Igora Drive replaces Sochi in 2023

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Igora Drive replaces Sochi in 2023

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The Russian Grand Prix is moving home in 2023, after a deal was struck to move the race to a new purpose-built circuit just outside St Petersburg.

Autodrom Igora Drive was designed by Hermann Tilke and will replace Sochi – which has hosted F1 every year since it joined the calendar in 2014 on the site where it hosted the Winter Olympics the same year.

The venue was given Grade 1 status by the FIA at the end of 2020, clearing it to become the second ever Russian host of a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... yK6mg.html

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Interesting pit lane configuration

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Sooo much Better than Sochi... =D> =D>

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Connect the pit exit to turn 4, That would allow for interesting pit strategies.

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notsofast wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:00 am
Connect the pit exit to turn 4, That would allow for interesting pit strategies.
Agree 100%, it’d be interesting to see what strategies are enabled by a pit delta of 10secs or so.

Igora looks like a bike track, a flat Barcelona, I prefer the Sochi layout.

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I'd love to see more tracks with very short pitlane times. People could do 3 stops easily.
Felipe Baby!

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Looks cookie-cutter to me.

IMO - blend 8 into 9 to make a big sweeper, but it has to be slightly banked to make it work.
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SiLo wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:47 pm
I'd love to see more tracks with very short pitlane times. People could do 3 stops easily.
Yes. Hanoi seemed to be designed with a reduced pit delta in mind, the final layout was changed to something more conventional I remember. I don’t see why all new builds wouldn’t at least have a reduced pit delta as a consideration.

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Another Tilke-dom.

I like what Lewis said about him a few years back :lol:

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I have some sympathy for Tilke, he takes a lot of abuse for factors that are out of his control. The budget, land available and for a street track like Sochi and Singapore the streets available and buildings are out of his control. FOM and the FIA often stick their oar in. Usually his brief is to produce a multi-use venue suitable for F1 but also Moto, testing and corporate events which pretty much precludes the sort of jeopardy people want to see.

COTA, Instanbul, Bahrain, Malaysia, India are good tracks for modern cars. Hanoi looked interesting, it’s a shame we’ll never see it in action.

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Proposed extension to the end of the lap, whiff of Baku S2? Main straight extended but entry will be very slow.

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Mogster wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:12 pm
I have some sympathy for Tilke, he takes a lot of abuse for factors that are out of his control. The budget, land available and for a street track like Sochi and Singapore the streets available and buildings are out of his control. FOM and the FIA often stick their oar in. Usually his brief is to produce a multi-use venue suitable for F1 but also Moto, testing and corporate events which pretty much precludes the sort of jeopardy people want to see.

COTA, Instanbul, Bahrain, Malaysia, India are good tracks for modern cars. Hanoi looked interesting, it’s a shame we’ll never see it in action.
Yes, especially when we look at Moto they will love this track.
For F1 I do not see it like you....Spore is one of the best tracks in the calendar. Except for Ferrari rocket ships in front there is always good overtaking and action.

The issue here is again this many tire murdering long swipes. One is ok, like in Silverstone or COTA...but here? Everything between turn 3 and 12 (except 5 and 11 of course) will simply just kill the tires and make following impossible. I fear this will be quite similar to Sochi especially if it has similar tarmac.

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That downhill corkscrew before the start/finish straight looks epic. I hope the runoff is suitable, as that downgrade looks like an end-over-end tumble zone if a driver gets it wrong..

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Mogster wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:17 am
Proposed extension to the end of the lap, whiff of Baku S2? Main straight extended but entry will be very slow.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E5CQO9uVEA ... =4096x4096
I see some interlagos in there.
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Mogster wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:12 pm
Hanoi looked interesting, it’s a shame we’ll never see it in action.
indeed, very Hanoi'ing