• Welcome to the largest (sim) racing website in the world!
    Blurring the line between real and virtual motorsports.

Featured Silverstone Secures New F1 Deal for British Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jul 10, 2019 at 19:52.

  1. Ghoults

    Ghoults

    Messages:
    977
    Ratings:
    +523
    Old vs new silverstone. My favourite topic! For me the old silverstone was a track that had couple of nice corners and couple of annoying corners. Worst issue with the old track where the two bad chicanes. Vale wasn't that bad because it had a decent exit corner following it in club. But it was still a chicane. The farm/abbey was just horrible chicane. The best part of the old track was the priory/brooklands which was lost when they changed the track. But you still have copse, maggots, beckets and stowe. The new abbey/farm is pretty cool corner and imho the village/loop/aintree has really nice flow despite its slow speed. Fun corner to rotate the car from one corner to the next. It sure sucks in f1 cars but so does any slow corner with less than 120kph speed. If I had to drive some version of the silverstone the 1994-2009 versions are probably the worst of them all. The pre 1987 and the after 2009 are both nice tracks but even then the modern silverstone is best of them all because it has no chicanes and has some nice corners.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Koen Verlinde

    Koen Verlinde

    Messages:
    689
    Ratings:
    +234
    No you're not :) Don't like the track in real life motorsport or virtual.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Koen Verlinde

    Koen Verlinde

    Messages:
    689
    Ratings:
    +234
    Of course they sign a deal after some hype, that's generally how it works for these "old styled" circuits anyway.
     
  4. paracletus

    paracletus

    Messages:
    1,011
    Ratings:
    +185
    Maybe not as good as the old layout, but still one of the best race tracks.
    Hard to pick a winner - obvious to say Mercedes but maybe Ferrari will, as it is a high speed circuit. Doubtful that Red Bull will be in with a shout tomorrow.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.