Galahad - I’d rather there was a race at Donington than at Brands... simply because there are some opportunities for overtaking (the old hairpin), and the facilities are marginally better. Brands was too small for F1 in the ‘80s. Donington is at least a little more open as a circuit.
i think it Bahrain outer looks fun. high speed maybe even higher speed than monza & more a kin to old spa. as i cant see after turn 1 many 1st or 2nd gear corners. they look 4th at least. the potential for the fastest pole lap in F1 history if they pole sitter averaged 140mph
these are the other facts from post i made back in June
that was dreadful. they are talking about using the outer circuit which at 3.664km would be only 300m longer than monte carlo. but will obviously be much quicker. there would be many records not used for many years if it was used which I can see.
it would be the 6th shortest circuit used in F1 history, only Zeltweg, Long Beach, Monaco, Jarama & Caesars Palace would've been longer
excluding Monaco, it would be the 1st time since 1983 they've raced at circuit of this length
It would be the longest race by lap duration at 83, since Adelaide 1995
if Pole lap could average 140mph, they would break the niki lauda record as the shortest F1 qualifying lap in history