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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...

The F1 ‘Oracle’ – Trying to predict the results for GP #14: Singapore

In this series of posts I attempt to predict the top 10 of both the qualifying session and the race ahead of qualifying. I will enter these predictions on GuessTheGrid, a website which takes your top 10 predictions and ranks them against other’s.   Before I will present my prediction, let us take a look at how my prediction for the Italian Grand Prix worked out. –   Italian GP Recap Well, hell has officially frozen over. Not only did I finished a shared last with only 8 points for qualifying,...

The F1 ‘Oracle’ – Trying to predict the results for GP #13: Italy

In this series of posts I attempt to predict the top 10 of both the qualifying session and the race ahead of qualifying. I will enter these predictions on GuessTheGrid, a website which takes your top 10 predictions and ranks them against other’s. Before I will present my prediction, let us take a look at how my prediction for the Belgian Grand Prix worked out. –   Belgian GP Recap This Belgian Grand Prix was a decent result for me points-wise, but others achieved better results meaning that I didn’t make...

Design: minimalist Formula 1 car

Between June and August, my internet cable broke. This meant I couldn’t browse the web or watch TV. There was an upside to all this: my productivity greatly improved. For 47 days, I was almost entirely disconnected from the world. I did a lot of designing during that time, and now I’m slowly uploading all of these designs both here and on RedBubble. The first of these is this minimalist F1 car design. Each element has exectly four anchor points, and four handles (two anchors have none). This makes for...