Korean GP 2011 - Yeong-Am International Circuit

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Will Red Bull take the constructors title here?

Yes
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66%
No
17
34%
 
Total votes: 50

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Korean GP 2011 - Yeong-Am International Circuit

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Circuit data
Length: 5.621km* (3.493 miles)
Race distance: 55 laps (309.155km)

Top speed (race) – 320kph
Longest flat-out section – 1.25km
Right/left-hand turns – 7/11

Strategy
2011 tyres: soft (prime, yellow) and supersoft (option, red)
2010 tyres: Hard (prime, no stripe) and soft (option, green stripe)
2009 tyres: Hard (prime, no stripe) and soft (option, green stripe)

Average fuel use per lap: 2.7kg per lap

2010:
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2010 pole lap:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyF2uxxD-XE[/youtube]

DRS:
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In terms of my poll above; just to clarify. Red Bull enter Korea with 130 points of a lead. After the Korean race there is 129 to play for; so if McLaren outscores Red Bull by 1 single point; then Red Bull will still take the title.

For McLaren to extend the constructor title chase; they have to outscore Red Bull by at least 2 races.

In 2010 this was Red Bull's worst race result; with a double-DNF.

I've been thinking about weird places where the Bulls can get DRS activated where others can't. I think 7 and 8 will probably be DRS-able by Red Bull, and they would probably be able to get on the DRS straight after the exit of 15; and through 16 and 17.
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Last year was a classic race, especially with the way the championship was.

Will need to see a dry race to properly judge the track, but my first impression from last year was that it was not as bad as Tilke's other creations, and i thought that final corner was quite unique. As with most Tilke tracks though, the infield section as little flow to it.

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I actually like sector 2 and the first half of sector 3 here. A lot of the attrition and greasiness of last year was due to the oils seeping out though; and the general wet of the circuit. Button had an absolute shocker here last year. He finished only just ahead of the new cars
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Also, has the city section in the final sector been built yet? Last year it was pretty much a building site, but i would assume they have made it more presentable now.

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I want last year's race agian, just not as much rain.
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With the longest straight in Formula 1 history; I just hope; I just absolutely hope; that they don't put the DRS zone in a super long zone and make it a contrived mickey mouse push to pass
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raymondu999 wrote:With the longest straight in Formula 1 history; I just hope; I just absolutely hope; that they don't put the DRS zone in a super long zone and make it a contrived mickey mouse push to pass
Agreed. the pit straight or the straight between turns 3 and 4 should be the DRS zone.

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No i think on the main straight between 2 and 3, but like half way down? It'l be great leading into the turn 3 hairpin.

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they can have it on the main straight if its like halfway down it but knowing the FIA they may just put it on the exit of turn 1. which would be retarded. on the flip side Im pretty sure they brake for 16 so they wont be able to keep drs from 15 to the end. probably 16-17 as well as 7-8 will be DRS-able, but will they sacrifice straight line speed to do that?

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Interesting. I always thought 16 was a flat out kink; and drove as such in F1 2010/2011 :P

Apparently they lift ever so slightly for 16. 7-8 was actually f-ductable from last year.

Pole lap uploaded to first post
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raymondu999 wrote:Interesting. I always thought 16 was a flat out kink; and drove as such in F1 2010/2011 :P

Apparently they lift ever so slightly for 16. 7-8 was actually f-ductable from last year.

Pole lap uploaded to first post
Yeah but, on f1 2010-11 you can actually be quicker with a VERY SLIGHT ligt through 16 because you stay that little bit tidier and have bettel line through the long 17 and carry slightly more speed onto the straight. Besides in 2011 with it's newfound highspeed oversteer you really NEED to give it a slight lift through 16
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I don't find that to be quite the case to be honest. I can still manage to hug the inside wall for 17 even with no lift on 16 in 2010. That was in the McLaren. As an aside; I actually love the twitchiness in F1 2011! I think it's fantastic :mrgreen: I love it when I'm in a grand prix and the rear is twitching to no end on a long parabolic straight; like the pit straight in Carlos Pace
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Anyone thinks that the ultimate corner is too dangerous? During last year's race I always feared that this could happen, and it did >

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh5iQj6HPx4[/youtube]

Now, if the track is just slightly wet, it could happen at much higher speeds if someone oversteers into the last corner. Also the car could hit the barriers straight with nosecone, which is much more dangerous. I thougth they would revise the runoff area or the corner itself, but no reaction so far.... Maybe it's just my fear.

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raymondu999 wrote:I don't find that to be quite the case to be honest. I can still manage to hug the inside wall for 17 even with no lift on 16 in 2010. That was in the McLaren. As an aside; I actually love the twitchiness in F1 2011! I think it's fantastic :mrgreen: I love it when I'm in a grand prix and the rear is twitching to no end on a long parabolic straight; like the pit straight in Carlos Pace
I quite agree about 2011. The high speed oversteer on that game makes it so much more fun than 2010.Oh and you're right about turn 16 in f1 2010. It's just 2011 where I need to lift.
“To be able to actually make something is awfully nice”
Bruce McLaren on building his first McLaren racecars, 1970

“I've got to be careful what I say, but possibly to probably Juan would have had a bigger go”
Sir Frank Williams after the 2003 Canadian GP, where Ralf hesitated to pass brother M. Schumacher