Though the FIA’s restrictions for Method one define that there can only be a utmost of 24 grands prix on the 2023 F1 calendar, they also dictate that only circuits with Quality One particular certification can be permitted to host them.
Unsurprisingly, there are really stringent suggestions that all circuits should satisfy in buy to get hold of Quality One particular standing. Masking bare minimum and utmost monitor lengths and widths, security characteristics, race handle services, pit lane technical specs and extra, only the circuits with the best stage of expectations – and generally the largest budgets – will have the capability to phase F1 races.
With that, there are less than fifty venues that satisfy the standards to host Method one. Though most of them have previously held grands prix, there are some attention-grabbing illustrations that have nonetheless to.
Amid these are extra a short while ago finished tracks this sort of as Kuwait’s Motor City circuit – a single of the latest circuits on the Quality One particular checklist which is ever more currently being frequented by worldwide championships and junior one-seater classes. Shockingly, Ferrari’s possess check monitor at Fiorano is accredited as Quality One particular, while as a created check monitor, it is just about difficult to fathom a grand prix at any time currently being held there.
Interlagos justifies to be on each and every F1 calendarBut which circuits would attribute on your fantasy Method one calendar? F1 Triviahas compiled a checklist of each and every circuit that has realized Quality One particular standing about the final 5 several years – while some would have to have their standing renewed in advance of they would be permitted to host F1 – and you can decide on your best roster of up to a utmost of 24 circuits.
To hold issues basic, circuits are mentioned by location by itself. Which some circuits this sort of as Paul Ricard or Sakhir have a number of Quality One particular layouts, each individual monitor is mentioned when. Likewise, because of to steps taken by the FIA subsequent the Russian army invasion of Ukraine final 12 months, the 3 Quality One particular tracks of the Russian Federation – Sochi Autodrome, Moscow Raceway and Igora Park Push – are absent from this checklist.
Though Las Vegas has nonetheless to be finished and will been to be accredited in advance of it can host the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix in November, the close to-certainty that F1’s most formidable race function will go in advance suggests that it is also incorporated in the alternatives.
To begin off with a fantasy calendar, it would be remiss not to consist of the all-time classics – Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Monza, Suzuka, Interlagos. Though lots of might scoff, the sheer heritage of the Monaco Grand Prix suggests that Monte Carlo circuit earns a single of the 24 slots – even if it would wrestle to at any time qualify as a Quality One particular monitor if proposed right now.
There are some lesser-employed circuits that also have earned a location on the calendar. The Algarve circuit extra than proved alone with two rounds in 2020 and 2021, though a return to Fuji would be intriguing to see with its monster pit straight and in spite of its fiddly ultimate sector.
Though not the most effective circuit for overtaking, Magny-Cours justifies a return to the calendar to host the French Grand Prix as a considerably extra interesting monitor than Paul Ricard. Hockenheim has also supplied drama in new several years and a return to Germany would be welcomed by lots of.
As wildcards, it would be intriguing to see Method one race as all-new venues. Major of that checklist might be Kuwait Motor City, an intriguing anti-clockwise circuit that seems to be more rapidly and considerably extra imaginative than a cookie-cutter monitor like Qatar’s Losail circuit, which F1 will return to later on this year.
Oh, and right until a remedy is identified to rid the Circuit de Catalunya of its abysmal ultimate chicane, swap the Spanish Grand Prix to a single of the nations other circuits, this sort of as Jerez or the underrated Aragon circuit.
Which FIA Quality One particular accredited circuits would you have on the Method one calendar? (Max 24)
- Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – Belgium (five%)
- Autodromo Jose Carlos Speed (Interlagos) – Brazil (five%)
- Silverstone – United Kingdom (five%)
- Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve (Montreal) – Canada (five%)
- Suzuka – Japan (five%)
- Autodromo Nazionale Monza – Italy (five%)
- Circuit of the Americas (Austin) – United states (five%)
- Crimson Bull Ring – Austria (four%)
- Albert Park (Melbourne) – Australia (four%)
- Hungaroring (Budapest) – Hungary (four%)
- Istanbul Park – Turkey (four%)
- Autodromo Internacional do Algarve – Portugal (three%)
- Zandvoort – Netherlands (three%)
- Circuit de Monaco – Monaco (three%)
- Marina Bay Avenue Circuit – Singapore (three%)
- Sakhir Global Circuit – Bahrain (three%)
- Baku Town Circuit – Azerbaijan (three%)
- Hockenheim – Germany (three%)
- Nurburgring – Germany (three%)
- Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello – Italy (three%)
- Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola) – Italy (two%)
- Circuit de Nevers (Magny Cours) – France (two%)
- Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Mexico Town) – Mexico (two%)
- Shanghai Global Circuit – China (two%)
- Circuit de Catalunya (Barcelona) – Spain (two%)
- Fuji Speedway – Japan (one%)
- Jerez – Spain (one%)
- Las Vegas Avenue Circuit – United states (one%)
- MotorLand Aragon – Spain (one%)
- Jeddah Corniche Circuit – Saudi Arabia (one%)
- Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva (Estoril) – Portugal (one%)
- Buddh Global Circuit – India (one%)
- Yas Marina – Abu Dhabi (one%)
- Korea worldwide Circuit (Yeongam) – South Korea (one%)
- Buriram Global Circuit – Thailand (one%)
- Losail Global Circuit – Qatar (%)
- Circuit Paul Ricard – France (%)
- Kuwait Motor City – Kuwait (%)
- Dubai Autodrome – Dubai (%)
- Miami Global Circuit – United states (%)
- Circuit Ricardo Tormo (Valencia) – Spain (%)
- Fiorano – Italy (%)
Overall Voters: 89
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