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The Top 10 Fastest Formula One Tracks

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The Top 10 Fastest Formula One Tracks

They are the fastest cars in the world and fans can see them race 19 times around the world to witness the speed themselves. Some circuits, however, are faster than others. Here is a list of the top 10 fastest Formula One tracks in the world based on average speed. 

10. Circuit de Catalunya, Gran Premio de Espana – 205 km/h

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The Circuit de Catalunya is the host of the Gran Premio de Espana or the Spanish Grand Prix. The length of the circuit is 4.627 kilometers and the race is over 66 laps, or a total of 307.1 kilometers. The cars go in a clockwise direction and negotiate 16 corners, nine going to the right and seven to the left. The maximum G-Force is 4.0 G. The cars can go at a top speed of 318 km/h with Kimi Raikkonen recording the fastest lap at one minute, 21.67 seconds while driving a Ferrari in 2008. 

9. Buddh International Circuit, Indian Grand Prix – 210 km/h

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The Buddh International Circuit is the host of the Indian Grand Prix. The length of the circuit is 5.137 kilometers. Drivers go around clockwise 60 times for a total length of 308.2 kilometers. It has 16 corners in all, nine of which swerve to the right and seven to the left. The maximum G-Force is 4.0 G. Cars can go at a top speed of 317 km/h with the fastest lap ever recorded accomplished by Sebastian Vettel of Germany at one minute, 27.249 seconds while driving a Red Bull-Renault in 2011. 

8. Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain Grand Prix – 210 km/h

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The Bahrain International Circuit is the host of the Bahrain Grand Prix. The race takes place in a circuit that is 5.412 kilometers long. Cars go around in a clockwise direction for 57 laps for a total race length of 308.2 kilometers. Drivers have to negotiate 15 corners, nine going to the right and six to the left. The maximum G-Force is 3.6 G. The top speed in the circuit is 312 km/h, with Michael Schumacher setting the lap record with a time of one minute, 30.252 seconds, which he achieved in 2004 while driving a Ferrari. 

7. Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia Grand Prix – 210 km/h

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The Sepang International Circuit is the host of the Malaysia Grand Prix. Drivers need to go around 56 times in a clockwise direction on a circuit that is 5.542 kilometers long. The total race length is 310.4 kilometers. The maximum G-Force during the race is 4.0 G. The top speed in the circuit is 315 km/h, with the fastest lap ever recorded occurring in 2004 when Juan Pablo Montoya timed one minute, 34.223 seconds while driving a BMW Williams. 

6. Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Grande Premio do Brasil – 214 km/h

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The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace is the host of the Grande Premio do Brasil, or the Brazilian Grand Prix. Drivers have to go around in an anti clockwise direction 71 times on a circuit that is 4.309 kilometers long. The total length of the race is 305.9 kilometers. There are 15 corners in the circuit, five of which go to the right and 10 to the left. The maximum G-Force in the race is 5.0G. The top speed in the circuit is 318 km/h, while the lap record is one minute, 11.473 seconds set by Juan Pablo Montoya in 2004 while driving for BMW Williams. 

5. Suzuka Circuit, Japanese Grand Prix – 222 km/h

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The Suzuka Circuit is the host of the Japanese Grand Prix. The race takes place in a circuit that is 5.807 kilometers long. Drivers go in a figure eight direction 53 times for a total race length of 307.5 kilometers. There are 17 corners in the circuit, with 10 going to the right and seven swerving to the left. The maximum G-Force in the race is 4.0 G. The top speed in the circuit is 320 km/h. The course record for one lap is one minute, 31.54 seconds set by Kimi Raikkonen in 2005 while driving a McLaren-Mercedes. 

4. Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Australian Grand Prix – 225 km/h

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The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit is the host of the Australian Grand Prix. Drivers go around in a clockwise direction 58 times on a street circuit that measures 5.303 kilometers per lap. The total race length is 307.6 kilometers. There are 16 corners in the circuit, with 10 going to the right and six to the left. The maximum G-Force is 4.5 G. The top speed is 303 km/h, with the single lap record being set by Michael Schumacher at one minute, 24.125 seconds, which he did in 2004 while driving a Ferrari. 

3. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgian Grand Prix – 233 km/h

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The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is the host of the Belgian Grand Prix. Drivers go around clockwise 44 times in a circuit that is 7.004 kilometers long. The total length of the race is 308.2 kilometers. The circuit has 20 corners, with 11 going to the right and nine going to the left. The maximum G-Force is 3.5 G. The top speed in the circuit is 315 km/h, with the single lap record standing at one minute, 45.108 seconds. Kimi Raikkonen set this in 2004 while driving for McLaren-Mercedes.

2. Silverstone Circuit, British Grand Prix – 234 km/h

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The Silverstone Circuit is the host of the British Grand Prix. Drivers go around in a clockwise direction 52 times in a circuit that is 5.901 kilometers long. The total length of the race is 306.9 kilometers. There are 18 corners, with 10 going to the right and eight to the left. Maximum G-Force is 5.0 G. Top speed is 308 km/h, with the lap record being held by Fernando Alonso who timed one minute, 30.874 seconds in 2010 while driving a Ferrari.

1. Autodromo di Monza, Gran Premio d’Italia – 250 km/h

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The Autodromo di Monza is the host of the Gran Premio d’Italia, or the Italian Grand Prix. Drivers go around clockwise 53 times in a 5.793-kilometer circuit. Total race length is 306.7 kilometers. There are only 11 corners, with seven going to the right and four to the left. Maximum G-Force is 3.8 G. The top speed in the circuit is 320 km/h, with the lap record at one minute, 21.046 seconds set in 2004 by Rubens Barrichello in a Ferrari.

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