Race tracks are the second most intriguing element of speed car racing after the exhilarating car races. Some race tracks are known for their level of difficulty while others are famous for their unique locations. So without much ado, let’s check out some of the amazing car racing circuits around the world.
Nurburgring Nordschleife is car racing track located in Germany. With a total length of 12.9 miles (21 kilometers), it is currently one of the longest permanent car racing circuits present across the globe. ‘The Green Hell’ proudly sports 154 staggering corners that have every kind of a twist and turn imaginable and hosts events like Nurburgring 24 hours.
Situated in Ardennes countryside of Belgium, this track is famous for its seemingly difficult features. Iconic and difficult turns like Pouhon and Eau Rouge Complex are the characteristics of the Belgium Grand Prix and keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Fans, as well as racers, prefer this track for its astonishing scenic beauty.
Suzuka racing circuit is located in Japan and is home to the Japan Grand Prix. It is quick sweeping track with unique 8-shaped layout with an array of different turns and corners. It features well known Degner Curve and 130R Curve and has witnessed some of the epic moments in the history of car racing. For instance, Alan Prost and Ayrton Senna’s dramatic collision in 1989 is a great example of one such moment.
Circuit de la Sarthe
This semi-permanent racing track is situated at Le Mans, Sarthe, France. The very first car race took place in the year 1923. Since then Le Mans become one of the popular motorsport events among sports enthusiasts. This racing track is a mixture of public roads and the racing path which tests the driver’s skills on bends like Porsche Curve, Dunlop Curves and Esses.
‘Bathurst’ is another popular name of this track. Bathurst, the New South Wales, Australia is the current location of this race track. It is a street track where cars race on public roads. This car racing circuit has long swift stretches along with steep inclines and sharp turns that impose challenges for the racers. It hosts events like Bathurst 1000 and Bathurst 12 Hour.
The Laguna Seca is a racing circuit that is located in California. Reportedly, this track compromises of 11-turns which require immense skill on the part of the racer, one such popular turn being ‘Corkscrew’ chicane. This curve has an uphill climb with blind apex and striking drop downhill. It hosts sportscar as well as motorbike racing events.
Circuit De Monaco
Circuit De Monaco is a street track which comprises of La Condamine and Monte Carlo streets of Monte Carlo, Monaco. This racing track is full of challenges with quick turns blended with tight hairpins along with barriers with little margin for errors. This makes Monaco Grand Prix one of the most exhilarating and interesting motor race of all time.
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza locate in Milan in France. It builds in the year 1922. This track is considered as the third largest car racing circuit to have featured in F1 calenders. This track consists of long straights along with tight, sharp turns.