24 current Formula 1 circuits pictured from space

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

F1 circuits from space

This year there are 24 different circuits hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix over the season.

Below are images of each circuit, in order of its appearance on the calendar, from a satellite in space.

Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain International Circuit satellite view from space

The Bahrain International circuit is home to the Bahrain Grand Prix. Situated in the Sakhir desert it’s surrounded by sand on all sides.

There have been three different Bahrain track layouts used in Grand Prix here since it first ran in 2004.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Jeddah Corniche Circuit satellite image from space

The Jeddah Corniche circuit is home to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. It’s squeezed on to a narrow strip of land right along the seafront.

Originally a road, the venue was transformed in to a Grand Prix track in time for the inaugural Saudi GP in 2021.

Australian Grand Prix

Albert Park circuit satellite image from space

The Albert Park circuit is home to the Australian Grand Prix, and has been since 1996.

It surrounds Albert Park lake in Melbourne and uses roads that are normally open to the public. Once a year it’s transformed in to this venue that hosted a record number of fans in 2023.

Read more about the Albert Park circuit here.

Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka circuit satellite image from space

The Suzuka circuit is home to the Japanese Grand Prix. 

The venue is synonymous with Formula 1 and has seen some legendary battles over the years, including the infamous Senna and Prost championship-deciding clash in 1989.

Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai International circuit satellite image

The Shanghai International Circuit hosts the Chinese Grand Prix.

The venue made a return to the F1 calendar in 2024 after a 4 year break.

Miami Grand Prix

Miami International Autodrome satellite image

The Miami International Autodrome is home to the Miami Grand Prix, one of three F1 events held in the USA.

The circuit is built in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Stadium (the big building in the middle of the image above) which is home to the Miami Dolphins NFL team.

Read more about the Miami F1 circuit.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Imola circuit satellite photograph

The Imola circuit, officially known as the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, hosts the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, one of two F1 events to be held in Italy.

The Formula 1 race was cancelled at Imola in 2023 due to flooding.

Monaco Grand Prix

Circuit de Monaco is the home of the Monaco Grand Prix. This is one of, if not the most iconic and prestigious motorsport events in history.

The street circuit is situated on the waterfront surrounding the Monte Carlo harbour.

Canadian Grand Prix

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve hosts the Canadian Grand Prix, and was named after one of the greatest Canadian F1 drivers.

The circuit is on the Notre Dame Island in the middle of the St Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec. It’s home to the Wall of Champions where many of the best F1 drivers have crashed.

Read more about the Canadian GP circuit.

Spanish Grand Prix

Circuit de Catalunya satellite image

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, as it’s officially known, hosts the Spanish Grand Prix.

A purpose-built racing circuit that hosts many other motorsport events, but the Formula 1 is the pinnacle. That is until F1 moves the Spanish GP to Madrid.

Austrian Grand Prix

Austrian GP track satellite image

The Red Bull Ring hosts the Austrian Grand Prix, and is the home race for the championship winning team that own it and give it its name.

Located in Spielberg, Austria, the circuit is one of the shortest on the calendar. It used to be called the A1-Ring before Red Bull bought the rights to it.

British Grand Prix

Silverstone satellite image

The Silverstone circuit is home to the British Grand Prix, and is one of the oldest Formula 1 circuits on the calendar.

A number of different track layouts are possible at Silverstone, but the Grand Prix layout is the one used for the F1.

Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungaroring satellite image

The Hungaroring hosts the Hungarian Grand Prix, and has done every season since 1986.

Lewis Hamilton has taken an unmatched 8 wins here.

Belgian Grand Prix

Spa Francorchamps circuit satellite image

Spa Francorchamps is home to the Belgian Grand Prix. It’s one of the oldest circuits on the Formula One calendar.

It’s also one of the longest tracks and has massive elevation changes, most notable up the iconic and fearsome Eau Rouge and Raidillon corners.

Read more about Spa Francorchamps circuit.

Dutch Grand Prix

Zandvoort circuit satellite image

Zandvoort circuit hosts the Dutch Grand Prix, and returned to the calendar in 2021 after a 36 year break. It’s right on the Dutch coastline nestled amongst some sand dunes.

Every year since its return the race has been won by home hero Max Verstappen in front of hundreds of thousands of his crazy Dutch fans – the Orange Army.

Read more about the Zandvoort circuit layout.

Italian Grand Prix

Monza circuit satellite image

The Monza circuit, or Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italian, is home of the Italian Grand Prix.

The satellite image above shows the old original oval circuit, most of which is no longer in iuse (apart from the straight on the left hand side which makes up the current start / finish straight).

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Baku City Circuit satellite image

The Baku City Circuit is home of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Squeezed in to the narrow streets of Azerbaijan’s capital city, the race was first held in 2017 but often sees the lowest fan attendance numbers of any race on the calendar.

Singapore Grand Prix

Marina Bay street circuit satellite image

The Marina Bay Street circuit is home to the Singapore Grand Prix which is always held at night. This is now an iconic part of every Formula 1 season and the race has given us some great action over the years. 

One of the most notable races was the 2023 Singapore GP when George Russell crashed out on the final lap whilst in a 4-way battle for the win. Carlos Sainz eventually took victory ahead of Norris and Hamilton.

Read more about the Singapore GP track.

United States Grand Prix

COTA satellite image

Circuit of the Americas hosts the United States Grand Prix, and was the first of the three current US-based F1 venues to hold a race.

Located just outside Austin, Texas, the race often see overs 400,000 fans attend during the 3-day weekend, regardless of how hot and humid it is.

See more info about the COTA track.

Mexican Grand Prix

Mexican Grand Prix circuit satellite image

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is home to the Mexican Grand Prix. It’s located in Mexico City and is crammed in amongst millions of residents.

At the 2023 Mexican GP home hero Sergio Perez dissapointed fans by crashing out on the opening lap. He’s never won at home, but maybe this year? Come on Checo.

Brazilian Grand Prix

Interlago circuit satellite image

Interlagos circuit, officially titled Autódromo José Carlos Pace, hosts the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The racing action at the track is often as intense as the weather. At the 2023 GP, the roof blew off one of the grandstands when a sudden storm swept across the circuit.

Las Vegas Grand Prix

Las Vegas GP track satellite image

The Las Vegas Strip circuit held the very first Las Vegas GP in 2023, and gained a huge amount of interest from the world’s motorsport fans and press in the process.

The circuit ran right along the Vegas Strip infront of some of the biggest hotels and casinos. Despite issues with a loose drain cover in FP1, the race proved to be pretty interesting with a lot of overtaking.

Read more about the Las vegas GP circuit.

Qatar Grand Prix

Qatar GP circuit satellite image

The Lusail International Circuit hosts the Qatar Grand Prix. It’s located just outside Doha, the capital of Qatar, close to the coastline of the Persian Gulf.

Much like the Bahrain circuit, it’s in the middle of a desert and there’s not a long around it. Plenty of space to build an exciting (but completely flat) F1 track.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina circuit satellite image

The Yas Marina circuit hosts the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is often the final race of the F1 season.

It’s been the scene of some great end-of-year action in the past, but nothing is more memorable than the controversial Hamilton-Verstappen 2021 title showdown that took place here.

Read more about the Yas Marina circuit.

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Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport guides based on my own experience as a racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who want to learn more about racing.

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