Seeing the new layout i suppose that there wont be any major changes on the aero setup...Maybe a bit less wing (?) for the new sections ,which with the right hander at Abbey chicane being a flat out, so now it makes 2 extra straights...But then again comes tha triplet Maggotts-Becketts-Chapel where you need that extra downforce...Im no aero specialist i guess we'll have to wait and see...raymondu999 wrote:I wonder how this would change the setup for the track... in terms of downforce levels in particular.
any setup changes will be minor probably limited to rear toe changes, to help come out of the slow corners on the infield, aerowise I don't see a reason to change anythingraymondu999 wrote:I wonder how this would change the setup for the track... in terms of downforce levels in particular.
Silverstone works near completion
By Pablo Elizalde Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:12 GMT
Work on the new grand prix circuit at Silverstone is nearing completion, the British Grand Prix organisers said on Tuesday.
The multi-million pound investment in a new track layout for this year's race, as well as improved spectator facilities, is on schedule to be finished by the end of the month.
The new 'Arena' layout will host this year's British Grand Prix, but also MotoGP and World Superbike rounds.
"Work on the circuit and venue is on schedule," said Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips. "The team has been working around the clock, through some pretty terrible weather conditions, to make sure the circuit is ready on time.
"The track works at Brooklands and Woodcote are now complete, including the new run-off area for the fast entry into Pits Straight, while the major new development - the new section of circuit from Abbey, up to the Arena Complex and round to the National Straight – is also coming along nicely.
"There is still a considerable amount of work going on at Silverstone, including the new elevated banks and spectator viewing areas, which will continue beyond March. Conference and hospitality buildings are also being built on the new Stowe Complex."
I disagree. Donington should not have been touched - to make it even remotely F1-safe these days will ruin it as a decent circuit for everyone else.andrew wrote:Still don't like this layout. I suspect that there will be no increase of overtaking at Silverstone this year. Should have been Donington.
It's still around, and I'm about to merge this one into it...Pandamasque wrote:Where's the old "new silverstone' thread?!