Which are the fastest circuits in the F1
calendar? Here is a summary of the top five circuits in based on average speeds.
When looking at the fastest circuits in the F1 calendar, we could choose based on either the top speed or the average speed. F1 cars achieve the highest top speeds at circuits with the longest straights.
If we ranked by the highest top speed, circuits like Baku City Circuit
or Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
would be in the mix. However, this article ranks circuits based on the highest average speed.
Average speed considers the speeds that F1 cars achieve throughout the whole lap, including the slowest sections of the track.
5. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - 247km/h (154mph)
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
, more commonly referred to as simply "Spa," is the longest circuit in the F1 calendar. It is 7.004 km (4.352 miles) long and contains 20 turns.
The spa is one of the most favorite circuits on the calendar for both fans and drivers - who look forward to the Belgian Grand Prix
every year due to the fast and flowing nature of the track.
4. Silverstone Circuit - 250km/h (156mph)
Silverstone is one of the traditional circuits that we couldn't imagine F1 without. The track is dominated by fast-sweeping corners and offers incredible racing every single year.
What is interesting is that Silverstone hosted the first ever Formula One Grand Prix in 1950, and the track is built on a former airfield that served as a Royal Air Force (RAF) station.
3. Jeddah Corniche Circuit - 252km/h (157mph)
Jeddah is one of the newer circuits in the Formula One calendar. It is a street circuit located in the Red Sea port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This circuit also doesn't contain many slow sections, which is one of the primary reasons for its inclusion in the top five list.
The tight walls combined with the high speeds of the circuit require a lot of commitment from every single driver, and it is here where the best stand out amongst others.
2. Las Vegas Strip Circuit - TBC (close to Monza)
Las Vegas Strip Circuit
had its inaugural F1 race last season - the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix
. The track was built with the purpose of having F1 cars racing down the famous Las Vegas Boulevard (the strip).
It contains multiple long straights where many F1 cars reach their limiters. In 2023, it offered one of the best races of the season.
1. Monza Circuit - 264km/h (164mph)
There is a reason why Monza is called the "Temple of Speed." The track is 5.793 km (3.600 miles) long, containing only 11 turns. Drivers go full throttle throughout approximately 80% of the lap.
Monza has also been part of F1 during its first season in 1950. Monza hosted the Italian Grand Prix
every single year ever since 1950, except in 1980 when the Grand Prix was moved to Imola
for one season.
Top 5 Fastest Circuits In F1 Calendar In 2024 Based On Average Speed
|Italian Grand Prix
|Las Vegas Strip Circuit
|Las Vegas Grand Prix
|Jeddah Corniche Circuit
|Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
|British Grand Prix
|Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
|Belgian Grand Prix