F1 » Button: Old Hockenheim was ‘mighty’

Jenson Button says he enjoys racing at Hockenheim but the new circuit is not “as mighty” as the old layout

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July 14, 2014 9:04 PM

Webbertron: I don't mind the new Hockenheim layout. What really annoys me is the fact that they destroyed the old track. Sure, build a new track that's fine. But for God sake don't tare up the history.

Completely agree. Same story with Monza. Why leave the oval to disintegrate? Wish I could've seen races on that OLD layout.

@ beastinblack

Spa is just such an incredible circuit. I WISH we could see WSBK there!!!!


July 14, 2014 11:57 PM

Cant believe JB believes in the new track. I'd almost not want to turn up there now. The old track, along with Imola (San Marino and that Tamburello corner), Paul Ricard, old Silverstone, etc, the old tracks of yesteryear. Those were the days with character. Sadly now all gone. What I don't get is what they are now afraid of, with today's F1 car design and safety they could still bring back the old type tracks. They would be no more dangerous than the 'safe' circuits we now have.


July 15, 2014 12:22 AM

The old Hockenheim producd the best racing period, it was the best track and they destroyed it, the should hang there heads in shame, fools. The so called modern cicuits they've been building in recent times are complete pieces of crap, idiots have no idea.


July 15, 2014 9:31 PM

The old Spa was also a mighty circuit, as was the old Nurburgring, the old Monza, Zandvoort, and many others including Silverstone,s original Woodcock and Stowe corners, however safety and sanitisation particularly have now left us with what we have, unfortunately.
I was lucky enough, and old enough to visit some of the old circuits in their heyday and some of the lesser known one's such as Chimay, Vila Real, Solitude, Clermont-Ferrand, etc etc - but time and safety have moved them off the radar!

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