The biggest racing event is back. 22 racers, divided into 11 teams—including Force India—will be zipping down 21 circuits across the world to be crowned the World Champion. A combination of precision driving, technical excellence and sheer bravery is required, and we’re pinning our hopes on Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton and his rival Nico Rosberg, and Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Here’s a selection of the five races that you must not miss. In fact, do travel to these destinations to witness the magic live.
MONACO (26 to 29 May)
The 3.3-kilometre track, built on city streets, is one of the most challenging and leaves no margin for error. Overtaking is next to impossible in this extremely tricky circuit and so the qualifier is more critical than any other Grand Prix.
GERMANY (29 to 31 July)
The success of German racers has made the Grand Prix at Hockenheim one of the most atmospheric races of the season, with fan cheering reaching near deafening levels.
BELGIUM (26 to 28 August)
The longest circuit, the original Spa-Francorchamps track was also one of the oldest, having hosted a Grand Prix as far back as 1924. Today, the new track features around two thirds of the original, with most drivers rating it as their favourite.
SINGAPORE (16 to 18 September)
The first circuit to host a night race, and debuting in 2008, Singapore’s street track, built around the Marina Bay area, uses super powerful lighting to replicate daylight conditions.
ABU DHABI (25 to 27 November)
Designed by renowned circuit architect Hermann Tilke, this track, on the spectacular Yas Island, features the longest straight on the F1 calendar, tight corners for overtaking, and a twisty sector like in street circuits.
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