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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Experts Agree: Tilke's Ring Sucks

The Nurburgring has come under some criticism from grand prix drivers in this story on Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve calling the first sector of the circuit "really annoyinng," adding that it was also "slow and boring."

Giancarlo Fisichella and Jarno Trulli also having less than flattering words about this circuit.

If Villeneuve thinks the Nurburgring is slow and boring then I bet he'd lambast the Fuji circuit, recently modified by Tilke. The final sector on that track is excrutiatingly slow and absolutely frustrating. But this seems to be Tilke's favourite way of renovating otherwise fantastic old circuits.

Why do Max and Bernie persist in using this guy to do all the circuit work? Most people I should think, want to see cars go quickly in the corners. It really shows their speed. Yet he loves his slow, sickening hairpins. And it seems drivers themselves are sick of his stupidity.

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