Since the race is fresh in our minds and so is the frustration with lack of overtaking, here are my ideas to fix the circuit.
1 - The original turns 5, 6 and 7 sequence is horrible. It doesn't help overtaking, there is no real challenge for the drivers and it creates no real spectacle. My idea is to substitute it for a simple hairpin before the long straight. Why? Because the hairpin would leave the defending drivers more vunerable by forcing them to compromise either cornery entry or corner exit.
2 - The current chincane at the end of the straight is too slow and absolutely unchallenging. Without an absurd DRS advantage, it doesn't even help overtaking on the straight after it. A quicker left right flick would suddenly make it a more challenging corner in which hitting the apex and getting an ideal line would make a greater difference down the subsequent straight. So mistakes would be punished and defending drivers would have to hit the spot.
3 - Turns 11, 12, 13 and 14 are horrible. Triple chincane followed by very short straight and 90 degree corner; whoever was responsible for this should never design a circuit again. Yeah. The idea here is to replace the chincane by a simple left hand corner which would be favorable for overtaking on both corner entry and exit if the defending driver miscalculates his defense. The run to what is now turn 14 would be a little longer and perhaps also allow some dive bombing for the most obstinate drivers.
None of these changes would make it a great circuit. All the money in the world can build terrrific facilities but such an ill concieved circuit is beyond repair without massive reconstructions. But it might make the racing better. It could hardly make it worse.
Edited by Atreiu, 29 November 2017 - 20:12.