Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:10 PM
The changes I really don't like are to Tarzan, Hugenholtzbocht, and Arie Luyendiijkbocht. Hugenholtzbocht is a classic turn, or was until now.
I hope this is not another example of F1 ruining a track.
Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:29 PM
I'd say the track will improve on it, but still the main straight is quite short in current config. The only option to pass might be towards Tarzan corner. But I might be wrong and it will be an interesting race. There are some factors like wind and sand as well.
Surely it will be a big orange party, but the race could be boring.
Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:40 PM
The pit exit is actually right before the Tarzanbocht which is not ideal and potentially dangerous.
That will be moved to the exit of Turn 1. I think the turns Tarzanbocht and Hugenholtzbocht will keep most of its character.
The gravel trap will remain mostly intact, just an escape route on the outside.
I believe the biggest change is that they get more banking so multiple lines are possible.
As for the Arie Luyendykbocht, I for one am actually pretty thrilled by it.
It will be a very unique turn on the Formula One calendar, and I hope it will carry an exciting reputation with it in the future.
Not only that, I think it really adds to the homage to Arie Luyendyk, being banked 18 degrees.
But the main function is to make sure it is usable with DRS open in an attempt to improve overtaking chances, which are very slim in today's machines.
I'll say this: I think -though the drivers will love the circuit- the 2020 race will be fairly dull, so I do not have high expectations.
I look forward to the 2021 rule changes and hope that with that the circuit will also bloom with exciting races.
Here is a hotlap of a projected version of the track.
- Based on a quote of Harry Schell
Posted 11 January 2020 - 05:14 PM
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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:52 PM
All of them, from what I heard the lottery for the tickets was at least triple the venue capacity.
Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:29 AM
I can imagine the chaos that will unfold that weekend. Even normal race events were already very chaotic with 80,000 visitors. One train track, one road, lol. They encourage visitors to come with bicycle
If it were held at Assen, then I would have opted to go. Closeby and better infrastructure.
Edited by Robert Fleurke, 29 January 2020 - 11:29 AM.
Posted 09 February 2020 - 10:47 AM
Edited by GrandPrixYannick, 09 February 2020 - 10:48 AM.
- Based on a quote of Harry Schell
Posted 24 February 2020 - 10:36 AM
Posted 04 March 2020 - 03:52 PM
It looks like a very easy lap. I don't mean he took it easy, it's too easy. The changes they made don't look like it's a challenge anymore. Turn 12- 13 don't look like the tight right left it was. Hugenholtz looks banked more then it was, too easy to get through. Turns 9,10, 11 don't seem like a challenge. DRS had better be open coming out of T14 to make T1 the passing zone I think they want.
I know this sounds harsh, but I don't think they needed to make the changes they did. Runoff areas, I'm ok with, the track shouldn't have been changed to suit F1. I hope I'm wrong and the race is great, but I fear it's not a challenge anymore.
I'm a "this is the track, you figure out how to get your car to run on it" kind of guy. Not a "this my car, your alter your track for me" kind of guy.
Posted 04 March 2020 - 05:01 PM
Imagine the old lay-out, with a longer straight as well