything other than a good race.

I'm wondering between Monaco, Macau, and Long Beach. Monaco is the most famous, in many years the only races of those that I watch. Still, I feel it's too posh. Macao is my favourite street circuit, yet I assume it's not as famous as Long Beach, Long Beach is probably more famous at least in the USA. Long Beach has less votes than Macao so I'll give it a strategic vote.

This wasn't asking what the most famous event is, but what your favorite is.

Edited by Seanspeed, 11 November 2012 - 15:14.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:13

I'm surprised that fairly mediocre races like the Adelaide 500 and Gold Coast 600 are included but Bathurst is not.

Lakeside drive/Aughtie Drive (The Melbourne GP Track) have absolutely no residential properties on them. Just sporting grounds, a golf course, a driving range (separate from the golf course) and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Bathurst is surrounded by genuine residences.

I like Monaco, even if the race is often rubbish. Macau on the bikes is mental as well.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:33

Macau on the bikes is mental as well.


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#39 SonnyViceR

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 13:51

I'm surprised that fairly mediocre races like the Adelaide 500 and Gold Coast 600 are included but Bathurst is not.

Lakeside drive/Aughtie Drive (The Melbourne GP Track) have absolutely no residential properties on them. Just sporting grounds, a golf course, a driving range (separate from the golf course) and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Bathurst is surrounded by genuine residences.


Please refer to the posts #13, #28 and #30 of this thread, thanks :)

Edited by SonnyViceR, 12 November 2012 - 13:52.


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#40 kosmic33

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 17:15

So what would you people have me to do then...

poll about "real" street circuit events *
poll about semi-street circuit events *
poll about purposelly built motor circuits with partial street and/or country road sections *
poll about F1 street circuit events *
poll about non-F1 street circuit events *
poll about "what defines a street circuit" *
poll about street circuit events of the past *
poll about Alf

* all defined by me, leading into further complaints

Sorry I cannot please everybody

If you're silly enough to make a poll about a subject like this then you have to be prepared to take the abuse that comes with it.
Although your responses arent helping - Saying the the Isle of Man is not a street circuit and then comparing it to Le Mans....... :drunk:

#41 SonnyViceR

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 17:24

You know, I don't wanna start a fight, you may continue arguing if you wish but I think I'm done with this thread

#42 TheNewStig

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 17:35

Monaco GP.

#43 InvertedLift

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:52

Please refer to the posts #13, #28 and #30 of this thread, thanks :)

Yeah I read those. I'm not saying AP and CGV shouldn't be there, and I understand your reasons for including them. But Bathurst is not only more of a 'real' street circuit than places like that, but it's also a much better race than Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

#44 jonpollak

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:54

Sonny..Haven't the time to read the thread but...
I would guess NO ONE HERE plumped for these two.

1) MILLE MIGLIA

2) Carrera Panamericana


Jp


#45 Jimisgod

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:46

Bathurst 1000. Tis a street circuit, you can drive it most days of the year.

#46 Peat

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:41

I've been to Macau & Pau.

Both were very different in terms of atmosphere, but both extremely enjoyable events.

Macau edges it though.

#47 SB

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:35

Macau -- gotta vote for my "home" track ! :wave:

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 23:10

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Unfortunately. a Portuguese rider, Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira, was killed after an accident in practice session yesterday :cry:

http://www.macau.gra...e...284&lang=en

RIP ...

#49 kurski

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 14:19

My four best -> Gold Coast 600, Monaco, Montreal and Long Beach.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 14:21

didn't vote. There was no circuit Gilleneuve