New Jeddah circuit

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godlameroso wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:26 am
I'm surprised no one is talking about Losail, it's a nice circuit to drive in an F1 car.
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:25 am
godlameroso wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:26 am
I'm surprised no one is talking about Losail, it's a nice circuit to drive in an F1 car.
Which game is it on?
rFactor2 and AC has a version, not sure it's very accurate, if it is, the drivers will certainly enjoy themselves.
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Do we have any way to predict whether the not-so-straits are indeed straits (wide open throttle) with dirty air and drs? I think that will be essential for the overtaking. Like before turn 27, one must be able to follow close though 22 - 26 or it will be boring to watch. Or not boring at all, but outright dangerous.
But just suppose it weren't hypothetical.

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FW17 wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:48 am
Don't think they will be able to finish all of it.
SirBastianVettel wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:52 pm
If they manage to finish that in time I’ll eat a whole pizza with pineapple.
Mogster wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:17 am
SirBastianVettel wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:52 pm
If they manage to finish that in time I’ll eat a whole pizza with pineapple.
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exactly, with ease they'll manage this, it's also a 'priority', and it would cost them significant funds and image if they don't, so it's not even a question.

As others mentioned, in the unlikeliness that the track will be slippery and oily like Turkey, they'll adress that issue just as easy too. Indeed the local climate will differently effect the track surface and there are plenty of options to attack any issue.

I think one should concider the local weather much more. Will it rain? will there be winds causing lots of sand on the track?

Also, compared to Turkey - obviously slippery is slippery, but let's not forget that they had (a bit aged) data on the Turkey track from racing there before. There is ZERO data on this brand new track - like Zandvoort. This will have a much bigger impact on finding any sweet spot and setups.

Finally though - in the UNLIKELY event that Losail can't happen due to the track surprisingly not being ready, or a FIA inspection discovers the track would not be safe to race on for whatever reason,
is there a replacement track planned?

For Example, if the race can't happen, will they do a different Sakhir race like they did last year with Covid?

I think that it would be hugely anti-climatic and probably also unacceptable from any of the teams, especially the title contenders, to just have 1 race drop and then win/lose the championship on that base, whilst the teams have all prepared and built up to that being the decider?
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Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:18 am

Finally though - in the UNLIKELY event that Losail can't happen due to the track surprisingly not being ready, or a FIA inspection discovers the track would not be safe to race on for whatever reason,
is there a replacement track planned?

For Example, if the race can't happen, will they do a different Sakhir race like they did last year with Covid?

I think that it would be hugely anti-climatic and probably also unacceptable from any of the teams, especially the title contenders, to just have 1 race drop and then win/lose the championship on that base, whilst the teams have all prepared and built up to that being the decider?
I think no one will miss Losail if it doesn't happen - it's going to be a procession with whomever gets through the first corner first going on to win. It's like Hungary but with the high speed 12,13and 14 (and likely 15) near the end of the lap, no one will be able to get close enough to make a pass on the straight.
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Marty_Y wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:48 pm
Don't know who is gonna be faster... but looks hard to overtake.

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this looks crazy :shock:

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My feeling is this will be a crap race, so watch it be the most exciting of 2021 :lol:
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siskue2005 wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:01 pm


this looks crazy :shock:
In that video, it feels like Singapore. I guess that's the night time effect along with the street nature.
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Some fast corners there unless they're easily flat.

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:41 pm
siskue2005 wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:01 pm


this looks crazy :shock:
In that video, it feels like Singapore. I guess that's the night time effect along with the street nature.
Walls are like singapore, corners however are entirely different story.

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One thing I can say is that there are going to be some VERY big crashes at this circuit with the way the walls are set out on corner exit. I expect at least one red flag during the race. I think teams might be banking on a no stop strategy here.
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At least, there will be no big issue with track limits :D

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SiLo wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:45 am
One thing I can say is that there are going to be some VERY big crashes at this circuit with the way the walls are set out on corner exit. I expect at least one red flag during the race. I think teams might be banking on a no stop strategy here.
and lots of vsc and safety cars