The Craziest F1 Tracks No Longer in the Calendar
The Formula One championship is truly a global sport as races are being held around the world. In recent years we have seen new race tracks in new countries and this is good for the sport, in principle. But unfortunately, the new tracks have not always lived up to expectations in terms of the quality of racing these offer. This is a shame because Formula 1 has a rich history that includes many memorable race tracks that are no longer in the championship.
Of course, there is a good reason why some of the old tracks are not included in the championship anymore -- it was just crazy. Drivers defied the dangers and put their lives on the line as they steered through the corners and the straights.
Unfortunately, the tracks also had fatal accidents over the decades and as the sport started putting more emphasis on safety, some of the tracks were dropped out of the F1 calendar and some heavily modified.
Yet the tracks live on in the memories of motorsport fans. Some remember how Ayrton Senna won the shortest F1 race ever in Adelaide. Others relive the duels Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso had in Imola. And what about Niki Lauda's heroic return to the tracks after a near-fatal crash in the old Nürburgring?
In this list, we take a look at some the wildest tracks F1 has had. The task is difficult because the Formula 1 championship has visited so many.