5 New Circuits Formula One Should Add To The Race Calendar

The decision to bring Formula One to the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam from 2020 onwards has been met with a mixed reaction. Some people are happy to see a new country get a chance, whilst others are bemoaning the fact that the proposed Hanoi circuit is "boring". Honestly, I don't mind the fact that there will a Vietnamese Grand Prix - it brings the sport to a new audience, and the South East Asian market always has room for improvement.

With that in mind, I've come up with a list of circuits that Liberty Media should consider adding to ever-expanding race calendar in the future...

5) ZANDVOORT (DUTCH GRAND PRIX)

For some reason, a lot of F1 fans would like to see Zandvoort back on the race calendar - having originally hosted the Dutch Grand Prix from 1958 to 1985. To bring back Zandvoort would be beneficial as it would attract a large crowd for the race - seeing as it would be Max Verstappen's home grand prix. Although it isn't most exciting or well-designed circuit in the world, it would be a smart move business wise for Liberty Media to commission a Dutch Grand Prix some time in the future.

4) IMOLA (SAN MARINO/ITALIAN GRAND PRIX)

You may ask, "didn't Imola get dropped from the calendar for being too unsafe?", well yes - but extensive track repairs and remodeling of the entire circuit has made it one of the best European tracks currently. The pointless chicane from the final few corners towards the main straight has been removed, allowing for faster and closer racing out on track. Another advantage to Imola is that it can always take Monza's place should they lose the Italian GP...

3) MOUNT PANORAMA (OCEANIAN GRAND PRIX)

Who the hell wouldn't want to see current-spec F1 cars breaking the lap record time and time again at Bathurst? Not only is the track an absolute thrill to experience - but it would be extraordinary to see two cars trying to overtake each other from Griffin's Bend to Forrest's Elbow, before activating DRS down the Conrod and Mountain Straights. Seeing as Albert Park has already has the Australian GP, Mount Panorama can take the "Oceanian Grand Prix" name...

2) BRANDS HATCH (EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX)

I was torn between the Nurburgring and Brands Hatch for this one. But seeing as the owners of the Nurburgring can't be trusted with money - I'm going for Brands Hatch instead. The Kent circuit hasn't hosted an F1 race since 1986, and with the European GP name being a staple of recent years in the sport - this would be a combination that myself and many other British fans would love to see...

1) LAS VEGAS STREET CIRCUIT (GRAND PRIX OF LAS VEGAS)

This has been discussed before - but honestly, how great would it be if Liberty Media took the decision to commission a Las Vegas Street Circuit for a race under the bright lights of Sin City? The track could have the start/finish straight on the world-famous Strip, and would have the drivers manoeuvring through the tight streets of the city, with long straights with optimal overtaking opportunities complementing the narrow turns like those in Baku or Monaco. Of course, the race would take place at night...

YOUR OPINIONS PLEASE?

Do you like my choices? What tracks would you like to see added to the F1 race calendar? Let me know in the comments below. As always, thanks for reading - and I'll see ya later...

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