New Bahrain GP layout

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Post Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:14 pm

Ill have to wait and see, but i think if the sweeping Turn 6 went into a heavy breaking part at Turn 9/10 and Turn 9/10 into turn 11 was slightly straighter and the kink of Turn 12/13 was slightly smoother id say it would be faster.

However, i did think that the old Turns 5-6-7 had something of a Maggots/Beckets complex about it, high speed aero with a good mechanical compromise was needed in that section. Brakes will be less marginal now, but engines and especially gearboxes will be crucified now.

If the ever revise this track again, they need to do the last corner Turn 23 (im the same as Martin Brundle, i dont count or entertain Turn 24) to be sharper and more profiled like Turn 1 with a less generuous run off. Turn 4 could be sone simmilarly as well, altho going back to its origional run off may be enough for me there.

The only thing i can see at current that section may be good for is getting the cars advertising on TV.

I was recptive yesterday about that section, but now im a little more critical about it untill i can see that is is adding something to the track and its demands.
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Post Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:22 pm

CHT wrote:I am planning to make a trip to Bahrain this Mar. Anybody knows where are the best seats around this circuit?


would love to see photos you might share with us 8)


private @CHT,

ppsssst, get me some photos of babes :wink:
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Post Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:32 pm

lauromoura wrote:I think it would be cool to use just the outer layout

http://www.bahraingp.com/en/circuits/outercircuit
Image
image source: http://theracingline.net/racingcircuits/racingcircuits/


Nice idea! I love it! It keeps the three straights combo, then replaces the inside complex by a fast sweeping section ala Mugello.

Pandamasque wrote:Yeah it looks quite fast. But then it's probably less grandstand friendly so less camels will be able to see the race.


That's the main trouble indeed :lol:
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Post Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:35 pm

lauromoura wrote:I think it would be cool to use just the outer layout

http://www.bahraingp.com/en/circuits/outercircuit
Image
image source: http://theracingline.net/racingcircuits/racingcircuits/



That looks a lot like the original Silverstone layout.
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Post Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:04 pm

A guy on another forum im on said that the new layout looks like a engine fan belt configuration. Whitch he has a point!!!
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Post Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:30 pm

Image
Pandamasque
 
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Post Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:41 pm

WhiteBlue wrote:That looks a lot like the original Silverstone layout.



Probably just as flat, too.
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Post Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:04 pm

andrew
 
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Post Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:02 pm

Thank god, that 6.6Km layout was stupid. The only Turn 5-6-7 was high speed and testing of driver speed and courage.

The track is stop start, but could be improved in a couple of areas. But it would then just be about aceptable, as discussed in the 2010 Bahrain GP thread.
ESPImperium
 
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Post Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:20 am

WhiteBlue wrote:
lauromoura wrote:I think it would be cool to use just the outer layout

http://www.bahraingp.com/en/circuits/outercircuit
Image
image source: http://theracingline.net/racingcircuits/racingcircuits/



That looks a lot like the original Silverstone layout.

Err, no it doesn't...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Silverstone1948.png
Just_a_fan
 
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Post Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:28 am

True, the track was very different as your picture shows. I was probably tricked by the shape of the perimeter. I had always thought they raced on this, but obviously they used a mixture of the perimeter and the run ways. Interesting contribution!
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Post Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:02 am

The 2010 layout only contributed more of a boring procession. It sucked, and I'm glad the organizers finally understood.
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