New Jeddah circuit

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New Jeddah circuit

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What do you think?

To me it looks ugly AF


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Yup, a load of rubbish! Just how Hanoi looked when we first saw that.
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Its maybe nothing special but a fast track with tight corners could give us a suprise as Baku did and we could enjoy some fun races.

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F1NAC wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:00 am
What do you think?

To me it looks ugly AF

https://mobile.twitter.com/F1/status/13 ... 6291193859
It looks like a giant sperm.
But if it'll give some good racing and decent overtaking opportunities, who cares!

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Isn’t this years track a temporary circuit while they build a proper facility?!
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Almost certainly will be processional unless the 2022 rules really do work. Lots of high speed corners tends not to help overtaking. The last sector might work but it's all down to the ability to follow.
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Horrible track. No single driver will like it. Just cancel the whole GP.

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That will be an expensive weekend with lots of cars in the wall.
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I legitimately had no clue what part of the track I was on for most of it. Like it all looked exactly the same. Left...right...left...right...hairpin....left...right...left...right
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Blown up Formula E circuit but at least these cars can follow each other closely

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MtthsMlw wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:28 pm
Blown up Formula E circuit but at least these cars can follow each other closely
Yes, my first thought also. It really looks and feels like a FE track.

With a clean slate and practically unlimited resources I was intrigued to see what they’d come up with. Very disappointed. Hanoi at least had some intriguing and unusual elements.

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NathanOlder wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:05 am
Yup, a load of rubbish! Just how Hanoi looked when we first saw that.
It's a street circuit is it not? It doesn't seem too different to Montreal Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, which is considered a classic circuit, so it should be fine I guess. :)

LM10 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:05 pm
Horrible track. No single driver will like it. Just cancel the whole GP.
I don't follow. The track seems extremely similar to Montreal to me!? Nowhere near as bad as Sochi for instance.

If you'd look at a piece of paper, you'd think the Adelaide Parklands Circuit is rubbish too, but it turned out to be a classic and vastly superior to the likes of Detroit. :)

SiLo wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:25 pm
I legitimately had no clue what part of the track I was on for most of it. Like it all looked exactly the same. Left...right...left...right...hairpin....left...right...left...right
No different to Montreal or Melbourne, which both contain many fast left-right switchbacks, and which are both considered fine tracks.

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Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:25 pm
That will be an expensive weekend with lots of cars in the wall.
It's a street circuit, what do you expect? :)

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Looks too tight and fast and with the high barriers overtaking won't be easy, and when someone inevitably hits the wall cleaning and repairs will take ages, especially with an inexperienced local crew.

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JordanMugen wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:57 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:05 am
Yup, a load of rubbish! Just how Hanoi looked when we first saw that.
It's a street circuit is it not? It doesn't seem too different to Montreal Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, which is considered a classic circuit, so it should be fine I guess. :)

LM10 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:05 pm
Horrible track. No single driver will like it. Just cancel the whole GP.
I don't follow. The track seems extremely similar to Montreal to me!? Nowhere near as bad as Sochi for instance.

If you'd look at a piece of paper, you'd think the Adelaide Parklands Circuit is rubbish too, but it turned out to be a classic and vastly superior to the likes of Detroit. :)

SiLo wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:25 pm
I legitimately had no clue what part of the track I was on for most of it. Like it all looked exactly the same. Left...right...left...right...hairpin....left...right...left...right
No different to Montreal or Melbourne, which both contain many fast left-right switchbacks, and which are both considered fine tracks.

Sieper wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:25 pm
That will be an expensive weekend with lots of cars in the wall.
It's a street circuit, what do you expect? :)
Disagree, this track is nothing like CGV and much more similar to Melbourne park, but without the good part of it, turn 10/11. Hanoi would have been a great track, and CGV is one of my favorites, but this track will lead to even more processional races than Australia. The braking zones are not hard/long enough to allow any overtaking maneuvers. And there will be alot of safety car periods, and they will be long SC periods because of the lap length. This track is all around poor.
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