“almost oval” Bahrain track

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“almost oval” Bahrain track

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Hope they choose the first layout which will have one fast corner similar to Hockenheim turn 1
Formula 1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn has suggested that Bahrain could host two races on very different track configurations – including one on “an almost oval track” that doesn’t include the familiar tight infield section.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/bahr ... p/4805552/

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The original turn 1 makes for much better overtaking though, in turns 1 and 4. So I would like to see them stick to the original T-1, 2 ,3 combo.
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Looks almost like the old Zandvoort track. Just different dunes.

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It would be a welcome sight to have another low downforce track on the calendar.
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NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:20 am
The original turn 1 makes for much better overtaking though, in turns 1 and 4. So I would like to see them stick to the original T-1, 2 ,3 combo.
We would have that layout anyway, but changing turn 1 creates an overtaking opportunity while different, like into stove

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Looks like a version of the Red Bull Ring - not much in the way of slow stuff. Almost like the FIA is trying to find a series of tracks that help Red Bull this year... :lol: :lol:
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Isnt it altitude that helps redbull more than a layout?

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:37 am
Looks like a version of the Red Bull Ring - not much in the way of slow stuff. Almost like the FIA is trying to find a series of tracks that help Red Bull this year... :lol: :lol:
Red Bull learned a lot in NASCAR. Now they push for more "almost oval" race tracks on the F1 calendar.
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If it is a go,it is going to be fast lap,a lap time around 50 seconds..

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Good point, plus it will be about 84 laps!!! but wont last very long. If its 50 seconds a lap , that will be a Grand Prix lasting 1hr 10mins.
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With race fuel onboard they may be lapping 53-55 seconds a lap.

50-52 seconds is for low fuel qualfying laps.

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It's a great idea - makes sense to do it.
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It would be fun to have this and the standard layout for back to back races, I guess.

Actually, run this and the endurance layout (the one with the extended wiggly track). It would make it a Monza style setup and a high downforce setup in back to back races. That would be an interesting comparison.
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FW17 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:45 am
Isnt it altitude that helps redbull more than a layout?
I think so. RBR’s 3 2019 wins (Hockenheim Brazil Austria) are all quite high up right?
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NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:20 am
The original turn 1 makes for much better overtaking though, in turns 1 and 4. So I would like to see them stick to the original T-1, 2 ,3 combo.
Agreed. Though with a faster T1/2 the current T4 becomes a bigger braking zone, depends where DRS is placed too. I wonder if the track is on any sims.
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