F1 night race possible, says Tilke

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by dani san, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. The first ever night race in Formula 1 has moved a step closer after circuit designer Hermann Tilke said it was now possible to successfully stage and televise such an event.

    F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone recently said that one or two night-time races could be on the cards by the end of the decade – with Japan and China in the frame to host them.

    And now in an interview with Autosport magazine, Tilke says that advances in both lighting and camera technology mean night racing is now a feasible option for F1 on its current circuits.

    “The basic problem is lighting,” he told the magazine.

    “The tracks don’t need to change – you just need to have the space to install the lighting system.

    “You also need a certain amount of brightness to allow TV cameras to show the cars property – not as blurry streaks!

    “But there have been tremendous developments in lighting and camera technology, so I don’t see it being a problem.”

    The onset of night racing at grands prix in the Far East would likely prove to be a hit with European TV viewers in particular, with races moved into a more traditional afternoon slot.

    And F1 would not be the first major motorsport series to experiment with racing under floodlights, with American series’ NASCAR, Champ Car and IndyCar already having hosted night-time events.
     
  2. Good news, That means I don't have to wake up early to see the races. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  3. What's the deal seriously?
     
  4. It's the old conservative FIA/F1 that may try something "new".
     
  5. they should have rally style spotlights
     
  6. I know..But I think it's stupid
     
  7. Can someone with skill please photoshop an F1 car with rally spotlights<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  8. BE just wants to make the F1 racing circus like Ben Hur?s race in the ancient arena at Rome ...
     
  9. Why?
    That's just stupid.
     
  10. ???
     
  11. ... attracting the masses!
     
  12. Ah, Ok.
     
  13. you think?
     
  14. Yeah, CitroenSM has no sense of humor.
     
  15. this came up a little while ago. I think the best method is to make the front tip of the fron't nose a solid light.
     
  16. Hahahahahahahaha, I can just picture that.
     
  17. There was talk of this happening with Sepang back around 2001. heres hoping they finally do it. shanghai would definitely be up for it, theyd use the leet funding they get from the chinese government.
     
  18. Wow pull crap like this out of their asses! Anything they can do to save a sinking ship
     
  19. This is awesome news
     

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