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#1 F12020

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 12:10

If you could make an f1 calendar using any circuit and any layout what would be your Ultimate Dream F1 Calendar. here's mine.

 

 1 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park 1996-2003 Layout

2  Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang Current Layout

3  Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit Current Layout

4  Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit Current Layout

5  San Marino Grand Prix Imola 1995-2006 Layout

6  Spanish Grand Prix Circuit De Cataulnaya 1995-2003 Layout

7  European  Grand Prix Nurbergring 1998-2001 Layout

8 Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo 1997-2002 Layout

9  Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park Current Layout

10  Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 1996-2001 Layout

11  United States Grand Prix Indy Road Course 2000-2007 Layout

12  Austrian Grand Prix A1 Ring 1996-2004 Layout

13  French Grand Prix Mangy Cours 1992-2000 Layout

14  British Grand Prix Silverstone 1997-2002 Layout 

15  German Grand Prix Hockenhimering 1999-2001 Layout

16 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungering 1996-2002 Layout

17 Portuguese Grand Prix Estrol 1994-1999 Layout

18 Belgium Grand Prix Spa 1995-2000 Layout

19  Italian Grand Prix Monza 1995-1999 Layout

20  Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit 2008 Layout

21 Korean Grand Prix Korea International Circuit 2010-2011 Layout

22 Japanese Grand Prix Suzka 2000 Layout

23  Mexican Grand Prix Autodromo Hermmaos Rodrigezes 1986-1999 Layout

24  Brazlian Grand Prix Inerlargos 1999-2010 Layout


Edited by F12020, 08 June 2022 - 12:12.


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#2 Beri

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 12:33

Interesting thread. But I'd be also intrested as to why this is your dream calendar? Is it about a calendar on the current circuits but different versions of the layouts throughout the years? Because if I had to come up with a dream calendar, it would surely include circuits that arent on the calendar, nor they ever were.



#3 F12020

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 12:57

Interesting thread. But I'd be also intrested as to why this is your dream calendar? Is it about a calendar on the current circuits but different versions of the layouts throughout the years? Because if I had to come up with a dream calendar, it would surely include circuits that arent on the calendar, nor they ever were.

it can be anything you want so it can be tracks that have never been in f1 or tracks that were once in f1 but left or tracks that are still in f1. the reason for my calendar is that they are the best version of the my favourite tracks that have been or are on the f1 calendar   



#4 Beri

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 13:03

Ok; here is my list, as I take it as a calendar that I can fully customize to my wishes.
 
First of all 20 races, because 20 races is the best number. More races are simply overkill.
 
1) Brazil - Interlagos (1979 layout)
2) Argentina - Potrero de los Funes
3) United States - Road Atlanta (Full Grand Prix layout)
4) Canada - Mosport Park
5) Australia - Mount Panorama (Pre 1987 layout)
6) Japan - Suzuka
7) South Korea - Korea International Circuit
8) Malaysia - Sepang
9) Singapore - Singapore Street Circuit
10) India - Buddh International Circuit
11) South Africa - Kyalami (1992 layout)
12) Libya - Mellaha
13) Turkiye - Istanbul Park
14) Portugal - Estoril (Original layout)
15) Spain - Montjuich Park
16) France - Charade
17) Belgium - Spa Francorchamps (Masta Kink layout)
18) Germany - Nordschleife
19) Austria - Salzburgring
20) Great Britain - Silverstone (1991 layout)


#5 Michael Ferner

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 13:07

1 AUS - Bathurst Mount Panorama

2 BR - Gavea

3 USA - Savannah 1908 layout

4 GB - Douglas Mountain Circuit

5 F - Lyon 1914 layout

6 D - Nürburgring

7 I - Grande Madonie

 

That should be enough.



#6 Alfisti

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 13:07

 

4) Canada - Mosport Park
5) Australia - Mount Panorama (Pre 1987 layout)
 

Could you imagine the carnage????? 



#7 Beri

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 13:21

Could you imagine the carnage????? 

 

I can not. That is why it is tingling my senses to want to find it out   ;)



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Posted 08 June 2022 - 14:11

52 weekends of Monaco.

#9 dissident

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 14:19

I would be happy if we could go back to <19 races and just a handful of street/night events. :lol:

 

And I would split it into regional legs as far as possible, something like this:

 

- March-April: Australia and APA

- May-July: Europe

- September-October: Americas

- November: Middle East and Africa



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Posted 08 June 2022 - 15:17

I'm astonished by the preferred configurations people are choosing for some of the circuits.

Sticking to a real life calendar, I think the 1968 season had the best tracks. Of the 12 (good number too) races, only Jarama was a bit weak. It had Kyalami, Monaco, Spa, Brands, Rouen, Nurburgring, St Jovite, Mexico, Zandvoort, Monza and Watkins Glen. Usually the best versions of those circuits. And no dreaming required.

#11 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 15:20

I'm astonished by the preferred configurations people are choosing for some of the circuits.


Looks like a case of “what was around when I started watching F1”.

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 15:49

I can not. That is why it is tingling my senses to want to find it out   ;)

Mosport MAY have the space to make it somewhat safe, Bathurst though, Reid Park through mcphillamy.......... GOOD GOD ......... first driver to lose it will be sore for a while. 



#13 Beri

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 15:54

Mosport MAY have the space to make it somewhat safe, Bathurst though, Reid Park through mcphillamy.......... GOOD GOD ......... first driver to lose it will be sore for a while.


Can you just imagine F1 cars coming down the mountain towards a Chase-less Murray's corner?

I'm astonished by the preferred configurations people are choosing for some of the circuits.

Sticking to a real life calendar, I think the 1968 season had the best tracks. Of the 12 (good number too) races, only Jarama was a bit weak. It had Kyalami, Monaco, Spa, Brands, Rouen, Nurburgring, St Jovite, Mexico, Zandvoort, Monza and Watkins Glen. Usually the best versions of those circuits. And no dreaming required.


In my "defense", I came up with said layouts because those are, in my book, the most interesting ones for F1 cars nowadays.

#14 Collombin

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 16:04

In my "defense", I came up with said layouts because those are, in my book, the most interesting ones for F1 cars nowadays.


Fair enough. The current F1 cars wouldn't be the ones in my dreams!

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 16:13

For current cars:

1. Albert Park. Melbourne should always be the first race of the season, and hopefully it will be again from next year.

2. Sakhir/Shanghai. Both decent tracks but not good enough to warrant a place on the grid every year in my calendar.

3. Imola/Magny-Cours. Imola is a good traditional track which is nice to watch the cars on but doesn’t produce exciting enough races for a race every year. Magny-cours because there should be a French GP and I prefer it to Paul Ricard.

4. Zandvoort. A great track to watch the cars race on and a welcome return to the calendar.

5. Catalunya/Portimao. The Spanish GP is often branded as boring but I think it’s a very nice track, and Portimao is good for side-by-side racing.

6. Monaco. Processional races, but is undroppable for the sheer skill required to drive a car around the streets of Monte Carlo.

7. Montreal. Doesn’t quite hit ‘traditional’ status but still good enough for a race every year. The race here in 2011 was the greatest race of all time.

8. Baku. One track that always brings drama is required.

9. Red Bull Ring. One of my favourite tracks, and produces great racing.

10. Silverstone. The best race track on the calendar. Great to watch a qualifying lap, and side-by-side action in the race.

11. Hockenheim/Nurburgring. Two great tracks, missed from the current calendar.

12. Hungaroring/Istanbul. The Hungary track has grown on me in recent years and just misses annual status. And we have yet to see a dry race in Turkey with the current cars.

13. Spa-Francorchamps. The best track in the world for watching a qualifying lap. Absolutely undroppable.

14. Monza. Another traditional track that must remain on the calendar.

15. Brands Hatch/Donington Park. A bit of a wildcard here, but Brands is a beautiful track and the best in the world for touring car racing. Wouldn’t be as good for F1 and there would be little overtaking, but would still be a great addition to the calendar. Donington has hosted just one F1 race, which many believe to be the greatest ever.

16. Marina Bay/Sepang. Singapore just holds on to a place and would be the only night race, alternating with it’s neighbour which is much-missed and was the site of one of my favourite races in 2012.

17. Suzuka. Another undroppable traditional track, one of the best for a qualifying lap.

18. Kyalami/Mexico City. I think we need a race in Africa, but don’t want to drop Mexico.

19. COTA. One of the best new tracks.

20. Interlagos. The rightful last race of the season. We will never have a 2008 or 2012 finale at Abu Dhabi.

 

I will write one later for 1960s cars, but where the drivers are entirely safe from injury or death.



#16 Beri

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 16:13

Fair enough. The current F1 cars wouldn't be the ones in my dreams!

Neither would I choose them. But that wasn't the question/task at hand 😅

Edited by Beri, 08 June 2022 - 16:13.


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Posted 08 June 2022 - 16:48

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.

 

My nearly decade old idea seems to hold up quite well today. Might make some adjustments. Russia needs to go for a start.



#18 Beri

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 16:56

My nearly decade old idea seems to hold up quite well today. Might make some adjustments. Russia needs to go for a start.


Quite fun to see you having the Portero Circuit on your list as well. Hardly anyone knows about it, so it seems.

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 18:23

I can't do it because I can't decide whether to focus on tracks I like or countries I would like to host a GP. :stoned:



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Posted 08 June 2022 - 20:22

OK....I will offer something that is somewhat realistic in that the circuits exist and are at least FIA Grade 2, or could feasibly be modified/reverted to a recent previous layout.

 

1. Brazil - Interlagos 

2. Australia - Adelaide

2. Malaysia - Sepang

4. Spain - Montmelo with the final chicane removed

5. Portugal - Portimao

6. Monaco

7. Azerbaijan - Baku

8. Canada - Montreal

9. France - Paul RIcard

10. Britain - Silverstone (early 2000s layout)

11. Germany - Nurburgring GP

12, Hungary - Hungaroring

13. European GP - rotates between Brands Hatch, Mugello, Red Bull Ring, Imola)

14. Dutch - Zaandvoort

15. Belgian - Spa

16. Italian - Monza

17. America 1 - COTA

18. America 2 - rotates between Long Beach and Mexico City Hermanos Rodriguez

19. Eastern GP - rotates between Sakhir, Sakhir outer circuit, Shanghai

20. Japanse GP - Suzuka

 

That's what I've come up with after just a little thought. 



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Posted 09 June 2022 - 11:05

Here's my calendar using 1960s cars, and imagining that the drivers will be totally safe from injury or death. I know most of the races are in Europe but that is where most of the best tracks are.

 

1. Albert Park, Australia. Not among the best tracks on the calendar but it is better than average, and for me the season starts with waking up in the early hours for the first Grand Prix in Australia.

2. Sepang, Malaysia. Disappeared from the calendar in 2017 but tends to provide exciting racing and can also provide changeable weather conditions. Much-missed from the calendar.

3. Kyalami, South Africa. An exciting, high-speed track in a continent that doesn't currently have a race track. The backdrop of the track is also somewhat unique.

4. Donington, UK / Portimao, Portugal / Reims-Gueux, France (on rotation). This is a cheat way of sneaking in more good tracks. Donington has only hosted one GP but it was a classic, and the Craner Curves and the Old Hairpin are a cracking sequence of corners, Portimao was the best new edition to the 2020 calendar and provides great side-by-side racing, and there's just something beautiful about Reims.

5. Bremgarten, Switzerland. Disappeared following Switzerland's ban on motorsport after the Le Mans disaster, but was a great high-speed track with some heavy braking zones as well.

6. Monaco. Undroppable, for its history and the skill required to drive it, despite the processional races, and overtaking was far easier in smaller cars.

7. Montreal, Canada. Another track that tends to provide interesting races, and the race here in 2011 was the greatest of all time.

8. Silverstone, UK. A good high-speed track that also allows cars to run side-by-side for much of the lap, and so there can be some great battles here.

9. Red Bull Ring, Austria / Osterreichring, Austria. While the Osterreichring is an amazing high-speed track, there are quite a few of those on this calendar and the shorter Red Bull Ring is particularly good for side-by-side racing, so I have decided to alternate between the two layouts.

10. Rouen-Les-Essarts, France / Clermont-Ferrand, France. Two very similar tracks, which are great to watch the cars on, and are in great locations.

11. Hockenheim, Germany. Another good track which usually provides exciting races and is much-missed from the calendar.

12. Hungaroring, Hungary. Doesn't always provide good racing but for some reason there have been quite a few crazy races there. It probably would have better racing in the old cars, and there are some interesting corner sequences.

13. Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. This is a track that is brilliant despite being shortened from the original layout, and I would alternate between the layouts.

14. Monza, Italy. But the version of this track without the chicanes for some unique slipstreaming races.

15. Brands Hatch, UK. Another beautiful track with some great corner sequences that would be much better for old cars than the current ones.

16. Zandvoort, Netherlands. A welcome return to the 2021 calendar, and the banked corners are particularly exciting.

17. Nordschleife, Germany. If only it wasn't so dangerous. This track reminds be of a rally track more than an F1 track and, to watch a qualifying lap, would be the best in the world to watch the cars. It couldn't not be on this calendar.

18. Watkins Glen, USA. It is a shame that the increase in American circuits has resulted in more street circuits rather than classics like Watkins Glen.

19. Suzuka, Japan. Has provided some great title deciders in the past and is also one of the best on the current calendar to watch a qualifying lap, while in older, smaller cars the races would also be more exciting.

20. Interlagos, Brazil. Alternating between the layouts. I like this track to be the title decider even though it was among the early races for a long time, but on the current calendar it is probably the most likely to provide an exciting races, and the weather can often play a part as well.



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Posted 10 June 2022 - 16:38

This is a realistic dream calendar in terms of current FIA circuit grading*, so no Nordschleifes or Road Atlantas or Sebrings here, and also means that some of the circuits chosen to represent the country are chosen out of convenience more than any preference. Like Indianapolis... now, of course, the rest of  what is listed below isn't realistic at all, such as return to WAY LESS BLOATED amount of races and absence of Middle-Eastern and most of Asian markets as well, but there you go...

 

* The only exceptions are A) Le Mans which I think could be turned into Grade 1 if they wanted B) Donington that was to replace Silverstone back in the day, before it wasn't C) Kyalami that is probably going to get Grade 1 at some point anyway given their ambitions

 

RD01 - March - Australia - Melbourne

RD02 - April - South Africa - Kyalami

RD03 - April - Brazil - Interlagos

RD04 - May - Italy - Imola

RD05 - May - Portugal - Portimao

RD06 - May - Monaco - Monte Carlo

RD07 - June - Azerbaijan - Baku

RD08 - June - Canada - Montreal

RD09 - June - United States - Indianapolis

RD10 - July - Great Britain - Donington Park

RD11 - July - Netherlands - Zandvoort

RD12 - August - Belgium - Spa-Francorchamps

RD13 - September - Italy - Monza

RD14 - September - France - LM Circuit de la Sarthe

RD15 - October - Germany - Nurburgring GP

RD16 - October - Japan - Suzuka


Edited by LolaB0860, 10 June 2022 - 17:21.