Hermann Tilke - His finest circuit?

Which circuit designed by Hermann Tilke is your favourite?

Sepang, Malaysia
7
39%
Shanghai International Circuit, China
0
No votes
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
1
6%
Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore
0
No votes
Korea International Circuit, Yeongam
0
No votes
Buddh International Circuit, India
0
No votes
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
0
No votes
Circuit of the Americas, Texas
6
33%
Istanbul Park Circuit, Turkey
4
22%
Hockenheim Ring, Germany
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 18

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The tracks the drivers like to race in tend not to be the tracks that make for good spectating.
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racechick wrote:Austin. Not really a fan of many of his tracks but thought Austin was excellent. Followed by Istanbul Park. That's a great track too.


I agree they're probably the best. And that there is much less freedom available when designing street circuits. but I still think he designs too many corners to be technical tests.

What's Burning? wrote:see my comment up there ^^ in the Grand-Am race, there was lots and lots and lots of passing, a lot also in places where F1 cars dare not pass so it's not the circuit.


Wasn't that also spiced up a bit by the tyre selection for the race?
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Sepang hands down. Nothing else comes close.
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According to this pool, two other circuits come close. :D
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Some people have no good taste whatsoever. :hehe:
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andrew wrote:Some people have no good taste whatsoever. :hehe:

:headpat: don't be so hard on yourself.
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What's Burning? wrote:
andrew wrote:Some people have no good taste whatsoever. :hehe:

:headpat: don't be so hard on yourself.


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In terms of track layout, driving it on a computer game or whatever, Bahrain is my favourite personally. So i voted that. But it depends on your criteria.

I despise the first corner complexes at Malaysia and China so couldn't vote for them, although Sepang has some awesome corners around the rest of the lap.

China has generally provided the best racing in real life F1 races as a viewer i think. 2006/7/9, 2010/11, all very entertaining races.

All things considered though, my favourite Tilke Track is (surprisingly) not on that list - the A1 Ring!
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Whaaaaat....the first couple of corners of China are the best! Especially in games, I love the fact you get to just go into it flat out and then brake, brake, brake and the corner is tightening up all the time, it feels awesome when you get it right!
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scotty wrote:All things considered though, my favourite Tilke Track is (surprisingly) not on that list - the A1 Ring!


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Hammer278 wrote:Whaaaaat....the first couple of corners of China are the best! Especially in games, I love the fact you get to just go into it flat out and then brake, brake, brake and the corner is tightening up all the time, it feels awesome when you get it right!


I just don't like how it's basically the same as Sepang. I don't personally find very slow technical corners like that fun myself. Rewarding when you get it right yes, but never as fun as a dab of brakes and throw it in at high speed, for me.
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I'd agree about the first corners in Msia, but China seems to be just that, dab of brakes and you're turning at a very high speed and rapidly braking through the corner...okay, slow exit in the end but you can lose or gain a lot of time there since it's too easy to go wide or stay too close to the inside and lose time. Anyway, it's a unique corner I enjoy in Shanghai.
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If you're talking of driving them in the games, there's a rhythm or something to the more traditional circuits that the newer ones just seem to lack that lets you get right into them. You can drive the circuits almost subconciously and concentrate more on the racing.
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I love Texas,Malaysia,Turkey.China and Singapore less so,I picked Malaysia
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sepang 1st for me with china a close 2nd! both are always very entertaining races and i love driving them on xbox360
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