- dominance from one person and one team over several seasons (no longer the case)
- movement away from classic tracks to modern, Herman Tilke-design circuits*
- limited tech creativity in the face of economic realities
* There are exceptions to this, such as Monte-Carlo, Hungaroring, and Estoril, but the most exciting races tend to come from the classic, balls-out circuits - Spa, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Silverstone, Suzuka, Interlagos.
I LOVE the fact that Austin in a brand new track in the USA with Elevation changes andnot the regular tilke type track. Leave it to America to build a modern structure with a classic track feel.
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I believe in the press reports it's been said that the SXSW week is now the biggest event in Austin and hotels, restaurants, etc are bursting at the seams for that. You ain't seen nothing yet if the race gets the numbers thy expect.
2012 Porsche Carrera 991
General admission was sold out a while ago.
At least I can see the track from my house, so if I cannot find a general admission ticket for sale I still can watch.
It might not be enough to stop a headache but there is hope.
FIA still has NJ on the calendar after Friday's World Motor Sport Council in Paris.
Anyway, it's obvious (because they said so) that the corners are even copied from other places. But he still designed the track to incorporate those features over the terrain of the land. Hopefully this will lead to people saying "well he finally got one right"...
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well on one hand, it was screwing with my plans to get to le mans in 2013 (it likely would have been the same weekend). on the other hand, f'u bernie! my buddy lives within SIGHT of the proposed track in hoboken, so you ruined my 2013 east coast GP/road trip plans!
Did Bernie finally figure out the New Jersey race was in New Jersey?
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Another article, more local, is confirming the postponement.
F1 can make a crap load of $$ in this market. They should do it.