Yeah, let's bring some older, classic tracks up-to-date rather than these cookie cutter Tilkedromes. It would cost less and they are in places people wanted a racetrack in the first place. China barely has cars. Their people need alot more before they care about F1. Fix up Magny Cours, Mexico City, Dijon etc.hecti wrote:I want the A1 ring back!!!!
just popped into my head while reading the thread....
that doesnt sound so bad, at least its fastrahulsampath wrote:I've read an interview with Mark Hughes,vice pres of JPSK (guys building the indian track) and found these interesting things:
"The circuit is part of a sports city being constructed 35 kilometres outside the Indian capital on a 2,800 acre site with areas set aside for the Formula One track and a 100,000-seater international cricket stadium,"
"It's an undulating 5.5 kilometre track which we expect to have the second fastest average speed of any circuit on the calendar behind Monza".
"We sent the details to all the teams and they programmed the information into their simulators and gave us feedback on where we could make improvements and add overtaking opportunity points".
"We expect to complete construction by July 2011 and once (Formula One governing body) FIA has given its approval we can finalise training for marshals, track officials and medical staff in time for an October race".
"The circuit is a private venture and has a budget of $350 million, so without government assistance we fully expect to stay within cost"