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Formula E announces Rome race – Create the circuit!

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    Ryan Williams
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    The 2nd host city for the 2014 Formula E championship was announced today with Rome set to host a race around the streets of the city. This got me thinking about potential circuit layouts…

    The layout used in Gran Turismo 5 could work quite well (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5751673). It passes the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus and the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, which would provide a fantastic backdrop to the race. However, the circuit may be too narrow to produce exciting races and there appears to be a lack of serious overtaking opportunities

    Over to you!

    #217726
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    andae23
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    #217727
    Avatar of Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams
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    @andae23 Loving the start line in the Colosseum!

    #217728
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    andae23
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    I think we’re gonna have some licence issues though…

    #217729
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    S.J.M
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    @andae23 I’d demolish the Colosseum to build a state-of-the-art pit complex & hospitality suite. The main grandstand could be built on its ancient foundations, just to keep some of that history & heritage.

    #217730
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    “However, the circuit may be too narrow to produce exciting races and there appears to be a lack of serious overtaking opportunities”

    I don’t care about overtaking. Monaco, for example, is a great race and overtaking is almost impossible.

    #217731
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    This one is a modified version of the GT5 circuit: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5751785

    #217732
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    @andae23 Not very. I don’t think a 159-lap race would be ‘awesome’.

    #217733
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    @andae23 Actually I’m not sure how long Formula E races will be, but that’s still far too short and unrealistic.

    #217734
    Avatar of Prisoner Monkeys
    Prisoner Monkeys
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    This one is probably a bit too long, but I like it:

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5751819

    This one took me forever to work out:

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5751823

    And this one is a) probably to narrow and b) goes through residential areas:

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5751826

    #217735
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    ajokay
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    Wouldn’t they just use the idea that they laid out for F1 a while back?

    #217736
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    Keith Collantine
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    #217737
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    Nobody should be forced to race on that.

    #217738
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    ajokay
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    @keithcollantine Indeed that’s the one.

    Ideally it’ll be on the original Gran Turismo Rome circuit, not that rubbish GT5 version. here in yellow:

    http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8926/rome01.jpg

    #217739
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    ‘rubbish GT5 version’

    :|

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