I was watching a YouTube video at Snetterton and was reminded of the unusualy named ‘Bomb hole’ corner. Apparently the name comes from the bikers after they though it was a really annoying corner, so called it the ‘Bum hole’. Obviously over time it has changed but it got me thinking, what other tracks are out there with funny corner names?
Ones I can think of are the Bomb Hole at Snetterton and Yellow pages at Kylami. Can you think of any more?
the old Bus Stop was a historic corner, but its name – when i was a child – sounded very little F1. the terrible Tamburello, instead, as a quite innocent and funny meaning in Italian, it literally means ‘little drum’.
Junção- the corner where Hamilton infamously passed Glock in 2008- sounds a little bit like ‘young cow’ when you say it! Does that count?!
Actually, when I was watching a video with BBC comentary, I couldn’t stop laughing at the way Brundle pronounced the corner name as “Young Cow”, as you described. It couldn’t have been more wrong! The “J” sounds more like in “Jonas” and the “ç” actually sounds like the ‘s’ in “sun” – try to speak it like that way (‘Joonsão’) and you’ll see it sounds nothing like “young cow” =P
I agree that Maggots is not a really good name for a corner. Does anyone knows why it was named that way?
I too hate corners just numbered. Especially because with possible track changes. OK, this didn’t happen but if driver had commented his Bahrain experience like this:
2009: “I crashed in turn 10″
2010: “I crashed in turn 18″
How many would understand that it was actually the same corner?
Also, some of the tracks have about every change of direction as a corner (Valencia), while Montreal has that kink just after the start, kink before the hairpin where Kubica crashed and some kinks on the long straight unnumbered. Also, you could argue that Istanbul turn 8 would actually be turns 8, 9, 10 and 11.