Zolder - why was it ridiculous?
Posted 07 September 2001 - 20:26
Posted 08 September 2001 - 02:59
Posted 08 September 2001 - 12:09
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Posted 08 September 2001 - 14:03
Posted 08 September 2001 - 14:29
For me Zolder is a piddling little track in an unpleasant part of Belgium.. Spa is, (and maybe only in my opinion) , in its original form, the ultimate road track - even in its truncated layout it's one of the very best in today's calendar. And in the most pleasant surroundings.
Oh, and Spa's not one of Ecclestone's favourite circuits - not enough slow corners for the TV cameras to pick up the adverts on the wings.
Having denigrated Zolder, Nivelles was a worse circuit.
Posted 08 September 2001 - 15:41
Originally posted by Duck
Zolder was horribly lacking in safety measures even by 70's standards. However, the major problem with the circuit was the tendency for the track surface to break up in chunks. All of the drivers to a man detested the facility.
the break up of the track surface was the problem of the '73 Grand Prix.
It didn't happen in Zolder later but in Spa 1985.
Zolder is flat track with 3 chicanes and a lot of curbs - no challenge for the best drivers.
Remember: Gilles Villeneuve left us in Zolder 1982. Really not popular track .
I preferr Spa-Francorchamps.
Posted 08 September 2001 - 16:16
How right you are. I was at Spa for the "track-lifting GP", but Zolder is still a "nothing track".
"Wild Horses" ............