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  • #272515
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6420643 In that case, here’s the one I did which worked. :)

    4.4km clockwise/anticlockwise circuit, 13 corners. It starts just before the small turn to the right which would be flat, with the start finish straight being situated right below the wall of where the back part of the circuit it. Then comes the 90 left which is essentially T1. It then runs down the twisty straight, with bends in it which would be flat, but curved enough to count them as corners.
    You then get the run down into the quite open hairpin, which leads onto a straight onto a relatively open 90 right. This adds a bit of variety as usually a straight is followed by a hard braking zone. This would be more like Stowe at Silverstone, but slightly quicker. There is then a quick run down to the next hard braking zone, which based on the previous corner, could be an overtaking opportunity.
    After this, there is a really long straight which then jinks off right at the end (flat) and ends up at a hard braking zone 90 right, followed relatively quickly by another 90 right, but this one is slightly more open which should make entering the pit straight faster and give more opportunities for an overtake into T2. The final corner is a flat right which leads back onto the main part of the pit straight, right next to a wall of where the track is just before hand.

    Obviously a defining feature of this track is a street circuit that does a figure 8.

    The roads wouldn’t need widening for the most part, just having the middle grassy parts removed for tarmac. The hairpin of T5/6 would definitely need widening, but there is easily enough space to do it. The only other issue is coming down at the end of the longest straight, the jink to the right at the end goes down a quite thin road. This could be widened, but it would require the entire removing of the hill to the right as the track goes, which isn’t impossible. No buildings would need destroying, but a couple of walls would need to be removed in this section.

    #272455
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    @vmaxmuffin Your area doesn’t show up for me. Should I just assume anywhere west of Athens is fine, or do you want to try the boundary again?

    #271578
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6416513

    3.4km clock-wise circuit. 10/11 corners.

    Pit-’straight’ is the only part of the track that uses non existing roads. The grid would line up from very near the start of the curve, therefore possibly becoming the longest, if not close to, run down to turn 1. It then opens into the longest straight, at about 1km. Then a 90 right, onto a straight similar to Singapore’s longest straight. The straight ends at a quick left hander then right hander, like a long chicane, into a right and then another right onto the bridge. It then has another Singapore type straight but is much shorter. Then it turns into a sharp left, slowest corner on the circuit. Then a short straight down to the final corner, and right kink, but it wouldn’t be flat.

    #271049
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    @qingwa You win this one! A very radical overhaul (as were the others) but also you’ve essentially removed everything that is bad about the Singapore track. It still may not be an overtaking paradise, but at least it looks fun now. It was close picking who one. The figure of 8 Abu Dhabi is a great use of the compound, very creative, and I think the CotA changes would work very well.

    #270999
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    Not long left for people to enter!

    #270670
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    Thanks @andae23. If you come up with the best design next time it’ll look like we’ve fixed it. ;)

    Right, the seasons is soon to be starting its second half after the summer break. It has been decided that one of the upcoming circuits needs to be re designed, and this can be any of them.

    Rules:

    - Must be one of the 8 remaining circuits.
    - Pit straight must remain the same.
    - All modifications must take place inside the track compound, unless there is a clearly suitable way to use areas outside the compound.
    - Up to 4 areas of the track can be maintained the same (i.e a straight counts as one, corners count as one etc…) Cutting a straight in half does not count as using that straight, the same with modifying a corner to be different. Connecting straights between two corners that are less than 400m will not count towards the 4 areas (i.e. the straight between Pouhon and the following corner (Fagnes maybe?)

    That’s it, have fun! Entries close before FP1.

    #270603
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    Thanks @andae23. If you come up with the best design next time it’ll look like we’ve fixed it. ;)

    Right, the seasons is soon to be starting its second half after the summer break. It has been decided that one of the upcoming circuits needs to be re designed, and this can be any of them.

    Rules:

    - Must be one of the 8 remaining circuits.
    - Pit straight must remain the same.
    - All modifications must take place inside the track compound, unless there is a clearly suitable way to use areas outside the compound.
    - Up to 4 areas of the track can be maintained the same (i.e a straight counts as one, corners count as one etc…) Cutting a straight in half does not count as using that straight, the same with modifying a corner to be different. Connecting straights between two corners that are less than 400m will not count towards the 4 areas (i.e. the straight between Pouhon and the following corner (Fagnes maybe?)

    That’s it, have fun! Entries close before FP1.

    #269690
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6399467

    6.08km clockwise circuit with approximately 13 corners. The pit-lane is the bit that sticks out to the right into the car park. Unorthodox, but I think it should work fine (no pit garages would be allowed on the turn).

    #269651
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    @andae23 Link is doing that thing again where it isn’t showing the area.

    #269646
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    So, a little delayed on the announcement of a winner, but I’ve decided to go for @andae23 so, coming right back at you this time. It was quite difficult to decide to be honest, as each track would be a unique addition to the calender, but I think Andae’s would be mega fun to drive with essentially only sweeping corners. I love the final 2km of @npf1‘s and the 2-3km of @chingh‘s is nice as well.

    I’d imagine Andae’s track would be almost totally dominated by Mercedes engine cars if it was run this year.

    #269525
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    Alrighty then, I’ll push it back to a couple of days from now, so Thurs 12 noon UK time.

    #269423
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    Not 100% who I should choose.

    #268740
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    I also forgot to say, everything within the area can be used. All areas of water or anything like that can be taken as being filled it.

    #268717
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    Thanks @andae23 . I have to admit, I quite liked mine. Sometimes I do tracks which aren’t that great but this one I enjoyed making. The other tracks were also tracks I’d love to see in place of some of the current tracks we have on the calendar as well.

    Right then, as for my challenge. Bernie has been fired, and has left behind a lot of money to be spent on a new facility (whilst this information was not necessary, it’s nice to think about sometimes). The new head of F1 has decided that they want a new race in Denmark. The new head is also a fan of Magnussen, so this may well explain the choice. An area has been delegated to be the location of the new circuit, and must be built within this area:

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6388018

    There are 5 things that the circuit must adhere to:

    - Between 4km and 7.5km
    - No more than 15 corners
    - If you are creating an clock-wise circuit, there must be a sweeping left hander, and if you are creating an anti-clockwise circuit there must be a sweeping right hander. (This does not stop you having more sweeping corners, but there must be at least one of said corners)
    - There can be a total of two 90 degree corners, but there can be none. This only refers to a 90 corner if it is a sharp turn (Turn 12 at Bahrain wouldn’t be classed as part of this criteria, but turn 1 at Austria would).
    - The circuit between the 2-3km mark must come back within 100m of the pit straight, on the opposite side to where you would like to place your pits. Designing a pit-lane is not mandatory, just reference which side it is on.

    This will end either of Friday at exactly the same time this is posted, or if there are quite a few entries, then I’ll extend it to Sunday at this time.

    #268563
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    Hamilton on Vergne. Very rarely do I shout ‘YYESS’ when an overtake happens, but that was just mega. It was similar to Alonso on Vettel at Silverstone.

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