Team input ??invaluable?? to Indian circuit

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Organisers of next year?s 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 ?ǣ the architect behind several new circuits including Turkey and Abu Dhabi ?ǣ crafted … Continue reading Team input ??invaluable?? to Indian circuit

Top ten… Hermann Tilke corners |

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Guest writer Ned Flanders picks his ten favourite Hermann Tilke designed corners. Hermann Tilke ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ Formula?óÔé¼Ôäós 1 circuit guru of the moment ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 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?óÔé¼Ôäós pen, it?óÔé¼Ôäós fair to say that modern … Continue reading Top ten… Hermann Tilke corners |

Should Tilke be kept away from Austin?

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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?

Tilke’s latest track has F1’s answer to the Laguna Seca corkscrew (Pictures)

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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)

Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?

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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?

Don’t blame Hermann Tilke, blame the rules

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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