If you love everything about cars, there’s a good chance that you love car racing. After all, what’s not to love – high performance cars, top-rated drivers, excitement, and razor-thin finishes? Car racing events have been around nearly as long as there have been cars on the road. These events are extremely popular not just here, but around the world.While there are thousands of car racing events held at various places throughout the year, there are a few that really stand out from the rest.
Here is a list of the top five car racing events of the year that you don’t want to miss.
- British Grand Prix
The British Grand Prix is undoubtedly one of the biggest car racing events in the UK. The race typically takes place in early July and it is held at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, UK. The race is part of the FIA Formula One series and it attracts top-rated drivers from around the world. Hotels fill up fast, so you may need to stay in one of the nearby towns, like Milton Keynes. Here you will find plenty of affordable hotels and great services, such as Milton Keynes taxi services, which can transport you to and from the race circuit.
- Indy 500
Typically, the Indy 500 is held during the last weekend of May. The race takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, Indiana in the United States. The first Indy 500 event took place in 1911, which makes it one of the oldest car racing events in the worlds. It is part of the American Championship Car racing series and is considered by many to be part of the Triple Crown of Motorsports events. Even though the stadium holds more than 250,000 seats, this event sells out quickly.
- Monaco Grand Prix
Many consider the Monaco Grand Prix to be the biggest motor racing event of the year. This Formula One race is also part of the Triple Crown of Motorsports. It is held in May every year at the Circuit de Monaco. Unlike the majority of racetracks around the world, the Circuit de Monaco is laid out through the streets of the city of Le Condamine and Monte Carlo.
- Daytona 500
Every February, thousands of NASCAR fans flock to the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida for the ever-popular Daytona 500. Cars will complete 200 laps for a total of 500 miles to compete for the top place in this Monster Energy Cup racing series. Over its 60-year history, this race has become more and more popular, perhaps in part to the beautiful surrounding beaches.
- 24 Hours of Le Mans
This motor racing events offers a full 24 hours of excitement as teams of drivers compete to see who can last the entire event without any major mechanical failures and finish first. This race is part of the FIA Worlds Endurance Championships and part of the Triple Crown of Motorsports. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is held every June in La Mans, France at the Circuit de la Sarthe, which includes a combination of city streets and racetrack driving.
Whether you choose to just attend one of these events, or find a way to go to all five, the car lover in you will be thrilled. Just make sure you plan early because these top events are extremely popular and tickets are not easy to come by if you wait too long.