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Favorites
1 Monaco
2 Albert Park
3 Bahrain
4 Valencia (loved this circuit shame its gone)
5 Russia
would love to have the Korean circuit back

Worst 
1 Japan Japan Japan dear God I hate that circuit with a passion I find it boring
2 Shanghai
3 Barcelona
4 nurburgring
5 India possibly the worst ever circuit ever to be conceived 

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sirio994 said:
1henryw said:
Judging by this they need to turn down the difficulty at Monaco 
It's the concept behind Monaco. Good players find Monaco too easy. Average players find it hard.

The AI is calculated to be slower, but in Monaco it's different cause the average player is not only slower but is more conservative too.

The one second per 10 points rule doesn't work well in Monaco...
It isn't that I find it harder than anywhere else in a real sense.

I just find it very uninteresting.

The cars cannot show their power and ability because everything is so slow and cramped.

It is boring, ends up a procession, and actually rewards robotic precision instead of daring.

You get to a point where you just cannot go any faster.

It is inherently a limited circuit, and dull because of it, in my opinion.

That is in race conditions, especially if you are in the pack, which tends to be the case as I would think most good players are on the hardest difficulty and as such it is a test to get pole, plus overtaking is difficult, meaning not much really happens.

In a time trial, however, with a clear track, where you can find time to tailor a perfect set up, and where you have the track to yourself and so you can work up a rhythm, it is much better.

But in a race, in my opinion, it is a chore, it is follow the leader, it restricts the cars, castrates them, and ends up a dull, irritating procession.

That is why I picked it as a least favourite, and I suspect why many others did.
It's only a chore if you make it a chore, I personally hate Japan so for me to do the race there is a chore where as I get to Monaco and I hit my stride I can spend 20 laps in and out of the pits just nailing my set up once you nail that set up Monaco is a blast getting the car to turn in the front end to bite and corner hard having those little slides up to the barriers in qualy then settling it down and just having a car that will do exactly what you want when you're never more than half a meter from race over is a huge thrill and it's a massive reward afterwards

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Favorite tracks:

1) Suzuka. Sector 1 is what F1 cars were built for, no other track flows like this in my opinion.
2) Spa, Belgium: Love it for the elevation changes, challenging corners and beautiful surroundings.
3) Singapore: It's a great and challenging track once you get in the flow and the night setting looks incredible.
4) Austria, Red Bull Ring: Short track with nice and fast flow, always love driving it.
5) Canada: It's just a fun and fast circuit, always produces great racing as well.
6 *) Honorable mentions:  Spain, Silverstone & Brazil. 

Least favorites: 

1) Baku: I think it's just terrible to drive, full of awkward slow corners and can never find a rythm.
2) Abu Dhabi: Feels like a giant painted parking lot with kerbs. Completely dull and not challenging.
3) Mexico: Not sure why, I just don't like driving it. Feels a bit like a random collection of corners.
4Monaco: Fun for some TT laps, but it's just not suited for modern F1 racing anymore.

5) I actually enjoy driving most/all other tracks on the current calendar, so no #5 on this list for me:) 

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Absolute Fav:
-Bahrain
-Hockenheimring
-Indianapolis
-Magny Cours
-Istanbul

Absolute Hate:
-Malaysia
-Brazil
-Catalunya
-China
-Nürburgring

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Favorite tracks:
1. Spa
2. Singapore
3. Suzuka
4. Montreal
5. Baku

Least favorites: 
1. Austin  (is boring)
2. Sotschi (dont know why I dont like it, but I dont like it)
3. Abu Dhabi (like the location, but I dont like the 3rd sector, because I always fail to get this one right)
4. Sao Paulo (again, I like the track itself, but Im not good there)
5. Monza (I keep throwing away my car in Ascari)





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Best:
1. Silverstone
2. Spa
3. Suzuka
4.Interlagos
5. Melbourne

Worst:
1. Abu Dhabi
2. Baku
3. Singapore

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The only thing about Baku I dislike is never being able to do the improve speed trap data at the final corner in practice, its a good challenging corner with no run off and wanting to get max speed so trying not to lift or turning too hard to loose speed AND its also a tad slippery! But that is one practice goal I have NEVER achieved! Sigh! Tips & tricks welcome of course ;)

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I absolutely dispise Russia with all my heart. It’s a mess and doesn’t deserve to be on any calendar never Mind f1. It’s juat disgusting. I can’t even get in the top 400 in TT when I’m normally top 50. It’s just bad. I even skip my league races there.


ok. It’s not that bad. But still it’s rubbish.....

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ilikefast said:
I absolutely dispise Russia with all my heart. It’s a mess and doesn’t deserve to be on any calendar never Mind f1. It’s juat disgusting. I can’t even get in the top 400 in TT when I’m normally top 50. It’s just bad. I even skip my league races there.


ok. It’s not that bad. But still it’s rubbish.....
So you hate it because you can't find the pace? ;)  

Just kidding, but it does actually raise an interesting question; Do most people automatically love the tracks they're good at and hate tracks where they're struggling for pace, or do you also have 'favorites' where you're terrible and vice versa?

Honestly I probably/usually start enjoying a track only from the moment I start to find some real pace and it 'clicks', but there's some ( like Brazil) that are one of my worst, yet I'd still consider it one of the most fun tracks to drive, so it's not necessarily related.

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@Worntoathread

>Do most people automatically love the tracks they're good at and hate tracks where they're struggling for pace, or do you also have 'favorites' where you're terrible and vice versa? 

Indeed, a very interesting question mate, for example:

I personally always am in the Top 50 of Malaysia, but i still hate the track to the fullest, no seemless flow to it, too hot, too much rain, no "unique" corners worth to be mentioned and not to forget the annoying late apex right handers.

At Hockenheimring i'm always "mediocre" but the track has got all the stuff that Malaysia is missing imho, especially the long straight + the stadium section are fun to drive.

You could create a new discussion or even a poll with that question of yours.

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Man, there's lots of hate against the Chinese track in here. I hated it myself as well, especially the snail curve at the start, but it actually feels very rewarding once you understand how you need to tackle it. The practice sessions in F1 2017 really helped me understand the track.

Most Favorite:
- Spa
- Austria
- Suzuka
- Interlagos
- Sochi

Least Favorite:
- Monaco: too easy to crash, too hard to overtake.
- Silverstone, because the "new" track layout totally screws with my memory which still remembers the old layout.
- Singapore: actually a cool track, but some parts are too tight and easy to crash in, like in Monaco.
- Sepang. Nothing really wrong with it, but it's so late in the calendar, it's not featured in other games, and I just don't have much practice on that track.
- Monza, maybe? It's a bit boring.

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Best:
1. Japan, just love the flow of this circuit.
2. Silverstone. Love the flow of much of the circuit.
3. Spain
4. Spa
5. Singapore

Worst:
1. Baku. Boring, too long straights.
2. Mexico. Boring, too long straight.
3. Bahrain
4. Russia

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@Worntoathread

>Do most people automatically love the tracks they're good at and hate tracks where they're struggling for pace, or do you also have 'favorites' where you're terrible and vice versa? 

Indeed, a very interesting question mate, for example:

I personally always am in the Top 50 of Malaysia, but i still hate the track to the fullest, no seemless flow to it, too hot, too much rain, no "unique" corners worth to be mentioned and not to forget the annoying late apex right handers.

At Hockenheimring i'm always "mediocre" but the track has got all the stuff that Malaysia is missing imho, especially the long straight + the stadium section are fun to drive.

You could create a new discussion or even a poll with that question of yours.
I’d say I’m pretty good at Malaysia aswell. One I found out that I actually had pace there, I managed to like the track a lot more. Maybe it’s just a mindset thing. I think the reason I like the track is that nearly every corner is technically demanding. Especially that penultimate corner, it’s soo rewarding when you get it right. And also I think I’m bad at Russia cos I have in my mind that it’s a horrible track, which it is. If I haven’t made it clear already.

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I was thinking about circuits that have been on the f1 calendar over the years, but were dropped for whatever reason and have yet to return or likely never will, as well as those that I would like to see on the calendar but have been deemed unsuitable or not modern enough.

My personal favourites, ones I would most like to see return or be added are;

1) Nurburgring GP.
(Nice rhythm, great overtake into turn 1 and into the penultimate corner <the chicane>).

2) Valencia.
(Loved the fast opening section into the right-left double apex hairpin/chicane, plus the long back straight into the last corner).

3) Adelaide.
(Remember it from the first ps1 f1 game, and love it's fast straight into heavy braking and the nice last sector).

4) Silverstone (original configuration)
(Classic Silverstone, so many great corners for overtaking, nice rhythm, a real racers track).

5) Long Beach.
(Proper street circuit, really punishes mistakes, very fast).

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I was thinking about circuits that have been on the f1 calendar over the years, but were dropped for whatever reason and have yet to return or likely never will, as well as those that I would like to see on the calendar but have been deemed unsuitable or not modern enough.

My personal favourites, ones I would most like to see return or be added are;

1) Nurburgring GP.
(Nice rhythm, great overtake into turn 1 and into the penultimate corner <the chicane>).

2) Valencia.
(Loved the fast opening section into the right-left double apex hairpin/chicane, plus the long back straight into the last corner).

3) Adelaide.
(Remember it from the first ps1 f1 game, and love it's fast straight into heavy braking and the nice last sector).

4) Silverstone (original configuration)
(Classic Silverstone, so many great corners for overtaking, nice rhythm, a real racers track).

5) Long Beach.
(Proper street circuit, really punishes mistakes, very fast).
Um. The old Silverstone configuration, that was used before the modern one, is not the "original" configuration. For people, who doesn't know, the area of Silverstone used to be RAF airfield on the 1940's, and original configuration used the runways of said airfield. That, however, was only the case for the first ever race held in Silverston in 1948. Just check out the wikipedia article about the circuit's development and history.

Though, that being said, while I do enjoy driving the modern track in F1 games, I still miss the old "Bridge Grand Prix Circuit" configuration.

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I was thinking about circuits that have been on the f1 calendar over the years, but were dropped for whatever reason and have yet to return or likely never will, as well as those that I would like to see on the calendar but have been deemed unsuitable or not modern enough.

My personal favourites, ones I would most like to see return or be added are;

1) Nurburgring GP.
(Nice rhythm, great overtake into turn 1 and into the penultimate corner <the chicane>).

2) Valencia.
(Loved the fast opening section into the right-left double apex hairpin/chicane, plus the long back straight into the last corner).

3) Adelaide.
(Remember it from the first ps1 f1 game, and love it's fast straight into heavy braking and the nice last sector).

4) Silverstone (original configuration)
(Classic Silverstone, so many great corners for overtaking, nice rhythm, a real racers track).

5) Long Beach.
(Proper street circuit, really punishes mistakes, very fast).
Um. The old Silverstone configuration, that was used before the modern one, is not the "original" configuration. For people, who doesn't know, the area of Silverstone used to be RAF airfield on the 1940's, and original configuration used the runways of said airfield. That, however, was only the case for the first ever race held in Silverston in 1948. Just check out the wikipedia article about the circuit's development and history.

Though, that being said, while I do enjoy driving the modern track in F1 games, I still miss the old "Bridge Grand Prix Circuit" configuration.
It's the original configuration, as opposed to the reconfigured layout, to most modern drivers and players of Codemasters f1 games.

You kind of knew what I meant but are splitting hairs.

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I was thinking about circuits that have been on the f1 calendar over the years, but were dropped for whatever reason and have yet to return or likely never will, as well as those that I would like to see on the calendar but have been deemed unsuitable or not modern enough.

My personal favourites, ones I would most like to see return or be added are;

1) Nurburgring GP.
(Nice rhythm, great overtake into turn 1 and into the penultimate corner <the chicane>).

2) Valencia.
(Loved the fast opening section into the right-left double apex hairpin/chicane, plus the long back straight into the last corner).

3) Adelaide.
(Remember it from the first ps1 f1 game, and love it's fast straight into heavy braking and the nice last sector).

4) Silverstone (original configuration)
(Classic Silverstone, so many great corners for overtaking, nice rhythm, a real racers track).

5) Long Beach.
(Proper street circuit, really punishes mistakes, very fast).
Um. The old Silverstone configuration, that was used before the modern one, is not the "original" configuration. For people, who doesn't know, the area of Silverstone used to be RAF airfield on the 1940's, and original configuration used the runways of said airfield. That, however, was only the case for the first ever race held in Silverston in 1948. Just check out the wikipedia article about the circuit's development and history.

Though, that being said, while I do enjoy driving the modern track in F1 games, I still miss the old "Bridge Grand Prix Circuit" configuration.
It's the original configuration, as opposed to the reconfigured layout, to most modern drivers and players of Codemasters f1 games.

You kind of knew what I meant but are splitting hairs.
Well, let's say it this way: It's original configuration for those, who aren't interested that much about the history of F1 (which, by the way, is the main reason why I am somewhat hyped of F1 2018, you know, those old classic cars) Or history all-together, for that matters. But you're lucky, that I didn't start splitting hairs about Valencia being on your list. Hint: I fudging hate that track. It's boring. It doesn't have any character at all.

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best:
Spa Francorchamps - love this track, fast corners, great history and of course Eau Rouge.
Monaco - Love the fact that this track is very narrow and there no space for mistake
Suzuka - first sector is just awesome
Austin - love the cauntry and the track. The fast corners in first sectors are incredible
Australia - I dont know why but I always loved that track
Hungaroring - love this track but especialy second, very technical sector
worst:
Sochi - hate this track since beginning, just hate
Azerbaijan - I know we had pretty exciting races in last 2 years but I always missing the braking points and crash into the wall. Not the best track for me
Spielberg - pretty boring track layout

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Tunari89 said:
I was thinking about circuits that have been on the f1 calendar over the years, but were dropped for whatever reason and have yet to return or likely never will, as well as those that I would like to see on the calendar but have been deemed unsuitable or not modern enough.

My personal favourites, ones I would most like to see return or be added are;

1) Nurburgring GP.
(Nice rhythm, great overtake into turn 1 and into the penultimate corner <the chicane>).

2) Valencia.
(Loved the fast opening section into the right-left double apex hairpin/chicane, plus the long back straight into the last corner).

3) Adelaide.
(Remember it from the first ps1 f1 game, and love it's fast straight into heavy braking and the nice last sector).

4) Silverstone (original configuration)
(Classic Silverstone, so many great corners for overtaking, nice rhythm, a real racers track).

5) Long Beach.
(Proper street circuit, really punishes mistakes, very fast).
Um. The old Silverstone configuration, that was used before the modern one, is not the "original" configuration. For people, who doesn't know, the area of Silverstone used to be RAF airfield on the 1940's, and original configuration used the runways of said airfield. That, however, was only the case for the first ever race held in Silverston in 1948. Just check out the wikipedia article about the circuit's development and history.

Though, that being said, while I do enjoy driving the modern track in F1 games, I still miss the old "Bridge Grand Prix Circuit" configuration.
It's the original configuration, as opposed to the reconfigured layout, to most modern drivers and players of Codemasters f1 games.

You kind of knew what I meant but are splitting hairs.
Well, let's say it this way: It's original configuration for those, who aren't interested that much about the history of F1 (which, by the way, is the main reason why I am somewhat hyped of F1 2018, you know, those old classic cars) Or history all-together, for that matters. But you're lucky, that I didn't start splitting hairs about Valencia being on your list. Hint: I fudging hate that track. It's boring. It doesn't have any character at all.
Stop the condescending tone, pal.

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best:
Spa Francorchamps - love this track, fast corners, great history and of course Eau Rouge.
Monaco - Love the fact that this track is very narrow and there no space for mistake
Suzuka - first sector is just awesome
Austin - love the cauntry and the track. The fast corners in first sectors are incredible
Australia - I dont know why but I always loved that track
Hungaroring - love this track but especialy second, very technical sector
worst:
Sochi - hate this track since beginning, just hate
Azerbaijan - I know we had pretty exciting races in last 2 years but I always missing the braking points and crash into the wall. Not the best track for me
Spielberg - pretty boring track layout

Agree that Hungaroring is very technical and I think it's underrated.

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I just want to see some chicanes moved out of some tracks. The last chicane at Spain should be removed so the cars can overtake and reach max speeds down the straights. Abu Dhabi could be a lot better if they rounded some of the corners and removed some chicanes just to give it a better flow.

Some of my favorite tracks
Silverstone
Spa
RedBull Ring
Suzuka
Brazil
Bahrain
Monza

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My favourite tracks would probably be:
Spa
Monza
Singapore

The tracks I don't like are:
Barcelona
Sochi
Yas Marina
Baku

I like the rest of the tracks just not as much as  my top 3.

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Australia’s the best and USA the worst. That track is for moto gp not f1
Well, seeing as it was built to be used as F1 venue (MotoGP only moved there after first F1 race was held there), so it's built for F1, not MotoGP, even though both can race there.

Even though it's not on my top list, it's not on my worst list either. I kind of like it, but then again I kind of don't like it. Some parts of it is fun, but others aren't. But above all, it's a lot better track, than say Shanghai International Crapcuit. I hate that track... No, I actually despise that track...

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Nesjamag said:
Best:
1. Japan, just love the flow of this circuit.
2. Silverstone. Love the flow of much of the circuit.
3. Spain
4. Spa
5. Singapore

Worst:
1. Baku. Boring, too long straights.
2. Mexico. Boring, too long straight.
3. Bahrain
4. Russia
Pretty much my list as well, I'd agree with all of those except for Bahrain and maybe either Austria or Canada instead of Spain / Silverstone. Looks like we're both fans of flowing corners, elevation changes and old school grass and gravel traps ;) 

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