Top 5 Formula 1 Tracks Worldwide: Where does the Jeddah Corniche rank?

Top 5 Formula 1 Tracks Worldwide: Where does the Jeddah Corniche rank?

According to research, these are the top five Formula 1 tracks that are the most unmissable for motorsport fans
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The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024 is set to return to the Jeddah Corniche on March 7.

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has quickly become a highly anticipated and globally recognised event, drawing attention to the Kingdom's burgeoning presence in the world of motorsports, and this year it returns to the Red Sea city for its fourth edition.

Of course the excitement extends beyond the motorsport itself. Beyond the adrenaline fuelled racing action taking place on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, the Formula 1 weekend in Jeddah promises an additional layer of entertainment with an exceptional lineup of live music concerts to ensure the party continues late into the night. Click here to check out the confirmed line up of international stars taking to the stage.

According to research conducted by a sporting company, these are the top five most thrilling, and unmissable tracks in Formula 1. But what criteria were used to determine these rankings?

Several elements were taken into account to ensure the fairness of this study. These comparative factors included:

  • Venue capacity
  • Average attendance per day
  • Total number of turns
  • Distance of race (km)
  • Percentage of races won from outside of pole position
  • Lap record (average speed in km/h)
  • Max speed (km/h)
  • Percentage of the race spent in full throttle

So what were the results?

1. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

Location: Italy

Coming in at number one is one of the oldest circuits still in use today, Monza was originally built in 1922 and has been revamped and upgraded several times since to maintain its place as the 'Temple of Speed' and a go-to destination for sporting fans. Just north of Milan, the traditionally structured racing loop is 5.793kilometres long and the circuit allows for speeds of up to 350km/h, whilst also hosting a capacity of up to 137,000 spectators.

Italian Grand Prix 2024, August 30 - September 1

2. Imola Circuit

Location: Italy

Another Italian circuit clinches second place on this list. Racers can hit speeds of up to 350km/h, and the 4.909kilometre loop is known to be one of the most unpredictable in Formula 1. This May, the circuit will host the Gran Premio Dell'Emilia-Romagna, where 63 laps are required to complete the circuit.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2024, May 17 - 19

3. Silverstone Circuit

Location: United Kingdom

With a capacity of 160,000 and a rich history of motorsport, Silverstone has long been top of the list for Formula 1 fans. The legendary circuit sits at 5.891kilometres in length and will host the British Grand Prix once again this July, where top racers will complete 52 laps at high speeds. According to Formula 1, the circuit's corners (named Maggotts, Becketts and Abbey) provide some of the biggest challenges for racing drivers anywhere in the world.

British Grand Prix 2024, July 7 - 9

4. Jeddah Circuit

Location: Saudi Arabia

The Jeddah Circuit is a night race that known as the fastest street circuit on the Formula 1 calendar. With 23 bends and turns, the Jeddah Corniche track measures 6.175 kilometres in length, which makes it both the longest street race circuit on the calendar, and the second longest track used in Formula 1 races. Drivers will complete a total of 50 laps and reach average speeds of up to  250 km/h.

Check out all you need to know about the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024 right here.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024, March 7 - 9

5. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Location: Belgium

The original location of the Belgian Grand Prix, and the Francorchamps Circuit sits at a length of 7.004kilometres. According to Formula 1, this circuit is cherished by drivers for its blend of lengthy straights and demanding high-speed corners, providing them with the opportunity to push their cars to their limits—assuming the weather remains dry, of course.

Not part of the current Formula 1 schedule