The Best 10 Racing Circuits for Car Enthusiasts

Whether it’s the roar of an engine, the thrill of speed, or the ballet of cars dancing on the edge of physics, there’s something inherently captivating about motorsport. For car enthusiasts, this passion often extends beyond the vehicles to the tracks where legends are born, and history is written.

Nürburgring Nordschleife (Germany)

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Nicknamed ‘The Green Hell,’ this iconic track is over 20 km long and features over 150 corners. It’s both a test of skill for drivers and a benchmark for car manufacturers. The track is open to the public for “tourist drives” on designated days, allowing anyone to experience it firsthand.

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)

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Home to the Belgian Grand Prix, this track is loved by drivers for its fast, hilly, and twisty nature. Eau Rouge, one of the most famous – and challenging – sections, is known worldwide.

Circuit de Monaco (Monaco)

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Host of the annual Monaco Grand Prix, it’s a slow circuit by Formula 1 standards but incredibly demanding due to its tight corners, elevation changes, and the unforgiving barriers that line the track.

Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans (Le Mans, France)

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Home to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this circuit is renowned for its high-speed Mulsanne Straight. Visiting during the annual race is a must for endurance racing fans.

Suzuka Circuit (Japan)

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Suzuka is one of the few circuits in the world to have a “figure 8” layout. It’s known for its series of high-speed corners and hosts the Japanese Grand Prix.

Circuit of the Americas (Austin, USA)

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The home of the United States Grand Prix, this track features a combination of fast straights, technical corners, and dramatic elevation changes, making it a true test for drivers and a thrilling spectacle for fans.

Mount Panorama Circuit (Bathurst, Australia)

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Mount Panorama is a street circuit known for its extraordinary elevation change and challenging corners. The Bathurst 1000 race is a highlight of the Australian motorsport calendar.

Laguna Seca Raceway (California, USA)

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Silverstone Circuit (England)

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Steeped in history, Silverstone is the home of the British Grand Prix. Known for its high-speed corners, it’s a favorite among drivers and fans.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Italy)

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Home to the Italian Grand Prix, Monza is one of the fastest circuits in the world. Its long straights and legendary corners, like the Parabolica, make it a favorite among F1 fans.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indiana, USA)

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The home of the Indianapolis 500 and a past host of the United States Grand Prix, this circuit, with its famous banked turns and long straights, is rich in motorsport history.

Interlagos Circuit (Brazil)

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Officially named Autódromo José Carlos Pace, but better known as Interlagos, this circuit is loved for its fast, flowing layout and the passionate local fans. It consistently delivers some of the most exciting and unpredictable races in Formula 1.

This article originally appeared on MyCarMakesNoise.

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