Motor racing may be thrilling to watch but it also has its deadly side – and with the F1 season now under way, an interactive guide to 15 of the world's most tricky and treacherous tracks has been compiled.
They range from the Grand Prix circuits in Monaco and on Phillip Island, Australia, which have each claimed the lives of four people, to Germany's notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife and the Isle of Man's TT road course, where the Grim Reaper has paid more than 200 visits apiece over the years.
Meanwhile, the death toll on the Baja 1000 in Mexico – sometimes referred to as "the most dangerous race in the world" – is unknown. Somewhat chillingly, The World's Most Dangerous Tracks And Races says of the 1,000-mile-long rally: "Each year there are reports of spectators sabotaging or booby-trapping the course. Racers are warned to be aware of large crowds of spectators in remote parts of the course as it may indicate such modifications."
The fully interactive guide, which has clickable marks for the tragedy-laden tracks, has been created for buyagift.com by JBH Marketing – the same people behind the recent similar map entitled The World's Most Dangerous Roads.
Not only is it packed with details and statistics that describe what makes the tracks so hazardous, it also has general facts about the courses themselves.
The guide outlines tracks from all aspects of racing life, featuring world-famous locations such as Daytona in Florida and the Autodromo Nazionale in Monza, Italy, and you can explore it for yourself here.