F1 » Cape Town mimics Monaco in latest F1 bid

The latest proposal to return South Africa to the F1 calendar is pinning its hopes on a street circuit.

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January 25, 2011 5:04 PM

Had a look at it on Google Maps and the location looks pretty awesome actually. Long straights, some fast corners and some technical parts without being Tilke-style speed traps. If they stick with the above layout I actually think it could be really good. The fast parts are wide enough to have room for proper speed traps even. Only problem is at some places there would actually be a risk of ending up in the ocean if you bang wheels with someone...

I for one find this really really exciting and advise the above posters to do as I did and have a look on Google Maps!

Calvin _

January 25, 2011 5:53 PM
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They're going to have a stadium section actually in a stadium?!?!

Based on the picture accompanying the article, the far left hand part of the proposed circuit looks way too itty bitty.


January 25, 2011 6:57 PM

Oh goody!! Another opportunity for Herman Tilke to get his crayons out and design another street circuit!

When will F1 learn? Street circuits are a pointless waste of time and are more boring than watching paint dry.

Jose - Unregistered

January 25, 2011 7:06 PM

Alan D..
The money invested in the cars one have believe they are the best racing machines on the planet. The drivers, well that's a very different story..

One thing I'm really sure about, you have never seen the location allocated for the track, in fact you have NEVER been to Cape Town. I have been living their for almost 5 years. After paying a rather long visit to my old home in Brooklyn, ENOUGH!!!
Sailing now to Brazil, catch the GP then off to Cape Town for good. sell the sailboat.

I have known about this proposal for some time. Money is the main player, old Bernie can't afford to bypass this one..


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