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A 25-race F1 season

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  • #128212
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    What would your dream F1 calendar be? You can have a maximum of 25 races, and you have to be realistic (so you can’t get rid of all of the Asian races!) You need a minimum of 12 races currently on the calendar. You can bring tracks back to return also. Also state when the summer shutdown will be!

    Put current circuits in bold.

    Here’s mine.

    1 Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne

    2 Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir

    3 Aida Grand Prix – Aida

    4 Korean Grand Prix – Yeongam

    5 Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul

    6 San Marino Grand Prix – Imola

    7 Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring

    8 Monaco Grand Prix – Monte-Carlo

    9 European Grand Prix – Zolder

    10 British Grand Prix – Donington Park

    11 Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort

    12 Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring

    13 German Grand Prix – Nurburgring

    SUMMER SHUTDOWN

    14 Italian Grand Prix – Monza

    15 Canadian Grand Prix – Montreal

    16 Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps

    17 Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay

    18 Asian Grand Prix – Suzuka

    19 Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai

    20 Japanese Grand Prix – Fuji

    21 USA Grand Prix – Indianapolis

    22 Oceanic Grand Prix – Adelaide

    23 South African Grand Prix – Kylami

    24 Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires

    25 Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos

    #147397
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    Fixy
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    When is your summer shutdown?

    #147398
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    Ooh, thanks! I’ll edit post now.

    #147399
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    Alexi
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    Here’s mine.

    1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir

    2 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina

    3 Turkish Grand Prix – Istambul

    4 San Marino Grand Prix – Imola

    5 Italian Grand Prix – Monza

    6 Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring

    7 Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo

    8 French Grand Prix – Magny Cours

    9 Spanish Grand Prix – Valencia

    10 Portuguese Grand Prix – Estoril

    11 English Grand Prix – Silverstone

    12 Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Franchorchamps

    13 German Grand Prix – Nurburgring

    14 Scandinavian Grand Prix – Sornainen

    15 European Grand Prix – Hockenheim

    16 Canadian Grand Prix – Montreal

    17 American Grand Prix – Infineon

    18 Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang

    19 Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay

    20 Chinese Grand Prix – Shangai

    21 Asian Grand Prix – Fuji

    22 Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka

    23 Korean Grand Prix – Korean International

    24 Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne

    25 Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos

    Optimized for lesser costs at transportation and no damned summer breaks.

    #147400

    Okay, I will get a 20round calendar. The case is, that it will have some rotating venues.

    1. Australian Grand Prix: Albert Park

    2. Malaysian Grand Prix: Sepang

    3. Spanish Grand Prix: Catalunya

    4. Mediterranean Grand Prix: Portimao/Imola (rotating venue)

    5. Monaco Grand Prix: Monte Carlo

    6. French Grand Prix: Magny Cours

    7. Canadian Grand Prix: Montreal

    8. American Grand Prix: Indianapolis/Austin (UC) (rotating venue)

    9. British Grand Prix: Silverstone

    10. European Grand Prix: Nurburgring/Donington (rotating venue)

    11. Low Countries Grand Prix: Zandvoort/Spa (rotating venue)


    12. Italian Grand Prix: Monza

    13. Danube Grand Prix: Redbullring (UC)/Hungaroring (rotating venue)

    14. German Grand Prix: Hockenheim

    15. Scandinavian Grand Prix: Gotlandring (UC)

    16. Eastern European Grand Prix: Poznan/Sochi (UC) (rotating venue)

    17. Indian Grand Prix: Jaypee International Circuit (UC)

    18. Japanese Grand Prix: Suzuka/Fuji (rotating venue)

    19. Atlantic Grand Prix: Jacaperagua/Buenos Aires (rotating venue)

    20: Brazilian Grand Prix: Interlagos

    *UC stands for Under Construction.

    #147401
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    NickV
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    This is mine with circuits that are f1 standard or can easily be modified to be:

    1. UAE Grand Prix: Yas Marina Circuit

    2. Australian Grand Prix: Albert Park

    3. Malaysian Grand Prix: Sepang

    4. Chinese Grand prix: Ordos

    5: Portugese Grand Prix: Portimao

    6: Spanish Grand Prix: Motorland Aragon

    7: Monaco Grand Prix: Monte Carlo

    8: Turkish Grand Prix: Istanbul Park

    9: Canadian Grand Prix: Montreal

    10: United States Grand Prix: Austin (when completed)

    11: British Grand Prix: Silverstone

    12: German Grand Prix: Hockenheim

    13: Hungarian Grand Prix: Hungaroring

    14: French grand Prix: Paul Ricard

    SUMMER BREAK

    15: Belgian Grand Prix: Spa Francorchamps

    16: Italian Grand Prix: Monza

    17: Finish Grand Prix: Helsinki Street Circuit (no reason it couldn’t be done)

    18: European Grand Prix: Brands Hatch (just increase the run off and keep layout as it is)

    19: Indian Grand Prix: Jaypee Group Circuit (when completed)

    20: Korean Grand Prix: Yeongam

    21: Singapore Grand Prix: Marina Bay Street Circuit

    22: Japanese Grand Prix: Suzuzka

    23: Argentinian Grand Prix: Buenos Aires

    24: Brazilian Grand Prix: Interlagos

    #147402
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    Icthyes
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    Week 1: Melbourne

    Week 2: Sepang

    Week 4: Shanghai

    Week 6: Bahrain

    Week 7: Istanbul

    Week 9: Motorland Aragon (built up to F1 standard)

    Week 10: Monte Carlo*

    Week 12: Portimao

    Week 14: Montreal

    Week 15: Indianapolis (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4081036)

    Week 17: Silverstone

    Week 18: Donington (miraculously completed)

    Week 20: Nurburgring

    Week 21: Hungaroring (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4102650)

    SUMMER BREAK

    Week 25: Spa

    Week 26: Monza

    Week 28: Abu Dhabi

    Week 29: India

    Week 31: Singapore

    Week 33: Suzuka

    Week 34: South Korea (with Turns 5-7 and 11-13 cut out)

    Week 36: Austin (with Turns 6-9 bypassed and Turn 12 leading into Turn 16)

    Week 38: Portero de los Funes

    Week 39: Interlagos

    *The calendar is built around Monaco so I imagine it would have to be here even if it splits Spain and Portugal

    We’d have to go back to putting Melbourne early on the second weekend of March otherwise the calendar would end a week before Christmas. Even then it’s a long calendar and I’ve only used 24 races. If Bernie really wants 25 there are going to have to be a lot more back-to-backs

    #147403
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    TomD11
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    OK this is based on past and present F1 heritage (I don’t know enough about potential venues to be sure about all of them though):

    1. South African GP – Kyalami?

    2. Australian GP – Albert Park

    3. New Zealand GP – Taupo? Wellington Street Race? (Night Race)

    4. Malaysian GP – Sepang

    5. Indian GP – Jaypee

    6. Finnish GP – Helsinki Street Race?

    7. Spanish GP – Montjuic Park

    8. French GP – Paul Ricard

    9. Monaco GP – Monte Carlo

    10. Swiss GP – Dijon-Prenois

    11. British GP – Silverstone

    12. European GP – Brands Hatch

    13. Belgian GP – Spa

    SUMMER SHUTDOWN

    14. Dutch GP – Zandvoort

    15. Luxembourg GP – Nurburgring

    16. German GP – Hockenheim

    17. Austrian GP – Osterreichring

    18. San Marino GP – Imola

    19. Italian GP – Monza

    20. Canadian GP – Montreal

    21. US GP – Road Atlanta? a better iteration of Indianapolis? Full oval?

    22. US GP West – Laguna Seca (Maybe Austin if it turns out OK)

    23. Japanese GP – Suzuka

    24. Argentine GP – Potrero de los Funes

    25. Brazilian GP – Interlagos

    Optimised to reduce transport costs

    #147404
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    I think that while a 25-race calendar is indeed possible, it would only work if the races were arrayed properly. Something like this:

    1 – Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park

    2 – Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang

    3 – Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

    4 – Korean Grand Prix, Yeognam

    5 – Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

    6 – Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay

    7 – Indian Grand Prix, Greater Noida

    8 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina

    9 – Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir

    10 – Turkish Grand Prix, Istanbul Park

    11 – Russian Grand Prix, Sochi Olympic Park

    12 – Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring

    13 – German Grand Prix, Nurburgring/Hockenheim

    14 – Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps

    15 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone

    16 – French Grand Prix, TBA

    17 – Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo

    18 – Spanish Grand Prix, Aragon

    19 – Italian Grand Prix, Monza

    20 – South African Grand Prix, TBA

    21 – Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

    22 – United States Grand Prix, Austin

    23 – Venezuealan Grand Prix, TBA

    24 – Argentine Grand Prix, Potrero de los Funes

    25 – Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos

    The hardest thing was getting the South African Grand Prix right. It’s very isolated compared to everything else, so I had to run the European leg backwards to finish in Monza. The only problems with the calendar is that Monaco moves away from its traditional place on the calendar and it’ very late in the year for both Canada and England.

    #147405
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    Week 1: Melbourne

    Week 2: Sepang

    Week 4: Macau! – Im not sure we’d be allowed to do it but it’d be an awsome street race

    Week 5: Chinese Grand Prix

    Week 6: Bahrain – I’d like to see it as the outer-ring circuit, but definatly no middle bit

    Week 7: Istanbul

    Week 9: Monaco

    Week 11:Montreal

    Week 12: Watkins Glen

    Week 14: Indianalpolis

    Week 16: Motorland Aragon (thank you person above, i’d forgotten about this)

    Week 17: Silverstone

    Week 18: Donington

    Week 20: Nurburgring

    Week 21: Hungaroring

    SUMMER BREAK

    Week 25: Spa

    Week 26: Monza

    Week 28: Imola (stuff off Rome – this is now a great and much safer circuit, despite the painful memories)

    Week 30: Singapore

    Week 33: Suzuka

    Week 34: Jaypee Group Circuit (Dont look too bad!)

    Week 36: Korea (erm well i might re-phrase after next weekend)

    Week 38: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico (im not sure i’d get anywhere near a FIA license but hey)

    Week 39: Interlagos

    #147406
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    wasiF1
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    For the first time other then me some people think that we can arrange 25 races in a season.But not sure when that will ever happen?

    #147407
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    Silverkeg
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    1. Australia – Albert Park

    2. Malaysia – Sepang

    3. China – Shanghai

    4. Abu Dhabi – Yas Marina

    5. Turkey – Istanbul Park

    6. Hungary – Hungaroring

    7. Austria – Osterreichring

    8. Monaco – Monte Carlo

    9. Spain – Motorland Aragon

    10. Great Britain – Silverstone

    11. Canada – Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

    12. USA – Austin

    13. France – Paul Ricard

    14. Germany – Nurburgring/Hockenheimring

    15. Finland – ??

    16. Russia – ??

    SUMMER BREAK

    17. Belgium – Spa-Francorchamps

    18. Italy – Monza

    19. South Africa – ??

    20. India – Jaypee

    21. Singapore – Marina Bay

    22. South Korea – Yeongnam

    23. Japan – Suzuka/Fuji

    24. Argentina – San Luis

    25. Brazil – Interlagos

    I have tried to put it in a logical order. Germany and Japan would both have alternating tracks. South Africa, Finland and Russia would have to build circuit or maybe street circuits.

    #147408
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    1 Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne

    2 New Zealand Grand Prix – Taupo

    3 Malaysian Grand Prix – Kuala Lumpur

    4 Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai

    5 Korean Grand Prix – Yeongam

    6 Indian Grand Prix – Delhi

    7 Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul

    8 Spanish Grand Prix – Catalunya

    9 Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring

    10 Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo

    11 Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort

    12 British Grand Prix – Silverstone

    13 Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring

    14 German Grand Prix – Nurburgring

    SUMMER SHUTDOWN

    15 Polish Grand Prix – Warsaw

    16 Russian Grand Prix – St Peterburg

    17 Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps

    18 Italian Grand Prix – Monza

    19 Canadian Grand Prix – Montreal

    20 USA Grand Prix – Austin

    21 Mexican Grand Prix – Mexico City

    22 Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay

    23 Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka

    24 South African Grand Prix – Kyalami

    25 Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos

    New Zealand, India, Holland, Austria, Poland, Russia, USA, Mexico and South Africa in. Bahrain, Valencia and Emirates out.

    #147409
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    Monaco would never be that late PM, even in a fantasy world. They would just give up hosting a race. By the way, why don’t you go from Malaysia to Singapore to Japan? Also I think it would be better to go to South Africa after Bahrain and then to Turkey, it’s a little less fiddly than coming all the way from Italy and then going all the way to Canada.

    #147410
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    Monaco would never be that late PM, even in a fantasy world.

    I know. But I put it there because the only way to get a full 25 races is to follow them in sequence. This calendar moves from east to west; it never doubles back on itself.

    <blockuote>By the way, why don’t you go from Malaysia to Singapore to Japan?

    Because then they’d be in direct competition with one another, which would be bad.

    Also I think it would be better to go to South Africa after Bahrain and then to Turkey

    But then I’d have to enter the European season from there and Bahrain-Turkey is shorter than Bahrain-South Africa. I’d also be at a loss with what to do about the European leg, because we’d wind up in Sochi and then have to double back.

    it’s a little less fiddly than coming all the way from Italy and then going all the way to Canada.

    The alternative was to go from South Africa to Argentina, then up through Brazil, Venezuela, Texas and into Canada – but that would mean Montreal was the season finale during the winter months.

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