Here’s a few more that I’ve developed:
The original version was a lot like the others that got posted. But it felt like there were simply far too many chicanes. So I smoothed it out a little, and went for the stylised representations of countries, which I feel work better because you’re not a slave to the coastline and you can get better edges. My favourite section is probably the part around Adelaide.
This is not a country that I was expecting to produce a good layout. And yet, here it is. I think it would be a teriffically fast circuit with a few technical bits to hit the drivers were it hurts. I especially like the section up around Jammu and Kashmir, which I think would be very difficult to get right – especially on the new Pirellis. I also like the dip along the border with Iran.
The Juan Pablo Montoya Memorial Circuit (so named after JPM was tragically killed in an accident that was never fully explained involving a pie, a cameraman who got to close and a deer that somehow got loose in the paddock) is a forerunner to Pakistan. It’s not as good as Pakistan, because there’s simply no rhythm to it. And unlike the South Korean circuit, it doesn’t even have a negative rhythm.
This one will be controversial. I originally tried with Croatia, but it was too tight. Then I looked at Macedonia and Bosnia, but they were basically just circles. And the Serbian one looked horrible. So I decided to approach them as one, put together the former Yugoslavia and played around with the internal borders. It’s not the best, but it’s better than anything I had until then. I haven’t actually marked the start/finish line and direction on this one. It’s run anti-clockwise, and the start line is along the border between Macedonia and Greece.