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The one-off Grand Prix tracks 9th July 2009, 19:56

Fuji Speedway is to disappear from the F1 calendar once again. Despite a multi-million pounds upgrade ahead of its reintroduction in 2007, its return last a mere two races. But there are venues whose acquaintance with F1 was even more fleeting. Ten tracks held just a single race each and do not look likely to […]

Formula 1′s lost nations: Austria 31st January 2009, 22:37

Last world champion: Niki Lauda, 1984 Last Grand Prix winner: Gerhard Berger, Hockenheimring, Benetton-Renault, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Alexander Wurz, Shanghai, Williams, 2007 Last Grand Prix: A1-Ring, 2003 Austria is the only European country on this list. It has had championship winners and dozens of Grands Prix, but no race and active driver today.

F1 circuits history part 5: 1961-6 9th January 2008, 7:00

Some of F1′s most famous and popular circuits feature in today’s instalment of the guide to F1 tracks. Watkins Glen in America, Clermont-Ferrand in France and Brands Hatch in Great Britain. And one of my own personal favourites, the Mexico City circuit. But as ever there are a few oddballs as well – East London […]

Ten worst… F1 tracks 4th October 2007, 7:00

The Shanghai International Circuit is next – and it’s my least favourite track on the calendar. Yes, most people hate the Hungaroring and I can see why – it’s narrow, tight, slow and produces terrible races. But Shanghai annoys me because it’s a missed opportunity. With the amount of money they spent they could have […]