Tilke’s latest track has F1’s answer to the Laguna Seca corkscrew (Pictures)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

We took a look at Motorland Aragon – Hermann Tilke’s latest F1-ready track – earlier this year. Now the track is open for business and F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari is racing there this weekend in the World Series by Renault. Tilke’s tracks are often criticised for being featureless and flat but his latest effort has … Continue reading Tilke’s latest track has F1’s answer to the Laguna Seca corkscrew (Pictures)

Donington Park 2010 British Grand Prix track – your design predictions

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

After the news the British Grand Prix would be going to Donington Park in 2010 one of the Donington circuit owners remarked on television: If I touch anything from Redgate to MacLeans I’ll be lynched. If the classic Donington Park circuit’s fast, flowing corners were chopped to make it F1-friendly it would be a terrible … Continue reading Donington Park 2010 British Grand Prix track – your design predictions

Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Is Istanbul Park the best F1 track Hermann Tilke has designed? Bernie Ecclestone’s track designer of choice gets a lot of flak from fand for building dull circuits. But Istanbul’s mix of gradients, a pair of decent overtaking opportunities, and the impressive four-apex turn eight make it one of his more popular efforts. How do … Continue reading Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?

Don’t blame Hermann Tilke, blame the rules

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

New Formula 1 tracks usually have two things in common: they’re designed by Hermann Tilke, and they get criticised by F1 fans and commentators for being dull, sterile and unchallenging. Inevitably Tilke gets the blame, but I read something in Autosport recently that made me wonder whether that’s fair: Current F1 track design rules limit … Continue reading Don’t blame Hermann Tilke, blame the rules

10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners

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When the modern Nurburgring was unveiled in the early ’80s everyone grumbled it wasn’t fit to share its name with the fearsome Nordschleife. If today’s Nurburgring doesn’t have a corner worthy of the name – and I think that’s a little harsh – you can’t say the same of its big, bad brother. Here are … Continue reading 10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners

Proposed Singapore F1 street track layout

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The final configuration of the Singapore F1 track has been revealed since this article was published Click here for a map and guide to the Singapore street circuit and click here for a video simulation lap of the track Singapore’s proposed Grand Prix street circuit includes two bridges and three-quarters of a roundabout. (Click image … Continue reading Proposed Singapore F1 street track layout