Winter wonderland: F1 circuits in the snow

So if you’re in Europe at the moment you’ve probably been struggling to get around because of the snow. You probably hate driving in it… but imagine if it was around an F1 track. We don’t have any races in the snow (until Bernie goes completely mad) but we can see what the circuits look like.

Click below to see some of the world’s best circuits covered in snow.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – Montreal, Canada

Montreal is no stranger to a bit of snow and when Red Bull took their show car there in 2010, they took it onto the ice before stopping off at a snow covered Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza – Monza, Italy

The fastest circuit on the calendar would take a lot, lot longer to get around in these conditions. The Monza YouTube account shared this video during a snow day at the track.

Spa Francorchamps – Belgium

Here’s a brilliant picture of F1′s most famous corner , Eau Rouge… or should that be Snow Rouge (sorry).  How much do you want to sledge down it!?

Silverstone – Silverstone, United Kingdom

This is probably the closest we’ll ever get to seeing an F1 race in the snow. During a pre-season test at Silverstone in 2005, snow caused a nightmare for Renault’s testing plan.

Nurburgring - Nurburg, Germany

Now I’m sure we’d all want to have a go at doing this but none of us would have the skills of this guy. During a snowy day at the Nurburgring, driving instructor Andy Gulden took a single seater out for a spin, showing some ridiciulously good car control.

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