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“F1 Should Stay Focused In Europe” – Where Else Do They Go?

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    Dion
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    I wonder if a race at Circuit de la Sarthe (Le Mans) would work in a modern F1 car…

    The race would only be about 23 laps, but I don’t really know if the its length would be the circuits only limiting factor!

    #243550
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    Max Jacobson
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    It wouldn’t be within current FIA regulations Le Mans (13.6km is way longer than the roughly 7.5km limit IIRC) but I wonder if it would get a special dispensation like Monaco for it being a historic racetrack? I don’t think access for stricken cars is a problem as the infrastructure is there from endurance racing but perhaps it wouldn’t be up to F1 standards (although that said, the WEC is an FIA-sanctioned event).

    #243551
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    Colm Lynn
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    A lot of the races in Europe have tradition over the new modern circuits a little else.
    The old Hockenheimring had “Character” as it was a unique layout on the calendar, similar to Monza nowadays. Most european F1 circuits are pretty ordinary Silverstone apart from the Maggots Beckets sequence of corners is a pretty ordinary circuit old or new.
    France I feel is one of maybe 4 countries that deserves a race, while Magny-Cours is pretty mundane it served a purpose in hosting the French gp. A circuit located on the outskirts of Paris as suggested a few years ago would turn the french gp into one of the best attended (120k) and a highlight on the calendar.

    Europe, apart from Austria which is coming back does not need anymore races, especially if F1 is limited to 20 races a year. I would much rather have a Mexico gp, New Jersey and South Africa and Possibly Thailand before another european round.

    #243552
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    zomtec
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    I don’t agree on Thailand. Like Korea and India I wouldn’t expect big audience there. I also don’t get why they’re racing at Bahrain where just the royal family is attending the race. It’s not really a big market for the manufacturers.

    #243553
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    Michael
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    I think a gran prix in Greece would be fantastic. Are there any venues?

    #243554
    Avatar of Prisoner Monkeys
    Prisoner Monkeys
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    No. And there is no money to pay for it.

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