When people think of asphalt, they think of the roads that you drive on. Some (like us) even think about the roads that are driven on by racecars. This week, our asphalt driveway resurfacing company decided to think outside the box and talk about our favorite racetracks around the world. Have you been to any of these? Which are your favorite racetracks?
Anglesey Circuit, U.K.
This racetrack is nestled in the rich green fields of Anglesey’s west coast in Wales. It overlooks the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia mountain range and boasts a new shape that was redesigned in 2006. Because if its twists and turns, it’s one of the more difficult racetracks on our list.
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One of the most famous racetracks in the world, Nurburgring is laid around the village of Nurburg, Germany. Today, it’s split into two parts (the Nordschleife and the Sudschleife). The Nordschleife boasts over 1,000 feet of elevation changes and is considered to be the most difficult racetrack in the world.
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec is the former home of Canada’s Formula 1 Grand Prix race. The track sits on a man-made island (which was created for the track’s purpose) and the waterfront views are beautiful from the asphalt.
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Phillip Island Circuit, Australia
Head to Victoria, Australia and you’ll find the racetrack that’s home to the country’s Grand Prix. It sits on the south end of the 39 square-foot island and borders the beautiful waters of the the Bass Strait (the strait between Australia and Tasmania).
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Potrero de los Funes Circuit, Argentina
Talk about a racetrack with a view! This tricky track in the San Luis Province of Argentina is a very unique place to race – it’s built around an extinct volcano. While drivers make their laps, they can enjoy the view of the reservoir along with the views of the Sierras de Córdoba mountain range.
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