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Nanbawan - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 12:29 AM

"Autodrome de Linas Montlhery "

Won't happen next year but that could potentially be so great on a renovated modernised track !

If we threw reality out of the window, an F1 track at Le Mans would be great too ! Plus the city has all the facilities and the housing capacities you can ask for a GP.

It could a track specific for F1, using roughly half of the La Sarthe configuration. Basically from the start to the first chicane and then you slash through the track to the Porsche curves.

Of course, it won't happen because I don't see the ACO nor the French government for that matter paying for this.

I feel somewhat ashamed that my country can't, won't invest in a GP beyond the fact that I'm an F1 aficionado. To be so short-sighted or worse, decisions based on ideology and internal politics to the expense of promoting industrial interests globally...


December 07, 2012 12:34 AM

Haha brilliant... Knockhill! I would love to see a race there one day but it would never happen.

On a serious note I would welcome back Austria with open arms as the track is great and the surrounding location is stunning!


December 07, 2012 2:05 AM
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Not sure but i think motor racing is illegal in Switzerland (as I believe it is in San Marino, which is why the San Marino GP was never run there but in Imola).

Correction: It was illegal from 1955 to 2007. Last Swiss GP was in 1954. Another problem though - there's no race track there!

David - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 7:30 AM

I think a more important reason San Marino has no F1 circuit is that the whole country is only 24 square miles so it's hard to find the space.

Amanda - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 7:44 AM

Hmmm... my feeling is that the political situation is not always readable a year ahead. For this reason they are building in some flexibility so, at relatively shorter notice, they will be able to make a decision to go in and hold a race if easily doable. With any luck all those really hopeful venues will be gently upgrading and almost at the ready...

sodesu - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 9:20 AM

Voted for Speilberg, but I think either of Red Bull Ring, Mugello or Portimao would be awesome. Portimao isn't going to happen though. Wales could be brilliant but not going to happen either.

I don't get why people keep saying Imola though... Nice iconic track, yes, usually fun to drive on your PS3 or Xbox but have you actually watched a race there? Terrible circuit for overtaking, leads to processional races where all is down to pit stop strategy. Not a good idea. Same goes for Magny-Cours and I doubt Paul Ricard would be much better.

As for Le Mans, there is the Bugatti circuit which could actually work better than any of the two mentioned I think.

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