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Why Sochi is THE worst track ever

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VFan17
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There are some bad tracks in F1 *cough* Abu Dhabi *cough* which produce plenty of boring races, but for me the one that takes the cake is Russia.

First of all, every single corner apart from turn 3 is 90 degrees and I mean EVERY SINGLE CORNER. Like literally, no chicanes, no hairpins, no esses, no fast sweepers just boring 90 degree corners. You'd think it's the middle ages.

Secondly, the things flater then a pancake. Like seriously, theres barely any elevation change. The difference between the highest and lowest point is a (not) massive 1m. And bear in mind the track is 5km long. No uphill or downhill turns. Some tracks are the same but at least they have something else good about them (e.g Monza is flat but it's fast straights and quick turns give it it's character)

Finally the runoff is horrible. It's just tarmac. I like tarmac runoffs because they are safe but some grass or a gravel trap or two wouldn't go amiss. Whats even worse is it blends in with the track, get rid of the kerbs and you wouldn't know where the track started or ended.

Any one else think the same?
 
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F1Fan1
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I know the Abu Dhabi has a very long straight, so there's nothing to do steering wise much, when on that straight. I like the Abu Dhabi circuit. Granted, it's not the best circuit, on the Formula 1 calendar, but for me it's certainly an enjoyable one. I like the boat yard / harbour surrounding the circuit.

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VFan17
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The third sector though is just 90 degree corners, and usually it produces boring races (Abu Dhabi). Each to their own though.
 
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Nerdface
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Sochi is great fun to drive on the F1 games though - I think it has quite a nice flow to it.

For me, my least favourites in the current calendar are Silverstone and the Hungaroring.
 
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F1Fan1
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How can Sliverstone be your least favourite. That's the British Grand Prix race. That's one of my favourites.

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VFan17
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I find it boring in the f1 games also, and it's just loads of run off and it's really easy to cut corners. Maybe I'm just being too critical :p
 
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F1Fan1
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I think you are just being too critical, VFan17! :p :D

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Nerdface
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How can Sliverstone be your least favourite. That's the British Grand Prix race. That's one of my favourites.
Trust me, as a Brit I'm almost ashamed to say it but I just don't like the layout.. There's very little that's memorable about it.
 
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VFan17
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I find Britain a great track to drive and There s plenty of great corners, stowe, corpse, maggots and bekkets (or something like that), the bit where you go left then hairpin right, I know the name but it aludes me at this time. @Nerdface I promise that I'm not disagreeing with you for the sake of it hahaha
 
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F1Fan1
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@Nerdface

I can understand what you mean. It's not memorable like Monaco is. Monaco is my favourite. Sliverstone is an favourite, but not my top favourite. I would even put Monza in an list before Sliverstone.

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VFan17
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If we are talking about driving on the F1 game, I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate deep breath hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate Monaco
 
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VFan17
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I love Monza even if just for historical reasons
 
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F1Fan1
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I love driving around Monaco on a video game. I find it great fun.

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VFan17
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IT'S IMPOSSIBLE :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 
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F1Fan1
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To win I agree, but I find it fun nevertheless.

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Nerdface
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If we are talking about driving on the F1 game, I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate deep breath hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate Monaco
I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Monaco.

I enjoy the challenge, but if you don't qualify well on harder difficulties you're pretty much guaranteed to receive damage.
 
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VFan17
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Serious question, how do you get through the Lowes hairpin?
 
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VFan17
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For some reason for me, I always hit the barrier on the outside unless I slow down to a near standstill?
 
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