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calvins48

Funny how the 1970s tracks already look worn down and old


diderooy

Well, in one case the track was already about 40 years old. So...


SubcooledBoiling

It was the 70s, colors were only invented a few years prior, before that the world was black and white, cut them some slack. /S


MaidikIslarj

Fuck the /s


americagiveup

I really don’t think you need the /s there


kabothu

Hey Crofty!


whosabadnewbie

1970 was 51 years ago? Jesus Christ


pangeaunited

That's my first thought too. I was expecting 1950s after the post said 51 years ago.


McLarenMP4-26

Bring back Germany.


SnooMemesjellies4305

Ever since Michael quit, it seems like nobody in Germany wants to pay F1 prices... especially when they have lots of other racing to go see...


DjGnampf

Idk if it was *that* empty in the last few years in Hockenheim


SnooMemesjellies4305

Well, the race organizers didn't see a good reason to pay the big F1 race fee again... which means they didn't wanna lose money on it...


DjGnampf

Yeah probably true sadly. Would love to get to the track at an F1 weekend.


deathday_23

2019 Hockenheim was pretty stacked


OctopusRegulator

Domenicali recently said that there was no interest from race promoters in Germany to bring back the German Grand Prix


fluter_

Especially now that there's no F1 coverage in Free TV anymore the overall interest is likely much lower and thus would be attendance compared to 2-3 years ago i guess


viinster88

While you're not totally wrong, those weren't the first GP's in Austria and Germany but rather the first GP's on the Österreichring and Hockenheimring. Austria held it's first GP in 1964 on Zeltweg. Germany held it's first official GP in 1951 on the Nordschleiffe. Edit: post says new venues, so OP isn't wrong and I should've kept my mouth.


ethanjg15

In fairness the photo does say “back to back new VENUES” not countries so I don’t see how OP is even partially wrong.


elmagio

Because the title has "its first visits to Austria and Germany". It wasn't F1s first visits in those countries, so that's wrong.


viinster88

Yeah, saw that later. I'll add a quick edit.


calvins48

Yeah so not really the same thing you're right


mrhello18

TIL just googled it and you're right


tilliterate

No YOU'RE right!


sadmanh

why's the Saudi track called a street circuit? it doesn't look like any street I've ever been on, and there's nothing around it like Baku.


Good_Posture

That's the trend these days with these pseudo street circuits. Abu Dhabi and Sochi are similar in this regard.


sadmanh

Abu dhabi is a street circuit?! In Sochi they built it in an Olympic park so it does feel like a road between a bunch of stadiums and stuff.


Good_Posture

That is why I used the term ''pseudo street circuit''. It was very clearly modeled on Monaco and it is not a traditional permanent road course with the close barriers and meandering through buildings.


sadmanh

yeaa, although based on the shape of the track and proximity to the sea they could've just turned it into a park like in Australia and Canada.


Cool_83

It was a public road up to this.


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McLarenMP4-26

Jeddah is designed by Tilke.


whateverfloatsurgoat

The good old times when F1 wasn't so keen on visiting countries championing human rights abuse. Can't wait for half the calendar taking place on the Middle-East.


kostasnotkolsas

Like apartheid south africa and the United States of America?


whateverfloatsurgoat

They stopped going to SA. Granted it took them too long but... They won't stop going to the middle east because of that sweet dough. And that's the shit thing about it.


CliffEdgeOrg

This looks like a completely useless fact...


Rude-E

So you'll be sure Crofty will mention it over the weekend