To those who don’t have their finger on the pulse of the international racing scene, Formula One (or F1) might sound like a sketchy mouthwash being tested on guinea pigs. However, if you don’t recognize Formula One by name, you’d probably recognize its very specific and eye-catching cars (putting the “formula” in F1) or legendary tracks like the Circuit de Monaco that transcend the sport itself.
With the fastest regulated race cars in the world ripping along some pretty scenic tracks from Singapore to Hungary, F1 is no NASCAR spinoff. An aura of wealth surrounds the sport, of both the steep cost of competing and the luxurious cities in which races often take place. More popular in Europe and Asia than in the US, the sport is becoming increasingly popular as viewers around the world are riveted by the eye-watering speeds and lavish race backdrops.
Whether you’re hoping to catch a race at the end of the 2022 season or looking ahead to 2023, these are the world’s coolest Formula One tracks.