The challenges facing F1's venues

The challenges facing F1's venues

New grand prix bids keep popping up all around the world, yet many existing Formula 1 tracks are experiencing tough times. Dieter Rencken investigates the clamour for an F1 race date

Another week, another grand prix project...

With Ukraine and Vietnam during the last fortnight of 2010 announcing plans for the construction of Formula 1-standard circuits within their borders, and news about a Thai venue breaking shortly before that, the statement that starts this piece certainly has legs, particularly as the new year opened to (seemingly unfounded) rumours about not one but two grands prix on islands in the Mediterranean.

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