5 more reasons Maclaren loves street circuits

Most motor sports require a huge amount of skill on the part of the driver. Driving a very expensive, highly tuned and engineered vehicle at great speed requires concentration, lightening responses and, frankly, nerves of steel. But of all the motorsports, street circuits are probably some of the most challenging races a driver will take part in. So, what’s so special about them?

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The coolest courses

Street circuits are probably among the coolest courses in the world. No repetitive laps of a few straight interrupted only with a variety of corners here: street circuits pass through, under and over some of the finest architecture, historical monuments and feats of engineering in the world, from castles to yacht filled marinas and bridges to high rise buildings.

These circuits also allow spectators to get really close to the action; couple this with the stunning vistas and the festival atmosphere created by a show rolling into town for a couple of days and these races are truly a spectacular sight.

It’s little wonder then that being a spectator at a street circuit race has many dreaming of becoming a racing driver themselves. If you’re interested in a career as a racing driver the British Racing Drivers’ Club offers scheme to help young drivers get started.

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The most skilled drivers

Street circuits require the highest level of skill. A single, seemingly small mistake can dump a driver into the crash barriers in the blink of an eye. Because a street circuit isn’t used for racing for the remainder of the year they handle completely differently too and can become slippery very quickly once drivers do start the race, making them even more tricky to handle.

If you still think you prefer a traditional track race to a street circuit and are looking for a day out to remember why not treat yourself to a France F1 Paddock Club pass at the French Formula 1? Companies such as https://edgeglobalevents.com/f1-paddock-club/france/ can arrange this for you.

The complexity of the courses coupled with the skill of the drivers makes street circuits one of the most exhilarating of the motorsports to watch, and with F1’s bosses reportedly planning more events in different cities across the world, they could be heading to your town sooner than you think.