Motor racing and specially the Grand Prix Circuits have become associated with the rich and the famous. There is a great deal of glamour attached to them, and since the top car manufacturers are linked with them, a lot of money is also attached to the sport. The best Grand Prix circuits have become the playground all those who enjoy the speed and the thrills which accompany the motor racing sport.
These are among the best known circuits in the world:
1. British F1 Grand Prix:
Currently held at Silverstone in Northampshire, it is one of the oldest continuously held Formula One championships. Presently the circuit length is 5.901 km and the race length is 306.747 km. One of the premier racing events in the year in England, the course has now been modified to give a brand new circuit configuration.
2. Italian Grand Prix:
One of the longest running sporting events in the world, the Italian Grand Prix initially began in 1921 in Brescia. Presently it is being held at Monza and has a race length of about 306.720 km. It is one of the most prestigious of all Formula One races and is the home of many a championship battle.
3. Malaysian Grand Prix:
The Malaysian Grand Prix is held at the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang. The circuit itself is 5.543 km long and the race is 310.408 kms long. The variations in the weather at this circuit have only added to the mystique of this event.
4. German F1 Grand Prix:
The German Grand Prix became a part of the Formula One circuit in 1951 and is presently held at Hockenheim. There is also an alternate track at Nurburgring, and due to a dispute between the two, the races earlier would be held at the two sites every alternate year. However now all disputes seem to have been settled and it is once more a part of the F1 championship circuit.
5. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix:
This track was built on the Yas Island by Herman Tilke, and it travels through a diversity of regions such as residential areas, sand dunes, beaches and theme parks. The track is 5.5 km long and is one of Abu Dhabi’s most popular tourist attractions, especially in November when the race is held.