These circuits are missing from the F1 calendar: which ones would you add?

12-08-2021 06:00
These circuits are missing from the F1 calendar: which ones would you add?

Throughout the years Formula 1 has raced at more than 70 different circuits. Some disappeared after one Grand Prix and others have been around almost every year since 1950. The GPblog editors have dug into the circuits to see which ones should return to the calendar and we would also like to hear your opinion!

Kyalami, South-Africa - Bonne Veenstra

What is a world championship if you don't visit every continent in the world? To achieve this, the Formula 1 circus only has to visit the African continent (Antartica is too cold). For years, Formula 1 was welcome in South Africa on two layouts of the Kyalami circuit. Between 1967 and 1985 the circuit was absent only once. After that, the circuit underwent a major rebuild and returned to the calendar for two more Grands Prix in the early 1990s.

Since then there has been no South African Grand Prix. However, there are occasional rumours that South Africa is keen on a race. Kyalami was revamped once more in 2015 and with a few minor tweaks it should be granted an FIA Grade 1 license in order to host a GP.

Brands Hatch, Great Britain - Bonne Veenstra

The home of motorsport deserves two Grands Prix. And which circuit is better suited for that than Brands Hatch? Of course the circuit needs an update, as the pit lane is just too old. But the track that goes through the English countryside is beautiful. Maybe time for a return of the European Grand Prix?

Hockenheimring, Germany - Matt Gretton

I would love to see Hockenheim back on the calendar. The German fans are a real core group of Formula 1 supporters. I think F1 has a lot to celebrate about Germany and they don't have to look far back in history either. Of course Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel have won many world championships, plus Nico Rosberg and now Mercedes. Furthermore, now we have Mick Schumacher in the sport; a driver German fans can really get behind.

F1 should be proud of its German history and look to continue that by hosting more races there. And who can forget the last Grand Prix on the circuit, a truly chaotic race!

Sepang, Malaysia - Tim Kraaij

A gem from the pen of Hermann Tilke. Overtaking opportunities, long twisty-sections, fast straights, Sepang has it all. And a bonus is that in Malaysia, it always rains. Sepang was last on the calendar in 2017, but with the coronavirus causing several races to be cancelled, a return to Malaysia might be closer than we think.

But now the question is: which circuit would you like to see on the Formula 1 calendar? It doesn't have to be a former F1 circuit, but of course it can be. Let us know in the comments!

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