With Paul Ricard rumoured to be on the 2013 calender in place of Spa, it might be worth seeing what people think of the actual circuit.
I quite like the layout of it, but I’m worried that the open nature of the track and general nature of it won’t make it very visually appealing. The colours may be pretty, but it seems to be flat with little scenery- although the surrounding country may be nice there is a lack of trees or buildings on the very side of the track, and I can imagine it viewing like a more open Valencia, looking almost industrial. I think I watched a GT championship race on TV once and it looked fairly dull.
Also I was wondering if anybody has actually visited? I doesn’t look spectator friendly- after all it is a test track primarily. Sure they may be able to build some grandstands, although space that isn’t run-off looks like it could be at a premium, but it also doesn’t look like there are a huge number of viewing facilities for general admission.
Ignoring that it is replacing Spa, I’d like to know what everybody thinks of the place as though it were a new circuit entering the calender and not replacing a historic venue.