On 07/07/2018 03:40, Bruce Hoult wrote:
> On Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2:11:47 PM UTC-7, Sir Tim wrote:
>> build <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> To me turn 1 is not a substitute for "Abbey" and Turn 15 is definitely
>>> not a suitable substitute for the mighty "Stowe" corner and the thrilling
>>> "Maggotts, Becketts, Chapel" can have no substitute. Or am I the only
>>> bloke who can't remember which bloody corner turn x is? Names are so much
>>> easier to remember and apart from that aspect names incite passion and
>>> excitement so much more than boring bloody numbers. Anyone agree? or are
>>> numbers better in this digital age? Hopefully I'll get some sane responses.
>> Quite surprised by this as I had you down as someone more interested in the
>> technical side of F1: strategy, tyre selection etc rather than, like me, an
>> out and out romantic who loves the mano-a-mano, gladiatorial side of the
>> sport. As such I thought you might welcome the (perhaps) more logical use
>> of numbered corners. Nevertheless I entirely agree with you. To talk about
>> “Turn 13” at Spa would mean nothing to me but mention “Pouhon” and I can
>> immediately visualize that wonderful, double-apex left hander.
> I could probably make a reasonable stab at drawing the layout about half the circuits, but I doubt I could add names to the corners of any of them outside of Silverstone, Spa, and Monaco. Ok, and a couple each at Monza and Suzuka.
> Counting corners is for the most part easier, though I'd want a few anchoring points e.g. a cheat sheet with the corner numbers at the end of major straights.
The way the cameras are arranged and used (too many closeups) around the
circuits often means we don't have too much of a clue where the cars are
anyway. Do the Tilke circuits have names for corners?