Take a look at these five strange and quite bizarre race tracks that were actually used by Formula 1.
Formula 1, as well as the FIA, have come a long way since it's infancy, and in between those times until now as well. We have seen rather odd safety measures come and go, as well as a whole collection of race tracks and locations too.
Here are the top five strangest tracks used by Formula 1:
This track consists of two incredibly long straights with a hair-pin on either side, how boring is that to watch?
2: Nurburgring Nordschleife
The Nordschleife nowadays is one of the most recognisable and respected racetracks in the world. Not necessarily because of the design, but because of history. However, as racecar technology allowed them to become increasingly more quick around the track, this rendered the Nordschleife outdated and incredibly dangerous.
The Pascara circuit was an astonishing 25.8 km long and only held one Grand Prix, that was in 1957. The majority of the track was on streets, some of which were incredibly narrow. The track wasn't used ever again due to it being far too dangerous.
4: Monza Oval:
At the same location as the modern Monza track, you'll find a huge oval circuit with steep embankments on the turns. The oval was never used again after the 1960s in Formula 1, as banking on a track was banned.
5: Las Vegas:
Las Vegas indeed held a Grand Prix. You would think that it would be one of the most ideal places to host a Formula 1 race, however, the original track was incredibly boring, didn't feature any elevation changes and was hard on the drivers physically due to the design of the turns. Would Formula 1 ever make a comeback to Las Vegas? Who knows...
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, WTF1, on 5 Strange Race Tracks That Were Actually Used By Formula 1 To Host A Grand Prix.
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