@turini I don’t think you improved Hockenheim much, all you have done is remove the opportunity to overtake in the hairpin. Frankly, I don’t think it’s possible to improve Hockenheim without the forest section. Tilke did a pretty good job, he is not the one to blame here.
@npf1 Yes, my Zandvoort is short, but I don’t see a problem in that, it’s 4 km long, so it complies to the regulations. I also don’t see the need to expand the pits, is it really that bad that VIPs would have to walk 100 m further to reach the buffets? And if you don’t turn the Audi S into a fast kink, I don’t see why you would tighten Kumho.
- The downhill after turn 1 has been sped up, bypassing the first ‘S’ and loosening the rest, before being surprised by the tighter second ‘S’. It’s going to take a lot of skills and manhandling to get a car stopped facing the right way here.
- The hairpin before the straight is now a long double apex corner, similar to Buddh, sticking to the spirit of the track.
- The stadium section is useless, so it is bypassed, conveniently making the approach to the Istanbul section faster. The grandstands on the inside of Istanbul will provide great viewing: facing Northeast you have the hairpin, where all the overtaking will be; facing South and Southeast you have the fast Istanbul and you also get to see the cars tumble down the hill after turn 1. So, again, no need for the Hockenheim stadium.
- The part after Istanbul is now faster, making it more important to get Istanbul right. Also, the corner before the pit straight is no longer a useless hairpin.
I think this version is much more balls-out than the original, as a USGP should be. The fast sections also encourage the teams to run lower downforce levels, which is a welcome change from the usual Tilkedomes.
Instead of turning Silverstone into a thirteen-in-a-dozen cornerfest, I would’ve gone back to it’s roots: a DIY airfield, breathing the spirit of the typically British guy-in-a-shed engineering.
- The pits have been moved to the infield. The pit straight uses the extra-wide landing strip, which should make for interesting starts.
- Continuing on the wide landing strips, we have two fast left-handers.
- I always thought Brooklands and Luffield sucked the flow out of the circuit, so I changed that part completely. Brooklands is now a hairpin, Priory is taken the other way around and Luffield is much faster.
- Finally, Stowe is returned to it’s original state and Club is now a pretty quick right-hander coming onto the wide landing strip.