Imola v1.0

Only 70 m longer, proper route with adapted homestraight and tight chicane, elevation 75 % correct

  1. Patrick8308
    Theme:
    Eifel
    Number Of Turns:
    16
    Length:
    4.980
    Length (Unit):
    km
    Replica of Imola v1.0
    Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

    Here comes the famous Italian former F1 track.

    I was always fascinated by the circuit and it's layout. After many attempts I've now been able to create a version which is quite similar to the orginal track. The general height ratios are correct and I've put emphasis on creating the right elevation before and after Piratella (T 8) and down to Rivazza (T 14).

    The real homestraight is impossible to be recreated originally and I had to adapt it a bit. The 1st sector is a bit different now, from the finish line to Tamburello (T 2) is a highspeed downhill section with a tricky hidden braking point. The following turns up to T 7 are rather flat similar to the original ones. Out of T 7 there's a steep uphill to Piratella (T 8) which is the highest point of the track.

    The Acque Minerali section (T 9 / 10) is quite a challenge with trees on the inside preventing the view to the tight right hander - just like the real thing. After the following straight you are challenged by the tight Variante Alta chicane (T 11 /12) which leads to the last sector of the lap.

    The downhill to Rivazza (T 14) is quite remarkable and I was able to recreate it pretty well, including the track gate at T 13 with the curbs beginning there.

    v1.0 Release Notes:
    • track length ca. 70 m longer than original
    • accurate route drawn over aerial image
    • chicane (Variante Alta) tight as original
    • 600 m homestraight had to be adapted due to TPE limitations
      (now T 17 is missing and T 1 is different)
    • elevation about 75 % correct, very close to original at the characteristic parts (uphill to T 8, downhill to T 9, downhill to T 13)
    • proper track width (11 m)
    • curbs placed at original positions
    • original track gates before T 8, after T 10 and before T 13
      (the two missing track gates could not be placed due to TPE limitations)
    • trees and grandstands positioned originally where possible to represent the original atmosphere
    Have fun racing this fantastic track!

    Original onboard lap



    Original Track Map

    Imola_Map.png

    Replica Track Map

    Imola_Replica_Map.png

    Original Aerial View

    Imola_Aerial.jpg
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Recent Reviews

  1. djm99
    djm99
    4/5,
    Version: v1.0
    A very good replica ..thankyou
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for rating the track.
  2. GT6champNK_69
    GT6champNK_69
    4/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Very very good achievement in your making of also my favorite track. I simply think after Tosa, and up to Piratella (slightly different), down to Acque Minerali, up to Variante Alta, down to Rivazza, love that, and the bridge, and the section after Rivazza and up to the start/finish straight is absolutely astonishing. Taking aside the little hump, into Variante Tamborello, that section is good also. So yep, the only section off a bit, is Villeneuve, down to Tosa, well, well achieved.
    The four stars rating is because I like the 1994 original layout more. ;)
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for another great review!
      I'm glad you like this version of Imola and I can understand you like the old pre 1994 version better.