Topic namenjen vestima i informacijama vezane za bilokakve kategorije staza. Moto GP, WEC, FE, WRC, i generalno sve što se obrće u okrug. Ideju za naziv mi je dao moj najposećeniji topic "kafana u padoku". Sad imamo krčmu u Padoku u kojoj Tilke plaća na njegov račun.
Spisak aktuelnih FIA licenciranih staza s poslednjom revizijom datuma 28.9.2017.
Adelaide will work with the South Australian State Government to establish whether the return of the Australian Grand Prix could be viable for the city, according to new reports.
According to the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper, the City Council has approached Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bignell to request that he initiate a study which will evaluate whether a race in Adelaide could be possible.
The city hosted the first world championship Australian Grand Prix in 1985, and continued to welcome F1 at the end of each season until 1995 - the race moved to Melbourne the following year, and has stayed there ever since.
Councillor Alex Antic spoke to the Advertiser about the plan, seeming enthusiastic: "There's a certain nostalgia that the Grand Prix brings and I think everyone in the room is old enough the halcyon days, so I'm glad that the council will write to the State Government and at least indicate that we'd like this explored. We'd just like to see the State Government take the steps to see if it is viable and whether a pitch could be made."
Bignell, however, is less enamoured by the prospect of a Grand Prix in Adelaide, seemingly due to the financial hurdles facing the city: "These are the most infuriating people in South Australia, this city council," he said to the Advertiser.
"If they want the Grand Prix, how about they put in some money so we can get the grandstands up a bit quicker, which will make their ratepayers happy.
"Let's have a look at Bathurst - their council put in $6 million in the Bathurst race. These clowns put in $50,000 and charge us $100,000. They are big on complaining but not putting their hands in their pockets to help the ratepayers. We're not interested in (the Grand Prix)."
Prilično nemoguće trenutno ali zato mogu ugostiti Formulu E koja već odavno želi trku na tom kontinentu. Već ranije sam nacrtao ovaj predlog staze za Adelajd ePri dužine 2.82 km:
Novi motorsport projekat u Maleziji koji bi po nadanju organizatora poslužio kao zamena za Sepang ili eventualno Singapur ako se desi da obe ispadnu. Za Singapur malo verovatno pošto se Libertiju sviđa ali Sepang neće produžiti aktuelni ugovor koji ističe završno s 2018. Fastreksiti će biti gotov 2019 godine. Mada je ministar kulture i turizma potvrdio da će 2018 godina biti zadnja za VN Malezije mislim da će privatnik koji stoji iza projekta Fastreksitija naći kompromis s malezijskim vlastima za nastavak trkanja u toj državi. Ako se vlastima ne sviđa ovaj projekat a privatnik i dalje inzistira na održavanju F1 na novoj stazi možda ćemo svedočiti VN Azije (što da ne). Fastreksiti je dizajnirao Herman Tilke.
Motorsports: Design of Johor's Fastrackcity unveiled, to feature Formula One-grade circuit
SINGAPORE - Motorsports hub Fastrack Iskandar unveiled the design of its motorsports city on Tuesday (Dec 6), which features a top-grade track suitable for Formula One racing.
The ceremony to unveil the design, held in Johor's Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, was officiated by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The facility has a targeted completion date of 2019.
At the heart of the motorsports city, a 10-minute drive from the Tuas Second Link, is the 4.45km track. It has received a Grade 1 rating from the Federation Internationale Automobile (FIA), motor sport's world governing body. That is the highest grading, meaning the track can stage F1 races.
The track takes advantage of the natural undulating terrain, with a 60-metre elevation differential, to give racers an extra challenge. The circuit also features lighting so that races can also be held at night, like at the Singapore Grand Prix, which is currently the sport's only full night race.
The FIA Grade 1 track was designed by Hermann Tilke, whose body of work includes Malaysia's Sepang, Germany's Nurburgring and Hockenheimring circuits as well as Singapore's Marina Bay Street Circuit.
The German said: "This is one of the most exciting motorsports concepts I have ever been invited to work with.
"I truly believe we can build a unique track for motorsports entertainment."
Apart from hosting the pinnacle of motorsports, Fastrackcity will be promoted as a motorsports hub. A 1.5km Commission Internationale De Karting (CIK) kart circuit, a hill climb track, a 4x4 park with obstacles for off-road, four-wheel drive vehicles, an advanced handling park for road-safety training ensures that a wide spectrum of motorsports is catered for.
The well-heeled can also park their supercars in the high-security premises. Food and beverage outlets, a cluster of garage and hospitality facilities, a four-star hotel, family recreational facilities and a park with a lake aim to make Fastrackcity a self-sustaining automotive eco-system that will complement the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail and Johor's Iskandar Malaysia vision to become a bustling metropolis.
The motorsports city is a joint venture between FASTrack Autosports, majority-owned by Singaporean billonaire Peter Lim with the Johor royal family as partner, and Malaysia's state-owned UEM Land. The joint venture, costing RM3.5 billion (S$1.1 billion) was first announced in 2012.
Barry Kan, director of FASTrack Iskandar, said: "It has taken FASTrack Iskandar much time and effort to arrive at the finalised design and concept of this lifestyle development.
"We are excited that we are one step closer to developing Asia's premier fully-integrated motorsports facility which will be the go-to destination for the region's motorsporst enthusiasts."
Hungaroring officials have revealed plans to bring MotoGP to the Budapest circuit in 2018, following the completion of major works this year.
Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix venue was resurfaced for the first time since it was built in 1985 early last year, with new kerbs also installed.
A major modernisation programme will be undertaken this year in three phases, including further modifications to some corners and run-off areas, construction of a new main pit building and grandstand, and a new visitor centre and museum.
The changes to the circuit are aimed at bringing it to FIM standards required to host MotoGP races.
"During the construction, we will be in talks with the FIM in order to make the track eligible for MotoGP races," Hungaroring chief executive officer Zsolt Gyulay told Hungarian TV channel M1.
"If there is a will from all sides, we need to turn the Hungaroring into a track - mainly with changes to turns and escape areas - which is eligible for motorcycle races.
"[To have MotoGP] the Hungarian government has to be on board, and we believe they are."
MotoGP was set to hold a Hungarian race at the Balatonring in 2009, but the project ran into financial difficulties and the track was never completed, eventually replaced on the '10 calendar by Aragon.
The Hungaroring itself hosted motorcycle grands prix in 1990 and '92, races won by Mick Doohan and Eddie Lawson.
NO THREAT TO F1 DEAL
Having hosted F1 since opening in 1986, the Hungaroring penned a five-year contract extension through to 2026 last year.
Gyulay said signing a new deal was important financially, and timely with Liberty Media's subsequent buyout of F1.
"It was a very important step because, in terms of costs, the new contract was signed on more favourable condition," he said.
"Because we extended our contract until 2026, the hosting fee will not be as high.
"Having a contract until 2026 also gives us safety because of the ongoing changes in the F1 ownership, which could be dangerous for European tracks that traditionally pay less than new tracks or the ones in the Far East.
"In that regard we are safe, and that is good news."
The Hungaroring also hosted DTM, World Touring Car Championship and Blancpain GT races in 2016.