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What's the Worst New F1 Track of the Past 3 Years?


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Poll: What's the Worst New F1 Track of the Past 3 Years? (184 member(s) have cast votes)

What's the worst newly added F1 track of the past three years?

  1. Korea (125 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  2. India (62 votes [31.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.00%

  3. USA (13 votes [6.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.50%

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#51 KateLM

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:55

None of them are that bad compared to some of Tilke's other efforts, but it has to be Korea for the lack of anything resembling an atmosphere.

The idea that COTA is the worst because Vettel got baulked by a backmarker is really not worth of comment.

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#52 Risil

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:38

Other than the fact that it is my home race, the Singapore GP has been exciting every single year, hasn't it? Maybe it isn't the best track, but not the worst either...


Not in 2009 and 2012, those were boringsville. I don't dislike it though, apart from the bit around the pits it's an authentic round-the-houses street circuit.

#53 Baddoer

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:46

Abu Dhabi is the worst track that was ever made.

Korea is quite cool, I like the layout and it also have nice flow. India is really dull because of bad design.

Edited by Baddoer, 02 February 2013 - 12:47.


#54 jj2728

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:28

One is no less worse than the other.

#55 Sakae

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 19:35

None of them are that bad compared to some of Tilke's other efforts, but it has to be Korea for the lack of anything resembling an atmosphere.

The idea that COTA is the worst because Vettel got baulked by a backmarker is really not worth of comment.

Well, you made that comment nontheless, but if you read my post little more carefully, you must realize that all what I have merely suggested, that a choke point perhaps should be widened to allow cars to race, instead to get locked up in afternoon traffic jam. Other than that, I have not really put down any of those three tracks.

Edited by Sakae, 02 February 2013 - 19:36.


#56 SUPRAF1

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:33

Definitely India.

While the track layout itself is decent, the smog/haze in the air made the race difficult to watch and gave it a negative vibe.

#57 Peat

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:27

All 3 are just so..... formulaic. Long straight/hairpin/wiggly bit/hairpin/long straight.

In my opinion, India is the worst example of this. The 'wiggly bit' is simply an F1 assault course, not a racetrack. Its narrow, short apexes with acres of run-off. I can't see it being good to drive in a GT.

There are several circuit design agencies around, how about spreading the love? Is there not a competition comission?

If we are stuck with Tilke, then i hope he finds his sketchpad that bore Istanbul and Sepang again....

#58 mclarensmps

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 20:10

Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

#59 caso

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 20:19

All three are great tracks. IMO even better than several of the older ones.

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#60 August

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 21:56

Of those three, it must be India, and not even it is too bad. COTA is probably the best. And I prefer Korea to India. India has some long straights, so has Korea too. India has also fast flowing corners, so has Korea too. But Korea has also the the street circuit section, India doesn't. And India has never produced good racing. All Korea needs to do is to make the circuit not look like an unfinished construction site. And India should get rid of the fog.

And both India and Korea would be better without one Mickey Mouse chicane.

Edited by August, 07 February 2013 - 21:58.


#61 jj2728

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 00:50

All three are great tracks. IMO even better than several of the older ones.


Which ones?

#62 Kingshark

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:24

Looks like unwittingly I touched the nerve, but it's just a point of view before some of you get yourself a stroke. I do prefer pure racing against artifical stimuli such as silly specs for tires, DRS, KERS, and track related tricks. Nothing much wrong with my position as far as I can detect.

Mommy, Seb lost the race and its all the tracks fault. :cry: :(

#63 CatharticF1

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:24

Oh come on - Singapore is awful. These 3 are all fine and deserve their place imo.

#64 caso

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:49

Which ones?


I am not a big fan of Monte Carlo, Silverstone or the Hungaroring. Of course this is purely subjective
but I prefer those mentioned in the title to them. They (MSH) are not terrible by all means, just not that
remarkable.

#65 redbroccoli

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:49

It's gotta be Korea out of the three.
Reason? It's simple. Location, Location and Location.
And lack of quality lodging options.

#66 johnmhinds

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:02

Oh come on - Singapore is awful. These 3 are all fine and deserve their place imo.


Yeah i'd have to say Singapore is pretty bad as well.

I hate the the dumb tight tunnel under the grandstand that always causes a yellow flag when an HRT or Virgin hits the wall.

#67 Sin

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:09

I love singapur it's my favorite with Valencia ;O

#68 BoschKurve

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:38

Korea is easily my most disliked of the three. I can't stand turns 10 thru 16 at all. I don't feel there is anything remarkable about the overall circuit design. I really hope that race gets whacked off the calendar soon.

COTA I'm undecided about because I think the track surface being new may have made the race a little more entertaining than it would have been otherwise. Once the surface gets more wear, we'll have a better idea on what sort of racing it produces.

India has some good sections, but the DRS straight is just too long for my liking, and the corner at the end is too wide.