Last weekend’s Grand Prix de Monaco probably reminded a few of us that it is an anachronism in the current F1 calendar.
The narrow track promoted very little overtaking, and unless you are a Mark Webber supporter, chances are you’ll think this race was a bit of a bore.
Funnily enough, in popular forums, it is not unusual to see a fair amount of people following F1 on TV lamenting the addition of new circuits in “far flung corners of the world” such as Bahrain or China, to the detriment of the Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstones of this world.
But is this a sensible point of view, and who would actually benefit in keeping those classic tracks?
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How to cope with no grand prix for three weeks? Go and see some Formula 3 - or whatever series takes your fancy - at local track near you!
Here in Australia, the Bathurst Motor Festival is great way to learn some of the basics of car racing, This is done via the commentary that is quite educational and, unlike Formula 1, these race meetings provide the opportunity to talk to the passionate drivers, mechanics, team owners, etc, who spend their time and money to go racing.
Mount Panorama is usually known for its V8 Supercar round: the Bathurst 1000. This Easter long weekend however, several series are racing at the Mountain: Australian Formula 3, Porsche Club of NSW, (the cute) Aussie Racing Cars and various touring car series.
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