Ranking the top 5 F1 circuits

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Ranking the top 5 F1 circuits A lot goes into deciding which F1 circuits are the best. The number of races is definitely one factor, but the excitement and uniqueness of the racetrack is surely another. So, which racetracks are the top 5 F1 circuits?

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A total of 71 Formula One circuits have hosted grand prix races since the first World Championship Grand Prix in 1950. Over the years, some intriguing racetracks have hosted F1 races. Some racetracks have been modified during their time to keep up with the changing face of F1. These circuits have added great features like in Spa-Francorchamps. Fans of F1 can win a trip to see formula 1 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

A lot goes into deciding which F1 circuits are the best. The number of races is definitely one factor, but the excitement and uniqueness of the racetrack is surely another. So, which racetracks are the top 5 F1 circuits?

5.Silverstone Circuit

Silverstone hosted the first F1 World Championship race in 1950. In 2019, it is expected to host its last as organisers state it is too expensive to run. Regardless, Silverstone provides one of the best circuits for the motorsport. It still resembles much of its original look although features such as chicanes and corners have been added. It will be a sad day when Silverstone leaves the F1 calendar.

4. Autodromo Nazionale Monza

No F1 circuit has hosted as many grand prix races as Monza. The circuit has been home to 67 Italian Grand Prix events. The racetrack has been redeveloped over the years with the addition of chicanes. The Curva Grande, the Lesmos, and Parabolica are staples of the course that help make it one of a kind.

3. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

F1 has been racing at Spa-Francorchamps since 1950. The course has held 50 Belgian Grand Prix races during its time. The circuit has charm and history despite being modified over the years. The original track was considered dangerous and in 1970 it was cut down to become safer. Spa-Francorchamps went 13 years without hosting grand prix events until 1983 when F1 returned. Although a shorter circuit than the original, Spa-Francorchamps still retains many of its classic corners.

2. Nurburgring

The Nurburgring is one of F1’s most historic circuits. In total, it has held 40 grand prix events since 1951. The original circuit, the Nurburgring Nordschleife, was extremely dangerous and it totaled 14 miles in length. In the 1970s, the race circuit was modified as safety measures were brought into place. It was at the Nordschleife that Niki Lauda nearly lost his life in 1976. The track was closed after the race. In 1983, Nurburgring opened the Strecke circuit which was located on the southern tip of the Nordschleife. Gone were the jumps, blind crests, and 160 corners that made the original so dangerous.

1.Circuit de Monaco

There is no F1 race more famous than the Monaco Grand Prix. The grand prix’s home track, the Circuit de Monaco, is just as renowned as the race itself. The race isn’t held at an F1-specific track. Instead it is on the streets of Monaco. The streets are narrow and the corners are tight which make for a fun F1 race to watch. Some consider the Monaco Grand Prix dull due to the constraints it has on modern F1 cars. However, the excitement it creates due to the difficulty of navigating the streets shows how talented F1 drivers truly are.

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