Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

Written by David Chubb

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Tinkering with Tilke's circuits

What affects F1 overtaking and whether the tracks can be tweaked

Sidepodcast: Tinkering with Tilke's circuits

by David Chubb

Many F1 fans have many things to say about Tilke's circuits with the general consensus being that they are boring and don’t promote exciting racing. This is possibly correct with the majority of his company's designs; they have given us places like Valencia and Bahrain. So why are they boring? Generally the problem is that his circuits either don't create enough of a challenge or don't provide any easy places to overtake on. There are many roots to these elusive qualities, so what are they?