Before the track was shortened in 2001, it was full of long forest straights and sweeping corners. The races were always exciting because a choice had to be made during setup. Did the teams go for more downforce for speed on the long straights or favour the tighter corners around the stadium section.
In 2001 the circuit was drastically shortened taking out the long forest straights. Many drivers and team bosses have said they prefer the previous version of the track.