Tilke Circuit Gimmicks

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Not my cup of cake
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Mexico City now adds another new gimmick to F1 circuits with the course running between two grandstands. After the night race in Singapore, the day night race in Abu Dhabi, which also come complete with a pointless underground pit exit, the emasculation of Hockenheim and the Osterreichring, what other gimmicks might we see at future F1 circuits from your friend and mine, Herman Tilke?
 

teabagyokel

#dejavu
Valued Member
TOP SECRET PLANS OF HERMANN TILKE - CLASSIFIED

CURRENTLY COMPLETED GIMMICKS
  • Underground pit lane
  • Four-apex corner [NB: Really popular - use again]
  • Huge hill
  • Korean cultural style footbridge
  • Under grandstands [Day & Night versions]
  • Hotel over track
  • Swing bridge
  • Pit lane gravel trap [SINCE REMOVED]
  • Entire circuit in shape of Chinese character
  • Range of bizarre pit in/out
  • Tarmac painted like sand/grass/sea/explosion in Republican party paint factory
  • Olympic stadium/medal plaza snake
  • Run-off area under stands
NEXT PLANS
  • Corner circumventing wildlife sanctuary [keeps the green lot quiet - BE]
  • Corner acting as kart path for 18th hole at golf course
  • Run off area painted with political propaganda [Vladimir will like - BE]
  • Water jump
  • World's longest DRS zone
  • Reverse banked corner
  • Pit lane built in tunnel directly underneath circuit
  • Night race with floodlights showing different colours of the spectrum at different sectors
  • Timing sector consisting of one straight (at least 1/3 of lap)
  • Duck pond
  • Tunnel-based figure of 8
  • Replica WWI trench [great for GP in Kazakhstan - BE]
  • Bridge between two islands on uninhabited atoll
  • Casino car park
  • Street circuit directly through national parliament building
  • Circuit built atop skyscraper (perhaps multiple like infinity pool in Singapore)
  • Sprinklers
  • Zebra crossing
  • 720 degree spiralling vortex corner
  • Circuit through actual spa/sauna
  • Circuit built in Himalayas (no elevation change)
  • Kerbing made of switches to play musical sounds when cars go over - disguise lack of noise from power units
  • Street circuit on motorway
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
I was just thinking we have had a jump, maybe we could split the Suzuka circuit at the cross over and make the cars leap over the gap.
 

teabagyokel

#dejavu
Valued Member
LifeW12
NOTES TO IMPROVE LATVIAN MOTORWAY EXPERIMENT
  • Outside lane to be painted in garish colours/Latvian flag as appropriate
  • Run off area? Dig up some countryside.
  • Chicanes too close to end of straight = not just short of overtake without DRS
  • VIP area staggeringly small and not in pit lane
  • Needlessly offset start-finish line?
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
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With teams now placing the great and the good in glass boxes at the back of their garages I think Herm should consider a glass section of track to allow the esteemed members of the paddock club to stand under it, watch the cars zoom over it and get even closer to the action.
 
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LifeW12

Podium Finisher
LifeW12
NOTES TO IMPROVE LATVIAN MOTORWAY EXPERIMENT
  • Outside lane to be painted in garish colours/Latvian flag as appropriate
  • Run off area? Dig up some countryside.
  • Chicanes too close to end of straight = not just short of overtake without DRS
  • VIP area staggeringly small and not in pit lane
  • Needlessly offset start-finish line?
Its actually in Lithuania ;)
 
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