The Red Bull Ring is situated in Spielberg in the Austrian province of Styria. Opened in 1969 as the Österreichring, the circuit became the A1 Ring from 1997 to 2003 and, after lengthy renovations, reopened in May 2011 as the Red Bull Ring. The high-speed track resembles a roller coaster with numerous changes in altitude and direction. It is picturesquely placed in the Aichfeld valley and surrounded on three sides by slopes that are used as natural grandstands.
Length - 4318 m Turns - 10
The Autodromo Vallelunga is Rome’s major racecourse, just 32 km north of the Italian capital. The circuit, named after 1952 F1 World Championship third-placed Piero Taruffi, was built as a sand oval in 1959 and refurbished in the early 1970s. A further extension loop in August 2004 has brought the track up to its current length. Several Formula One teams have been using it since for testing and it has also held several sportscar events. The Italian Automobile Club uses the track for public driving safety training courses and, it is also home to racing simulation software developers Kunos Simulazioni,
Length - 4.085 km Turns - 15
AUTOMOTODROM GROBNIK, CROATIA
Grobnik is located near the port city of Rijeka in north-west Croatia. The track was built in 1977 specifically on General Tito’s wish for hosting a Yugoslavian Grand Prix in the Motorcycle World Championship. Because of the Yugoslav war, the Motodrom was unused from 1991 to 2001 and only revived afterwards. The circuit is very flowing, has some adrenaline-pumping passages and offers a lot of grip.
Length - 4168 m Turns - 18
The ring is located on what is known as the Great Rye Island of the Danube near Dunajská Streda, Slovakia, some 36 km from the capital, Bratislava. Built between 2008 and 2009, it is the country's first permanent racetrack. The course is very fast and the home stretch, which is over 900 meters long, is an unbelievable 22 meters wide. The Slovakiaring also offers numerous overtaking opportunities.
Length - 5922 m Turns - 11
AUTOMOTODROM BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC
The Automotodrom Brno (also Masaryk-Ring) is located on the western outskirts of Brno, Czech Republic. The circuit was rebuilt between 1985 and 1987 in the Podkomorské lesy forest area. The original 29 km loop consisted of public, closed roads and was used for the first time in 1930. Today, the Masaryk Ring is characterized by an enormous track width as well as several uphill and downhill sections.
Length - 5403 m Turns - 14
The Monza Circuit was built in 1922 and thus the European continent’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit. The track is situated amidst the Royal Park of Monza, about 15 km north-east of Milan. Renowned for its high velocity sections it is often referred to as the “Temple of Speed”. Originally, the track consisted of three layouts – the Grand Prix track, the Junior track, and the Oval track with steep bankings. However, today, the Grand Prix layout is the foremostly used one. Monza has been hosting the Italian Formula One Grand Prix since 1949 - with the exception of the 1980 running. The Autodromo Nazionale is a very fast circuit, with two main straights, three big turns, and three chicanes.
Length - 5.793 km Turns - 11