Lewis Hamilton Designs Ultimate F1 Circuit

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The youngest Formula 1 World Champion in history, Lewis Hamilton has no shortage of talent behind the wheel. Now that the ‘silly season’ has arrived, however, he’s taken to a more conceptual field, and designed his own personal take on the ultimate F1 circuit.

Though the track is thus far nothing more than a design, its provenance gives it some hope of being made real. Combining 10 of the toughest, most interesting corners in F1, the track offers a challenge even for the likes of Hamilton.

“I wanted to create a circuit that would be challenging, exhilarating and enjoyable,” said Lewis, “but most of all somewhere you would love to have the chance to drive and provide the definitive test for any driver, in any car.”

The ten turns run, in order, through Turn 8 from Istanbul, Estoril at Magny Cours, 130R at Suzuka, Eau Rouge at Spa-Francorchamps, Tabac at Monaco, Turn 1 at Suzuka, Pouhon at Spa-Francorchamps, Casino Square at Monaco, Mergulho at Interlagos, and finally Copse at Silverstone. With cornering forces regularly in excess of 4.5g and speeds varying from 80mph to 185mph (130km/h to 295km/h) the track would be a true test not only of driver skill but of physical conditioning as well.

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