Second in my series of how to improve the current F1 tracks. This one is the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Ive added many new parts to the track to improve the ovarall racing. I’ll start at the end of the lap, Instead of the slow bumpy chicane at the last part of the lap, I have opened up the penultimate corner again, like it was in 2006. This leads to a much tighter last corner, instead of the fast right, here cars behind could close up to cars infront, or try a pass. This leads to better possibilites of overtaking on the long main straight. At the end of that straight, ive added a double hairpin instead of the fast right left chicane. This should aid the people behind as they now could pull an outbraking manouvre after getting in the slipstream on the straight. Turn 5 has been tightened to make it more of a hairpin and the quick chicane at turn 7/8 has also been tightened into a hairpin/S bend. The alterations were made considering the contours and area around the track(for example, i didnt just want to make the straight 2 miles long, as it would destroy homes and roads). Sorry for the lack of detail, but the layout was the main part. [The old layout is in grey]
To make this model, i used Google Sketchup-A free CAD tool. I imported a Google Earth picture of the track to Sketchup, and edited it from there. What do you think, and what would you do with the space provided.