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Its lights out and away we go for a new F1 season

Date posted: 03.03.2023

Formula 1, also known as F1, is the world’s favourite motorsport that involves high tech cars racing at speeds of up to 220mph around some of the most challenging and exciting racetracks on the planet.

Race driver in silver car
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG, W10, 2019

F1 has a global following, with millions of fans tuning in to watch the races every year. The sport features some of the best drivers, teams, and tracks, making it a thrilling and competitive spectacle for all involved.

With the much-anticipated F1 season starting in Bahrain this weekend, we wanted to feature some of the 23 Grand Prix races that will decide which driver will be crowned World Champion later this year.

These tracks not only test the limits of the drivers and their cars, but they also provide an incredible viewing experience for spectators.

If you are planning to visit an overseas Formula 1 race this season – remember to pack your earplugs and make sure that your trip is ATOL protected if you buy a package tour that includes flights and accommodation or tickets to the race. We also recommend booking travel insurance as soon as possible to offer extra levels of protection for your trip.

Let’s take a look at some of the best F1 race-tracks around the world:

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Located in the beautiful Belgian countryside, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit is one of the oldest and most iconic tracks in F1 history.

The track features a mix of high-speed corners and challenging elevation changes that make it a favourite among drivers.

Fans also love the track’s unique layout, which allows for multiple viewing areas and plenty of opportunities for exciting overtakes.

Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo

The Circuit de Monaco is one of the most famous and glamorous racetracks in the world.

Located in the heart of Monte Carlo, the track is known for its tight corners, narrow streets, and challenging elevation changes.

The race is also a favourite among fans due to the track’s stunning scenery and the chance to spot celebrities and other VIPs in attendance.

Blue seats at a grand prix Circuit
Circuit de Monaco

Suzuka Circuit, Japan

The Suzuka Circuit in Japan is a challenging and technical track that requires precision driving and careful strategy.

The circuit features a unique figure-eight layout and a mix of fast and slow corners that test the limits of the drivers and their cars.

The track is also famous for its high-speed 130R corner, which is one of the most thrilling and challenging corners in all of motorsport.

Red Bull Ring, Austria

Formula 1 racing on the circuit known today as the Red Bull Ring dates back to 1970 when the Austrian Grand Prix was first held at the 5.9km Österreichring.

After various redesigns due to safety, the Red Bull Ring is another blend of classic flair and modern design.

Between the rolling hillsides, the flowing track layout and the local love for Red Bull Racing, a trip to Spielberg is sure to impress.

Circuit of the Americas, United States

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas is one of the newest and most modern tracks in F1.

The circuit features a mix of high-speed straights and technical corners that provide plenty of opportunities for overtaking and exciting racing.

The track is also known for its incredible facilities and enthusiastic fans, making it a favourite among drivers and teams alike.

F1 steering wheel

Overall, the new season of F1 promises to be as exciting and competitive as ever. With some of the best drivers, teams, and tracks in the world, fans can expect plenty of thrilling races and edge of the seat moments to come.

If you are thinking of visiting an overseas Formula One race this year, find out more about how ATOL can financially protect your trip on our website.

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