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Tilke defends 'boring' F1 track designs

Oct.2 Hermann Tilke has hit back at claims that he is the architect of today's 'boring' Formula 1 circuits. The German and his company have been in charge of the design of newer circuits throughout the F1 calendar, including China, Sochi, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi. "We never had a clean sheet of paper to start with," Tilke told Italy's La Repubblica. "There are many limitations, one of them being the safety regulations that have evolved since the death of Ayrton Senna and are still evolving. "But it's always a piece of land that we do not own, so we need to respect cultural and historical traditions. Then there are the costs, with investors wanting multi-purpose...
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