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New Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Test Drive in Assetto Corsa*

Presenting Test Drive of the new Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix Circuit in Assetto Corsa *.  Race Park Almere isn’t a reality yet – for a number of reasons – but that doesn’t mean that it can’t exist in virtual reality…

See what I did there?  Ok, I’ll see myself out.

Motion Simulator Provided by Next Level Racing

While Race Park Almere may be powered by hopes and dreams, that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a look, so that’s exactly what we have done.

The circuit lives in mod form on Assetto Corsa – download here – and is very tricky and entertaining, which is a hard line to walk.  With 19 corners jammed on a small plot of land, it makes for a busy lap…and that’s before you take the elevation changes into account.  The undulation can easily catch you out, and reconfirm that one of the greatest assets of a track is elevation change.

But while there’s a lot of great aspects to the future home of the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix *, there is one problem that we see.

Too many damn turns.

Before Formula 1 go to track designer Herman Tilke crammed 30 turns into 3 miles of road, tracks had space to breath.

So besides just driving Race Park Almere, we’ve gone one step further and offered up an alternative layout.

It was actually a lot of fun to design.

Let us know what you think of the original layout and our suggestions.

*Probably not the next location of the Dutch Grand Prix