Is Portimao the track with the least number of corners on the F1 calendar?

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Re: Is Portimao the track with the least number of corners on the F1 calendar?

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godlameroso wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:11 pm
With the car's downforce there are only 7 corners that drivers need to slow down and drive through. Even Austria had more actual corners and that's a really short track.
So watching Max's fastest lap in FP1, he braked for 9 corners, and had a lift in turn 4. Im guessing the lift will be gone when the track gets a little faster or use a softer compound, but the 9 braking zones will remain.

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Re: Is Portimao the track with the least number of corners on the F1 calendar?

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NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:40 pm
godlameroso wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:11 pm
With the car's downforce there are only 7 corners that drivers need to slow down and drive through. Even Austria had more actual corners and that's a really short track.
So watching Max's fastest lap in FP1, he braked for 9 corners, and had a lift in turn 4. Im guessing the lift will be gone when the track gets a little faster or use a softer compound, but the 9 braking zones will remain.

https://youtu.be/EzCpONC8qJw
I meant to post how wrong I was, I was basing my estimations off a track that wasn't very accurate. I am wrong, the real thing is much more challenging.
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Re: Is Portimao the track with the least number of corners on the F1 calendar?

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godlameroso wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:24 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:40 pm
godlameroso wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:11 pm
With the car's downforce there are only 7 corners that drivers need to slow down and drive through. Even Austria had more actual corners and that's a really short track.
So watching Max's fastest lap in FP1, he braked for 9 corners, and had a lift in turn 4. Im guessing the lift will be gone when the track gets a little faster or use a softer compound, but the 9 braking zones will remain.

https://youtu.be/EzCpONC8qJw
I meant to post how wrong I was, I was basing my estimations off a track that wasn't very accurate. I am wrong, the real thing is much more challenging.

At least it will be a good race to watch, as like you say, it looks pretty challenging.
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Re: Is Portimao the track with the least number of corners on the F1 calendar?

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Yes the cars do look great here.