A great layout for a race track isn't the only thing that makes it excellent. Sometimes, the surrounding scenery and environment are just as important in giving the track its character. These 10 tracks are breathtakingly beautiful to drive, and even more gorgeous to behold.
10.) Autodromo di Pergusa, Italy
What you can't see in the picture is that this 3 mile long circuit goes around a beautiful lake called Pergusa near Enna, Sicily. Where else would you like to max out a car?
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9.) Barber Motorsports Park, USA
Reverberocket likes the outlandish scenery:
It's a well-funded, modern, natural terrain track with elevation changes, and state of the art safety considerations, plus an awesome motor museum, and art - incl. giant spiders!
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8.) Ebisu Circuit, Japan
It's basically a kart track built onto the side of a hill. Like a mini mount panorama, that's pretty much used exclusively for hooning.
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7.) Anglesey Circuit, United Kingdom
It's a place in the Welsh countryside where people go to hoon Caterhams. It's also very green, like the British Isles in general.
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6.) Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada
It's built on a man-made island, and...
...waterfront makes everything better.
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5.) Lime Rock Park, USA
Lime Rock Park is so cool, it made BMWs uncool. But seriously, it's the prettiest track in North America.
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4.) Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
It's a must see in Europe, and not just because of Eau Rouge. The combination of the green of the surrounding forest and the yellow and red paint on the track makes it magical.
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3.) Potrero de los Funes Circuit, Argentina
Do I need to explain why? Just look at it!
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2.) The Nürburgring, Germany
More trees than in Spa, plus street art.
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1.) Fuji Speedway, Japan
They have a volcano in the background. An active one.
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