F1: Abu Dhabi GP October next year

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by MooSquad, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Abu Dhabi GP set for October date

    By Jonathan Noble and Steve Cooper Thursday, April 10th 2008, 09:22 GMT

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix organisers have been told the country's inaugural race will take place in October next year, this week's Autosport reveals, although it is not clear yet if the event will be the season finale.

    Work is progressing on the new track on Yas Island, and renowned F1 fixer Philippe Gurdjian has been drafted in to ensure that the venue is finished in time.

    Gurdjian famously helped oversee the redevelopment of Paul Ricard into a leading testing facility, and also played a key role in ensuring Bahrain was ready in time for its inaugural race in 2004.

    A decision has already been taken to make the track completely permanent, with the original plan to have some of the circuit on the city streets in front of a marina having been abandoned.

    The Abu Dhabi track is being designed by Hermann Tilke, with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone confident it will be one of the best on the calendar.

    "The Tilke group has learnt its lessons from the tracks it built in the past and put all those lessons in to this track," Ecclestone said at the official launch of the event last year. "We consider it will offer the best F1 racing in the world."
  2. Pardon my ignorance, but is anyone other than Hermann Tilke allowed to design new F1 tracks? Or does his Tilke Engineering have a contract giving it sole rights to design F1 tracks for a designated period of time?
  3. this track will be complete shit
  4. what do you expect? another freakin Tilke
  5. Depends, if they make it like Istanbul = win.
  7. #$%# this shit. what's with all this middle east obsession crap anyway. #$%# the middle east.
  8. Haha... Here's a tip for you: Don't go into business. They've got a shitload of $$$
  9. SOME of them have a shitload of $$$, most are still dirt poor.
  10. #11 mclaren777, Feb 8, 2009
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  11. That's a lot of seating capacity for 4 spectators
  12. compared to people from Detroit, yes.
  13. Cool, the circuit seems nice, even thought Tilke doesn't have the brain or balls to make anything really fast.
  14. #15 webber f1 racer, Feb 10, 2009
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  15. Same sharp turns designed to encourage overtaking, same result of no overtaking, same shit as ever.
  16. Batshit is very #$%#ing exciting! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
  17. #18 mclaren777, Mar 23, 2009
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    This track has a lot of tricky corners...

  18. #19 webber f1 racer, Mar 23, 2009
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  19. #20 Bugatti4evr, Mar 23, 2009
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    it doesn't matter if the corner is "tricky" "technical" or "designed for overtaking" (Copyright: Tilke 2009) if the run off areas allow the driver to take it flat with no fear of crashing or spinning.
  20. #21 Rafale, Mar 23, 2009
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    I fell asleep

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