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If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby LewisA on Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:03 am

If you were to choose a former Grand Prix venue to re-take its place on the calendar, which would it be?

I'll get the ball rolling. For me, it would have to be the Red Bull Ring! (Formerly the A1 Ring).
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby LewisA on Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:42 pm

How about Imola? Back up to FIA standards, last I heard.
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby raymondu999 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:16 am

Nordschleife 8)

If not... then... Magny Cours?
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby f1datavis on Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:59 pm

LewisA wrote:How about Imola? Back up to FIA standards, last I heard.

No Italian in F1 and Korea/Abu Dhabi/Bahrain/Tilke-land blah pay more. Not gonna happen. I loved that circuit. Aqua Minerale anyone?
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby LewisA on Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:10 am

What do we think about the transition of focus from the European heartland of traditional F1, to the new Asian territories? Good or bad?

One good move recently, though, is the return to the USA.
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby Ciro Pabón on Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:44 pm

Good for Asians?

USA and F1... They have tried so hard... they need to kick the door.
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby RedStig on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:12 pm

Not to be greedy, but how about Long Beach and the Glen?
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby Paul on Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:50 pm

How about Brands Hatch, for the European GP. Brilliant track :beer:
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby Ciro Pabón on Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:24 am

It should be. According to legend it was built by moto drivers, in its spare time, using loaned farm equipment (I am NOT making this up... much) around 1920.

No civil engineers or "architects" were involved in its construction. Perhaps that should be a rule in circuit regulations. :cowsleep:
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby Lawrence on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:34 pm

Ciro Pabón wrote:
USA and F1... They have tried so hard... they need to kick the door.
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Long Beach, Detroit and John Watson !!!!!
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby Andrew T. on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:23 pm

Well, how about Autodromo Hermanos Rodrizguez? If not, I vote Istanbul Speed Park, the venue for the Turkish Grand Prix.
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby Andrew T. on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:25 pm

f1datavis wrote:
LewisA wrote:How about Imola? Back up to FIA standards, last I heard.

No Italian in F1 and Korea/Abu Dhabi/Bahrain/Tilke-land blah pay more. Not gonna happen. I loved that circuit. Aqua Minerale anyone?


Well. Imola was prettu unspectacular following its reconfiguration in 1995...
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby Mafia on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:36 pm

Welcome to the board Andrew :beer:

I'd bring back Old nurburgring, See if these wussies can drive there
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby IanK on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:11 pm

Andrew T. wrote:Well. Imola was prettu unspectacular following its reconfiguration in 1995...


This. Honestly, reconfigured or not I probably would have just dropped Imola from the calendar after 1994 if it was my decision. When someone who's been around as long as Murray Walker describes it as the blackest weekend in F1 history that's saying something. Also, the reconfigured layout ended up being a good track for racing sims but a bad for actual racing.

How about Mont-Tremblant? I always thought it had a good layout and with the Hump being lowered you don't have to worry about cars getting airborne anymore.
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Re: If you could bring back 1 circuit....

Postby f1datavis on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:41 am

IanK wrote:I probably would have just dropped Imola from the calendar after 1994 if it was my decision. When someone who's been around as long as Murray Walker describes it as the blackest weekend in F1 history that's saying something.

That is very true. Tamburello, even with changes, it was still having difficulty being brought up to modern safety standards due to the physical limitations on the circuit. Italy has fine tracks elsewhere - Monza, Mugello.

I wouldn't be averse to bringing Mugello into the sport as a second Italian GP - surely Ferrari deserve two "local" races.
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