The return of the Austrian Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar confirmed following the Red Bull (nee A1) Ring announcement last month got us thinking—it’s rare for the sport’s future to be its past.
Desire to make the sport more global has led to the expansion into Asia and the Middle-East (and the vast amounts of money that comes with races in these country). The fear has always been that the classic European circuits—the spiritual home of F1—are going to be left behind.
The Silverstones and the Monzas perhaps don’t belong in the sport’s future.
Well, the Red Bull Ring addition—coupled with the dropping of the dreaded Yeongnam track in South Korea (not a bad circuit by any means, but as a facility and a host country, rather dire)—changes that slightly. Still, it’s not the most iconic track in the world, is it?
All the more reason, then, to reminisce about the great circuits which once graced the F1 calendar. We bring you 10 tracks we’d love to see back on the F1 calendar.