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  • #279820
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    @davidnotcoulthard Asian races usually start somewhere between midnight and 4 AM here, and there’s usually about 6 a season. It’s a World Championship, someone somewhere gets screwed by start times every race. I’d just like to get screwed a few less times each year.

    #279319
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    I’d add some more races with better start times for the Americas. I mean, nobody should have to get up at 7 AM just to watch a race at Abu Dhabi or Sochi.

    #274525
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    The series has it’s issues, and not all of them will be ironed out in the next two months (or even this season,) but it exceeded my low expectations, and I enjoyed the race… right up until the last corner.

    My Heidfeld fanboyism ensures I’ll watch the rest of the season, but even if he wasn’t racing I’d probably tune in from time to time.

    #265028
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    Relax, this is completely typical Bernie Ecclestone. By threatening the race, he generates media attention, and tightens the screws on the race organizers to cough up more money. He says this kind of stuff all the time.

    #264779
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6352771

    4.6km, DRS at the front stretch and on the 3km marker straight. First few corners would probably slope downhill somewhat to allow for the underpass.

    #263243
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6341392

    Prince George Circuit, South Africa. Last used in 1965.

    4.44km. Pit lane would need to be rebuilt and extended, but will fit more or less in it’s current location.

    Tightened up the fast corners, and added some more corners overall, as the track didn’t have many… and we know Tilke loves his corners.

    #260964
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    Edit: ack, hold on.

    #257731
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6278480

    Jakarta street circuit. 4.48km, 16 turns. ~700 meter main straight.

    A few roads might need widening, but it should work.

    #257532
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6277175

    Here’s my attempt. Lots of awful corners, and a nice long straight section for no apparent reason.

    #257382
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    @ajokay I was considering making my track look rather like that, but it seems you submitted the idea before I could…

    #250954
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    @VMaxMuffin Given that we’re just scribbling lines on google maps for fun, I’d say the rules are more of a guideline. Of course, you’re more likely to win by following them, but I wouldn’t disqualify a fantastic entry over something like length.

    I’d like to thank everyone who submitted a track, it was very neat to see all of your different takes on the theme. Little_M_Lo’s (@pezlo2013) is my favorite. It’s relatively short and simple, but is varied enough to avoid being boring. It has a good mix of the straights you might expect, and some good corners too.

    Shoutout to @VMaxMuffin for his very interesting choice of airport.

    Lastly, here’s the circuit I scribbled up that inspired the airport theme: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6225571

    #250021
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    Thanks! I’m not really sure what makes for a good contest, so I apologize in advance if this isn’t very interesting.

    I’d like to see a circuit that incorporates an airport in some fashion. Which airport and what portions of it are used are up to you. A circuit on perimeter roads like Silverstone, a hybrid between the airport and city streets like the St. Petersburg IndyCar round, or a track consisting exclusively of runways (ChampCar at Cleveland) are all acceptable.

    Rules:
    – The track must contain some portion of an airport. Any airport you want, whether it’s a military base, on a tiny island in an ocean, or one of the busiest in the world — all acceptable.
    – At least half the track should be made of existing roads/runways/parking lots/etc.
    – Length between 3.5 and 7km.
    – The track should be more or less sane with regards to width and runoff.
    – No building destruction.

    Entries should be submitted within a week, so before 5pm GMT March 6th. Have fun!

    #249184
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6212232

    Pretty tricky, there’s not a whole lot of options that don’t result in dull 90 degree corners. The segment between 1km and 2km is not quite ideal, but it’s hard to come up with something that’s (semi-) safe without destroying any buildings.

    Pit lane is the same as the current configuration.

    #220662
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    I quite like the existing track, so I reused the purpose built segment, which then diverges to new streets and a new purpose built segment as well. It should meet all the requirements, although perhaps the corner after the 1km mark could use a little more runoff, and the track could be 0.05km longer… but eh, close enough.

    Edit: Forgot to mention, if the existing pit lane cannot be reused, then a new one can be built on the straight in between the 2 and 3 km marks.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6196624

    #220637
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    By country of Prague, I presume you mean the Czech Republic. If you meant city of Prague, then I suppose my submission is invalid. But hey, I scribbled it up, so I might as well submit.

    Kladno, 5.58km.
    Start/Finish and pits would probably be most sensibly located around the 1km mark.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6188785

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