We have many traditional tracks with some great and memorable names that we all know and love.
But what about the newer tracks, with only or mostly corners with numbers??
Suggest a suitable and memorable new name for a corner at your favourite track.
I’ll start with:
Turn 11/12, the high speed chicane
Brabham 1 and Brabham 2, after sir Jack, ofcourse
Over to you…
My favourite corner already has a name, it’s called the Spoon Curve. Maybe the hairpin prior to Spoon could be called the “Kobayashi Hairpin”.
Some fairly average ones to get started:
(Yeah, It’s been used before but what the hey)
(These aren’t my favourite corners, because mine are already named)
Rename “Subida Dos Boxes” to “Glock Curve” or “Hamilton Bend”
can’t really think of anything else.
This is a nice idea for a thread, but the title is pretty misleading!
Istanbul – Turn 8… “The Octagon”
Singapore Sling – The annihilator
Melbourne Turns 11-12 -> “Brabham Esses”
Sepang Turns 12-13 -> “Petronas Esses”
Shangai Turn 7 -> “Curve Hamilton”
Barcelona Turns 7-8 -> “Alonso Chicane”
Montreal Turn 6 -> “Canadian Sweeper”
Hungaroring Turn 3 -> “Mansell V”
Singapore Turn 14 -> “Kubica Harpin”
Suzuka Turn 1 -> “Curve Raikkonen”
Abu Dhabi Turns 2-3 -> “Vettel Arena”
I’ve only revised the corners with no names :)
Not my favourite but;
Abu Dhabi Turn 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 -> “Set Square corner”
Turkey Turn 8 – Diabolica (used by US T.V commentators)
Canada Turn 10 – RK Hairpin
Thats all I can come up with.
Valencia T12 – Runway 694
Korea T16, 17, 18 – The Semicircle
Sepang T7, 8 – Degno
Shanghai T13 – Daytona
Catalunya T14, 15 – Horrible
Hungaroring T8 – T13 – RedBull
Abu Dhabi Straight between T7 and T8 – Gunbarrel
Istanbul’s Turn 8 – “The Haymaker”. A haymaker is a wild, swinging punch that can easily knock out an opponent. The problem is that it throws the attacker themselves compeltely off balance, and leaves them open and very exposed to a counter-attack if they get it wrong.
I’d like for the final chicane at Montreal to be named the Canuck Kinks
Gotta be Turn 8, hands down. As for a name, hmm…
‘Bring fresh underwear’.
Ha! PM if we’re going to turn to wrestling moves for corner names then there’s so many badass candidates for Turn 8. Like the Stone Cold Stunner or the Tombstone Piledriver.
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