There are some occasions when I lament visiting some British circuits during the racing season. On the other hand, the ease with which a certain few European circuits can be reached should do much to embarrass.
With Formula 1 returning to the US this year, time is beginning to close in; however a video released this week showed things coming along rather well.
According localised German news site, Die Rhein-Zeitung, the latest bid to save the world famous Nurburgring Nordschleife from debt has collapsed.
2011 marked the year that the "Home of British Motor Racing" finally stepped into the 21st century with the opening of the impressive and imposing Silverstone Wing, but we should never forget the quick and dangerous Aintree.
Just over two weeks ago, Formula One fans across the globe were treated to a spectacle. How deflating it must have been for a curious viewer to switch onto the sport as the World Championship arrived in Valencia.
The Jaypee International Race Circuit in Greater Noida, India appears to be coming together at a rapid pace.
This evening Canadian race promoters, Octane Racing Group, released a picture of the new layout for the IZOD IndyCar race at Edmonton. The original configuration for the city centre airport circuit has received much criticism since its inception in 2005 (then a Champ Car event). Multiple slow and medium speed corners broke up several all … Continue reading New Layout for Edmonton
British national racing circuit, Snetterton, released a video of it's new "300 circuit" profile yesterday afternoon.
When thinking of special races in motorsports, events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hour Race spring to mind. Indeed, those three races form what is known as the Triple Crown of Motorsports, with Graham Hill the only driver in the history of motor racing claiming all … Continue reading Building the Future
With its series of high speed esses, the long curving Spoon corner, the balls-to-the-wall sweep that is 130R and the infamous end of lap chicane, Suzuka International Racing Course stands out as one of the most dramatic circuits on the Formula 1 calender today.
Mention the 'Singapore Grand Prix' and thoughts of night racing, bright lights ...and, of course, Nelson Piquet Jr instantly come to mind. Although the 2008 Grand of Singapore was the nation's first step into Formula 1, it was not the first time the Great Prize was contested there.
As Formula 1 has left Europe for the 2010 season, it is almost certain that many will gripe about some of the modern tracks that the series will visit over the next six weeks, while praising the gems that are Interlagos and Suzuka. Those two circuits have become treasures within the wider community of Formula … Continue reading Pining for the Green Hell
Over the weekend, sidelined Hispania Racing man, Karun Chandhok, took the Red Bull RB5 to the track at the grand opening of the new Korean Grand Prix circuit at Yeongam in South Jeolia. There have been many worries over the web that the track may not be finished in time for the first race weekend … Continue reading First Laps of the Korean Grand Prix Circuit
Long before the great Spa-Francorchamps graced the Grand Prix calender, the Ardennes in the eastern region of Belgium played host the initial burst of motor racing at the beginning of the 20th century.
Unable to erase the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix from either history or the minds of the sleepers, organisers of the opening race for the 2011 Formula 1 season have decided to rub out the track extension. Well, sort off. While the original the original Grand Prix layout may not have been hugely popular, it was … Continue reading Sakhir Circuit: Out with the New, In with the Old
When the first race at Montjuïc Circuit took place in 1933, the Catalonia region had already experienced a good deal of either Grand Prix or Sportscar racing events.
The Automobil-Verkehrs und Übungs-Straße circuit - otherwise known as AVUS - probably stands as one of the most striking and unusual tracks in the history of Grand Prix motor racing. With its two 6-mile long adjacent straights hooked together by hairpins at either end, the pin-shaped AVUS was easily the fastest closed circuit in the world.
Apart from insomnia and vitamin deficiency, one of the odd side effects of racing simulations - such as the Grand Prix series and rFactor - is the curiosity triggered by foreign and unknown tracks. Through game communities and websites, a "driver" can play with and explore many circuits from the world over that will never … Continue reading Autódromo de Benguela, Angola
News emerged last month that the famous Spa-Francorchamps race circuit in Belgium is to have its licence revoked due to noise complaints from recently arrived residents. The track, which was originally built in 1920 and apart from a few gaps, has been holding Grand Prix as the host to the Belgian Grand Prix - occasionally … Continue reading Save Spa-Francorchamps
One of the current themes of not just Formula 1, but motor racing in general, is one of cost-cutting and material conservation. Mention those two elements in the same sentence as F1 fifteen years ago and you would have been laughed out of every room, but times have changed. In a greater push to bring … Continue reading The Banks of Monza