I could live with that if the layout is similar. One very long straight helps.
Yes. It forces the teams to run their low downforce spec which is a huge improvement on the show. You get cars which can follow closely, a huge slipstream opportunity, and they are difficult to control in the twistys due to lack of DF.
Anybody else getting bored of when they actually get the circuit itself right, the economics aren't right due to the ridiculous hosting fees and the track gets sacked off quickly.
Places like Russia and Abu Dhabi where the vanity project is more important than the quality of the track, we get stuck with long term.
I wonder what the economics actually look like as regards to money made from attendance vs t.v. audience (regardless of who profits).
My instinct would be that if they had a race like Baku 20 times a year, there are few people who wouldn't want to watch that.
Everyone at work has been coming up to me to talk about the race (knowing I'm the anorak). You might normally get one or two people mention who won.
Surely then it would be worth far more money as a whole than whatever they manage to charge Abu Dhabi where no one except the hard-core bother to watch.
Edited by Dutchrudder, 01 May 2018 - 11:20.