Worst corner in F1
Tagged: worst corner
- 18th August 2013, 21:12 at 9:12 pm #240382Force MaikelParticipant
Well actually what an honour for Spa to have the best and probably for some the worst corner in F1 :)
Personally I really hate turn 1 in Korea with that idiot pit exit but I really have absolutely no love for that chicane in Barcelona. Without that you really have a fast track. This thing really ruins an otherwise exciting track. It has pushed F1 fans to actually wanting to get rid of the entire track of the calendar.18th August 2013, 22:15 at 10:15 pm #240383NathanParticipant
Turn 1 at Shanghai, as suggested by someone here, …mmm no, don’t think so.18th August 2013, 23:26 at 11:26 pm #240384sato113Participant
reading this thread makes me feel sick18th August 2013, 23:30 at 11:30 pm #240385hunocsiParticipant
The 2010 additional section of Bahrain was full of terrible corners.18th August 2013, 23:30 at 11:30 pm #240386Adam BlockerParticipant
I actually like Turn 1 @ Shanghai, in my opinion it is one of the better first corners on the calendar.
I think sector three at Valencia (might be on 2014 calendar) is the worst sector in F1.
For this season though, the worst bit of track is probably the second chicane at Monza, along with the final chicane at Barcelona (already mentioned).18th August 2013, 23:35 at 11:35 pm #240387CarlitoxParticipant
Eau Rouge… 1994 version ;)
Also add me to the Barcelona chicane haters club.19th August 2013, 0:56 at 12:56 am #240388ScottieParticipant
The winner of this will be the last chicane at barcelona, and you can add my vote to it’s massive list.
It’s just a useless tiny zit on a track which has so much more character. It ruins the whole lap IMO.19th August 2013, 1:40 at 1:40 am #240389frankus28Participant19th August 2013, 4:54 at 4:54 am #240390Omar RParticipant
in 1994 Ayrton and Ronald died, so I think the overreaction was quite a natural response.
But returning to the topic…
– I don’t like the final turn in Malaysia.
– The horrible turn after the long straight in China
– All the 90 degree turns in Abu Dhabi and Singapore (I dislike the Singapore circuit so much)19th August 2013, 6:38 at 6:38 am #240391MatthijsParticipant
I think most of us agree that slow chicanes are awful. Because it’s difficult for F1 cars to manouver through it, but most of all because it prevents overtaking.
Agree with the Barcelona chicane. What adds to the misery is that it is created to increase overtaking on the straight (besides safety reasons). But it turned out that it made overtaking even worse. Because the chicane is so slow, the car in front just accelerates away from you.
Same goes for the chicane and consecutive hairpin in the first sector of Abu Dhabi: way too slow, which makes overtaking on the straight too difficult.19th August 2013, 7:02 at 7:02 am #240392DavidSParticipant
I’d go for Barcelona because it used to be a great corner. There was so much commitment required, and now they’ve ruined it.
I don’t know who decided that slow chicanes aid overtaking. Previously, the faster driver could carry more speed into the final corner, and be much faster down the straight. Now, they are all accelerating (and with engines being roughly equal), everyone goes the same speed. Plus, you can’t get on the throttle before the guy in front in a narrow chicane, because you’ll run into the back of him.19th August 2013, 7:19 at 7:19 am #240393andae23Participant
I really hope the owner of the Circuit de Catalunya reads this thread ;)19th August 2013, 7:23 at 7:23 am #240394MadsParticipant
The final chicane in Barcelona. Absolutely horrifyingly bad. Especially as it replaces what was originally a very exciting final corner.19th August 2013, 7:27 at 7:27 am #240395andae23Participant
Interesting to note that:
1) a bunch of corners mentioned are slow chicanes
2) ALL corners did not yet exist ten years ago19th August 2013, 7:53 at 7:53 am #240396AnonymousInactive
Which makes you think about the other slow chicanes on the calendar that have not been brought up.
What makes the chicanes at Canada, Suzuka and Hungary so much different to the modern day ones and why haven’t their designs been copied?
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