RaceFans’ special correspondent Dieter Rencken tackles more of your questions including whether F1 should have a tyre war and what Hermann Tilke has done for track design.
Hermann Tilke answers some of the most frequent criticisms of his F1 circuit designs and explains the challenges of building street and permanent tracks.
Ahead of this weekend’s race at the Hockenheimring, Formula One circuit designer Hermann Tilke has given rare insight into why the circuit was drastically altered in 2002.
Organisers of next year?óÔé¼Ôäós inaugural Indian Grand Prix have announced they are taking input from the teams in designing the new circuit, with the aim of making it one of the most challenging and interesting tracks on the calendar. Hermann Tilke ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ the architect behind several new circuits including Turkey and Abu Dhabi ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ crafted … Continue reading Team input ?óÔé¼?ôinvaluable?óÔé¼?Ø to Indian circuit
Guest writer Ned Flanders picks his ten favourite Hermann Tilke designed corners. Hermann Tilke ?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã‡Â£ Formula?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã¤Ã³s 1 circuit guru of the moment ?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã‡Â£ is not one of the most popular figures in F1. But with over half of the 2010 calendar partially or entirely drawn up by Tilke?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã¤Ã³s pen, it?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã¤Ã³s fair to say that modern … Continue reading Top ten… Hermann Tilke corners |
Yesterday’s news about F1 returning to America generally prompted two reactions from fans. As well as welcoming F1’s new race in Austin in 2012, a lot of people urged the race promoters to pick someone other than Hermann Tilke to design the track. Tilke’s company has designed or altered almost every track on the F1 … Continue reading Should Tilke be kept away from Austin?
Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips said they chose rival company Populous to produce their new Arena circuit because they didn’t want to risk someone ‘;wrecking’ the track.
We took a look at Motorland Aragon – Hermann Tilke’s latest F1-ready track – earlier this year. Now the track is open for business and F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari is racing there this weekend in the World Series by Renault. Tilke’s tracks are often criticised for being featureless and flat but his latest effort has … Continue reading Tilke’s latest track has F1’s answer to the Laguna Seca corkscrew (Pictures)
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
Is Istanbul Park the best F1 track Hermann Tilke has designed? Bernie Ecclestone’s track designer of choice gets a lot of flak from fand for building dull circuits. But Istanbul’s mix of gradients, a pair of decent overtaking opportunities, and the impressive four-apex turn eight make it one of his more popular efforts. How do … Continue reading Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?
When Bernie Ecclestone sits down after his dinner with a globe and ticks off countries he’s added to the F1 calendar in the last five years (Bahrain, China, Abu Dhabi, India, Korea) I wonder why he keeps skipping past Dubai? It’s already setting up its own F1 theme park (see video below) F1-X which will … Continue reading Video: Why is there no Dubai Grand Prix?
New Formula 1 tracks usually have two things in common: they’re designed by Hermann Tilke, and they get criticised by F1 fans and commentators for being dull, sterile and unchallenging. Inevitably Tilke gets the blame, but I read something in Autosport recently that made me wonder whether that’s fair: Current F1 track design rules limit … Continue reading Don’t blame Hermann Tilke, blame the rules