Its been over 50 years since formula 1 began and through the time period, numerous circuits came and went. Here is a look at some of the famous f1 corners from iconic circuits.
1.Suzuka’s 130 R(Japan): 130 R from the Suzuka circuit in Japan is probably the favourite among F1 drivers. Today with speed and agility of F1 cars, it has become a no corner and drivers usually take it flat out through the 130R. But this doesn’t mean that 130R is no challenge, it still bites and slightest of mistake can put the car into the wall.
2.Spa Francorchamp’s Eau Rouge(Belgium):How can we miss the famous Eau Rouge corner of Spa Francorchamp circuit when it comes to famous f1 corners.Like 130R drivers now with the modern day agility of F1 cars take it flat out.But with erratic weather conditions of Spa Francorchamps a foot wrong in changing conditions and a driver can very well find himself into the kitty netter and into the crash barrier.
3.Montreal’s wall of champions(Canada): The wall of champions of the Super fast Montreal circuit got its name when the trio of world champions: Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill and Jacques Villenuve crashed into the turn 12 during the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix. A inch wrong on the kerbs and one can find himself into the wall of champions.
4.Istanbul Park’s Turn Eight(Turkey): Introduced in 2005, it is relatively new circuit but Turn eight has gradually made his mark and is a real favourite among drivers as some drivers name it as a real rollercoaster ride.The turn eight is a series of four left handers through which if in a good car drivers can take it flatout. The drivers face upto 5G of gravitational forces.
More of the famous corners in part 2.Published 23 Feb 2012, 22:42 IST