Remix an F1 track

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

HInfineon Raceway, Indy Racing League, 2007ow hard can it be to design a decent race track?

Herman Tilke?s circuit designs tend to draw sighs of disappointment from F1 fans. So what would you change about the tracks on today?s calendar?

In the past two and a bit weeks I?ve covered the history of every track used for world championship F1 races. To draw the maps I used an excellent website called Quikmaps.

It?s free to use so if you want to have a go for yourself at drawing an F1 circuit here?s what to do:

1. Register at Quikmaps.com (it?s free)
2. Use one of the co-ordinates below to find the 2008 race track of your choice
3. Zoom in on the track and use the drawing tools to sketch a track

If you create something you?re proud of then email it to me and I?ll post a selection on the site next week. To share your track:

1. When you’ve finished designing, click Save and generate code
2. Send the code to me via the contacts form along with some information about your track

Locations of F1 circuits

Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia: -37.849722???, 144.968333???
Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain: 26.0325???, 50.510556???
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain: 41.57???, 2.261111???
Fuji Speedway, Japan: 35.371667???, 138.926667???
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada: 45.5???, -73.522778???
Hockenheimring, Germany: 49.327778???, 8.565833???
Hungaroring, Hungary: 47.578889???, 19.248611???
Istanbul Park, Turkey: 40.951667???, 29.405???
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Brazil: -23.703611???, -46.699722???
Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours, France: 46.864167???, 3.163611???
Monte-Carlo, Monaco: 43.734722???, 7.420556???
Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy: 45.615556???, 9.281111???
Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia: 2.760833???, 101.738333???
Shanghai International Circuit, China: 31.338889???, 121.219722???
Silverstone, Great Britain: 52.078611???, -1.016944???
Singapore Street Circuit, Singapore: 1.289444???, 103.858889???
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium: 50.437222???, 5.971389???
Valencia Street Circuit, Spain: 39.458889???, -0.331667???