Mexico GP rumoured for 2013
30th May 2012, 18:25 at 6:25 pm #131473
– will next season be GP of Mexico in the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City.
– Valencia to be altering with Barcelona in May.
– Mexico to be mid-June alongside Canada.
– Refurbishments to begin as soon as the elections finish.
The circuit’s layout; in black is what will be used most likely:
http://www.abc-latina.com/sport/images/circuit-hermanos-rodrigues-.gif30th May 2012, 18:34 at 6:34 pm #202445
Makes sense to have the race. Sergio Perez is pretty much the next big thing, so for him to have a home race is necessary.
With New Jersey also on the calendar next season, I wonder if the sport will stick with 20 races and drop one race off the calendar, or have 21 races. My guess is that the teams would want a 20 race limit and we’ll see a race dropped. Dropping Abu Dhabi would be a dream, but being realistic I think that we’re more likely to lose either both Spanish races because of Spain’s economy or South Korea, which would be a shame.30th May 2012, 18:39 at 6:39 pm #202446
Refurbishments as soon as the elections have finished? Mmmm, heard that before with the French GP. But I’d welcome it back – this was always a good old track for proper drivers, and the altitude, bumps etc produced some interesting results. I don’t mind if they chop the old hairpin as that layout pic is suggesting – there was never much passing there – the important thing for me is they keep the Peraltada.30th May 2012, 18:51 at 6:51 pm #202447
Peraltada is not gonna happen, that s****y section in the stadium is more likely and that will make it one of the worst tracks on the calendar. Would love to be proven wrong though!30th May 2012, 23:29 at 11:29 pm #202448
confirmed? not until the usual players have something to say about it.31st May 2012, 4:10 at 4:10 am #202449
Peraltada is not gonna happen, that s****y section in the stadium is more likely and that will make it one of the worst tracks on the calendar. Would love to be proven wrong though!
The stadium section doesn’t exist anymore.31st May 2012, 5:07 at 5:07 am #202450
This is a satellite overview of the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.
(click on thumbnail for larger image)
As previously pointed out, the stadium (longer) section doesn’t exist anymore.31st May 2012, 5:09 at 5:09 am #202451
I think the most viable solution for the Peraltada would be to Hockenheim-er-ise it.
No, I don’t mean castrating it.
When Tilke re-profiled Hockenheim, he added a chicane of sorts in between the hairpin and the entry to the stadium section. And while the entry is quite slow, the drivers can accelerate on the exit. A corner like this could be replicated behind the pits to cut the entry speed to the Peraltada, but not dramatically slow. The drivers would still take the corner at speed, but they wouldn’t be going at full throttle. The trick is to slow them down just enough to make the corner safe, but not so much that the challenge is gone. Something like this is what I have in mind:
I also changed the very sourthern end of the circuit to cut out a corner and increase the entry speed to Turn 9.
The other alternative is this, which is a little more extensive in its changes, but it still handles the Peraltada with the same logic – that the entry speed can be controlled with a medium-speed extension of the existing Esses just as easily and effectively as it can be with a brutal chicane:
And in the most extreme version, the chances for an accident at Peraltada are further reduced by lengthening the circuit, thereby decreasing the overall number of laps:31st May 2012, 10:58 at 10:58 am #202452
From what I can see, everything is still in place for the stadium section, all they have to do is remove the rubber floor or whatever it is that has been put there for concerts (or maybe leave it to make it extra grippy :P). Surely a much lesser task than what PM suggested and many more tickets that can be sold.
And another couple of esses is the last thing this track needs, that would make it completely farcical imo. I already get bored after turn 6 when driving the ’88 version in rFactor.
Basically the only good thing about this track is the Peraltada taken at full speed and that’s the one thing I’m sure won’t be in it.1st June 2012, 5:43 at 5:43 am #202453
Because the corner can’t be taken at full speed. It’s simply not safe enough.1st June 2012, 6:23 at 6:23 am #202454
Exactly, and there is no room to improve on that. I remember discussing this before around here.
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