The Formula One calendar is never stable, with races added and subtracted nearly every season. This year, for example, instead of India and South Korea, the traveling circus returned to Austria for the first time in 10 years and will make its debut in Russia in October.
A return to Mexico is planned for 2015 and a race in Azerbaijan has already been announced for the following season. In most cases, the locations for the various grands prix are dictated by which countries are able and willing to meet the financial demands of F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone.
But what if that were no longer the case? What if we could hold F1 races wherever we wanted, without regard for cost, logistics, politics or even the safety of the tracks?
Here are five fantasy grands prix, some more realistic than others, but none of them that realistic. Remember, we are not proposing these for inclusion on next year's schedule (although if Mr. Ecclestone is interested, our fee is quite reasonable)—this is purely a fantasy exercise.
Here we go!