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Track: United States Merial Speedway
Laps: 55
Length: 17feet 6inch
Pitlane length: Long
Pitbox space: Tiny

Description

Located in the south eastern United States, Merial Speedway usually enjoys fine weather. The track is quite long at 5.337km but offers only 12 corners and is not considered a technical circuit and therefore there is not as much scope for a driver to make a difference in laptime as there is on more technical circuits. Being a fast circuit with some long straights speed is king and the more powerful cars with good aerodynamics will enjoy an advantage here. Downforce and handling will certainly help but not to the same extent as speed. The fuel usage per lap is not particularly high and with a long pitlane race strategies tend to favor less stops than more, although there are several overtaking opportunities for cars running with lighter fuel loads. Generally classified as a fast, stop/start-style circuit.

Characteristics

Compared to all other tracks on the calendar this season, the track has the following characteristics:

• Speed Important
• Cornering Normal
• Handling Normal

Layout

Merial Speedway
Part
Type
Length
Sector
Overtaking chance
Name
1
Straight
1394' 4"
1
Easy
Start/Finish
2
Corner
301' 10"
1
Easy
3
Straight
728' 4"
1
Tiny
4
Corner
278' 10"
1
Small
5
Straight
1148' 4"
1
Decent
6
Corner
236' 3"
1
Good
7
Straight
393' 8"
1
Tiny
8
Straight
580' 9"
1
Tiny
9
Corner
232' 11"
1
Small
10
Straight
508' 6"
2
Decent
11
Straight
1755' 3"
2
Good
12
Corner
511' 10"
2
Easy
13
Straight
236' 3"
2
Tiny
14
Corner
282' 2"
2
Tiny
15
Straight
511' 10"
2
Small
16
Corner
285' 5"
2
Decent
17
Straight
301' 10"
2
Small
18
Corner
433' 1"
2
Decent
19
Straight
570' 10"
2
Tiny
20
Corner
275' 7"
3
Small
21
Straight
570' 10"
3
Decent
22
Corner
219' 10"
3
Decent
23
Corner
255' 11"
3
Tiny
24
Straight
984' 3"
3
Decent
25
Corner
410' 1"
3
Good
26
Straight
4101' 1"
3
Easy

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