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F1 2012 The Game: Circuit of the Americas

Discussion in 'F1 2012 - The Game' started by RaceDepartment, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. RaceDepartment

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  2. I've never understood all the Tilke hate. People say there's no character to them; that they are all cookie-cutter tracks (whatever that means-I've never seen a gingerbread man track by Tilke :) ) but I bet if you had him design a new track but tell everyone that it was someone else they would automatically start saying how fun or new it felt until you told them. I love the Austin track, I love Istanbul, Shanghai, Malaysia, and India. Singapore not so much but I give it credit- it's a beast to drive (and I'm pretty bad haha).

    Maybe I am just the odd one out. Maybe it started with the Hockenheim change or something but I feel it's just all just biased against him.
  3. Bram

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    Istanbul and certainly Austin are a good example of proper Tilke tracks. The States can be happy with this track as I am sure it will be on the calendar for many years to come.

    Especially looking forward to this triple corner right turn corner in real Formula One. It has all the potential to become just as (in)famous as Turn 8 at Istanbul Park
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  4. Martin Maaskant

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    I hope the track in Austin will give us a good race to watch. Until then I can't say anything of it. Sometimes tracks look good on paper but when they start racing it then it turns out to be a not so good track.

    BTW I liked the old Hockenheim more the the new one.
  5. terrible track...tilke may propose 1000 tracks, but only track like SPA is real F1 circuit
  6. Awesome track. Give him free hands and he will produce stuff like this.
    I wish people would get a better understanding of why Tilke can´t build tracks like he wants all the time.

  7. I think it'll be exciting. The physical positioning of some of those triple apex turns will lose a huge amount of down-force & weight in an F1 car so enter without the right momentum & to aggressive an approach you will be, in effect, a lightweight hovercraft. In contrast some of those downhill right angles will double the dynamics of an F1 car & cause over reaction amongst drivers. Lets wait until the race, but like 'emppu' said, if the organizers lied & said Aryton Senna had designed it years ago & not Tilke, everybody would love it. ;)
  8. I would say I like 50% of the CotA. Some of the corners are just too fiddly and break the flow too much.
    The 1st sector is great, and they have recreated a Maggots, Becketts, Chapel series of corners quite well, I just think there are a few too many corners in the series. From Maggots to Chapel there are 5 turns, but in the 1st sector at Austin there are effectively 8, which to me feels like it goes on a bit too long. Most of the track is great though.
    My favourite Tilke circuit has been India actually, probably because its the one I do best on!
  9. I'm throwing it out there that this track might be known for where Alonso clinched his third WDC.
  10. I also dont know why everyone hates the Tilke tracks.. Ok some may have less overtake chances but other tracks are a blast ! Like the Buddh International Circuit and this COTA. I think we're going to a great race in real with some suprises.
  11. I think the tracks do sucks if they have repetitions. Two of the same kind corner at least. All the great tracks have all unique corners.. so if you drive a lap, you feel it "one clean lap". I don't like the repetitions in Suzuka at the first part of the track, I don't like the repetitive corners in the Hungaroring, but I absolutely hate the new Silverstone layout. One lap feels like I do the it twice but the second time wasted. :)
    Here are also this kind of patterns.. small repetitions, but at least there are some good parts.. It could be like Suzuka, if it's lucky.
  12. Never thought of that, I bet (and hope) it's spot on!
  13. If Hermann Tilke had built Monza, People wouldn't like it. People say his tracks have no character. Monza Is just some straights with some chicanes at the end of it.
  14. It's not a Tilke track after all :) It was not designed by him!
  15. Alexander, Monza's personality is precisely the longest straights and highest straight top speed of the championship. Spa's is Eau Rouge because is such an unique corner. Monaco's personality lies on his twisty layout through the city streets...

    What's the personality of India, though? (one of the Tilke's tracks I actually enjoy), it's much harder to define India in just one word. And the same applies to other Tilke's tracks. I like India, I hate Singapore (it's just too long for a city circuit that slow), I like Hockenheim, I hate Korea. So for me it's something like I like 50%, the other 50% either I don't like it or I just can't find it the fun on them.

    In my book, he's a good designer, and most of his designs provide great F1 racing. That's all I need. :D
  16. One thing i´m sure many can´t deny is that if you saw the tracks from above, they are like pieces of art work.

    looks stunning from above.