214270 wrote: ↑
Mon May 24, 2021 12:18 pm
Edax wrote: ↑
Mon May 24, 2021 11:09 am
214270 wrote: ↑
Mon May 24, 2021 10:43 am
Still haven’t caught up on the race; seems like I shouldn’t even bother.
I believe I read a few years ago there was a substantial reclamation project in prelim at Monaco? I don’t know whether that’s been shelved or not as there was a possibility of extending the track into new areas which might save racing at this venue. Short of a complete revamp of the weekend, I don’t see how else to save the Monaco GP.
I think you are right that there was an idea to extend the track on a land reclamation (portier cove). But if I look at the current construction plans it does not look like it can accommodate track.
Can you link to it pls?, I’d like to read up on it. Thanks
There was never anything more than "maybe we could extend the circuit onto Le Portier"
From a 2015 Forbes article:
The most exciting development is for the racing fraternity of Formula One, utilizing the new land to create a new section of track, leading from the downhill Portier to a new section with wide road and a tight hairpin, creating an overtaking spot. The track would then rejoin the original circuit just before the tunnel, thus cutting the speed at which cars go through and reducing the dangers of the confined area.
From 2018 in Forbes quoting Prince Albert II:
We always look, every once in a while, at different possibilities of extending the track, and certainly something to think about is that we are building the new land extension. There are no plans or anything yet, it is just in the back of all of our minds — people in the Automobile Club but also in the government — that there could be. I am not saying that it will happen necessarily, but at some point we are going to put our minds together and say, how can we not only improve this, but how can we make it a little more exciting by maybe changing the course slightly? We haven’t gone beyond this simple statement of an idea — something that is in the back of our minds.
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Mon May 24, 2021 12:32 pm
El Scorchio wrote: ↑
Mon May 24, 2021 12:10 pm
sosic2121 wrote: ↑
Mon May 24, 2021 12:00 pm
Maybe also a water pit
And a jump through a flaming hoop?
Bernie’s sprinkler idea should be revisited
Route some of the track "into" the water, make it alternate randomly between being submerged by like 2 cm and just being wet - take F1 aquaplaning to a whole new level.
I'm collecting all the ideas and will shoot the FIA/Liberty and the Prince a mail with some drawings/photoshops :^)