The first of these is known as Lobethal. Used in the 1930s, those that have raced on it and heard of it consider it one of the greatest circuits ever (ranking up there with Spa, which had a similar feel at that time). In Australia, it's long since been forgotten; it's sweeping turns and long straights, its potential that never came to fruition because of the war. Great article on it here: http://groups.msn.co.../lobethal1.msnw
Another circuit I thought was very interesting was in Italy, in Jarno Trulli's hometown. Pescara held a couple of Grands Prix, I believe. And with it's four mile-long backstretch, Fangio was clocked at over 192 mph in 1950! They said it was a very beautiful circuit that ran through the small Italian towns and, with a length besting 15 miles, it's the longest circuit to have ever been raced in Formula 1. Are these facts correct? I would definitely love to see this one done.
I didn't find this on the internet today, but I've heard of it before: Supposedly Fiat had a small testing oval located on the roof of a building in Milan; I think that would be interesting to race, even if it IS rather small.
Finally, and these may be quite daunting, but is there anywhere I could download or someone could make either the 1906 Le Mans circuit (location of the first Grand Prix...I know it's horrendously long), or the 1907 Dieppe circuit (slightly shorter, I believe? That would be great to see, screaming through those small towns and out into the countryside along primative roads.
Just thought I'd throw those out there. Thanks!!
P.S. Mr. Speed, is there perhaps an update on the Greenwood Circuit in Iowa?
EDIT: I see on the GPL++The Addons site that Lobethal is under construction, as is Pescara. Thanks!
Edited by F1FanWoodsie, Jan 12 2007 - 05:29 PM.