Post by Mower Man Post by John
I love that F1 comes back with back to back races at their 2nd and
3rd best tracks. Only down is that Merc should run away from the
And the best track is?
If I had to say there was a track on the current calendar better than those
two I'd think maybe Suzuka or COTA. Then again I don't rate Monza that
I like Monza for its surroundings, its history and the sheer exuberance
of the Tifosi but, that aside, no, perhaps it's not a great track.
The best tracks have at least one famously challenging corner. Spa has
Eau Rouge, Suzuka 130R. Silverstone used to have Woodcote until that was
emasculated but has now developed the Maggots/Beckets/Chapel complex
into a world class sequence. Turn 8 at Istanbul (I don't think it has
name) was also a great corner.
Monza used to have the Curva Grande but that challenge was ruined by the
introduction of the Rettifilo chicane (now, more anonymously, the
Variante Una). The Parabolica is famous but probably not that
challenging for modern F1 cars
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