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Formula 1: Hermann Tilke’s Top 5 Circuits

Formula 1 has expanded a lot in recent years. Ten years ago, 65 percent of the races, 11 out of 17, were held in Europe, the sport's traditional heartland. In 2012, the figure has dropped to 40 percent, just eight out of a total of 20.

This shift has been made possible by a wave of shiny new circuits popping up around the globe. These circuits tend to follow a familiar pattern, and are usually designed by one man—world renown track architect Hermann Tilke.

Tilke has designed ten circuits that have hosted at least one F1 Grand Prix. Another is set to debut later this year, with (at least) two more planned to arrive in the future.

In addition, Tilke GmBH (his company) has worked on alterations to existing circuits s...

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