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Someone miss the old Hockenheim?

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Erik Tveit, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Erik Tveit

    Erik Tveit
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    Look, this video is recorded only months ago before the evil Tilke got his hand on this track. And the safety wasn't bad before either. It got the chicanes lowering the cars speed, and a lot of place to grass and gravel to stop.

    Why Tilke, why this track, why? :frown:
  2. I personally like the new Hockenhiem, the old one had to many long straight's IMO.
  3. Erik Tveit

    Erik Tveit
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    No mate, lol. We got enough circuits with many corners. :wink:
  4. You're not even old enough to remember this track Erik :D
  5. Erik Tveit

    Erik Tveit
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    Actually I'm :D

    In my first 5 years, I didn't knew about this track. But then I was 9 I got f1 2001 to PS2. And the only track I played was this, :roflol:
  6. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    The old Hockenheim was fantastic until they raped it with this joke of a track as a result. Hope they never touch the Nürburgring.
  7. Erik Tveit

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    Nurburgring is okay so long they doesn't touch Schumacer S. But the Nordsheleife, NO WAY!

    If Tilke ever do I'll actually e-mail him. Like seriously. :)
  8. One of the best tracks ever created. It always gave several overtaking opportunities per a lap, unlike the current one where the hairpin is the only place people seem to overtake at.
  9. Erik Tveit

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    Tbh, on the old there are 4 major spots + the straights. And I believe it was possible into first turn. So another reason why I should be like it was.. BTW, someone know if the old layout is still there? :) I mean, is the asphalt laying there ATM?
  10. Tilke evil? Please. He did not choose to modify Hockenheim - the people who ran the track had to shorten it to keep it on the calendar! What I don't get is why people blame Tilke alone... yes, he could have come up with a better design, but what was he meant to do? He had to come up with something because he was commissioned to redesign the track. If he hadn't, the circuit would have been taken off the calendar altogether - it was too unsafe in its original configuration, and it was F1 and Hockenheimring officials (NOT Tilke) that decided that the track should be shortened.

    Don't blame Tilke, blame Formula One.
  11. Sadly, no... this is the one thing I really regret about the redesign. The old asphalt was ripped up and replanted with trees... it resembles a clearing more than a racetrack now. :frown:
  12. I prefer the old version, the new track seems to lack character, its a strange circuit to drive around (had a blast in F1 2010), I know people have their issues with the old version but i always enjoyed it in previous F1 games when i was younger and watching it on the TV.
  13. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    The old one is the best Hockenheim, but favourite circuit will always the Osterreichring.
  14. old hockenheim was verry fast, but no so exiting, so my answear is "not realy"

    btw, i went to hockenheim a few weeks ago :p got pics on facebook. the "arena" bit or whatever u call it (last few turns, pit area, front straight and turn 1) has about the same size as the whole Karlskoga Circuit XD
  15. Old Hockenheim was awesome. The new track might as well be called another name. I remember that the second chicane, the Ostkurve was pretty dangerous if your brakes went out, they called it the billboard chicane, if my memory isn't corrupted. As you came into the chicane turning right and slowing down you had a wall in front of you before turning left. Actually a wall some space and then some tires, but you know what happens if something went wrong, you get planted on all that. You can still see it if you look at old videos on YouTube. I know by 1992 they changed the chicane so it was safer, but they just ****ed it up IMO.
  16. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    I miss the old Hockenheim. It was a nice fast circuit.
  17. abu dhabi, valencia,korea. all the same tilke s.h.i.t....no fast corners. no up an down. nothing ....boorring as hell and for go karts

    i miss france,imola, austria and indianapolis so much.
  18. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
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    Was nice, but I don't think the new one is one of the worse Tilke ones, I like the two hairpins, at least I made my best result in an RD league there :D
  19. The A-1 Ring was designed by Tilke. :wink:
  20. Erik Tveit

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    No. He did only do a make over. :) You know, Österreichring.