Oh Spa, spa spa spa.
Best start in F1, short start to the hairpin with battles all the way as the whole pack flies through the red water, together approaching 200 and then then the veiw down Kemmel as the pack snakes through Radillon and the slipstreaming down Kemmel. The whole thing is so dramatic, the speed as tangible as it ever gets on tv. An the lap still has so much to offer wide sweaping high speed turns all the way down the valley an then that second run towards the bus stop through Blanchimont. Best track in F1.
Followed by Interlagos, the place were the season really should end, fantastic start again, infeild section very nice but it’s the run up the hill that i love, again a place were the speed and drama of an F1 car is readily apparent.
Salut Gilles, nice circuit but its the excitement that makes me love this place, the corners arn’t particularly spectacular but their often fast and so close to the walls, makes this the best street circuit by a mile if you ask me, high speed low downforce street circuit, parfait, it means that just about anything can happen in the next lap, the cars can battle here like no where else with that sense of both possibilities and risk, I remember Keith calling it F1′s playground, that it covers it perfectly.
Beyond that I have an soft spot for Sepang, because despite the artificial nature of the overtaking zones there are the needed zest added to a great highspeed circuit all ways underthreat from the weather. Silverstone doesn’t excite me as a prospect despite the occasionally great racing, I’ve never quite figured why. Bahrain was a nice idea before the baffaling new section, I didn’t mind the place at all, hopefully they scrap that for next year. Suzuka is great fun for it’s corners layout and occasionally sensational racing. Singapore can go strait to hell in it’s current format, boring slow attritional racing. Monza doesn’t really do it for me, still a fun weekend and fantastic to get some wing of the cars. Turkey looks like it could benefit from being run in the other direction as does Korea though no real knowledge of that yet, Aus for the win though less than Canadia.