Well, we can count the twenty existing circuits: Bahrain, Albert Park, Sepang, Shanghai, Istanbul, Barcelona, Monaco, Montreal, Valencia, Silverstone, the Nurburgring, the Hungaroring, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Marina Bay, Suzuka, Korea, New Delhi, Yas Marina and Interlagos.
Rome’s push for a circuit makes 21. The additon of Austin makes 22; Sochi 23. In the past few days, Vietnam has considered a circuit, which takes the total to 24. Just today, the Ukraine has announced plans for a circuit, so that’s 25. The Bulgarians were interested in a circuit, so we’re now at 26. There were plans for a MotoGP circuit on Mallorca that talked about joining the calendar; 27. South Africa has been pushing for a revival of their race, which brings the tally to 28. Hugo Chavez talked about having a race in Venezuela in response to the rise of Pastor Maldonado; 29. And, of course, the French want their race back, which make a round 30. Of course, Flammini has said that thirty other circuits are looking to host a race, which means we need one more, and that one more is the Losail circuit in Qatar – a while ago there was talk of establishing a third race in the Middle East, possibly in Qatar, which has connections to Williams. And just because I can, number 32 is Thailand; Red Bull was originally a Thai product and 51% of the company is owned by a Thai family who have talked about starting up a race.