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9th December 2013, 4:55 at 4:55 am #220579
6.2km, same pits
Added a faster sequence of corners on the outside of where the track is now. Leads into a new hairpin, followed by an S section leading into the pit straight6th December 2013, 5:03 at 5:03 am #220573
Yeah I don’t think there’ll be anymore posts. I thought it might be a nice challenge, but anyway. @npf1, do you want to post a new one??2nd December 2013, 5:19 at 5:19 am #220570
I’ll do one if nobody else will. A bit of a larger, more open challenge.
Seeing the success of the Hawaiin triple crown of surfing, the FIA have decided that the finale for the F1 championship should be determined in the same manner.
That is, design three tracks in Hawaii, that you feel would work well for a three leg finish to a season.
Encapsulating the ideal of a triple crown, the three tracks should all complement each other, while having their own unique characteristics. All three should also be unique with respect to the rest of the circuits.
The only limit for this challenge is that the circuits must be in Hawaii. There are no length restrictions, so make it as long or as short as you want. There are a variety of environments, so utilise as many as you want. Don’t worry about a circuit being too ‘out there’, that’d be great.
This is probably quite a large challenge, so I’ll leave it open for awhile and see how many entries I get28th November 2013, 23:54 at 11:54 pm #245589
Donald Glover as Lewis Hamilton
My emotions! MY EMOTIONS!!!26th November 2013, 3:51 at 3:51 am #245806
1. Spending Restrictions. Instead of having a restriction on the amount of testing/wind tunnel/computing time, limit the amount that can be spent on it per season, and allow the teams to use it as they wish. Spending restrictions can also be applied to other areas, with the eventual goal of a budget cap for every team. Money shouldn’t be the differentiating factor between teams. With a budget cap, it removes the issue of having FOM handing out prizemoney at the end of season which clearly influences the success of a team. FOM handle the commercial side of the sport, and should have nothing to do with the sporting side of things
2. Aero. Limit the number of elements in a front wing, in order to reduce its sensitivity when following another car. Also, introduce some ground effect, which should allow two cars to follow closely to each other. In goes without saying, but ditch DRS
3. Tyres. The current Pirelli tyres are too much, but the Bridgestones weren’t enough. As a simple rule of thumb, the two compounds bought to a race should mean that the difference between 1 and 2 stops is almost neglible. Get rid of the top-10 rule. The idea with tyres is that they should encourage strategic variation
4. Third car. Teams may have the option of running a third car at a certain number of events per season (not every race). The third driver may be different every time if the team wishes. This allows teams to give rookies a shot, and may also allow some teams to take on pay drivers as their third driver, and so having a proper driver in their main car
5. Venues. The mantra of the sport should be, ‘Worlds best drivers, worlds best cars, worlds best racetracks’. With this view, the split should be about 70-30 between the tracks that serve the sport best, and tracks that serve to expand the sport. For example, the best tracks might include Silverstone, Spa, Interlagos, whereas the other type might be ones like China, India or the US. These obivously don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Without going into excessive detail with this, the venues should be chosen by negotiation between the FIA and the track owners/promoters. FOM can be the one that make a final commercial deal.
Extra special bonus 6. Give us some better internet coverage than the rubbish website that already exists. We should be able to follow F1 on facebook, watch past races on youtube etc. It’s the 21st century already24th November 2013, 21:26 at 9:26 pm #245776
Is there a link to it somewhere?22nd November 2013, 6:39 at 6:39 am #220564
This was way harder than I thought it would be
Tried to add a couple of fast sweeps in there21st November 2013, 0:12 at 12:12 am #22056020th November 2013, 0:00 at 12:00 am #220559
I’ll wait and see if there are some more last minute entries, and announce the winner this time tomorrow18th November 2013, 0:19 at 12:19 am #220553
Redesign the road course at Indy, so that a USGP there would actually be good. The only restriction is that you must use the same pit road, and cannot knock down the pit buildings. Use any other part of the infield (or elsewhere) that you like, including the golf course. You do not have to use any of the existing roads
The winning design will be the one that encapsulates the ‘spirit’ of Indy in a way that the original road course did not. I’ll give some special consideration to courses with a creative take on the ‘roval’ concept.
Depends on the number of entries, but I’ll try and announce the winner on Thursday arvo14th November 2013, 2:01 at 2:01 am #220549
This beats studying I guess
Similar concept to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, some decently long straights along with some challenging medium and high speed corners, meaning you compromise between high and low downforce setups.
Some cool scenery, with two straights going across the water. You could probably fit a good-sized marina in there somewhere, Abu Dhabi style8th November 2013, 6:33 at 6:33 am #220542
The 18 corner Bell Beach Trail
I know it’s probably a little way out of Melbourne, but I thought it would be worth it to have some Phillip Island style scenery. Besides, the ASP manage to have a world championship event here, so I’m sure F1 can manage ;)
The circuit itself is set out to be quite fast and flowing, with a fair amount of elevation change. I’ve tried to add a little Eau Rouge homage just after the 4km mark, check the elevation guide5th November 2013, 23:03 at 11:03 pm #165033
It’s not too well drawn, but the idea is that the new complex that takes place where the chicane is, is similar to the Ferradura and Laranjinha sequence at interlagos, an off camber, tightening corner leading into a hairpin. This will slow the cars down enough to keep the main hairpin in its original place, and also allow the cars to bunch up in the race.
The exit of the main hairpin leads into a sweeping right-left chicane, taken in third gear, similar to the Fagnes chicane in Spa. This allows the following car to get close to the car ahead, similar to the Curva do Sol in Interlagos.
The chicance at the end of the main straight has been opened up, so that it becomes more like Les Combes. The theory is that having a faster exit will prevent the defending driver from having an advantage, as they currentely do with the chicane.
The final modification is at the end of the second long straight. The straight ends with a left hand kink, followed by a right hand sweeper, of which the exit leads closely into a wide hairpin, similar to the new loop complex at Silverstone. Having the faster corners encourages mistakes to be made, and having the hairpin so close to the exit of the faster corner means that a driver can take multiple lines on entry, and hopefully use those to get around another car. The exit of this complex, although poorly drawn, is opened up to be a much faster left, because the current corner there is boring. With the addition of some extra speed, it should make the next right-hand kinks leading towards the hotel a bit more challenging.
The final sector I left as is. With the addition of some faster corners throughout the lap, having a slower final few corners may become more critical in allowing drivers to catch up here5th November 2013, 22:45 at 10:45 pm #24196213th November 2012, 5:14 at 5:14 am #214980
@mike-e Perhaps the intention of the series is to promote the technology, rather than develop it. I notice that it will be run ‘exclusively in major international cities’, which I take to mean ten street circuits a year, getting the word out about electric cars. It’s a shame, surely it has the potential to match Le Mans, and probably surpass F1, in terms of road-going applications of the technology