With the Wrap up of the 2018 season with just two races to spare. Lewis Hamilton has proved his skills once again and taken the count to five world Championship joining an elite club with Micheal Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio. Let’s take a look at the race tracks that test these greatest drivers and legends in the making.
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1 Australian Grand Prix
Located near south of central Melbourne, this street circuit in around Albert Park Lake. The fast flowing track has many runoff corners. Micheal Schumacher holds the record of the fastest lap with 1:24:125 min. It’s hosting formula one races since 1996.
2 Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit
Located at Sakhir, Bahrain. It is a closed circuit which is 5.412 Km long. The lap record is held by Pedro de la Rosa of 1:31:447 min. It is hosting formula one races since 2004. It has a lot of long straights and slow corners.
3 Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit
Located in Shanghai, China. It is a closed circuit of 5.451 Km length. Micheal Schumacher holds the lap record with 1:32:238 min. It is hosting formula one races since 2004. The back straight with almost 1.3 Km, which is longer than a normal runway, see cars at full throttle.
4 Azerbaijani Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit
Located in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is a street circuit of 6 Km. Sebastian Vettel holds the lap record here with 1:43:441 min. It is recently added to the formula one calendar in 2016. Producing the most entertaining races of the season the track is famous for many controversial events in the race.
5 Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya
Located in Barcelona, Spain. It is a closed circuit with 4.655 Km length. Daniel Ricciardo holds the lap record here with 1:18:441 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1991. The cars arrive the turn 10 with a speed of 300 Kph and then take a turn at about 70 kph.
6 Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco
Located in Monte Carlo, Monaco. It is a street circuit with 3.337 Km length. Sergio Perz Holds the lap record here at 1:14:820 min. It is hosting races since 1950 and is considered as the challenge for the driver. Dipped in the millionaire audience, people enjoy this race from their expensive yachts and cruise.
7 Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Located in Montreal, Canada. It is a closed circuit. Sebastian Vettel holds the lap record with 1:13:622 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1978. The wall of Champions: Approaching the turn 13 the drivers accelerate to over 320 kph, stability plays a vital role here. As the name suggests this turn has many champions fall prey to it.
8 French Grand Prix
Paul Ricard Circuit
Located in Le Castellet, France. It is a closed circuit of 5.842 Km length. Valtteri Bottas holds the lap record here with 1:43:225 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1971. It was built by ccentic pastis magnate, named Paul Ricard. He died in 1997 and the track is now owned by Bernie Ecclestone.
9 Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
Located in Spielberg, Austria. It is a closed circuit of 4.319 Km length. Kimi Raikkonen holds the lap record of 1:06:957. It is hosting formula one races since 1997. After 2003 the track was removed from the calendar due to financial reasons but after the Redbull ownership and some modifications formula one was again welcomed here in 2014.
10 British Grand Prix
Located in Silverstone, Great Britain. It is a closed circuit with 5.891 Km length. Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record at his home track with 1:30:621 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1950. The fast turns of Copse, Maggotts, and Becketts are world famous.It has lived up 50 races till now.
11 German Grand Prix
Located in Hockenheim, Germany. It is a closed Circuit of 4.574 Km. Kimi Raikkonen holds the track record of 1:13:780 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1970. The track has lost its soul after a redesign in 2002, that has left just the shell. The German Grand Prix alternates between Hockenheimring and the Nurburgring.
12 Hungarian Grand Prix
Located at Mogyorod, Hungary. It is a closed circuit with 4.381 Km length. Micheal Schumacher holds the fastest lap record with 1:19:071 mins. It is hosting formula one races since 1986.
13 Belgian Grand Prix
Located in Spa, Belgium. It is a closed circuit of 7 Km. Valtteri Bottas holds the lap record with 1:46:286 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1986. La Source to Eau Rouge, which are the first two corners of the track are legendary turns that make this track a beauty to behold.
14 Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit
Located in Monza, Italy. It is a closed circuit of 5.793 km. Rubens Barrichello holds the lap record here with 1:21:046 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1950. The parabolica is the trickiest corner of the track where the engine has to give a constant level of torque throughout. This is not a usual operation for a formula one car engine.
15 Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit
Located in Singapore. It is a street circuit with 5.063 km lngth. Kevin Magnussen holds the lap record here with 1:41:905 min. It is hosting formula one races since 2008. First, ever night race took place here and artificial light did highlight each and every detail.
16 Russian Grand Prix
Located in Sochi, Russia. It is a street circuit with 5.848 km length. Kimi Raikkonen holds the lap record here with 1:36:094 min. It is hosting formula one races since 2014. Mercedes has won each and every formula one race held on this circuit.
17 Japanese Grand Prix
Located in Nagoya, Japan. It is a closed circuit with 5.807 km. Kimi Raikkonen holds the lap record here with 1:31:540 min. It is hosting races since 1987. It is filled with legendary corners including spoon curve, Degners, 130R, and S curves. It is feared and respected by the drivers whenever they come out to drive.
18 Mexican Grand Prix
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Located in Mexico City. It is a closed circuit with 4.421 k. Sebastian Vettel holds the lap record here with 1:18:785 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1963.
19 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
Located in Austin, Texas, USA. It is a closed circuit with 5.513 km length. Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record here with 1:37:392 min. It is hosting formula one races since 2012.
20 Brazilian Grand Prix
Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is a closed circuit with 4.309 km length. Max Verstappen holds the lap record with 1:10:044 min. It is hosting formula one races since 1973. It is one toughest circuit on the calendar with some of the trickiest turns.
21 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is a closed circuit with 5.554 km length. Sebastian Vettel holds the lap record here with 1:40:279 mi. It is holding formula one races since 2009. It is a mid-range power track but the conditions are extremely hot and it makes the endurance of the cars challenging.
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