Which butchered circuit do you miss the most?

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Re: Which butchered circuit do you miss the most?

Post by kals » 1 week ago

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For me Silverstone was butchered from 1994 onward. For a lot of people it was butchered the time the Woodcote chicane was first installed. I get Paul's point on Spa. While the circuit is almost untouched the swaths of tarmac run-off have taken away it's soul.

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Post by SB83 » 1 week ago

For me, Silverstone was butchered after they got rid of Bridge corner in the most recent reconfiguration. From Bridge to Priory was the most exhilarating part of the track for me. Trulli's accident there in 2004 showed how high the consequences were for getting it wrong. Now, it's just a no-identity flat section that looks like any other part of the track.

And you need a few corners like that. Where all but the greatest drivers pretty much resign themselves to driving it at 9/10 or else crash like Trulli. Pre-2005 130R at Suzuka was another like that, but they made it lame after the MotoGP fatality there. Same of course, goes for bends like Pouhon at Spa, thanks to the asphalt runoff instead of gravel.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 week ago

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For me, Silverstone was butchered after they got rid of Bridge corner in the most recent reconfiguration. From Bridge to Priory was the most exhilarating part of the track for me. Trulli's accident there in 2004 showed how high the consequences were for getting it wrong. Now, it's just a no-identity flat section that looks like any other part of the track.
I got to race on that layout just before they closed it. Honestly, coming out of the Abbey Chicane, down the little hill under the bridge, it was such an amazing view.
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Post by erwin greven » 1 week ago

Silverstone was already butchered before. When they build in the Woodcote (Scheckter)-chicane in 1974.

But even today i like the modern layout of Silverstone. The only track i still can not stand is the modern Hockenheim.
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