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F1 season and tracks

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  • #128711
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    ahmadjon
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    I commend F1 for trying to reach all corners of the earth. With India hosting in 2011 and Russian and U.S. coming up; the question now is how do you fit it all into an already busy schedule? Do you extend the season or do you drop tracks? If the later, how do you pick which one’s to drop? I know some of the decisions is based on the host and it’s fees (like Canada), but how do you try to fit the most into a schedule without losing out in other areas?

    Things to keep in mind is the weather factor, distance travelled between destination, actual interest in the host city, drivers fatigue, and of course most importantly profit.

    I know it has been mentioned by an FIA official that in the future one country can only host one race which means Spain will have to lose one of either Valencia or Catalunya. Also if F1 decides to expand the season instead of contracting, then they need to make the schedule based on location. ie start in one end of the world and move to the next closest country and so on and so forth. But if F1 decides to contract they they would have to get rid of tracks in nearby countries. ie drop one of Malaysia or Singapore, Abu Dhabi or Bahrain etc.

    The question here is which tracks would you drop? Also, if you think a track should be mentioned that is not in the current or near future, then post it.

    #157250
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    Browny
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    assuming they keep to 20 races i’d have the calender as in round order as of 2014

    1. Albert Park – Australia

    2. Shangai – China

    3. Yeongham – Korea

    4. Jaypee – India

    5. Aragon – Spain

    6. Monte Carlo – Monaco

    7. Soshi – Russia

    8. Montreal – Canada

    9. Austin – USA

    10. Silverstone – Great Britian

    11. Nurburgring – Germany

    12. Circuit de la Sarthe – France

    13. Hungaoring – Hungary

    14. Zandvoort/A1 Ring – Netherlands/ Austria swap each year

    15. Monza – Italy

    16. Spa – Belgium

    17. Yas Marina – Abu Dhabi

    18. Suzuka – Japan

    19. Marina Bay – Singapore

    20. Interlagos – Brazil

    Good miz of heritage, good tracks, crowd support, and money makers i reckon :)

    #157251
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    mike77
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    drop bahrain (they have abu dhabi) and hungary (turkey’s close enough) and replace valencia with either zandvoort, estoril or that newish track in the algrve. oh, and replace Barcelona with Aragon

    1 Melbourne

    2 Sepang

    3 Shanghai

    4 Jaypee

    5 Sochi

    6 Istanbul

    7 Aragon

    8 Monaco

    9 Silverstone

    10 Austin

    11 Montreal

    12 Zandvoort/Estoril/Algarve

    13 Nurburgring/Hockenheim

    14 Spa

    15 Monza

    16 Yas Marina

    17 Marina Bay

    18 Yeongam

    19 Suzuka

    20 Interlagos

    Aside from maybe Yas Marina, is there any bad tracks on here?

    #157252
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    Zadak
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    I see Turkey going

    Don’t think Spain’s going to have two GPs for long either

    F1 won’t be reaching out to the small European countries any more, call me a pessimist but Spa might not last that long, it’s always been hanging by a thread if the news reports are anything to go by.

    #157253
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    1. Albert Park – Australia

    2. Shangai – China

    3. Yeongham – Korea

    4. Jaypee – India

    5. Catalunya – Spain

    6. Monte Carlo – Monaco

    7. Soshi – Russia

    8. Montreal – Canada

    9. ?????? – USA

    10. Silverstone – Great Britian

    11. Nurburgring – Germany

    12. Circuit de la Sarthe – France

    13. Hungaoring – Hungary

    14. A1 ring-Netherlands

    15. Monza – Italy

    16. Spa – Belgium

    17. Yas Marina – Abu Dhabi

    18. Suzuka – Japan

    19. Marina Bay – Singapore

    20. Interlagos – Brazil

    #157254
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    Atticus
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    Really, really hard to answer.

    I’d first enforce the one race per country rule because of the lack of space. I’d drop Valencia though I’m not very fond or either Spanish track. I know it’s a new track but hey it’s not bad to admit it’s boring. I’d use the permanent Valencia race track. And restore the old system of rotating the name Grand Prix of Europe each year. Now we would have place for either the USA or Russia. (It’s always the case isn’t it? :D)

    As for the other one I’d drop one of the flops of those events which have been introduced in the 2000s.

    I would like to bring back the French GP as well on the Paul Ricard so… It would be even more complicated. :)

    #157255
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    ahmadjon
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    New info on tracks and more

    Expiring circuits:

    Suzuka, Japan 2011

    Montreal, Canada 2012

    Huckenheim, Germany 2012

    Nurburgring, Germany 2011 (Luxembourg)

    Istanbul, Turkey 2011

    Interlagos, Brazil 2012

    Marina Bay, Singapore 2012 (reports stated that it is extended for 4 more years)

    Shanghai, China 2011

    Spa, Belgium 2012

    Yas Marina, UAE 2012

    Circuits in F1 for a long term:

    Albert Park, Australia 2015

    Bahrain, 2016

    Catalunya, Spain 2016

    Valencia, Spain 2014 (European GP)

    Monza, Italy 2016

    Hungaroring, Hungary 2016

    Yeongam, Korea 2016

    Monaco, France 2020

    Sepang, Malaysia 2015

    Silverstone, UK 2026

    Circuits not currently used:

    Adelaide, Australia (last used 1995)

    Jerez, Spain (last used 1997)

    Imola, Italy (last used 2006)

    Fuji, Japan (last used 2008)

    Tanaka, Japan (last used 1995)

    Estoril, Portugal (last used 1996)

    Indianapolis, USA (last used 2007)

    Kyalami, South Africa (last used 1993)

    Mugny, France (last used 2008)

    Oscar Alfredo, Argentina (last used 1998)

    Austria (last used 2003)

    New circuits on the horrizon:

    Jaypee, India

    Austin, USA

    Sochi, Russia

    The question is which of the expiring circuits would you like to see sign a long term deal? Which you would absolutely drop? Would you replace any of the expiring or existing circuits with one’s not used? Do you know of other circuits that are up to date and worthy of mentioning?

    #157256
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    ahmadjon
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    I forgot to submit my list, assuming that F1 sticks to 20 grids and a country can only have one circuit involved… it would be the following in no particular order.

    Existing and future circuits:

    Albert Park, Australia

    Bahrain

    Catalunya, Spain

    Monza, Italy

    Hungaroring, Hungary

    yeongam, Korea

    Monaco, France

    Sepan, Malaysia

    Silverstone, UK

    Jaypee, India

    Austin, USA

    Sochi, Russia

    Circuits that should renew:

    Suzuki, Japan

    Montreal, Canada

    Hockenheim, Germany

    Interlagos, Brazil

    Shanghai, China

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Circuits that should come back:

    Oscar Alfredo, Argentina

    Kyalami, South Africa

    #157257
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    Oscar Becker
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    2014 F1 Calendar

    1 Albert Park

    2 Sepang

    3 India

    4 Yeongam

    5 Istanbul

    6 Aragon/Catalunya

    7 Monaco

    8 Montreal

    9 Austin

    10 Silverstone

    11 Russia

    12 Hockenheim/Nurburgring

    13 Rome

    14 Hungaroring

    15 Spa

    16 Monza

    17 Singapore

    18 Suzuka

    19 Abu Dhabi

    20 Interlagos

    #157258
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    ahmadjon
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    super_swede it’s a good list but Rome and Monza are both Italian GP, and it’s stipulated that only one race per country will occur from now on.

    #157259
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    Atticus
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    @ahmadjon

    Thank you for the extensive info. Unfortunately I prefer the very tracks with are going to ‘expire’ soon and would drop a few from those which are not…

    Sad, really. :(

    #157260
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    newnhamlea1
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    Rumours have it, that Valencia, Turkey and possibly even china are close to dropping out.

    #157261
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    Stephen Jones
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    i can’t see Albert Park lasting past 2015 either.. too much hate from the locals

    #157262
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    Browny
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    @ AUS_Steve

    I think you mean to much hate from halfwitted green voters, I travelled some 20 hours and spent alot of money (for a university stundent) to go to my first ever grand prix in 2010 and I’m so angry that people who have never seen are race are so eager to bag out such a brilliant tourist advert and motorsport event just because we might need to cut down two trees and spend a bit of dollars. C’mon I mean we spent more on bloody Oprah to drag her fat arse over here

    #157263
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    Stephen Jones
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    it sure doesnt help that melbourne’s the home of hipsters..

    plus 90% of my school hates it because; (literally) “i have to ride my bike the long way to school during gp week, because they block albert park off”

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