The physical stage of track formation in a condensed phase is discussed. For interaction of charged particles with condensed molecular media its most important specific features are: (a) the continuous oscillator strength distribution with the broak peak in the energy range 21-22 eV attributed to the collective plasmon-type state; (b) the lowering of ionization potential compared to a gas phase. These specific features must be taken into account for simulation of track structures. The great difference in mass and charge for a electron and heavy ions cause a qualitative difference in their track structures. We analyse the structure of heavy ion tracks and prove the impossibility to use the LET as a universal characteristic for the radiation action of different ions.