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Monday, 19 February 2018

Top race tracks around the world

Race tracks can be found everywhere in the world, from ice tracks in Scandinavia, dust bowls in Southern Italy or the ovals of North America. Every country has their own particular type of track; but which one is the best?

1.Circuit De Monaco

This road track around the Principality of Monaco is a firm favourite amongst motor sport fans. The constricted circuit leaves little margin for error, with tight hairpins and tricky chicanes to navigate, fans are constantly on the edge of their seat. Monaco is a wonderful place to set a race, the history it holds in terms of motor racing is up there with the best in the world.


Imola is one of the most atmospheric tracks, with corners such as Tamburello and Rivazza. Imola is, of course, where the late, great Ayrton Senna lost his life in 1994, a day after fellow-Formula 1 driver Roland Ratzenberger lost his. The track is most famous for how quickly it’s driven, over 70% of the track is driven flat out meaning drivers average speeds of 155MPH.

3.Yas Marina Circuit

This track in Abu Dhabi is the only track in F1 to transition from day to night to accommodate for the blistering mid-day temperatures. This means engineers have a huge challenge to match the tyres to the decreasing temperatures as well as getting the car to manage in the sweltering heat. Rob from CVS said ‘ this has got to be my favourite track, it brings something different to the calendar; watching the engineers try and overcome the challenges they face here is amazing!’

4.Spa Francorchamps

This Belgian track has amassed a huge history over its 100 years of hosting motorsport. Taking on both F1 and 24-hour GT races, the track has been cut to nearly half of its original 14KM length, this hasn’t taken away from the excitement though! The track proves ever popular, not just for its history but also its incredible surroundings. There have been multiple boycotts of the track throughout its history as a result of multiple deaths. Jackie Stewart once recalled a crash that left him in the basement of a farm house with petrol covering him and the floor; thankfully he escaped without harm, although this did inspire him to demand better safety regulations, from crash barriers to fire crews as the ambulance that was meant to take him to hospital got lost on the way!


This 150,000-capacity complex is well regarded as one of the most challenging tracks in the world. It features a Grand Prix track built in 1984 and a much longer old ‘North Loop’ track which has been in use since the 1920s. Jackie Stewart nicknamed the track ‘The Green Hell’, after a particularly challenging race in adverse weather conditions. The North Loop is a favourite amongst manufacturers to pit their newest cars against each other to set the fastest lap. The current record holder for fastest production car goes to Porsche with their 911 GT2 RS with a time of 6:47.3.

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