Debate: More street tracks good for F1?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Proposed Valencia F1 street circuit mapNext year’s F1 calendar will include three street circuits – the most since the 1991 calendar took in Monte-Carlo, Adelaide and Pheonix.

Are you glad to see F1 bringing the show right into the hearts of major cities?

Or are street tracks slow and potentially unsafe gimmicks that belong in Champ Car and the Indy Racing League – but not Formula 1?

For years Monte-Carlo has been the only true street track on the F1 calendar.

Next year’s two new F1 venues will be street circuits and Valencia and Singapore. A street circuit in Korea has been mooted for 2010.

Monte-Carlo is famed for being glamorous but processional. There are always safety concerns about the close proximities of barriers on street tracks – and Singapore plans to hold its race under floodlighting at night!

Are you glad to see the return of more street circuits to the F1 calendar?

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