Gridlock wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:14 pm
Actually on-screen "pretend" walls would be fairly trivial, it's only a small step up from those hideous, jaggy-JPG virtual adverts FOM stick on the world feed.
Was Malaysia Tilke? If so, how'd he go so wrong after?
To be honest he has quite a few good tracks: Istanbul, Malaysia, COTA, India (my opinion, of course). It's just that sometimes he is able to create absolute crap circuits, like Korea, Russia, Shanghai, the horrible Abu Dhabi and so on (also my opinion). Not to mention his insistence in repeating features from one track to another, like the snail sections from Malaysia in Shanghai, the endless 90 degree bends, the long, multi apex high speed corners from Istanbul which were carbon copied to COTA and Sochi, the endless run-off areas (wich I think is an FIA demand so I can't blame it on him).
I think the biggest problem is that the cars being so difficult to overtake forced him to make the tracks suit the cars, so there are a limited number of features that make cars easier to follow and overtake, and those are all the features he is able to use. From here on I think it will be difficult to replicate the authenticity of the circuits of the past, where you basically carved a road somewhere, following the terrain and it's almost like nature itself just created the perfect circuits. From now on is just boring tracks with carbon copied corners to try and suit the cars.