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Old 09-01-2016, 11:25   #6   link
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4 January 2016 – Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen has expressed his frustration at the similarity between Formula 1's modern Hermann Tilke-designed circuits, arguing that they "all look the same".

On the 2016 calendar, Sakhir, Shanghai, Sochi, Marina Bay, Sepang, Austin, Yas Marina and the arriving Baku street circuit were all masterminded by the German designer.

Speaking to Turun Sanomat, Räikkönen said: "When we go to a new track, we know what to expect. They all look the same. There are no trees or anything else in the landscape.

"Of course, each track is always a little bit different, and each corner at the track is a little bit different, but ultimately the new tracks are made up of Tilke corners."

Räikkönen added that he is a fan of Formula 1's more traditional circuits, and picked out four dropped venues that he would like to see return to the roster one day.

"Turkey (Istanbul Park) was a nice track," the 2007 World Champion explained.

"I liked Magny-Cours – the track was so different, and nearby wasn't much hassle. Imola was one of the best – there was always a great atmosphere. Also the Nürburgring."
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