Yes it copies good corners from other tracks but I think calling it a 'bizarre Frankenstein' is a bit of a lazy criticism. There's only so many ways you can bend a piece of tarmac and the full layout is quite distinct despite the 'copied' corners; it has good flow, the drivers enjoy it, and it tends to produce good races.
While we're on the subject, does anyone remember when the use of onboard cameras around 2000-03 (approx) were massively restricted for a time?
Bernie set up a fledgling digital TV service at the time, which was an expensive subscription model only available to a few select countries. This meant that the basic free to air feed were limited to just 1 or 2 on board cameras per race, which really affected the overall quality of the coverage. It was an early version of the two tier system of coverage that we now have today.
Yep i remember those days well, thats why the 2002 US GP was a big deal when Bernie let all broadcasters use the digital feed that weekend. I remember during the race Brundle making a comment about the new camera angles that weekend.
Didn’t see the crash but considering he’s potentially fighting for his seat (although the little bit of live coverage I saw today seemed to hint Red Bull were favouring Albon, not sure if this is because he’s their driver or not though), the last thing he needs is a big crash
I'd like to see Perez get the second RB seat next year, i like Albon, but being Max's teammate is really doing no favours for his career and he'd be better off honing his skills in a different team (it's certainly helped Gasly).