Iltalehti’s F1 expert Jyrki Järvilehto sigh when it comes to today’s race tracks in formula number one.
Were things better before? At least before things were different.
Monza, which will be the racetrack this weekend, carries a handsome nickname Temple of Speed. The simple profile is iconic and recognized by all F1 fans, after all, it has remained virtually the same for decades.
Monza also represents the past in its philosophy. The straights are long, and only the chikans force the drivers to lift their foot off the accelerator pedal. In the early days of the formulas, these types of tracks were more the rule than the exception, and until the early 2000s, in addition to Monza, the old Hockenheim was seen as a momentum on the race calendar.
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Järvilehto says that the drivers enjoyed such tracks a lot.
– They were sweet tracks to drive. The wings were small, the cars fumbled wildly during braking. the bouncers were jumped over and the car was in the air all the time. In Hockenheim we drove in the middle of the forest, there was an atmosphere, Järvilehto sighs.
The F1 studio considers the importance of flywheels. As F1 needs new ways to increase its entertainment value, couldn’t the return of such “organ open” tracks be the right cure for the problem? Of those when they seem to like everything.
– Of course, why not? Engines today are much more durable than before. Long straight strained high-revving free-breathing engines, today the technology allows for a completely different ride. After all, going is more dangerous when there is momentum, Järvilehto reminds.
For one thing, however, Järvilehto is not warming up. Round trips, more specifically oval races, are better left to Americans.
In the video above, Järvilehto is more reminiscent of Hockenheim and Monza during his own career. In addition, he sends greetings to drivers interested in the oval race.