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I recent years Professional Racing in general (& F1) have dropped almost all the original street races/courses. I think Monaco is the only one remaining. From an atmosphere and spectator standpoint, I think these are the most exciting events. Do you think that there is a market for a revival ? Could you set up a series using 2-3 year old F1 cars ?
 

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Boxer said:
I recent years Professional Racing in general (& F1) have dropped almost all the original street races/courses. I think Monaco is the only one remaining. From an atmosphere and spectator standpoint, I think these are the most exciting events. Do you think that there is a market for a revival ? Could you set up a series using 2-3 year old F1 cars ?
There's already a series that races ex-F1 cars. Can't remember the name though. :oops:
 

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I like the idea... but I'm not sure that it's very wise. Race-car drivers always push their cars and wrecking a semi-antique on a street course probably isn't the best idea from an insurance point of view (that sort of thing)

But I would definetly go to see it if it were nearby. Street courses are very cool

*edit* Damn... spelling problems today
 

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Bilbao will be hosting the World Series by Renault in July
Bilbao... isn't that in a country which takes a long time to reach if you were to go by bicycle?
 

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Bilbao... isn't that in a country which takes a long time to reach if you were to go by bicycle?
Depends where you live :)

and I think streetcourses are pretty cool to see, although you have less people that finish, because usually tou have a few crashes. Using 2 year old F1 cars is not such a good idea, F1 teams put so much electronics in it that is is too expensive to race them. Designing a car yourself, with engine and all, as a standard for every team is better I team, with only adjustments tires, fuel (strategy), downforce etc. That way you will have more close racing. If you design the cars that way so they can do close racing, which is impossible with modern F1 cars, that is.
 

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another important street course is Pau in France
they have the Historics every year, and it looks like a stunning track, i would love to go to that event once
 

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another big one is Macau
if you think that Monaco is small, then you just have to watch the WTCC race at Macau, VERY cool and exciting race :green:
 

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I think Detroit used to host a F1 race on the downtown streets back in the 70's and early 80's. I think they cancelled it due to poor road conditions, costly set up and maintenence, and slow speeds. Cars generally run slow on street courses because they don't have the room for long straight aways. At least in metropolitan areas. But I would love to see another F1 race here in the states on a road course. I heard that Las Vegas was a potential market for another F1 race but I don't know if that was going to be on a street course or track. Let's hope they do it though. That would be a great weekend!
 

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yep, that was Detriot till the mid 80ths

last year they also hold an ALMS race in Miami

and CART also races in the streets of Long Beach, Cali, also in San Jose, Cali, Denver & Surfers Paradise in Australia

there's also a streetrace in Canada, just can't remember the name at the moment
 
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