5 Greatest Racing Tracks around the World!
This will definitely top the list of being one of the best tracks around the world. All avid car racers will be familiar with this track. Situated in Germany, the track is also known as the “Green Hell”, nick-named by Jackie Stewart (Former Formula One racing driver). The track is one of the longest, most tradition-steeped and challenging race tracks around. It became the main venue for the German Grand Prix and is home of the 24-hour Nürburgring race. Many Automotive manufacturers uses this track to test out cars as a standard to publish their achievable lap times.
The Suzuka Circuit is located in Japan and is owned by Honda Motor. It is the World’s most demanding racing circuit with a “figure eight” layout. Soichiro Honda, Founder of Honda Motor Company, saw racing as a splendid test-bed for his products, therefore, building their own track. The Grand Prix saw a new venue and revamped Suzuka circuit, designed by John Hugenholtz. Today, events at the Suzuka circuit includes; World Touring car Championship, the popular Super GT and Super Formula single seat Series.
Located in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, the circuit is home to the Bathurst 1000 race and 12 Hour event. It started off as a dirt-track carved out of the hills in mid-1930s. The Mayor had a vision to build a premier motor racing circuit, and eventually, his vision became reality. The circuit then won the hearts of all motor racing fans in Australia and around the world. The unusual design of the track made it famous with its different corners and is coined “Blue Hell” by German Driver, Maro Engel.
Located in California, the track is primarily used for auto racing and motor racing. With its famous “Corkscrew”, one of motorsports most difficult turns, the circuit made a name for itself. Hosting a number of events such as the American Le Mans Series, Grand American, Speed World Challenge and more, the track has undergone some significant changes over the past two decades or so to meet safety requirements. The track is now officially known as the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca because Mazda is one of the primary corporate sponsor of the circuit.
Located in England, the Silverstone circuit is also known as the “Home of British Motorsport”. The circuit features some of the best corners in F1 such as Copse and the Maggotts. The circuit hosts many racing series as well as the world’s largest historic race meeting, called the Silverstone Classic. In coming years, the circuit also has plans to open the Silverstone Heritage Experience at the main entrance of the circuit, comprising of a two-hour journey historic experience and learning space for school groups.
There are many more prominent circuits out there we have yet to mention, such as; Circuit de Monaco, Monza, Interlagos, Circuit de la Sarthe and the list goes on!