The Macau Grand Prix Is Street Racing At Extreme Speed

The Macau Grand Prix is one of the greatest races in Asia, but you'd never know it if the only open-wheeled racing you watched was Formula One. That's because the race in the former Portuguese colony belongs to its little brother, Formula Three. And damn is it some great racing.

In many ways, the Macau Grand Prix is the Asian counterweight to the famous F1 race in Monaco. Some might even say it's like Monaco on opium. Set through the streets of Macau, it features the best up-and-coming drivers in the world. If you don't believe me, all you have to do is check the winners list. It includes Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, and David Coulthard.


Also, some guy named "Albert Poon" in 1964.

And it's not slow, either – due to the fast straightaways, the little F3 cars can get up to more than 170 MPH.

This video, by Sérgio Perez, is absolutely gorgeous, and conveys the sense of occasion that follows the race. Make sure to watch.

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