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Formula 1

Poll: What is your verdict on street tracks in Formula 1?

The latest street track in Formula 1 has been announced with a hybrid circuit in Madrid for the Grand Prix there in 2026, but what do you think about street venues?

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In the 2024 Formula 1 season, eight of the 24 races will be either a full street track or take in some public roads, such as the Australian and Canadian Grands Prix.

One-third of the schedule is set to be on such tracks, but they have drawn criticism in some quarters with World Champion Max Verstappen labelling the experience of driving on them as "the worst experience ever" after the 2022 season.

On the flip-side, street tracks present drivers with their biggest challenge with any minute mistake usually ending in disaster and the car in few hundred parts scattered down the barrier.

Come 2026, a new street track is to be added with Madrid joining the calendar with a hybrid circuit that takes in street and non-street elements, including a tunnel.

It is to host the Spanish Grand Prix, taking Barcelona's place, although talks to retain the Catalunya circuit on the calendar are set to take place.

But what do you think of the rise of street circuits in Formula 1? Are you a fan of them or do you prefer regular road course circuits?

Let us know by voting in the poll below!

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