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rlyx6x

The 2020 season visited almost every grade 1 circuit on my wish list (Mugello and Portugal) I always wanted the Kymi Ring back when Kimi was in F1 for the memes. But now that he’s retired I guess not


kai325d

Kymi Ring won't ever be a thing probably


Skulldetta

Well, at least Kimi he still had a respectable career. Kymi Ring got involuntarily retired before even taking on karting.


Darksynth2

Seconded on the Kymi Ring, I’d love to see them race there


laurentiubuica

The track filed for bankruptcy.


thphnts

>want you on the calendar I don’t think I’d be very entertaining to watch race. I’m not very fast.


LopsidedIndividual51

lol


axe154

My first choices were taken so I'll go Indy. F1 has never visited the current version.


Boporter123

I'd like to see the F1 cars on the new Indy layout also. Even if it means sacrificing one of the other US tracks.


BarnabyJones20

You can sacrifice miami and no one will care


pheoxs

Meme marina aside Miami was a good track for racing to watch though.


listyraesder

Was it though? It had a chicane of death, but apart from that it was quite bland.


pheoxs

Well street circuits are here no matter what and of the street circuits it’s one of the more racey entertaining ones


KiwloTheSecond

Yeah it was, people just went into it and already decided it was gonna be bad


listyraesder

I came at it the other way. I had an open mind, and thought there were some sections that looked promising. It didn’t turn out that way though. Perhaps the drivers were less willing to take risks with so little time for repair in the triple header.


BarnabyJones20

I can't get over how grossly american it all was


barno42

1. Miami is about ten times more grossly American than 90% of America. 2. You ain't seen nothin' yet. Miami had fake water, despite being surrounded by oceans on three sides. Las Vegas will have fountains of water everywhere, despite being in the middle of a huge desert.


tedious58

US Grand Prix "Grossly american" What


Dvel27

It’s the big American bogeyman, it apparently ruins that it touches, by making it more “American”.


paddyo

No it wasn’t at all


egg_mugg23

the cars would get absolutely wrecked but man it would be fun


Zeaus03

I haven't watched Indy in years but I watched the Nashville race this past weekend. Pure carnage on a brutal layout. I was like bumper cars out there. I could only imagine what would happen if F1 did 80 laps around that thing. I know it would decimate the budget cap in one weekend though.


drop_table_uname

[Motorland Aragon.](https://www.motorlandaragon.com/en/road-racing-circuit/road-racing-circuit.html) [Onboard lap.](https://youtu.be/2dEF0mvXvJE)


redbullcat

Always thought this could be an interesting alternative to Catalunya for the Spanish GP.


lemetatron

Layout looks a lot like Paul Ricard.


Doogleyboogley

Why do you think that?


Potential-Brain7735

Are you high???


Doogleyboogley

I am and it’s still nothing like Paul Ricard. I resent the thought behind your comment ;)


ppSmok

Interesting. Buriram would be kinda cool. Drove it in Assetto a couple of weeks ago. Don't remember laptimes but it seemed fitting for F1. I regularly race tracks with F1 cars to see if they would have potential for a race. Buriram does. Aragon would also be one.


TheKingcognito

Dubai Autodrome. it's by far the best circuit in the middle east. why build shitty street circuits when we could have that?


Miserable_Swan

OG track. Sad that Dubai missed the opportunity initially and then the race was taken up by ABu Dhabi


superchacho77

Is it better than Bahrain tho


Litre__o__cola

More interesting layout for sure, it has banked corners and quite a bit of elevation change


Kripto47

Agree! That first sector is fantastic to drive (in simracing). Would like to see a proper race at Kuwait Motortown as well. But I’m a fan of calendar yearly rotation. Use them all, really.


TheKingcognito

i really hope they start rotating tracks. it's the only way to keep the old and add new circuits without having too many races a year.


Alfus

Well if I look to the Middle East already then I would: Replace Yas Marina for Dubai Autodrome Qatar/Saudi Arabia for [Kuwait Motortown](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wdPfmhvjtQ), really this is likely one of the most underrated tracks in the Middle East, it got some good overtaking spots but has also some good bangers in terms of turns.


CilanEAmber

Kind of a loophole. But the Indy Road Course. F1 raced on the old layout, but have never used the current one. Also they want more US Races, it's right there!


listyraesder

Penske doesn’t want to pay for it.


Archdubsuk

Buriram is 4/10 not really recommend it I have been there several times for MotoGP, Super GT and F3 Asia. Track is basically Austria but with longer straight. Hard to get there even as a Thai but local communities are amazing. There are festival, a lot of Thai shows and street food during race week


Potential-Brain7735

Motorland Aragon to replace Barcelona. Dubai Autodrome to replace Qatar. Both are fantastic circuits that don’t get enough recognition. Also, the Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans to replace Paul Ricard….but the Bugatti circuit might be kind of boring for F1.


Hjd4493

Bugatti layout is grade 2, and even moto gp bikes struggle to pass on it And they've done one grand prix on it in 1950 something


redbullcat

It was in 1967. The drivers of the time disliked it.


Hjd4493

I knew it wasn't well received at the time, I think Aidan Millward covered it or maybe wtf1.


zaviex

Barcelona is important to the teams. They love that place for testing purposes and having a race there is a great way to correlate. Aragon is a good testing track too but they’d have to adjust


Potential-Brain7735

I really don’t give a shit about the teams correlating their data. It makes everything that much more predictable, and Barcelona is a terrible circuit, so I’d be more than happy to see it go.


zaviex

Is that true that testing makes it more predictable? Before testing was clamped down on in 2010. The prior decade had 5 teams win a championship. The following decade had just 2. There were at times drastic swings in performance between teams during a season. I might argue that having just 1-2 tracks to correlate to right now and never on demand favors the teams that got it right off the bat and it now takes years to make massive inroads where as before teams could do it relatively quickly


Great68

Fiorano.


HulkEspargarus30

The only true answer


gregdrou

Hanoi /s


Adon1kam

I think it’s rated as grade 1 but F1 cars are just too long to race the track, but Bathurst in Australia would be cool. I mean it would be essentially Monaco for three quarters of the lap with way more elevation but actually with over taking opportunities in the other part, just with zero of the prestige because it’s in bumfuck no where Edit: never mind just looked it up it’s grade 3


Potential-Brain7735

Monaco for 3/4 of the lap??? Have you ever watched a race at Bathurst??


Adon1kam

Since I was a kid but F1 cars are wayyy longer than super cars


Typical-Ad-1934

About 600mm longer than the Supercars that race there. I think the F1 suspension can’t handle some of the corners that have rapid elevation changes. Google the day Jenson Button drove an F1 mclaren around Bathurst. It’s worth a look if you haven’t seen it.


listyraesder

DC did it too I think.


LumpyCustard4

They race the superutes there, which are roughly the same footprint as an f1 car.


Potential-Brain7735

Ya and? 3/4 of Bathurst is long straights, with multiple overtaking opportunities. Length of the car really has nothing to do with it.


DatKartDudeDH

Indy Road Course, the new version with the final three corners instead of the single banking. Although with Zandvoort making the calendar with its banking, it would be neat to see the older layout again with the old turns 5,6,7, and the sweeping banked final corner. Dubai Autodrome should've been the other middle east track, not Jeddah. Bahrain and Qatar are both decent. Although Qatar, I wouldn't miss it if it was gone. Fuji Speedway would be a nice track to return to. I think the new cars would make it produce some more exciting races. Albeit the current Red Bull could dominate that straightaway.


f1fan33042

I'd love two Japanese grands prix at fuji and Suzuka


PrimG84

**I am being pedantic but here we go:** Interest in motorsport in Thailand is growing? I highly doubt this. I still can't find anywhere to watch F1 races in Bangkok. Some sports bars in thonglor/ekkamai will show it if it's at a convenient time for them but never after 11 PM, which is the time most races on the calendar happen. Oh and if Manchester United is playing Jeonbuk Hyundai at the same as the race at Monza, you're going to be watching that football match you don't care about alright, nobody else in the bar except you cares about F1. Most new fans from DTS don't watch the races let alone FP and Q sessions, they just post an instagram story about their favorite driver getting X position. Interest in motorsport in Thailand has always been stagnant just like a lot of developing countries. Cars are expensive so doing anything related to motors is reserved for the rich in both time and money. 800 baht for 10 minutes at a go-kart track? Hell no, that is almost 3x our daily minimum wage.


BrazilF1

Motorland Aragón and Fuji Speedway


Sand_Week24

Fuji has hosted multiple races


donotpause

We've been to Fuji a few times, it's average at best. The only thing interesting about that track was that it can throw sudden rain due to the geography nearby.


Educational_House_47

Indian gp, i want it back


frenchfriesdestroyer

Are you referring to Buriram Circuit? Layout looks similar to Austria/Red Bull Ring.


LopsidedIndividual51

Yes


Nitanshu16

Is indonasian track mandalika is grade 1 ?