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MrQwerty

January 08, 2016 9:45 PM

F1 » Raikkonen laments predictable Tilke venues


LoveF1: Good. Case pretty much closed. There are tracks like Abu Dhabi, China and Malaysia with extra long straights and there are others like Monaco and Budapest without. They all challenge the engineers/drivers in different ways and entertain fans in different ways. If ALL the tracks followed the exact same design concept, most of us would describe them as boring and samey.
Agreed. I just hope that as we gain more new circuits some will be more akin to the Hungaroring, for instance. Though I do accept that modern circuits also come with a need for space in which to build expansive facilities.

MrQwerty

January 05, 2016 6:28 PM
Last Edited 30 days ago

F1 » Ricciardo praises Kvyat for season turnaround


mrfill:
MrQwerty: If Kvyat drives as well as last year I don't think Ricciardo has much to worry about, at least not from his teammate.
Would that be his teammate who, with one extra race start, finished behind him in points?
Yup. The same teammate who was outperformed on a consistent basis with a handful of exceptions, most notably Canada, Britain and Mexico. I do expect Kvyat to close the performance gap next year though. As for the points, I expect that particular situation to be reversed but there are all sorts of extenuating circumstances involved.

MrQwerty

January 08, 2016 3:00 PM

F1 » Raikkonen laments predictable Tilke venues


LoveF1:...
I never said you did. I was merely elaborating on my individual preference and did not try to suggest it was anything other than my personal opinion. I think the key is variety, I'm inferring from your posts that you do too. I think with a majority of the tracks from the last 15 years there is a lack of variety. If my post seemed blunt then that is partly a consequence of the message length limit. I can assure you I understood your post well enough. If you read my reply as an attack on you then I'm afraid there is a misunderstanding. I'm perfectly capable of thinking in shades of grey rather than absolutes.

MrQwerty

January 08, 2016 10:32 AM
Last Edited 32 days ago

F1 » Raikkonen laments predictable Tilke venues


LoveF1: The other point is that...
I get that mate, I don't expect everyone to agree with me. But if you want to watch a car going quickly in a straight line there are plenty of places you'd go before F1. Corner speed is more important to me. I think straights as long as those at Abu Dhabi and Shanghai seem to break up the flow of the track, whereas at Monza with a shorter straight the power and then the challenge on the brakes is still in evidence. The track seems to flow better too. It's also that this type of straight seemed to become a hallmark of so many new tracks. It was somewhat of a novelty at China in 2004, but not so much since.

MrQwerty

January 07, 2016 3:42 PM

F1 » Raikkonen laments predictable Tilke venues


That's true but the complaints about the tracks are still valid even if they are misdirected at Tilke rather than the powers that commission him. Likewise, it's not really that important that it is Kimi making these comments, because he is one of a number of people to have such complaints and there is nothing particularly unique about his individual viewpoint.

MrQwerty

January 05, 2016 10:18 AM

F1 » Raikkonen laments predictable Tilke venues


The overtaking difficulties were at least as pronounced at Imola as any Tilke venue. Likewise, Monaco and Barcelona show that Tilkedromes are not the only venues where good on-track racing has been scarce over the years. But they all have a character to them which most Tilke tracks lack. The excess of slow corners, and the stupidly long straights of China, Abu Dhabi, Korea, India etc. as well as the sheer width of the tracks means cars tend to look positively pedestrian there. Admittedly the impression of width is probably exacerbated by the huge run-off areas. You can't just blame one man of course. But I think the reason we keep ending up with tracks with these widely disliked features must be addressed if we want modern classic circuits.


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