We all know that there are around a hundred car race tracks around the world where fans can watch their favorite racers compete against each other. Of course, there are car races that are held very often in these race tracks and if you are a fan of outdoor racing, then you’ll definitely want to watch a race or two.
Just to give you an idea, I’ll be listing down what I think are some of the best race tracks to watch car racing at and the best areas that you can go to in order to get the best view from above.
Top 5 Best Places To Watch A Car Racing
1. Monaco in Paris, France
Ever heard of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix? If not, then you should definitely check it out. What makes the race track of the Monaco Grand Prix one of the best in the world? Well, it’s because the race track runs through the city and also a harbor.
If you are watching from a window, you can see your favorite racers pass through the harbor and also pass by really big yachts that are huge in size. I would say that the scenery makes this track one of the most beautiful ones all over the world. Spectators will definitely have a grand time while they immerse themselves in the scenery while watching the race.
I’ll give you a hot tip on where’s the best place you can watch the Monaco Grand Prix from. In case you’re low on budget and you can’t buy tickets to the track, then you can book a room in the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.
Now, one thing you have to remember is that this hotel already books some rooms in advance so that fans of formula 1 racing can enjoy the view of the track from the hotel. If you’d like, you can book a guest room a few months before the race and get an awesome view of the track from your room.
Trust me, you’ll be able to see everything from that angle. The hotel has selected only the rooms with the best views for fans to book.
2. Marina Bay Street, Singapore
Welcome to sunny Singapore – The most modern and urbanized country in the entire South East Asia. Singapore has always been known for its beautiful buildings and luxurious tourist attractions.
Another thing that Singapore is very known for is its formula one race track! Just like in Monaco, the race track runs through the harbor and through the city which means that you can see your favorite racers drive-by mega-sized yachts that you can only dream of having.
What makes Singapore’s races really unique is that they are sometimes held at night. This is something that not many hosts do because of the dangers that night racing would pose. However, Singapore prepares for this event well by fully illuminating the race track and also making sure that all areas are secured. Everything is completely safe for the driver.
As for the best place to stay to get the best view of the race… I would probably recommend Mandarin Oriental. The best thing about Mandarin Oriental is that it is smack in the middle of the race track.
No matter where you go, you’ll be able to see the race when you look down from a window. If you want a nice view of the race in Marina Bay Street, then you better book a room quickly because rooms in that hotel fill up real fast right before the race.
3. Monza, Italy
Monza is the home to one of the most amazing race tracks in the entire world. In fact, the locals refer to the track as the magical track because a lot of victories and accidents have already happened during the races there.
The track is also very known for its green surroundings. The number of trees near the track can give you a very country feel that can relax you and make you feel excited at the same time.
The best place to stay in order to get a good view would be the Armani Hotel Milano. This hotel is the ideal place to stay because it overlooks the race track.
Though it only opened quite recently, we can expect many people (especially foreigners) to book rooms in that hotel so that they can get a good look at the race track. If you want to watch the Grand Prix, then get yourself a room fast.
4. Sepang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If you are a big fan of formula one racing, then it is impossible to have not heard of the legendary Sepang International Circuit.
Unlike most race tracks, the Sepang International Circuit does not run through a city or a harbor – It is situated in a rather deserted area. By being in a rather deserted area, there are no tall buildings, skyscrapers, or billboards to block the view.
There are a few hotels nearby that overlook the circuit but that’s about it. The circuit is also near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport which means that people traveling to Malaysia can get to the race track right away. No more long drives and traveling. Once you get out of the airport, you can just walk to the circuit.
The best place to view the circuit is in Sama Sama Hotel, which happens to also be really near the airport. This is very practical for foreigners because you can just check-in and watch the race right away.
If you don’t want to check in at the hotel, then you may also watch the race from the airport itself. However, I would still suggest that you check in because the view won’t be as nice.
5. Montreal, Canada
In the Ile Notre-Dame island, there is a circuit known as the Gilles Villeneuve which is Canada’s signature race track. This beautiful race track runs through the quaint little streets of Montreal so fans can have both a great view of the island and a great view of the race.
The best place to watch the race would be in the Ritz Carlton hotel which is a luxury hotel that oversees the entire track. You can see the streets that the cars would pass as well as the track itself. This is definitely the place that you should go to if you want to watch the entire race from a very clear bird’s eye view.
These are some of the best race tracks or circuits that you can visit around the world. If you are a true fan of car racing, then you will definitely appreciate being there and watching all the action instead of just cheering for your favorite racer while watching the television screen.
You don’t even need to be on the bleachers to get a nice view of the race. All you have to do is find a good place where you can see the cars move. The hotels that I’ve mentioned above are the most recommended place to stay if you want to watch the race live.
Just make sure that you bring a pair of binoculars just in case you are near-sighted. You might have to zoom in a little if you want to really see your favorite racer.