Every sport has its prestigious events. This means that if you are a fan of a particular sport these events are everything you are hoping to see. Best participants and top locations are just some of the features that characterize these events.
Like for any other sports, there are those special events that every speed enthusiast is eager to visit. From Formula One to NASCAR, these events are filled with excitement, record-breaking drives, and committed audience that will patiently wait for the outcome of every race.
So, if you consider yourself to be a true racing fan, then these are the places that you absolutely must visit at least once.
Famous for its royal family, great beaches, top of the notch casinos and restaurants, Monaco has been known as the playground for the rich and famous for decades. It comes as no surprise that one of the most famous races is held in this small kingdom. Since 1929, the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix has been held every year on the Circuit de Monaco.
The last weekend of every May, you could witness creme da la creme when it comes to racing. All you have to do is visit Monaco, and see the best drivers conquer the tight corners and tricky tunnels that this place has to offer.
For this race, the rules change every year when it comes to vehicles that can participate in it. Therefore, the drivers and their teams are obliged to follow those rules if they want to join the race.
If you do visit Monaco in May, simply continue your journey a bit north, to France, where you can visit yet another spectacular event. 24 Hours of Le Mans, also known as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency, is held every June in Le Mans, France. This unique race was first held in 1923. This race allows three drivers per vehicle to compete against other teams in a 24-hour long race. The race takes place on the Circuit de la Sarthe and it is 3,110 miles long.
Together with the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Indianapolis 500 form the Triple Crown of Motorsport. Held every Memorial Day weekend, IndyCar is an open-wheel race that first started in 1911. The participants are supposed to drive 200 laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner of the race is usually given a bottle of milk as a part of the tradition.
There are many reasons to visit Florida, but for a car enthusiast, there is no greater reason than Daytona 500. First held in 1959, this race is held every year in February and it is the first event in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The 500-mile long race is one of the most viewed races on television.
Prolong the summer season with a trip to Australia in October, and watch history being made in front of your eyes in one of the greatest races on the planet. Located in Bathurst, Australia, one of the most exciting races is held on the Mount Panorama Circuit. Sharp turns, tight roads, and high elevations are just some of the obstacles that wait for the best drivers to show their skills.