A new track got to me, but it's fantasy. I would like to see a stadium oval with figure 8 crossovers in the middle of it. This creates 2 tracks, but really only the work of 1. Gran Turismo can figure out the name because they usually make really great names such as Trial Mountain, Kart Space, etc. I would like to see it enclosed in a stadium like the Dodge Raceway Stadium from the EA NASCAR games. Just a thought. I just want a figure 8 and a nice short track oval.
Also the old spa francorchamps circuit, old interlagos and old hockenheim. As for pictures and info, all real racing fans should know about these tracks, if u don't, Google them. I'm sick of games teasing with monza, being able to see the oval and not drive on it sucks big time! Test drive ferrari has the right monza track, but only the road course configuration, so the oval is fenced off Grr! I just wanna drive historic cars on the old combined road and oval course, that would be awesome! Also I think the old spa (widowmaker) layout speaks for itself, if u don't know about these tracks I urge u to find some onboard footage of them
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Everywhere I go (in GT land) I hear about the much GREATER desire for more tracks and that they would be valued much higher in terms of priority than receiving new cars.
Let's all of us put our posts where our mouths are and contribute to this process so that this point is clear if it is really true.
The consensus seems to be that the best way to breathe new life into GT5 is to provide mroe tracks, not cars.
Ideally, every time PD puts out new cars, there would also be at least one new track (or different configurations of the same track venue).
Might I suggest some of the following variations (or de-evolutions) of some tracks already in the game?
- Circuit de la Sarthe 1967
- Real world
- Le Mans, France
This one is probably the most similar to the track (sans chicanes) already in the game, but it is the old power circuit (even more than it is now) that Le Mans was in its heyday. Most notably, it includes the slower tertre rouge and second dunlop bridge, pretty much eliminates the Porsche Curves, and includes the notorious Maison Blanch kink.
If you really wanted to get crazy the designers could leave the pits out in the open, same as they were up until 1972, I believe.
As far as notable events go, this is roughly the same layout that Steve McQueen used for the Le Mans movie (admittedly, that was 1971, but from what I can tell the biggest difference is that Armco barriers were installed in the early '70s), and with the exception of a wider pit straight is the same layout from the 1955 disaster, where Pierre Leveghe's Mercedes flew into the crowd and killed 80+ spectators (not that that's a particularly good reason to want to race this circuit).
One of the fastest (and most dangerous) tracks on the original F1 calendar. Like most European circuits of the time, it was basically closed-off public roads that were raced on. By 1969, F1 racing on the old circuit became so dangerous that it was boycotted by F1.
A 1966 crash at the Masta Kink (where he missed the corner and ended up in a farmhouse basement, trapped in his car and covered in gasoline) led Jackie Stewart to start his crusade for increased safety in F1 and in racing in general.
Best lap video I could find was from GP Legends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMC1uCR2baY
Autodromo Nazionale Monza (1955)
Lap footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7xN0nauWpQ
Similar to the current Monza layout, except without any chicanes and with the addition of a high-speed, high-banked oval. As with the other "classic" courses I've mentioned, a very fast and very dangerous circuit.
Site of Phil Hill's Championship-winning victory in 1955. Also the site (same 1955 race) of Count Wolfgang von Trips' fatal crash, that killed 15 spectators. Also the site of the Race of Two Worlds (aka "Monzanapolis") where Indy cars from the US faced off against F1 cars from Europe.
- Track's full name: Mosport International Raceway
- Track type: Real-world
- Location: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is located in the Regional Municipality of Clarington, north of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada.
- Opened in 1961, Mosport International Raceway originally consisted of one track-the 3.96 kilometre (2.459 mile) road course. Mosport has now grown to include four circuits on 750 acres of beautiful park land.
Over the years, Mosport has hosted just about every class of road racing on its famed road circuit, including F1, Indy cars, sports cars, stock cars, endurance racing, motorcycles, motocross, showroom stock, historic vintage racers, "Big Rig" trucks and carts.
- Mosport is one of only two race tracks to have hosted Formula One, IndyCar, FIA World Endurance Championship and Can-Am races. The other is Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY.