The European Grand Prix is at the Nurburgring this weekend. Sadly not the classic, fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife – surely top of any F1 fan’s list of tracks they’d like to see return to the F1 calendar.
It got me thinking at which old tracks should be put back on the calendar – ignoring the cost and difficulty of making them safe enough (which, for the Nordschleife, would be gigantic).
Here’s a few of my picks:
Long Beach – A stunning street circuit, especially in its original form with dauntingly steep changes in gradient.
Pescara – A flowing road course through the Italian countryside.
Clermont-Ferrand – A tortuously sinuous course that hosted the French Grand Prix.
Buenos Aires No. 15 – The longer version of the Buenos Aires circuit with two gigantic straights and a series of massively fast corners plus a tight infield.
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez – In the heart of Mexico City, with a long straight, a slowing series of fast corners, and the terrifying 180-degree Peraltada.
So what track would you pick? There’s just one condition – it can’t be the Nurburgring. That’s a given.
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