The government of Prince Albert II, the reigning monarch and head of state, is inviting bids for a new district of luxury apartment blocks, shops and offices to occupy a six-hectare site that currently belongs to the Mediterranean.
Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/indu ... z2U3mREyUC
Opportunity for F1?
Joe Saward about potential track change in the future...
Here is Joe Savard full article, i truly reconmend it is really nice reading:Joe Saward wrote:The most exciting thing for the racing fraternity is that the new land could create the possibility of a new section of track, leading from the downhill corner at Portiers to a new section with wide road and a tight hairpin, creating an overtaking spot. The track could then rejoin the original circuit just before the tunnel, thus cutting the speed at which cars go through, so reducing the dangers of the chicane area.
http://www.autocar.co.uk/blogs/f1-2013/ ... out-change
More about that project on video below. I paste it on that part where they show that they definitely have in mind future GP track expansion..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 7T8#t=145s
I just play a bit whit this project and made a scheme of potential new sector (Bigger picture KLIK )…
- Calculated Additional lenght: 2023m (+/- 5m)
Total distance of circuit: 3340 + 2023 = 5363 m
Portirs corner before tunnel are plenty of space for overtaking and also for big run off areas.... Like you could see on this footage…
The Monaco government has set a target of 2024 for work to be complete.
Bv. Fun fact:
With 36,000 inhabitants squeezed onto a land mass just two kilometres square, Monaco is most densely populated country. It is also the smallest, in land size, with the exception of Vatican City [/quote]