A few weeks ago, our asphalt driveway resurfacing company decided to step outside the box and write a blog that has to do with asphalt – but in a different way. This week, we continue our list of favorite race tracks around the world.
Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates
Every year, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held at the Yas Marina Circuit. The racetrack is made from high-quality asphalt and is built on a man-made island off the coast that is also home to a theme park, water park, marina, hotels, and beaches.
*Photo courtesy of https://arabiannotes.com
Fuji Speedway, Japan
Who wouldn’t want to be on a racetrack with a 12,000-foot mountain in the background? Named for Mount Fuji, this racetrack in Oyama hosted the very first Formula One race in Japan and is known for having one of the longest straightaways in motorsports (0.93 miles).
*Photo courtesy of www.theguardian.com
Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
Sepang International Speedway, located in the capital of Kuala Lumpur, was actually designed by Hermann Tilke, the same man who designed the Yas Marina Circuit. We think it’s one of the more unique-looking racetracks, with its butterfly shape and sweeping corners.
*Photo courtesy of www.wemotor.com
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, California
This racetrack off the central coast of California is built on an area that was once a lake, hence its name, Laguna Seca (which in Spanish, means “dry lake”). The track has a 180-foot elevation change and is known for its downhill “Corkscrew” – a hard-left, then hard-right turn.
*Photo courtesy of www.mazdaraceway.com
Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Because of its twists, turns, and hills, this racetrack is one of the most challenging in the world. Located in Francorchamps, racers can enjoy the scenic Belgian Ardennes countryside as they speed through the 4.3 mile-long track.
*Photo courtesy of www.wikipedia.org