Thailand circuit: Your layout ideas
- 27th September 2012, 10:40 at 10:40 am #132148
As was announced earlier today, Thailand will host a night race in 2014. But the circuit lay-out is yet to be determined. For those of you who get carried away rather quickly (like me), will want to design the lay-out themselves. So if you do, go to Google Pedometer and create your own vision of the 2014 Thailand GP!27th September 2012, 10:44 at 10:44 am #211287
Here’s my first attempt: it’s a Bangkok street circuit (4.81 km, 63 laps), with 12 corners: 2 high speed straights, 3 chicanes (5, 7 and 8), 3 potential overtaking corners (1, 3 and 9).
The circuit is far from perfect: at locations a and b, the bridges feature elevation change, so we could end up seeing cars take to the sky if the bridges don’t get changed (that’s a bit dangerous I guess..). Do you have a better idea?27th September 2012, 11:16 at 11:16 am #211288KeeleyObsessedParticipant
Thailand will host a night race in 2014
Nothing’s been confirmed yet. In fact, the Russian GP might be pushed back to 2015 if the IOC think it’s going to interrupt the Winter Olympics…27th September 2012, 11:18 at 11:18 am #211289
I got bored so had a go. Don’t know if this would work, but it has fast bits.27th September 2012, 11:27 at 11:27 am #211290
Had another go. Went for the widest roads in the area. Thought it would work better.27th September 2012, 11:30 at 11:30 am #211291
Also, the laps for the first one would be a 53 lap race (5.8192km) And the second would be a 50 lap race (6.1652km)27th September 2012, 11:57 at 11:57 am #211292KeeleyObsessedParticipant
It’s quite difficult to get a street circuit that looks good, I just get loads of 90 degree corners…27th September 2012, 12:07 at 12:07 pm #211293necrodethmortemParticipant
So far I have:
No idea where they would have to put pits and grandstands though…27th September 2012, 12:22 at 12:22 pm #211294necrodethmortemParticipant
I had to chuckle while I was drawing that one, especially since it’s in Bang-cock :D Would really be an awesome track though.27th September 2012, 13:25 at 1:25 pm #211295AlthasilParticipant
I had a quick attempt; http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5683605
Seems a little too long, but I tried to include as few 90 degree turns as possible with a street circuit. Anti-clockwise btw.27th September 2012, 14:25 at 2:25 pm #211296
How awesome would this be?
5.369 km, 56 laps (though I’m sure it will be time limited). Hey, 48 corners is still less than the Nordschleife!27th September 2012, 14:42 at 2:42 pm #211297
The great F1 high speed night race… That straight is 4.4 km long!
Just for the record: 13.808 km, 22 laps, the race will be over in an hour I guess.27th September 2012, 23:40 at 11:40 pm #211298CucamestParticipant
It is hard to avoid many 90 degree corners but this is the best I came up with:
5.929 Km (52 Laps), Clockwise Direction, Good overtaking spots at Turn 1, 4, 7, 10 and 13.28th September 2012, 1:07 at 1:07 am #211299Prisoner MonkeysParticipant
This is my proposal, the same as the one I posted last night:
It’s very difficult to make a good circuit, because everything is so cramped. What’s more, this is in a residential area, so it’s going to cut hundreds of people of from the outside world. But Sanamluang Park is one of the few places I can find in the city that could actually support the pit lane.
The only other alternative I have is this, again with the pits in Sanamluang Park:
It should cut off less people – in fact, it might cut off no people – but it’s probably in violation of FIA regulations that actively discourage (if not outright forbid) circuits from using two sides of a dual carriageway as a circuit.28th September 2012, 7:49 at 7:49 am #211300AnonymousInactive
Doesn’t seem up to your usual standards @prisoner-monkeys. None of those layouts have 3 flyovers and a 14km length.
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