School holidays have just begun, and that means I’m already bored. No school means no work. No work means my mind tends to wander, and I started thinking about this proposal for a race in London that most people believe will never thinking. Following that thought through to its conclusion, I started wondering about circuits that were planned to host Grand Prix, but never actually happened. And while trawling the internet waiting for something to happen, I found a lap of the Moscow Raceway, which Wikipedia tells me was intended to host the Russian Grand Prix in 2010, but – for reasons the article never makes clear – obviously never eventuated. Even travelling at 100km/h, there’s some tricky-looking corners there. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like at race speeds, until I found out that Formula Renault 3.5 is heading there later this month (becoming the first major international motorsport series to race in Russia, no less), so at least my curiosity will be satisfied.
But what other circuits are there that were planned to hold races, but they ultimately fell through?