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The History of the AusterlitzRing – Part 2 (1975-2021)

This post is an exercise in creative writing. Everything written in this post is entirely fictional, but interwoven with real facts. This is part 2. Did you miss part 1? Read it first by clicking here! The AusterlitzRing had its first F1 race after three decades of planning. It proved to be a disaster. Roderick de Wit, the track’s godfather, left the project disillusioned. What would become of the Dutch circuit? Roderick was devastated and lost all motivation to carry on with the Dutch circuit. Instead, he put his efforts...

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The History of the AusterlitzRing – Part 1 (1945-1974)

This post is an exercise in creative writing. Everything written in this post is entirely fictional but interwoven with real facts. Not only did this take a lot of research, it took a whole lot of effort in creativity. This is part 1 in a 2-part series. Already read part 1? Go to part 2 by clicking here! It was supposed to be the Dutch version of the infamous Nordschleife. But decades of lawsuits meant the project was delayed until the times caught up to the plan. This is the...

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The AusterlitzRing, the third Dutch circuit

As a kid, I loved drawing fictional race tracks. Sadly, none of those designs have withstood the test of time. They might still be somewhere buried deep within a cardboard box at my parents’ place. However, digging through the many boxes looking for something that might not be there is something I don’t want to put my parents through. A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon the subreddit “/r/racetrackdesigns”, which is a whole subreddit dedicated to people’s fictional designs for race tracks. At some point, I uploaded a design...

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Design: MAX

For the average Dutchman, I’m not that much of a Max Verstappen fan. I am somewhat of an F1 hipster. The people who laughed at me as a teen for watching Formula 1? They have all suddenly devoted their Sunday-afternoons to watching Max do what they previously made fun of: drive in circles. Nevertheless, I respect Max’ driving skills. I certainly hope he will be able to break Mercedes’ hegemony, which has lasted for far too long already. Last week, I posted a design that combined Shepard Fairley’s “Hope” poster...

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Design: SEB

I am a Sebastian Vettel fan. Always have been, always will be. Whether he’s winning races or even championships, or not. As Sebastian “Seb” Vettel grows older, he’s also growing more mature. He was always famous for his work ethic off the track. Especially this year, now that the pressure of being a Ferrari driver is no longer on his shoulders. Seb has become very vocal about the environment. And not just with words, but also in his actions. Whether he’s picking up trash after the British GP, opening a...

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Design: Jordan 191 Custom ACC livery

My birthyear, 1991, was also the first year Eddie Jordan fielded an F1 team. The Jordan 191 became renowned: not because it had fairly good results or because it looked good (which it both did), but because it was the car one Michael Schumacher raced his first F1 race in. The history on MSC’s debut at Spa Franchorchamps is well-documented, so I’m not going to write a whole post about it. You can read the wiki-article here. I had been wanting to create a Jordan 191-inspired livery for quite some...

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Design: Aston Martin Cognizant F1-team ACC-Livery

I’ve been a long-time Vettel fan, ever since his Formula BMW days and his subsequent race replacing Robert Kubica at BMW Sauber. I’ve followed him all the way through the Toro Rosso days to Red Bull and celebrated his four WDC’s as if they were Schumacher’s. His move to Ferrari even made me cheer for the reds again for the first time in a decade, something I thought I’d never do after they kicked Schumi to the kerb. After the first three years, the cracks started appearing when Leclerc replaced...

Design: Running is in my sole

Before I talk about the design above, I have to tell you a little story. Scroll down if you want to go directly to the designs! Last monday, I ran a personal record on the half-marathon distance (21.093 meters). I obliterated my previous best (1:55:06) by over six minutes (1:48:56). I wasn’t planning on doing a record attempt. No. I was doing a testrun preparing for a record attempt which was at the time (and still is now) a couple of weeks ahead. I had been slowly building my pace...

Design: Mercedes AMG GT3 (+Evo)

Back in 2019, I was making these GT3 designs. I had started with the Ferrari 488 GT3 and made the Porsche 991 GT3 shortly after. Back then, I also started working on a Mercedes AMG GT3 design, but never got around finishing it. Eventually, the 2020 Evo model was announced, making the uphill battle to finish it even steeper. A couple of months back, I made the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo, and I always meant to revisit the Mercedes design sometime. Well, today I finally got around to finishing it....