Where do the teams race?

From the glamour and glitz of Monaco to flats of Silverstone to the newly built circuits in both China and Turkey, the Formula One season is truly a global event.

A gruelling six months of the racing season takes place in 17 different countries. But we’ve condensed it down so you have everything you need to know about the worldwide tracks, as well as a list of commonly-used circuits for Formula One races.

We’ve even thrown in the dates of the races and some fascinating information on each track’s history!

Australian GP 2004

Australia

Where? Albert Park, Melbourne
When? March (approx.)
Number of Laps: 58
Lap length: 3.295 miles
Race Distance: 191.117 miles
First used: 1996
F1 world title races: 11
Fastest Lap: 1m 24.125secs (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

Malaysian GP 2001

Malaysia

Where? Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
When? April (approx.)
Number of Laps: 56
Lap length: 3.444 miles
Race Distance: 192.878 miles
First used: 1999
F1 world title races: 8
Fastest Lap: 1m 34.223secs (J-P Montoya, Williams, 2004)

Bahrain GP 2004

Bahrain

Where? Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
When? April (approx.)
Number of Laps: 57
Lap length: 3.362 miles
Race Distance: 191.529 miles
First used: 2004
F1 world title races: 3
Fastest Lap: 1m 30.252secs (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

Spanish GP 1986

Spain

Where? Circuit de Cataluyna, Montmelo
When? May (approx.)
Number of Laps: 66
Lap length: 2.892 miles
Race Distance: 190.897 miles
First used: 1991
F1 world title races: 16
Fastest Lap: 1m 15.641secs (G Fisichella, Renault, 2005)

Monaco GP 1992

Monaco

Where? Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
When? May (approx.)
Number of Laps: 78
Lap length: 2.075 miles
Race Distance: 161.879 miles
First used: 1950
F1 world title races: 53
Fastest Lap: 1m 14.439secs (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

Canadian GP 2000

Canada

Where? Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
When? June (approx.)
Number of Laps: 70
Lap length: 2.709 miles
Race Distance: 189.685 miles
First used: 1978
F1 world title races: 28
Fastest Lap: 1m 13.622secs (R Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004)

US GP 2004

United States

Where? Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
When? June (approx.)
Number of Laps: 73
Lap length: 2.605 miles
Race Distance: 190.149 miles
First used: 2000
F1 world title races: 7
Fastest Lap: 1m 10.399 (R Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004)

French GP 1999

France

Where? Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours
When? July (approx.)
Number of Laps: 70
Lap length: 2.471 miles
Race Distance: 191.746 miles
First used: 1991
F1 world title races: 16
Fastest Lap: 1m 15.377secs (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

British GP 2003

Great Britain

Where? Silverstone, Northamptonshire
When? July (approx.)
Number of Laps: 60
Lap length: 3.194 miles
Race Distance: 191.602 miles
First used: 1950
F1 world title races: 40
Fastest Lap: 1m 18.739secs (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

German GP 2000

Germany

Where? Nurburgring, Nurburg
When? July (approx.)
Number of Laps: 60
Lap length: 3.199 miles
Race Distance: 191. 918 miles
First used: 1984
F1 world title races: 14
Fastest Lap: 1m 29.486secs (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

Hungarian GP 2006

Hungary

Where? Hungaroring, Budapest
When? August (approx.)
Number of Laps: 70
Lap length: 2.722 miles
Race Distance: 190.551 miles
First used: 1986
F1 world title races: 21
Fastest Lap: 1m 19.071secs (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

Turkish GP 2008

Turkey

Where? Istanbul Park, Istanbul
When? August (approx.)
Number of Laps: 58
Lap length: 3.316 miles
Race Distance: 192.224 miles
First used: 2005
F1 world title races: 2
Fastest Lap: 1m 24.770secs (J-P Montoya, McLaren, 2005)

Italian GP 2004

Italy

Where? Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
When? September (approx.)
Number of Laps: 53
Lap length: 3.599 miles
Race Distance: 19. 568 miles
First used: 1950
F1 world title races: 56
Fastest Lap: 1m 21.046secs (R Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004)

Belgian GP 2004

Belgium

Where? Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
When? September (approx.)
Number of Laps: 44
Lap length: 4.352 miles
Race Distance: 191. 488 miles
First used: 1950
F1 world title races: 40
Fastest Lap: 1m 45.108secs (K Raikkonen, McLaren, 2004)

Japanese GP 1998

Japan

Where? Fuji Speedway, Mount Fuji
When? September (approx.)
Number of Laps: 67
Lap length: 2.835 miles
Race Distance: 189.945 miles
First used: 1976
F1 world title races: 2
Fastest Lap: N/A – 2007 will be the first year of racing on the remodelled circuit.

Chinese GP 2004

China

Where? Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
When? October (approx.)
Number of Laps: 56
Lap length: 3.387 miles
Race Distance: 189.558 miles
First used: 2004
F1 world title races: 3
Fastest Lap: 1m 32.238secs (M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

Brazilian GP 2003

Brazil

Where? Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo
When? October (approx.)
Number of Laps: 71
Lap length: 2.677 miles
Race Distance: 190.082 miles
First used: 1973
F1 world title races: 24
Fastest Lap: 1m 11.473secs (J-P Montoya, Williams, 2004)