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Argentina might find itself in F1 once again.

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Hampus Andersson, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. To bad it´s not the most beautiful track in the world they will run on but on a newly designed track called Velociudad Speedcity.

    The design firm is Populous, same guys that re-designed Silverstone so i guess it should be a nice track.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/96786
     
  2. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    No Buenos Aires then?
     
  3. Nope, i really would have liked them to use Potrero de los Funes Circuit

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  4. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member

    Nice scenery, but probably not so accommodating to f1, wih that massive lake.
     
  5. How do you mean more specifically? like paddock area which always is inside the track you mean?
     
  6. Personally I would have preferred Buenos Aires.
     
  7. Actually, the lake's on a volcano, right?

    Can't wait for the Potrero race in WTM, at least it looks more exciting than other tracks.
     
  8. Can´t find anything, please link if you find anything on that, that´s pretty badass :)
     
  9. i dont think it will happen.... tilke didnt build it, so bernie wont make money from it.
     
  10. Tilke haven´t built a single track in his life, he designs them. And imo, he´s done a fantastic job with India and soon to come, Austin GP.

    What many people don´t realise is that Tilke can´t just pick out a piece of paper, draw some lines on it, choose where to build it and voila F1 is there the next day.

    Nope sorry to disappoint you but Tilke has to take into consideration the FIA rules,
    The track owners own ideas about their own track, and he has to take into consideration where the track is.

    People always like to mention the run-offs, and i agree it suck but what most people don´t know is that the run-offs are bigger then they have to be for F1 due to MotoGP. Motorcycles require bigger run-offs.

    Some people also refer to Portimao as a good track but it´s only when you see an image of the track that you realise just how much run-off that track has.

    Had Suzuka been designed today you can be damn sure that every gravel pit would have been changed to pure tarmac. Something they have done with some corners already due to FIA standards.
     
  11. Those big run-offs are there to avoid accidents that took the lives of many great drivers. Think about that. Many people like to see crashes, but they just don't realize it's a human sitting in the car! I wonder what they would say if they had to sit in there...
    Those tracks are designed to be safe, and I think there is no problem with that.
    Boring races? I guess there are many races on those tracks in other categories where dozens of passing happen without any artificial help. The cars should be built like that! If they are hard to drive, they make more mistakes, and there is no problem with that if the track is designed safely, so that they have a big runoff instead of hitting a wall at incredible speeds.
     
  12. I agree. The main problem for F1 is the aero of the cars. An F1 car basically "destroys" the airflow behind the car making it near impossible for another person to tuck in behind as you come out of the corner, that is why we have DRS and KERS.

    Either you go down in aero or you increase it so the car basically removes the air behind the car to allow for natural drafting.

    i would rather see less wings but instead ground effects with a universal floor for everyone to use to level the playing field.
     
  13. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Some Argentinian guys in an Spanish speaking F1 blog say all this won't be real because the promotors don't have the money.

    Just a rumour, but they all seem pretty convinced.
     
  14. That´s up to a promoter to find that kind of money though. Track to my understanding is not finished yet either.