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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by glassjaw, Aug 26, 2010.
I was hoping you'd call it Rainbow Road.
My attempt at a track in London and Las Vegas (click to vote).
Tried to make some kind of street circuit type layout. Turns 4 to 6 navigate a roundabout surrounding a historic monument of some kind, 9 through 12 are inside a more public park type area, with some nice trees either side. Offers a slightly scenic break between the buildings and narrow crash barriers
Had a crack at a proper street circuit, this time around the South Gyle region of Edinburgh. Dotted line is the pit lane, tried to avoid residential areas as best I could. Roundabouts might be a little problematic.
One or two extremely quick designs. None of them are very good at the moment, but they'll do:
This one might be more of a Formula E track:
Layout reminds me of Long Beach a little. Only without the beach.
A few ideas for a Las Vegas GP:
And one for a GP in Duluth, Minnesota(extremely hilly):
I think I've got the hang of GMap now. Idea for a Grand Prix of Miami. Looks like it could be pretty fast and flowing for a street circuit.
I thought I'd give this a crack. Here's my vision of a Grand Prix style track in Washington D.C.
Just thought that a karting track around the area will be so scenic. Wonder why no one ever thought of doing on in a game. Any iconic site for that matter.
One last one for the moment. A race track in Redlands, California:
A few interesting features of the track include the 2km straight from Kansas St. down to Cajon St, where cars can reach their top speeds. Also the final sequence of corners is probably one of my favorite that I've designed
OK, so, aware that Silverstone hasn't exactly been the best of hosts for the British Grand Prix, I decided to see if I could find an alternative location. Deciding to stay in keeping with the general theme of this thread, I went for a street circuit designed in gmap pedometer, despite the fact that the use of a street circuit presents a whole host of problems in and of itself when finding a host for the British Grand Prix. The desire to not host my Grand Prix in the middle of a war zone helped in my decision making process, as did the desire to watch cars going up and down hills quite a lot, Silverstone being a dreadfully bland track with almost no elevation change whatsoever. A major problem at Silverstone is accessibility, so I made sure that my chosen location would offer better accessibility than Silverstone. I was concerned by the narrow nature of some segments of the course as well as it's considerable overall length, but seeing concept shots of the new Baku street circuit combined with the increasing number of longer tracks entering the calender in recent years eased me of these fears. I believe that my new proposal should be added to the F1 calender with immediate effect, replacing that horrid race at Silverstone once and for all:
I'm not so keen on the weird chicaney bit where it goes through all of those weird tight corners. I would have just gone with the road around the houses rather than the ones through them. Also, there appears to be a couple of chicanes in the middle of that straight.
GRID AUTOSPORT has circuits set in the city.
Yeah, the chicanes in the middle of the straight are just where it goes from a divided road to an undecided with parking on the sides. The parking would be part of the track, so it actually would be a straight, I promise Regarding the corners, I thought that going through the housing estate would provide a few more interesting corners and possible overtaking opportunities, however, I can see where you are coming from with with just going around the houses.
These tracks are a bit square compared to my attempts of a track in Las Vegas.
too long to comply with the FIA (8km max), isn't accessible (just go and take a look at the local airport), not iconic in any way (unlike Silverstone, Brands Hatch or a city like London) and the corners aren't that interesting, so this isn't a worthy option of the British GP, and the Nurburgring is better for a track of that length.
As I said, the FIA have been moving towards using longer circuits for a while now, I'm sure that they'll raise the limit.
That wasn't my point. My point was that it's more accessible than Silverstone; and they're building a new international airport nearby anyway, which surely makes it prime F1 territory.
Have you seen the road names? One of the most famous people in history lived there. It's so iconic that even The Powerpuff Girls mentioned it. The Powerpuff Girls. The show with the best theme song of any TV show that isn't Cowboy Bebop in history.
Personally I like the corners. An interesting combination of fast sweepers and tight hairpins. As for the ring, that's in Germany. You couldn't hold a Grand Prix there with any even vaguely legitimate claim to be the British Grand Prix.
Anyway, here's another attempt to find a new home for the British Grand Prix that fixes your aforementioned problems with my previous attempt:
Project Gotham Racing 2 had that entire area for tracks as well.
Also on the subject of British things, should Birmingham Airport decide to stop being a thing and I owned the land, here's a 6.4km track that would gladly fit in its place.
I prefer this idea for Birmingham Airport:
This is my idea for Helsinki GP.
That is one unusual pit lane. Some pretty interesting parts, though, I'm a little concerned with the tight hairpin where the track doubles back on itself. Looks like it could end up going Beijing Street Circuit on the drivers.
Tried making a track around an oval this time. Track runs in the opposite direction to the oval, sharing the main straight and pit lane. Maybe I've been looking at the Indianapolis GP track for too long. Hopefully this track is better than the Indianapolis GP track, though.
it kinda looks like a swan
definitely too twisty for my liking, if nothing else, i'd lose the 6/7 chucane
It actually reminds me a bit of Turkey.the 9/10/11/12 complex looks a bit like the 8/9/10 complex
I made three tracks around my school; most of them are only good for time attacks, since the roads are narrow and overtaking opportunities are few and far between. First one is around the engineering campus; lots of fast, flowing corners and no real time to rest would make this a pretty physically demanding course.
Second is a point-to-point around the main campus. Lots of elevation changes make this a fun drive, but again, lots of corners one right after another mean you have to be on your game. Parking structure just to the east of the finish line would serve as a pit building.
Third one could actually be raced on. Uses the beginning of the point-to-point course, but instead of heading off to the north part of campus we loop around to the south and use Stadium Drive as a 0.88-mile straightaway.
This track is raced counter-clockwise; to race it clockwise follow the red line on this picture. Green line indicates pit road. This would need a few improvements to the road to make it more raceable, but it already works well enough.
Did few improvements to the track I posted earlier.
Surfers Paradise GP:
Homebush Bay GP:
Damn tram lines are in the way! A longer version of that track would work too, which takes in a tricky, narrow S-bend on the Western Approach road, and goes past Murrayfield stadium (excuse the Paint skills):
I was a bit sceptical when I saw the crossover, but it does look like it could work. If not for the tramlines.
Here's one I dreamt up a while back, but only just got around to drawing out properly.
Lately I have been going back to GRID AUTOSPORT, and I have been surprised at just how much fun Abu Dhabi can be - especially when you need to balance the entry speed and steering input. The first half of the lap is easily the best, so I have tried to redevelop it to keep the good bits intact and cut out the horrible parts: