Silverstone (possible) new layout

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Re: Silverstone (possible) new layout

Postby raymondu999 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:16 pm

I wonder how this would change the setup for the track... in terms of downforce levels in particular.
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Re: Silverstone (possible) new layout

Postby Poleman » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:48 pm

raymondu999 wrote:I wonder how this would change the setup for the track... in terms of downforce levels in particular.


Seeing the new layout i suppose that there wont be any major changes on the aero setup...Maybe a bit less wing (?) for the new sections ,which with the right hander at Abbey chicane being a flat out, so now it makes 2 extra straights...But then again comes tha triplet Maggotts-Becketts-Chapel where you need that extra downforce...Im no aero specialist i guess we'll have to wait and see...

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Re: Silverstone (possible) new layout

Postby ESPImperium » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:01 pm

New pits for 2011-2013 seemingly, but then going back to the traditional pitlane for 2014 as the same architect that designed the Suzuka pit building has been contacted for consultation on a design, as silverstone want to be the first track in Europe that can do the same as Abu Dhabi, and run 2 races together at the same time one 2 diffrent tracks, one the Stowe cuircit and one on the National cuircit.

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Re: Silverstone (possible) new layout

Postby godlameroso » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:10 pm

raymondu999 wrote:I wonder how this would change the setup for the track... in terms of downforce levels in particular.


any setup changes will be minor probably limited to rear toe changes, to help come out of the slow corners on the infield, aerowise I don't see a reason to change anything
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Re: Silverstone (possible) new layout

Postby gibells » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:42 pm

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Work is coming on a treat...

From Autosport
Silverstone works near completion

By Pablo Elizalde Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:12 GMT

Work on the new grand prix circuit at Silverstone is nearing completion, the British Grand Prix organisers said on Tuesday.

The multi-million pound investment in a new track layout for this year's race, as well as improved spectator facilities, is on schedule to be finished by the end of the month.

The new 'Arena' layout will host this year's British Grand Prix, but also MotoGP and World Superbike rounds.

"Work on the circuit and venue is on schedule," said Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips. "The team has been working around the clock, through some pretty terrible weather conditions, to make sure the circuit is ready on time.

"The track works at Brooklands and Woodcote are now complete, including the new run-off area for the fast entry into Pits Straight, while the major new development - the new section of circuit from Abbey, up to the Arena Complex and round to the National Straight – is also coming along nicely.

"There is still a considerable amount of work going on at Silverstone, including the new elevated banks and spectator viewing areas, which will continue beyond March. Conference and hospitality buildings are also being built on the new Stowe Complex."

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Re: Silverstone (possible) new layout

Postby ESPImperium » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:37 pm

Some larger pics, from F1Fanatic:

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New hospitality complex building, looks to be at the Stowe Cuircit where the Williams FW31, Virgin VR-01 and Lotus T127 were all shaken down this year. Looks as if theres to be a small pit complex there for the teams to use when shaking down a car, as lets face it, the tarp and a few pieces of string that teams have used when shaking the cars down hasnt exactly been the greatest in terms of facities.
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New & rejuvinated Silverstone circuit

Postby raceman » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:13 am

The BRDC just refurbished the Silverstone circuit on account of penning a 10-year deal to host the British GP, with a possible option of 17 years. BRDC has invested ₤5m in the circuit, with new paddock and garages to open for 2011. Interestingly, the new corners added to the circuit were not designed by Hermann Tilke, but by a London-based firm, Populous.


Below is a chart by Drew MacDonald, who designed the new corners.

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For comparison, below is the circuit layout from F1's official website, Formula1.com.

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For some reason, I don't understand why the speed trap is set before Turn 11, at Abbey, instead of setting it before Turn 7, the Stowe?? From the illustrations above, it shows speed at speed trap as 295 km/h, but speed before Turn 7 on the Hanger Straight shows 301 km/h!!!



And BTW, Silverstone is 92% sold-out for this year's GP! =D>

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Re: New & rejuvinated Silverstone circuit

Postby CMSMJ1 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:20 am

I'm going to go and do a trackday on my race bike around it..I have done a couple on the old layout and it was great.

I like it...will miss Bridge corner as that was special, as the bikes do not use the Abbey Chicane, you go flat through the abbey curve!!
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Re: New & rejuvinated Silverstone circuit

Postby andrew » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:40 am

Still don't like this layout. I suspect that there will be no increase of overtaking at Silverstone this year. Should have been Donington. :(

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Re: New & rejuvinated Silverstone circuit

Postby Paul Oz » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:34 am

Not impressed. Getting rid of one of the best corners in world motorsport is crazy...... F1 was simply breathtaking through there.

But then, turns 9 and 10 could be pretty impressive flat, with cars alongside each other......
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Re: New & rejuvinated Silverstone circuit

Postby rjsa » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:37 am

F1.com has updated the layout, you can see both here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverstone_Circuit

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Re: New & rejuvinated Silverstone circuit

Postby Just_a_fan » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:42 pm

andrew wrote:Still don't like this layout. I suspect that there will be no increase of overtaking at Silverstone this year. Should have been Donington. :(

I disagree. Donington should not have been touched - to make it even remotely F1-safe these days will ruin it as a decent circuit for everyone else.
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Re: New & rejuvinated Silverstone circuit

Postby Pandamasque » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:32 pm

Where's the old "new silverstone' thread?!


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Re: New & rejuvinated Silverstone circuit

Postby mx_tifoso » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:06 pm

Pandamasque wrote:Where's the old "new silverstone' thread?!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixrRSx6_Le4[youtube]

It's still around, and I'm about to merge this one into it...
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Re: Silverstone (possible) new layout

Postby timbo » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:18 pm

So, it is calculated that Silverstone might beat Monza on average speed. Bring back 1985=)




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