THE TOP TEN F1 Circuits
It’s Formula One season and to celebrate the ongoing excitement, we’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the top ten best F1 racing circuits across the globe. From one end of the world to another, these circuits beat out the rest for a variety of reasons, including surrounding scenery, course complexity and local attractions.
It’s Formula One season and to celebrate the ongoing excitement, we’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the top ten best F1 racing circuits across t... more
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
This Belgian F1 racetrack is known in the F1 world as one of the best circuits for speed. With a combination of hairpin turns and strategic placement of hills and curves, this circuit allows drivers to reach some of the fastest speeds in F1 racing. The gorgeous surrounding countryside of Belgium makes the Spa a track worth a visit.
The Yas Marina, found in Abu Dhabi, is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced tracks. Stunning curves and turns have been painstakingly planned for visually engaging races. Drivers work hard to complete this circuit while fans get the show of a lifetime.
Circuit De Catalunya
Spain’s gorgeous city of Barcelona is home to Circuit De Catalunya. Dating back to 1991, this circuit shows off the wealth of skills that F1 drivers strive to perfect. Its unique series of curves and straights offers a well-rounded race.
Sepang International Circuit
The Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia was designed with a great race in mind. It includes a variety of tight corners and plenty of overtaking opportunities, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. A race that unfolds on this track boasts rhythm and movement, highlighting the beauty of a well-designed F1 circuit.
Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia has always been a popular tourist destination and F1 fans will love a trip to Albert Park’s F1 circuit. The lanes are narrow and reflective of street racing. It has a quality of design that allows the track to unfold in a repetitive motion without being a boring track. It offers beauty of motion and ease of flow for drivers, making it one of the most popular circuits in F1.
This F1 circuit is one of the best circuits to visit for the stunning surrounding scenery. With Mount Fuji in the background, any race will seem like a modern juxtaposition against the giant and iconic mountain range. After several renovations in 2005, Fuji Speedway reopened with a refurbished track and facilities, including one of the biggest grandstands in F1 history. Fuji offers a great fan experience and an exciting race, while keeping driver safety in top priority.
Turkey’s Istanbul Park is known primarily for its famous Turn 8 which boasts up to 270 kilometres per hour when drivers reach top speeds. This iconic corner separates the novice drivers from the veterans as the round one of the longest turns in the F1 world, often lasting up to 7 seconds to complete. It requires precision, skill and experience; things that every F1 driver strives to prove they have.
This English F1 circuit is named after its adjoining town and known for its friendly locals and inviting British culture. The location of the circuit draws thousands of visitors every year. The surrounding area is beautiful and open to tourists from all over the world. F1 and car enthusiasts also visit to take a look at the home circuit of the BRDC International Trophy, a widely celebrated race for historic F1 cars.
Buddh International Circuit
The stunning Buddh International circuit in India is also a favourite of tourists from around the world for the beauty and rich culture of India. The circuit itself accents and emphasises the local scenery and curves of the land while offering a fast-paced, rhythmic race. The beauty of the design of this circuit has F1 fans keen to visit. If you are among F1 mega-fans, it might be wise to book your flights to India early before the F1 season begins.
Finally, The Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy rounds up our list of top ten F1 circuits. For the obvious reason of a visit to Italy, fans flock to the circuit to get a glimpse of F1 professionals in action. The sheer speed and deep curves that unfold over hills and valleys has F1 drivers working for their titles. Precise steering and acceleration is key for a safe lap around the track. This is a circuit that emphasises skill and training.
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