Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

How Not to Design a Great Race Track

NASCAR (ugh) driver Parker Kligerman, for Jalopnik:

I said, having not studied the track, that I could tell him what the layout [of the Circuit of the Americas] was. “I bet it goes something like this: A long pit straight leading to a tight 70 degree left hander, there will be a series of meaningless esses, then there will be at least one decreasing radius corner and lastly another long straight with a tight 180 degree hairpin at the end.”

My friend then started to laugh uncontrollably and exclaimed “My God, I think you just described the race tracks in China, India, New Hockenheim, New Nurburgring, Bahrain, Circuit of the Americas and Malaysia.”