At the 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Italy became the first country to have hosted 100 rounds of the Formula 1 World Championship. Here are the countries which have hosted the most F1 races!
Italy has quite easily hosted the most F1 races of any country. There is yet to be a Formula 1 season which has not featured an Italian Grand Prix. For all but one year, the event has been held at Monza – which in 2020 became the first circuit to have hosted 70 rounds of the World Championship.
1980 is the only season in which Monza did not host the Italian Grand Prix. With the track undergoing renovations, Imola stepped in to host that year’s race – and the event proved so popular that the circuit remained on the calendar as host of the San Marino Grand Prix through to 2006.
In addition to almost 100 races held at Monza and Imola, one-off races were held at Pescara in 1957 and Mugello in 2020. F1’s return to Imola for the 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix marked the 100th round of the World Championship to be held in Italy.
Germany has hosted the second-most F1 races of any country. The Nurburgring and Hockenheim have shared the majority of races in the country, while AVUS hosted just one race – the 1959 German Grand Prix.
2023 will be only the eighth season ( after 1950, 1955, 1960, 2015, 2017, 2021 and 2022) in which Germany has not hosted a round of the World Championship.
In addition to the German Grand Prix, the European and Luxembourg races were also held at the Nurburgring. The 2020 Eifel Grand Prix was the 79th race to be held in Germany, and it made the Nurburgring the first circuit to have hosted F1 races with four different event titles.
Britain is the last of three countries to have hosted more F1 races than there have been F1 seasons. Four different British circuits have hosted Formula 1 races, but none more than Silverstone. The circuit which hosted the first round of the World Championship has now hosted the British Grand Prix on 56 occasions, and hosted the additional 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in 2020.
Aintree and Brands Hatch are the only other circuits to have hosted the British Grand Prix since 1950, with Aintree doing so five times, and Brands Hatch hosting the event 12 times. Brands Hatch also hosted the European Grand Prix in 1983 and 1985.
Donington Park is the only other British circuit to have hosted a Grand Prix. The 1993 European Grand Prix was held at the venue.
No fewer than 11 different venues have hosted Formula 1 races in the United States – and that number will become 12 in 2023 with the addition of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Watkins Glen has hosted the most races in the country, having hosted the United States Grand Prix on 20 occasions. It should be noted that 11 of the 70 rounds of the World Championship held in the United States were Indianapolis 500 races, which counted towards the Drivers’ Championship but were not run to Formula 1 regulations.
The Monaco Grand Prix is Formula 1’s blue ribbon event, and the Principality has hosted the fifth most races of any country. The Monaco Grand Prix has been held 79 times since it was founded in 1929, with 68 of those counting towards the Drivers’ Championship.
With the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, 2020 was the first Formula 1 season to not feature a race in Monaco since 1954. 1951, 1952 and 1953 are the only other seasons when the Monaco Grand Prix has not been a round of the championship.
The Belgian Grand Prix featured on the calendar for the inaugural Formula 1 season and has been held in all but six years since. The race was not held in 1957, 1959, 1969, 1971, 2003 and 2006.
From the 67 Belgian Grands Prix held as a round of the Drivers’ Championship, there have been three different hosts: Spa-Francorchamps, Zolder and Nivelles. Spa has hosted the most Belgian Grands Prix by far. Having hosted the event 55 times since the inaugural season, Spa has hosted the fourth most F1 races of any circuit.
63 Formula 1 Grands Prix have been held in France. 60 of those were the French Grand Prix, while the only other Grand Prix to be held in France was the 1982 Swiss Grand Prix, which took place at Dijon.
Prior to the end of Magny Cours’ contract to host the event in 2008, 1955 was the only season in which the French Grand Prix had not been held. The race returned after a ten year absence at Circuit Paul Ricard in 2018 but the track was removed from the calendar ahead of the 2023 season.
Other circuits to have hosted F1 races in France are Reims, Rouen, Charade and Le Mans.
Spain has hosted 59 Grands Prix in total – 52 of those being Spanish Grands Prix and seven European Grands Prix. Five different circuits have hosted the Spanish Grand Prix in F1’s history: Pedralbes, Jarama, Montjuic, Jerez and Catalunya.
The European Grand Prix was held in Spain at Jerez (in 1994 and 1997) and at Valencia Street Circuit (from 2008 to 2012). 1985 was the last year in which Formula 1 did not visit Spain.
In 2019, Canada became the tenth country to have hosted fifty Formula 1 races. Since the first race in the country was held at Mosport Park in 1967, there have been only five seasons in which the Canadian Grand Prix did not appear on the calendar (1975, 1987, 2009, 2020 and 2021).
Three different circuits have played host to the Canadian Grand Prix. In its formative years, the event alternated between Mosport Park and Mont-Tremblant, before finding a more permanent home on the Ile Notre Dame island in 1978.
A result of the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 was the first Formula 1 season to not feature a Brazilian Grand Prix since 1972, ending a 47-year streak of Brazilian races. 37 of those Brazilian Grands Prix were held at Interlagos, while the other ten were held at the Jacarepaguá circuit in Rio de Janeiro between 1978 and 1989.
The Jacarepaguá track, which was later renamed in honour of Nelson Piquet, was demolished in 2012 to make way for facilities to be used at the 2016 Olympics.
In 2023, Brazil will become the 11th country to have hosted 50 rounds of the World Championship.
The full list of countries which have hosted F1 races
Last updated after the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
- 104 Italy
- 79 Germany
- 77 Britain
- 73 USA
- 68 Monaco
- 67 Belgium
- 63 France
- 59 Spain
- 51 Canada
- 49 Brazil
- 38 Japan
- 37 Austria
- 37 Hungary
- 36 Australia
- 32 Netherlands
- 23 South Africa
- 22 Mexico
- 20 Argentina
- 19 Malaysia
- 19 Bahrain
- 18 Portugal
- 16 China
- 14 United Arab Emirates
- 13 Singapore
- 9 Turkey
- 8 Russia
- 6 Sweden
- 6 Azerbaijan
- 5 Switzerland
- 4 South Korea
- 3 India
- 2 Saudi Arabia
- 1 Morocco
- 1 Qatar