The 2018 F1 calendar challenge....

The new F1 season is nearly underway and I thought we could celebrate with a thread containing each circuit as rendered in IF, and please in order of this year’s calendar as below. I suppose we should take the photo from between 8000-12000 AGL, obv it will be low resolution but should be good enough to just make out the track layout. It’s up to you whether you include the aircraft in the photo, but if you do try to use a livery from the country that circuit is in. Eg, Silverstone would be British Airways or Easyjet etc. You may also choose to include an aerial photo of the real circuit.

2018 schedule

I’ll kick us off with Albert Park, Melbourne taken from about 8000ft.

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Who wants to try to find Bahrain?..

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The first thought I had after reading the title of your thread was if you know that this is a flight simulator forum and if you may have confused two games.

Well, never judge a book (or a thread) by its cover (or title). What an original idea. I’ve never watched a F1 race in my live, but let’s see if I find a circuit.

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Here is Bahrain (next to the left wing) seen from approximately 20‘000ft. 🇧🇭

Well done, here it is on google maps.

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Well in a sense the two are much more closely linked than you’d first think. An F1 car effectively being a fighter jet with inverted wings.

Shanghai!

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That is actually a great idea

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My 2 favrite things put togther. IF and F1!

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Baku street circuit in Azerbaijan

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Unfortunately not much too see due to it being a street track! Haha. But you can make out the historic corner at least

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Circuit de Catalunya

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Ooh, the French race will be interesting. With the new location.

Yup looking forward to that one, although I was a fan of the old Magny-Cour circuit. Not keen on these new halo’s, F1 was never supposed to be safe!

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I think the halo is a good idea, but in 24 years it has been needed twice. Aryton Senna and Jules Bianchi, also it makes the vehicle look really bad.

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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps located just south of Liege Belgium.
I did this one as I will be going to see the race in August


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Monaco

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That’s definitely true

Yeah it does, it takes some of the elegance of the cars now. The halo makes the car look deformed and less appealing to newer viewers.

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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

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French Grand Prix, circuit Paul Ricard

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Abu Dhabi!

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