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Valencia street circuit is abandoned

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Dmitry Zaharov, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. http://www.marca.com/2013/01/23/motor/formula1/1358937864.html

    Light boxes completely ransacked, sewers without manholes and street lamps without wires. It is the sad state in which there is the Valencia Street Circuit.
    Only seven months ago that was held at the track the last Grand Prix of Europe. Now, far from the glamor, the neighbors complain that there is no supervision and that thieves have taken everything that was worth anything.
    The sloppiness situation is such that the tunnel giving access to the track during the career is completely flooded. And a bridge that cost two million now only used by homeless to spend the night.
    Neighbors call on the Government to seek a profit by Circuit pending someday return to Formula 1.
  2. That really is sad. The track is quite enjoyable one to drive, fast street circuits are a rare breed.
  3. Always hated watching races at that circuit.
    The area looked beautiful, unfortunately the races there are quite boring to watch.
    I'd rather see a race at any other circuit.
  4. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Horrible track. Never understood why they went there in the first place while they have a fantastic real circuit nearby (Ricardo Tormo).
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  5. I think many politicians are confident that people love them because of their scenery, but they are not Monaco.
  6. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Premium

    They have a decent facility nearby. It struggles to produce good racing in other high level categories, so I dont see it working for F1 either.
  7. one of my favorite tracks gone...sad.
  8. Karl Fuss

    Karl Fuss

    I find this sad as well. I love driving it in games. I loved watching it on TV.
    It has a certain flow to all the twists and turns that suits my driving style.
    What a waste.
  9. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada

    You are sad about this? Let me talk you about airports...