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Post by overseasTOON » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:10 pm

Seeing that Bernie Ecclestone is now pressing for Melbourne to be dropped if they won't change the race time to suit the European audience (cost of installing floodlights etc is prohibitive) and looks as if it will be dropped from the F1 calendar.

It seems to me that there are too many tracks in F1 where the excitement of racing is eradicated because the tracks are so damn dull or made too difficult to race.

Drop:

Bahrain: Truly a sleep inducing race that invariably results in a procession. I can't recall it ever being exciting.

European (Valencia): Drop this track. It's simply awful. Rotate the tracks on an annual basis. They have Paul Ricard (France), Osterreichring (Austria), San Marino etc that could host this.

Korean: It's not really managed to give itself a good reputation since it began and apart from rain; offers no real challenge or excitement.

Abu Dhabi: Woohoo! Now I can watch a F1 car drive in daylight, twilight and night all in one race. That's about all this race offers in terms of excitement.


Keep:

Australian: As a usual season opener this race always delivers a surprise, excitement as well as it's fair share of driver error. Maybe it's just because it's a season opener and we've all waited for it but I'd like to retain Melbourne and will wake up early to watch it.

Malaysian: It's a good track with some fast straights, tough series of corners and the humidity really does effect the drivers.

Chinese: I'd keep this race as I think it's improving overall. That first 'corner sequence' is bizarre but I love it.

Spanish: Usually the first race back in Europe and it's normally good. Nice track that encourages some audacious moves.

Monaco: The crown jewel can be dull as dishwater but there is something about that track. I've driven the track in a Citreon C1, flat out (well... as fast as speed limits would allow) and that road in a normal car is tight. Kudos to the drivers for nailing a corner at 80 when I balked at 25!

Canadian: A race track that I've grown to love. It rewards the driver who likes to overtake.

British: Home advantage. It stays!

German: Maybe not the best track in Germany but it's still a tough race and has been involved in it's fair share of excitement.

Hungarian: Tough track to get right but has the ability to provide a classic.

Belgian: This to me is the crown jewel of all tracks. Undulations, steep inclines, variable weather and Eau Rouge.

Italian: Fastest track on the calendar. Certain bends are unrelenting to errors but rewards you if you drive in an attacking style.

Singapore: Is it just me who likes the track? Sure, I've rubbished Abu Dhabi for it's 'USP' of racing in 3 stages of light but Singapore is a far more challenging track in my opinion where mistakes are punished.

Japanese: How I love this race track. It's madness and brilliance in one place and the Japanese should be proud of this place.

Brazilian: So typically the final battle ground and a great track to win a title or lose it.


New:

Indian: Still young days but from what I saw, it has a lot of potential. Let's see next year?

American (Texas): I haven't the foggiest.
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Re: F1 Tracks - Drop/Keep/Time Will Tell

Post by beardface » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:12 pm

<wenger> Bernie.

The Melbourne track is one of my favourites, and to get rid of it from the F1 calender just because people in Europe have to wake up to see it is ridiculous.

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Re: F1 Tracks - Drop/Keep/Time Will Tell

Post by Lewis Hamilton The F1 Legend » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:17 pm

Drop

Bahrain
Valencia
Hockenheim - Keep Nurburgring
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Re: F1 Tracks - Drop/Keep/Time Will Tell

Post by Alfie » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:34 pm

Quite liked Turkey, cracking race there 2 years ago. Unfortunately locals are priced out of going. Was a really good circuit for the spectators because you could see most of the track from wherever you sat.
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Re: F1 Tracks - Drop/Keep/Time Will Tell

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:41 pm

Turkey wasn't too bad a track but was difficult to overtake. The race you were mentioning I'm guessing was with Button in the Brawn and Vettel made a mistake half way through the first lap?

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