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#1 emmanuelrubi

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 22:32

Simple idea, put together a race calendar, in the order you want the season to progress, at circuits that meet the current FIA safety regulations or could reasonably be expected to.

 

1.- Australia (Melbourne) - Its the most natural place to start plus it has become like a tradition to start here.

 

2.- Malaysia (Sepang)

 

3.- Thailand (Bangkok Street Circuit)

 

4.- China (Shanghai International Circuit with a new track on Hong Kong each one every two years)

 

5.- Spain (Catalunya)

 

6.- Monaco (Monte Carlo)

 

7.- San Marino (Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari)

 

8.- Canada (Montreal)

 

9.- United States (One year at Austin the next one at Indianapolis)

 

10.- Mexico (Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez)

 

11.- Brazil (Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace)

 

12.- Japan (Suzuka International Circuit)

 

13.- Singapore (Marina Bay Street Circuit)

 

14.- Russia (Sochi International Street Circuit)

 

15.- Germany (One year at Nürburgring the next one at Hockenheim)

 

16.- Hungary (Hungaroring)

 

17.- France (One year at Paul Riccard international circuit the next one at Magny-Cours)

 

18.- Great Britain (Silverstone Circuit or maybe one in the streets of London)

 

19.- Belgium (Spa Francorchamps)

 

20.- Italy (Monza)

 

21.- Europe (Turkey, Portugal,Austria,Sweden a real European Gp that every year visits a different Country of the EU) 

 

22.- Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina a great place to finish the season in the "one thousand and one nights" race)

 

Day

Evening

Night

Varies

 



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#2 P0inters

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 22:52

What's pink ? (For Russia)



#3 Kingshark

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:42

2014 Dream Calendar

 

1. Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne (16 March)

2. Oceania Grand Prix - Adelaide (30 March)

3. Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka (6 April)

 

4. San Marino Grand Prix - Imola (27 April)

5. Spanish Grand Prix - Jerez (4 May)

6. Austrian Grand Prix - A1 Ring (18 May)

7. Monaco Grand Prix - Monte Carlo (1 June)

8. European Grand Prix - Donington (8 June)

 

9. Canadian Grand Prix - Montreal (29 June)

10. United States Grand Prix - Austin (6 July)

11. North American Grand Prix - Laguna Seca (20 July)

12. Mexican Grand Prix - Hermanos Rodríguez (27 July)

 

13. French Grand Prix - Paul Ricard (24 August)

14. British Grand Prix - Silverstone (31 August)

15. German Grand Prix - Old Hockenheim (14 September)

16. Belgian Grand Prix - Spa (21 September)

17. Italian Grand Prix - Monza (5 October)

18. Luxembourg Grand Prix - Nurburgring (12 October)

 

19. Argentinean Grand Prix - Potrero de los Funes (2 November)

20. Brazilian Grand Prix - Interlagos (16 November)


Edited by Kingshark, 20 December 2013 - 02:51.


#4 emmanuelrubi

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:18

What's pink ? (For Russia)

 

My bad it was meant to be orange sorry.



#5 PayasYouRace

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 08:38

Something like this (For a 5-10 year period):

 

 

1 Brazilian Grand Prix (Early March) - Interlagos

2 Rotation between South African and Argentinian Grands Prix (Late March) - Kyalami and Portrero de los Funes

3 Pacific Grand Prix (Early April) - Rotation between Long Beach, Fuji and Surfers Paradise

4 Rotation between Malaysian and Singpare Grands Prix (Late April) - Sepang and Marina Bay

5 Belgian Grand Prix (Early May) - Spa-Francorchamps

6 Monaco Grand Prix (Late May) - Monte Carlo

7 Rotation between Adu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar Grands Prix (Late May (Night Races)) - Yas Marina, Sakhir, Dubai and Losail

8 Canadian Grand Prix (Late June) - Montreal

9 French Grand Prix (Early July) - Rotation between Magny-Cours and Paul Ricard

10 British Grand Prix (Early July) - Rotation between Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Donington Park

11 German Grand Prix (Late July) - Rotation between Nurburgring and Hockenheim

12 Hungarian Grand Prix (Early August) - Hungaroring

13 Rotation between Dutch and Austrian Grands Prix (Late August) - Zandvoort and Red Bull Ring

14 Italian Grand Prix - (Early September) - Rotation between Monza, Imola and Mugello

15 Portuguese Grand Prix (Late September) - Rotation between Estoril and Portimao

16 Spanish Grand Prix (Late September) - Jerez (For purely selfish reasons because it's closest to home)

17 Rotation between Indian, Korean, Chinese and Russian Grands Prix (Early October) - Buddh, Yeongam, Shanghai and Socchi

18 Japanese Grand Prix (Late October) - Suzuka

19 United States Grand Prix (Early November) - Austin

20 Australian Grand Prix (Late November) - Rotation between Adelaide and Melbourne

 

In the cases of rotation, the other circuits and countries could run their events for Formula E, Indycar, LMP or GTs, or top level local series of whatever kind.


Edited by PayasYouRace, 20 December 2013 - 19:38.


#6 Kobasmashi

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 08:58

1. Australia, Albert Park
2. Brazil, Interlagos
3. Malaysia, Sepang
4. San Marino, Imola (with the proper first sector)
5. Portugal, Algarve
6. Monaco, Monte Carlo
7. Canada, Montreal
8. Austria, Red Bull Ring
9. Europe, Nürburgring
10. Great Britain, Silverstone
11. Germany, Old Hockenheimring
12. Hungary, Hungaroring
13. Belgium, Spa
14. Italy, Monza
15. Singapore, Marina Bay
16. USA, COTA
17. Japan, Suzuka

In my dreams :'(

#7 lustigson

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:22

Something like this (For a 5-10 year period):

 

3 Pacific Grand Prix (Early April) - Rotation between Long Beach, Fuji and Surfers Paradise

 

This is a great concept!   :clap:



#8 DampMongoose

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:30

1. Brazil - Interlagos

2. USA - Austin

3. San Marino - Imola

4. France - Magny Cours

5. Netherlands - Zandvoort

6. GB - Silverstone 

7. Austria - Red Bull Ring

8. Monaco, Monte Carlo

 

Mid Season Testing Break at Portimao and Jerez

 

9. Belgium - Spa

10. Europe - London 

11. Italy - Monza 

12. Hungary - Hungaroring

13. Turkey - Istanbul Park

14. Malaysia - Sepang

15. USA - Indianapolis

16. Canada - Montreal

17. Japan - Suzuka 

18. Australia - Adelaide



#9 Kobasmashi

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:13

16. Canada - Montreal


lolno.

#10 jonpollak

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:16

Call me crazy..

 

 

 1: Australia- Mt Panorama

 2: USA West- Long Beach

 3: San Marino- Imola

 4: France - Dijon Prenois

 5: Monaco-Monte Carlo

 6: USA Central- Indianapolis 500

 7: Canada- Isle Notre Dame

 8: British- OLD Silverstone (pre'75)

 9: German- Nordschleife

10: Austria- Osterreichring (pre'88)

11: Turkey-Istanbul Park

12: Hungary- Hungaroring

13: Belgian- Spa

14: Italian- Monza

15: Japanese-Suzuka

16: Brazilian-Sao Paulo street circuit

17: USA East- Port Imperial

*18: Point to Point road race at alternating venues worldwide (first event is Route 66 Chicago to Santa Monica)

*Double points

 

 

 

Jp

 

 



#11 DampMongoose

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:40

lolno.

 

Why's that?



#12 noikeee

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 13:13

I did this a few days ago for another forum I'm at.
 
The "realistic" F1 calendar:
 
R1. Australian GP / Adelaide
R2. Malaysian GP / Sepang
R3. South African GP / Kyalami
R4. Monaco GP / Monaco
R5. Spanish GP / Jerez
R6. Portuguese GP / Portimão
R7. Canadian GP / Montreal
R8. USA - East GP / Long Beach
R9. French GP / Paul Ricard
R10. British GP / Silverstone
R11. German GP / Nurburgring
R12. Austrian GP / Red Bull Ring
R13. Belgian GP / Spa-Francorchamps
R14. Italian GP / Monza
R15. Turkish GP / Istanbul
R16. Singaporean GP / Marina Bay
R17. Japanese GP / Suzuka
R18. USA - South GP / Austin
R19. Argentinian GP / Potrero de los Funes
R20. Brazilian GP / Interlagos
 
The "dream" calendar... this wouldn't be suited at all to formula cars to be honest, I'm thinking more of some sort of international tintops championship. Sort of a WTCC on steroids with proper spectacular cars like the Aussie V8s:
 
R1. South African GP / Kyalami
R2. Australian GP / Bathurst
R3. Monaco GP / Monaco
R4. Portuguese GP / Portimão
R5. Canadian GP / Mosport
R6. USA - Northeast GP / VIR
R7. USA - Southeast GP / Road Atlanta
R8. French - Centre GP / Charade
R9. French - North GP / Le Mans
R10. English - South GP / Brands Hatch
R11. English - North GP / Oulton Park
R12. Scottish GP / Knockhill
R13. German GP / Nordschleiffe
R14. Austrian GP / Red Bull Ring
R15. Belgian GP / Spa-Francorchamps
R16. Italian GP / Mugello
R17. Argentinian GP / Potrero de los Funes
R18. Brazilian GP / Tarumã
R19. Japanese GP / Suzuka
R20. Macau GP / Macau


#13 PayasYouRace

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 13:36

I like your style noikee. I'd watch your WTCC.

 

Jerez would really have to be in September or April time. It's far too hot in the Seville area by June (which would be after Monaco where you put it, unless you're having Monaco in April).



#14 Skinnyguy

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 13:54

Australia (Melbourne)

Malaysia

Bahrain

Imola

Spain (Barcelona)

Monaco

UK (Silverstone)

France (Magny Course)

Canada

USA (Austin)

Germany (Hockenheim)

Hungary

European GP (Nurburging)

Turkey

Belgium

Italy

Russia

Singapore

Japan (Suzuka)

Brazil

 

Bottomline: bring F1 back to Europe. Say goodbay to China, Korea, India and other bland circuits and atmospheres.


Edited by Skinnyguy, 20 December 2013 - 13:56.


#15 427MkIV

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 15:06

A Grand Prix of the South at Virginia International Raceway before or after the Canadian Grand Prix would be awesome because it's a great natural, hilly layout, is within a 3-hour drive of my house and I could stay a few miles away at my mother-in-law's house. Take away India, China or Korea.



#16 Collective

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 15:08


9. Canadian Grand Prix - Montreal (29 June)

10. United States Grand Prix - Austin (6 July)

11. North American Grand Prix - Laguna Seca (20 July)

12. Mexican Grand Prix - Hermanos Rodríguez (27 July)

 

If this happened I would take a one month leave from my job and go to all four!!!!



#17 UPRC

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 15:36

A calendar of this sort would keep me glued to the TV year round regardless of any potential Vettel dominations.

 

1. Australia: Mount Panorama
2. Malaysia: Sepang International Circuit
3. China: Shanghai International Circuit
4. Portugal: Algarve International Circuit
5. Spain: Circuito del Jarama
6. Monaco: Monte Carlo
7. Canada: Circuit Gilles Vileneuve
8. Britain: Brands Hatch

9. France: Paul Ricard

10. Hungary: Hungaroring
11. Austria: Red Bull Ring
12. Germany: Nurburgring
13. Italy: Fiorano Circuit

14. Belgium: Spa Francorchamps
15. Japan: Suzuka Circuit
16. USA: Circuit of the Americas
17. Argentina: Potrero de los Funes
18. Brazil: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

 

Say what you will about Hungaroring, but I like it. That little track has character. Circuit de la Sarthe would also be AMAZING, but I changed my France track to Paul Ricard because F1 would never realistically go to the Le Mans track.


Edited by UPRC, 20 December 2013 - 15:41.


#18 Atreiu

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 16:01

Starting January 1st

 

- Winter testing, 12 days for each team with two cars/drivers allowed each day.

 

01 - Melbourne

02 - Shanghai

03 - Istambul

04 - Barcelona

 

- - two week gap between GPs, 3 days of testing at Barcelona the week following the GP; two cars/drivers allowed each day.

 

05 - Monaco

06 - Austin

07 - Montreal

08 - Paul Ricard - 1985 layout

 

- two week gap between GPs, 3 days of testing at Paul Ricard the week following the GP; two cars/drivers allowed each day.

 

09 - Silverstone (every layout change since 1990 has made it worse, but it's still very good)

10 - Hockenheim with altered layout, going straight from turn 7 to 10, making it faster and more like the good old circuit

11 - Hungaroring

 

- 3 week summer break, no testing.

 

12 - Spa

13 - Monza

 

- two week gap between GPs, 3 days of testing at Barcelona or Paul Ricard (whichever the teams decide) the week following the GP; two cars/drivers allowed each day.

 

14 - Singapore

15 - Suzuka

16 - Abu Dhabi (one mid east race is acceptable)

17 - Interlagos

 

- 3 days of testing wherever teams decide and has favourable weather as preparation for the following season.

 

There you go.



#19 Kobasmashi

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 16:02

Why's that?


I love the Canadian Grand Prix, but there's a reason it's held in June and not October :)

Edited by Kobasmashi, 20 December 2013 - 17:24.


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#20 DampMongoose

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 16:25

I love the Canadian Grand Prix, but there's a Redon it's held in June and not October :)

 

My 20 week series would begin in February and end in summer, that way all the F1 drivers are free to run in my fantasy Can-Am Autumn/Winter series.  Besides it would be good to see an F1 race with some snow, not seen one since the 1975 Race of Champions. ;)



#21 ANF

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 17:22

Call me conservative...

01. 23/03 Australian GP Albert Park
02. 06/04 Malaysian GP Sepang
03. 27/04 Spanish GP Jerez
04. 11/05 Austrian GP Red Bull Ring
05. 25/05 Monaco GP Monte Carlo
06. 08/06 United States GP Austin
07. 15/06 Canadian GP Montreal
08. 29/06 French GP Magny-Cours
09. 13/07 British GP Silverstone
10. 27/07 German GP Nürburgring
11. 10/08 Hungarian GP Hungaroring
12. 31/08 Belgian GP Spa-Francorchamps
13. 14/09 Italian GP Monza
14. 28/09 Singapore GP Marina Bay
15. 12/10 Japanese GP Suzuka
16. 26/10 Brazilian GP Interlagos

back-to-back
three-week break
not on the 2014 calendar



#22 SonnyViceR

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 17:40

Not all the tracks I have listed here are my favourites at all, since I don't want awesome places like Road Atlanta or Laguna get ruined by FIA's asphalt runoff and other sanitation crap so it sort of a compromise - but the areas represented are there. Also I'm more about quality than quantity, value of one race needs to be greater...

R1 - Australian Grand Prix - Albert Park
R2 - Argentinian Grand Prix - Portrero de los Funes
R3 - United States Grand Prix West - Long Beach (joint with ICS & USCC)
R4 - Italian Grand Prix - Monza
R5 - Monaco Grand Prix - Monte Carlo
R6 - British Grand Prix - Donington
R7 - Dutch Grand Prix - Zandvoort
R8 - German Grand Prix - Nurburgring GP
R9 - French Grand Prix - Paul Ricard
R10 - Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka
R11 - United States Grand Prix East - Barber
R12 - Canadian Grand Prix - Mosport

NASCAR already filled Mosport with asphalt so there's little left fo ruining...

#23 jonpollak

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 19:21

 

R8. USA - East GP / Long Beach

 

 

Do you mean HERE?

 

Jp
 



#24 demet06

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 19:35

Would love to see the Australian GP on Mt Panorama but I'm afraid it will never happen for various reasons (Paddock and pit space/ground clearance of the cars/spectator grandstands/accessibility etc.) Bernie would never sanction it. The same with Laguna Seca in the USA for all the same reasons.

 

jonpollak has included some fantastic tracks (yes you are crazy) in his seasons line up but I'm afraid we'll never see some of those on the calendar ever again with some of these sanitized Tilkedromes we have now.

 

I have to say that I would rather see the Australian GP in Adelaide than Albert Park though. 



#25 ollebompa

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 19:36

R.1 Melbourne 
R.2 Sepang
R.3 Potrero de los Funes 
R.4 Austin 
R.5 Jerez 
R.6 Circuit de la Sarthe 
R.7 Monaco 
R.8 Montreal 
R.9 Spielberg 
R.10 Brands Hatch 
R.11 Nurburgring GP-track 
R.12 Spa 
R.13 Monza 
R.14 Istanbul 
R.15 Singapore
R.16 Suzuka 
R.17 Interlagos

Edited by ollebompa, 20 December 2013 - 22:50.


#26 noikeee

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 20:01

Do you mean HERE?

 

Jp
 

 

I must've messed up my geography somewhere yeah lol. I'm gonna be honest, didn't know which coast was Long Beach. :)



#27 Atreiu

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 20:06

01 - Melbourne

02 - Interlagos

03 - Istambul

- three week break

04 - Barcelona

05 - Monaco

06 - Austin

07 - Montreal

08 - Paul Ricard - 1985 layout

10 - Silverstone

11 - Hockenheim - layout which bypasses turns 7 thgough 10

12 - Hungaroring

- three week break

13 - Spa

14 - Monza

15 - Brands Hatch

16 - Singapore

17 - Suzuka



#28 ollebompa

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 23:08

I'ts late so forgive if this is stupid. How about a Sprint cup/Indy car race run simultaneously as a F1 race at say Motegi? Yes i realise it's impossible logistics wise but it would draw a crowd alright.

 

 

Edit: Another pit lane will have to be built.


Edited by ollebompa, 20 December 2013 - 23:21.


#29 charly0418

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 23:15

My 20 week series would begin in February and end in summer, that way all the F1 drivers are free to run in my fantasy Can-Am Autumn/Winter series.  Besides it would be good to see an F1 race with some snow, not seen one since the 1975 Race of Champions.  ;)

 

the thing is, in Montreal there isnt "some" snow, theres too much snow



#30 paweu

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 00:06

1. Qatar Grand Prix - Losail

2. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina

3. Bahrain Grand Prix - Sakhir

4. Malaysia Grand Prix - Sepang

5. Australian Grand Prix - Albert Park

6. Canadian Grand Prix - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

7. Monaco Grand Prix - Circuit de Monaco

8. United States Grand Prix - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

9. German Grand Prix - Nurburgring GP-Strecke

10. British Grand Prix - Silverstone

11. Austrian Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring

12. Spanish Grand Prix - Motorland Aragon

13. French Grand Prix - Circuit de la Sarthe (Bugatti Circuit)

14. Hungarian Grand Prix - Hungaroring

15. Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps

16. Italian Grand Prix - Monza

17. San Marino Grand Prix - Imola

18. European Grand Prix - Brands Hatch

19. Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka

20. Grand Prix of America - St. Petersburg

21. Brazilian Grand Prix - Interlagos


Edited by paweu, 22 December 2013 - 00:18.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 00:08

Would love to see the Australian GP on Mt Panorama but I'm afraid it will never happen for various reasons (Paddock and pit space/ground clearance of the cars/spectator grandstands/accessibility etc.) Bernie would never sanction it.

 

They'd probably wreck the track anyway to bring it up F1 safety standards.



#32 Myrvold

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:47

2014 Dream Calendar

 

1. Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne (16 March)

2. Oceania Grand Prix - Adelaide (30 March)

3. Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka (6 April)

 

4. San Marino Grand Prix - Imola (27 April)

5. Spanish Grand Prix - Jerez (4 May)

6. Austrian Grand Prix - A1 Ring (18 May)

7. Monaco Grand Prix - Monte Carlo (1 June)

8. European Grand Prix - Donington (8 June)

 

9. Canadian Grand Prix - Montreal (29 June)

10. United States Grand Prix - Austin (6 July)

11. North American Grand Prix - Laguna Seca (20 July)

12. Mexican Grand Prix - Hermanos Rodríguez (27 July)

 

13. French Grand Prix - Paul Ricard (24 August)

14. British Grand Prix - Silverstone (31 August)

15. German Grand Prix - Old Hockenheim (14 September)

16. Belgian Grand Prix - Spa (21 September)

17. Italian Grand Prix - Monza (5 October)

18. Luxembourg Grand Prix - Nurburgring (12 October)

 

19. Argentinean Grand Prix - Potrero de los Funes (2 November)

20. Brazilian Grand Prix - Interlagos (16 November)

There are small adjustments I would've done. But damn! Good job!



#33 DampMongoose

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 13:49

They'd probably wreck the track anyway to bring it up F1 safety standards.


They'd bring tilke in to remove the mountain and flatten the land to create a bland series of nothing corners in its place. The track would go from hell to the new flat bit then back to conrod for the new super slow chicane at the chase.

#34 jonpollak

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 14:01

Jeez guys..

What's up with all this need for 'realism'?

 

This is an internet bulletin board and we can come up with ideas which are not bound by the constraints of the real world.

We ALL know no one will take our ideas seriously, so let your hair down and dream a little will ya?

 

 

Some of you might remember virtually the same speech I had to give in the REAL World Championship Thread ..

 

Jp



#35 Atreiu

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 17:22

Is this unrealistic enough?

 

01 - Austin - turn 7 connecting straight to turn 9 eliminating turn 8 and making it faster, back straight stretched a bit to have it end in a simpple elbow leading into the straight before turn 16

02 - Interlagos

03 - Bahrain - outer 'triangular' layour

04 - Mugello

05 - Motorland Aragon - MotoGP configuration

06 - Monaco

07 - Istambul - with a simple left hand flick replacing the turns 9 and 10 chincane

08 - Montreal

Non-GP at Elkhart Lake

09 - Paul Ricard - 1985 layout

10 - Silverstone - rebuilt to 1985 layout - edit to fix the year

11 - Norisring

12 - Hungaroring

13 - Spa

14 - Monza

15 - Singapore

16 - Suzuka

17 - Adelaide

18 - Abu Dhabi - bypassing the turns 5 and 6 chincane and having turns 8 and 9 become a faster left right flick like Melbourne's turns 1 and 2


Edited by Atreiu, 22 December 2013 - 22:04.


#36 William Hunt

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 20:40


07 - Istambul - with a simple left hand flick replacing the turns 9 and 10 chincane

 

Istanbul



#37 PayasYouRace

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 20:43

Is this unrealistic enough?

 

10 - Silverstone - rebuilt to 1895 layout

 

 

Off-roading. I like it.  :drunk:



#38 noikeee

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 21:30

03 - Bahrain - outer 'triangular' layour

 

Nice idea!



#39 jonpollak

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 21:41

Now we're cookin' with GAS!!!
Jp

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#40 Risil

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 23:15

1. Canadian GP: Montreal (In February)

 

2. Australian GP: Philip Island (Nice conservative choice to help out Pirelli's traditional early-season tyre problems)

 

3. Malaysian GP: Sepang

 

4. Indonesian GP: Sepang

 

5. Nigerian GP: TBC (Several months after the event has taken place. On the other hand, their broadcast crew is second to none)

 

6. Thai GP: Sepang

 

7. Spanish GP: Valencia (minus the barriers and catch fencing it's like a whole new circuit)

 

8. Monaco GP: Monaco (Indy Circuit)

 

9. French GP: Le Mans 24 Hours (much appendage-swinging in the paddock over who burns least fuel per lap; foolish, ignorant, filthy spectators continue to believe that burning fuel is the whole point of the spectacle)

 

10. British GP: Birmingham Super Prix circuit (pre-race show includes DC and Eddie on a late-night tour of the Balti Triangle)

 

11. German GP: Hockenheim (pre-2002 circuit; drivers will be supplied with map and trail of breadcrumbs)

 

12. European Union GP: Frankfurt (expect delayed start as scrutineers ask teams if they really need that micron-thick beryllium cylinder head coating. On the plus side, Bertrand Gachot does the podium interviews, having recently completed a consultancy stint improving the visitor experience at the Bahrain GP. "It was a gas," he commented)

 

13. Belgian GP: Zolder (some challenging chicanes to see who's really nailed their suspension setup)

 

14a. Italian GP: Fiorano

 

14b. Italian GP: Fiorano (repeat until Ferrari are competitive)

 

15. United States GP: Indianapolis road course (to avoid tyre problems caused by high-speed oval turn, race will be held at the comparatively low-speed Indianapolis Raceway Park)

 

16. European GP: Jerez (double points race. May be the best chance of stopping Vettel)


Edited by Risil, 21 December 2013 - 23:17.


#41 Risil

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 23:24

What's pink ? (For Russia)

 

Show some solidarity!



#42 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 23:57

01- َAdelaide, AUS

02- Sepang, MAL

03- Aida, Asian GP

04- Singapore.

05- Monte Carlo, MON

06- Spain, Jerez

07- Portimao, POR

08- Silverstone, UK

09- Magny Cours, FRA

10- Norburgring GER

11- Anderstorp, SWE

12- Spa, BEL

13- Monza, ITA

14- Montreal, CAN

15- Long Beach, USA

16- Suzuka, JAP

17- Losail, QAT  

18- A1 Ring, AUT

19- Interlagos, BRA

 

don't lynch me! :p


Edited by TheWilliamzer, 21 December 2013 - 23:58.


#43 PayasYouRace

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:08

 

03- Aida, Asian GP

 

18- A1 Ring, AUT

 

 

Aida is called Okayama now. This isn't a criticism of your choice of it but I've never understood why there's so much love for that circuit for F1, seeing as it's essentially a club racing circuit in the middle of nowhere that was too small for F1. Nobody ever suggests equivalents like Snetterton.

 

For Austria, it's called the Red Bull Ring, and it probably would be a bit too cold in November. Other than that, I give it a  :up:

 

 

As a general question to everybody, is Jerez really that highly regarded? I only chose it because it's the closest to me and I still haven't figured out a good street layout for the Gibraltar Grand Prix circuit. I wouldn't say it's the best circuit in Spain, and in F1 it was always regarded as a bit slow and twisty, albeit improved when the long back straight was constructed.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:55

I'm keeping mine as realistic as possible, with some circuits I've included needing improvements to be in F1 (though I wish they wouldn't!). I've also limited to 20 races. 

 

1. Australia - Melbourne

2. Malaysia - Sepang

3. China - Shanghai

4. Bahrain - Sakhir (Outer circuit) - I hate this race, but for business we will need one in the Middle East, but make it interesting by making it the fastest on the calendar. 

5. San Marino - Imola - It would be good to have this classic back; I miss the F1 cars racing through the hills and olive groves here. 

6. Spain - Jerez - I think overall this circuit is more interesting than Barcelona

7. Monaco - Monte Carlo

8. Canada - Montreal

9. USA - Elkhart Lake - OK in the middle of nowhere, but this circuit is just amazing. 

10. Austria - A1-Ring

11. Great Britain - Brands Hatch - Modern F1 cars pootling round Brands? It would be amazing, and a great race to spectate at. Also very close to London. 

12. France - Paul Ricard (with the FULL Mistral Straight)

13. Germany - Nurburgring

14. Belgium - Spa Franchorchamps (with gravel put back)

15. Italy - Monza

16. Portugal - Portimaio (this really needs to be on the calendar!!) 

17. Russia - Sochi (this circuit does look pretty neat to me) 

18. Singapore - Marina Bay

19. Japan - Suzuka

20. Brazil - Sao Paulo



#45 PayasYouRace

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:00

I do like the idea of Bahrain using the outer circuit. Not only would it add another fast circuit to the calendar, but it echos back to the 1930s and the high speed desert blasts of the Tripoli and Tunis Grands Prix.



#46 Risil

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:43

As a general question to everybody, is Jerez really that highly regarded?

 

F1 races held there were usually good (off the top of my head, 86, 87, 90 and 97 were superb), and the place is both a motorcycling mecca and consistently puts on the best MotoGP racing of the season. Mind you, older bike fans also rave about Jarama, which got very little love from F1. The layout is twisty but the corners flow together nicely.


Edited by Risil, 22 December 2013 - 12:43.


#47 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:44

Aida is called Okayama now. This isn't a criticism of your choice of it but I've never understood why there's so much love for that circuit for F1, seeing as it's essentially a club racing circuit in the middle of nowhere that was too small for F1. Nobody ever suggests equivalents like Snetterton.

 

For Austria, it's called the Red Bull Ring, and it probably would be a bit too cold in November. Other than that, I give it a  :up:

 

 

As a general question to everybody, is Jerez really that highly regarded? I only chose it because it's the closest to me and I still haven't figured out a good street layout for the Gibraltar Grand Prix circuit. I wouldn't say it's the best circuit in Spain, and in F1 it was always regarded as a bit slow and twisty, albeit improved when the long back straight was constructed.

 

You know it's a bit strange but in video games I always liked Aida as I was way faster than the AI in its last sector and the layout is pretty nice! overall anything but a Tilkedrome is a nice circuit :) sorry!



#48 SonnyViceR

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:54

Okayama is by far my favourite Japanese circuit... that profile is awesome for sports and touring car racing. Also zero tarmac runoff unlike at Suzuka and Fuji and some others, and awesome scenery

 

Club racing circuit? What the ****? You suggest that championships like Super GT are club series... world championships have visited it in recent years too


Edited by SonnyViceR, 22 December 2013 - 12:55.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 13:04

I'm keeping mine as realistic as possible, with some circuits I've included needing improvements to be in F1 (though I wish they wouldn't!). I've also limited to 20 races.

11. Great Britain - Brands Hatch - Modern F1 cars pootling round Brands? It would be amazing, and a great race to spectate at. Also very close to London.


Not exactly realistic if you want Brands Hatch :p It's too narrow and has limited scope for improvement, F1 has outgrown the place.

#50 Risil

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 13:07

Yeah, but when was the last time you saw an F1 car spin off the track?