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2014 Formula One Season Calendar Update

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Howard, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Howard

    Howard
    Staff Emeritus | F1 Engineer Premium Member

    Howard Choularton submitted a new blog post:

    2014 Formula One Season Calendar Update

    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
  2. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Very nice to see Mexico back on the calendar.

    Suprised to see New Jersey there again, I thought that track was pretty much cancelled for next year?
     
  3. 'Omitted' means Excluded or left out which means that Korea, Mexico and New Jersey might not be on the official calendar at the Award ceremony next week
     
  4. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    I would love to see Mexico back, but F1 Racing published the map of what they were going to do, and it looked horrible. They were going to use the CART through the baseball stadium, but add a HAIRPIN CHICANE INSTANTLY FOLLOWED BY A 90 LEFT. It looks atrocious and should be shelved. The whole point of going back is to visit famous corners like the final one at Mexico, not chop them up.

    The more I look at New Jersey, the more horrible it looks. Just go around the circuit on Street View and see how narrow the bridge and the run up the hill is. That is not going to fit F1 cars down it. Glad that Korea is getting binned though.
     
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  5. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Oops, didn't read that part. Thanks Ron :)
     
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  6. I read that issue of F1Racing too, and when I saw it I knew it was inevitable. There was no way they could retain the Parabolica in its current form, however I think a better solution could be found, so I've made two alternative proposals:

    This is the proposal found in F1Racing:

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    Here is my first proposal, where I've tried to limit modifications to the track as much as possible, whilst making it suitable for modern F1. Yes, I know, everyone hates chicanes, but the cars will have to be slowed down before the Parabolica. I also decided to stick with the F1Racing Proposal's idea of cutting out the first part of the esses, as this makes the entry to the esses faster and the turns that would be cut out aren't the most important bit of the track.

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    After making that one I had an idea for another proposal. This one would require substantially more work than the first proposal, but I also think it's better. It still retains the essence of the old layout, however the second to last corner of the esses is brought forward, tightened and lengthened slightly so that the last corner of the esses should still be more or less the same, but in a different location and on a different angle. This then leads to a small stadium section (good for the fans, I believe part of the reason the stadium is used to bypass the Parabolica is so that the baseball stadium can be used as a grandstand) before back tracking and then doing a U-turn back on to the original straight, and back towards the Parabolica.

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  7. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Hmm might have to pop over to Hungary for my stag do next year!
     
  8. I like this track from the 90's long straights kind of Monza like. has hods to shape but still mast. I am not a fan of the tight twisty tracks that lack horse power and this will not be one of them.
     
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