If it isn’t good for racing, then it’s no different to Sochi, one of the more rubbish circuits. At least here, drivers enjoy the circuit.
It’s an F1 race that didn’t run due to inclement weather… It’s not the end of the world or a global nuclear apocalypse, just a disappointing outcome that is recoverable and nowhere near the scale of Indy 05 […]
@joshgeake – It was an anti-climactic ending yes, but I am all for tyre changes during the red flag from a safety point of view, especially if races are red-flagged due to excessive debris on the track. It […]
I reckon the initial penalty to Norris was given because of consequence. I think because Perez lost SO much time and SO many places in the gravel, the stewards decided to do something about it. With tarmac run […]
Can’t say I particularly like the look of the extension, looks clunky and clumsy compared to the rest of what seems like a flowing circuit. Plus, it would been interesting to have a short lap and a race that hosts […]
James Brickles commented on the post, F1 drivers' defensive moves have become more "rude" – Raikkonen 4 months, 1 week ago
Tarmac run-off areas and extended kerbs also have an impact as it has given drivers more opportunities to take liberties when it comes to overtaking/defending. In a two-fold situation, the inside driver can push […]
It reminds me of the the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix where Felipe Massa received a drive through penalty for a pit entry infringement. In all the previous years of coming to Interlagos, the pit entry was never […]
@randommallard – I must admit I’d forgotten about T5/6 at Abu Dhabi.
I’m inclined to prefer the new design as it has a slightly nicer flow plus a nearby gravel trap to punish mistakes as shown by Kubica’s off in FP2. The best of the 04-20 variant’s overtaking was seen before the […]
James Brickles commented on the post, Drivers given extra track limits rule for turn five at Algarve 4 months, 4 weeks ago
How many further updates will there be to the track limit rules this weekend?
I say 2 after this.
Halfway there ;)
@rdotquestionmark – Ahh the Sunob circuit, also known as Frameout City in the original Formula 1 game. A silly little circuit, yes, but incredibly fun to drive on in F1 97.
My biggest problems with the circuit are the 5-6 chicane, which was probably an emergency solution to the lack of run-off at turn 7 and was never fixed, and the high number of off-cambered corners. Every time we […]
Both drivers were to blame in my view. Maybe Lance didn’t see Daniil; Kvyat was quite far to the right and possibly in the blind spot, but Daniil did kind of just saunter into turn 8 and it ended up as a […]
James Brickles commented on the post, Which track should fill the empty slot on F1's 2021 calendar? 10 months, 1 week ago
Logistically, it would make a lot of sense to create an Iberian double-header with the Algarve, but the two week gap between the empty and the Spanish GP makes the decision more flexible. If I was looking for a […]
@alianora-la-canta – Thought that might’ve been the case, same with Valencia in a way in building the circuit around existing architecture.
Aside from napalming the entire circuit to rid it of its needless existence, here’s a possible idea that removes the issue of the turn two run-off by removing turn two completely, as well re-profiling the entire […]
James Brickles commented on the post, F1 polls fans on replacing qualifying with 30-minute reverse grid races 1 year ago
The timing of the poll couldn’t be worse with the Russian GP next, a circuit notorious for hideously abysmal racing. An inevitable procession is going to happen and the bosses will introduce the new reverse grid […]
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