Why attend an F1 race?
F1 is one of the most popular sports in the world. Races attract people from all over the globe, and unlike some events, F1 races are global. During the season, F1 events are held in Asia, Europe, South American, Oceania and North America. Fans of motorsports can attend races in any of the amazing host cities. Monaco, Melbourne and Shanghai are just three of the diverse cities fans can travel to see a race. Not only will F1 fans be able to enjoy a great day at the racetrack, but they can combine the race with a holiday. While not at the track watching practice sessions or the actual race, fans can be lounging on the beaches of Sao Paulo or enjoying the casinos of Monaco. Yes, F1 is truly global and the motorsport can take fans to all corners of the world.
TOP F1 RACES
The F1 season consists of just 21 races, so it is difficult to break the season down into a shortlist of top races. However, there are some races that stand out more than others. The Monaco Grand Prix is the most famous F1 race on the calendar. The 2018 event will roll through the principality's streets on Sunday May 27. The Monaco GP is one-third of the Triple Crown of Motorsports.
On July 8, F1 will arrive in England at the famed Silverstone Circuit. The world famous British Grand Prix is entering its last two years at the Silverstone course. British F1 driver and reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton has won the grand prix in four straight years. Everyone will be gunning to beat Hamilton in 2018, but he has just been too good at Silverstone and could win it for a fifth straight year.
The United States Grand Prix is another major attraction in F1. The race takes place in Austin, Texas at the Circuit of the Americas racecourse. The 2017 edition not only had F1 cars speeding around the track, but pop singer Justin Timberlake performed live at the event. This year's United States GP will take place on October 21.
TOP F1 DRIVERS 2018
Lewis Hamilton comes into the 2018 F1 season having won his fourth world title in 2017. It took Hamilton 18 of the 20 races a season ago to win the championship. He goes into the new year as the favorite. But he will need Mercedes to provide him with another great car to drive.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is coming off of a disappointing season despite finishing second. Vettel started the 2017 year strongly, but faded during the midway point of the season. The emotional German had difficulty controlling himself at times, and it allowed Hamilton to top him in the end.
The 2018 season could be the year a new star breaks out in F1. Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo are all emerging drivers that will be chasing Hamilton and Vettel. Bottas and Ricciardo both recorded race wins in 2017, and could push for more this year. Max Verstappen is another rising star in the motorsport. Although he won two races last term, he was hurt by two early retirements and needs to be more consistent. Verstappen could be the next big thing in F1 if he eliminates the mistakes of last year.
The 2018 F1 season is set to be a non-stop thrill ride. The best way to experience the fastest cars in motorsports is to be there live. The season is 21 races long in some of the most gorgeous cities in the world. Don’t miss out on the exciting new F1 season.