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Old 26 Jan 2006, 21:21 (Ref:1509725)   #1
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F1 needs a new test track! In a horrendous winter for motorsport Barcelona & Jerez have been closed, Mugello is out of action due to 4 feet of snow & the weather is due to get worse! Bernie has turned his back on F1 & with it has banned all F1 testing at Paul Ricard (which he owns)! Just to make matters even worse Silverstone is being revamped with too much building work going on for the circuit to be used for testing & Ferrari have decided that the won't let any other teams use Fiorano! Not a great winter! Therefore, in order to save F1 any of these problems from happening again you must build the best track ever. This is a track to be used soley for testing: no racing will happen here so few grandstands are needed. The track will be located in Morocco, not much further south than Spain, but slightly warmer so even better for testing.
Your track MUST contain at least 3 different layouts of track. 1 for high-downforce testing, 1 for low downforce testing & 1 for medium downforce testing.
Easy!! However, there is a sting in the tail! This year F1 will be using both of the bottom 2 banked corners at Indy as a new circuit layout has been approved that uses much of the back stretch, with no chicanes to slow cars through the last 2 corners. To enable cars to test in these conditions & to prevent another Indy-gate you must include at least 2 very fast banked corners somewhere on your track!

To recap you will need:
.1 each of fast, medium & slow layouts
.2 very fast banked corners

How hard can that be! Have fun!
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Old 26 Jan 2006, 21:28 (Ref:1509728)   #2
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One word: Kyalami.
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Old 26 Jan 2006, 22:07 (Ref:1509747)   #3
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Cool challenge AF. I'll have a go at some point.
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Old 26 Jan 2006, 22:48 (Ref:1509769)   #4
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Yes, Kyalami could be an option, but it has been an option for testing for a long time now & even when the grand prix was still being held there very few teams would test there as it was just too far from their European bases.
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 07:11 (Ref:1509938)   #5
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Bahrain, Istanbul, Qatar, you name it - there's several tracks within reach that are good test tracks .
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 07:52 (Ref:1509945)   #6
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Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur. Although those tracks are a bit expensive, travel-wise. Teams'd rather test a bit closer to home.
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 16:21 (Ref:1510256)   #7
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They are bulding a new test track in spain that has a street section that is a replica of mirebeau to the grand hotel hairpin!
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 20:14 (Ref:1510399)   #8
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Saw that track & am not at all impressed. Yes it does allow for street testing in that 1 section but what is going on with the rest of that track!? It is dull & boring, almost all corners look like being medium speed or slow corners. We don't need another Jarama! If that was what F1 really wants then it should test at Jarama. However, if F1 does use it for testing then the future of F1 at Valencia isn't looking good as that is where they currentlydo most of their slow, twisty track testing.
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 23:43 (Ref:1510538)   #9
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What's this track you speak of guys, any maps?
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Old 28 Jan 2006, 08:05 (Ref:1510636)   #10
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mabey I could get my autosport and copy the track on paint...
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Or scan it in? Anyone know what this new test trakc is called? I could google it?
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You guys should really get yourselves an Autosport subscription...

This is the track, according to Autosport.com:

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Oh, i don't like that much at all, way too many slow corners. Infact, if those infield sections would be removed and/or not used the track would be way better, but that's just my opinion, i like fast tracks...
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How do you like my attempt?

to Alwaysfirst: A high downforce circuit doesn't need to be slow.
You need a lot of downforce when there are many fast corners (150-250km/h).
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Old 28 Jan 2006, 17:44 (Ref:1510859)   #15
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Since when have you needed a lot of downforce (comparatively) for a circuit with many fast corners. At the old Hockenheim there were looooong straights but most of the corners were very slow. Cars still ran with very low downforce. It doesn't really matter about what speed the corners are, concerning set up. What does make the difference is how much time the car would loose on the straights. Therefore a very high downforce circuit will have very few fast corners eg Monaco, Hungaroring.
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