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In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits

  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The first race of the season will be held at Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, Australia. The circuit joined the F1 calendar in 1996. It has 56 laps. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The Sepang international track is 5.543 kilometres long and has 15 turns. The circuit was designed by well-known German designer Hermann Tilke. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • Drivers face problems at the beginning of the race at the Shanghai international circuit. Turns 1 and 2 make up a very sharp curve which leads immediately into turns 3 and 4. The Chinese Grand Prix, in its inaugural race in 2004, attracted 260,000 spectators. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The Bahrain International Circuit will witness the fourth race of the season. Positioned in the middle of the desert, the circuit has 57 laps. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The Circuit de Catalunya was constructed in 1991 and started hosting the formula one race that same year. With a length of 4.6555 km, the circuit has 66 laps. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • Circuit de Monaco is a street circuit laid out on the city streets of Monte Carlo. This track needs ultimate driving skills due to its tight and twisty nature. Prior to 1987, the number of F1 cars starting the race was limited to 20, compared to 26 at other circuits in the world. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The seventh race of the season will take place in Montreal. The circuit, which has a length of 4.361 km, hosted its first race in 1978. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • One of the oldest tracks in F1 history, Silverstone has 52 laps with a circuit length of 5.891 km. Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso had recorded the fastest lap on this track with a timing of 1:34:908 in 2011. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • Nurburgring will host the ninth race of the season on July 7. This track is home for F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who set a record lap of 1:29:468 in 2004. The track has 50 laps. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The Hungaroring track hosted its first grand prix in 1986, which saw 200,000 spectators. The circuit has 70 laps. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is one of the biggest tracks in the world with a circuit length of 7.004 km. Michael Schumacher, who made his debut at Spa in 1991, won his first F1 race here in 1992. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The 12th race of the season will be held at Autodromo di Monza. It has 53 laps, a circuit length of 5.793 km and race distance of 306.720 km. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The Marina Bay Street Circuit is 5.073 km long similar in style to the Monaco track and the Valencia Street Circuit in Valencia. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The Korea International Circuit is a 5.62 km motorsport circuit located in Yeongam. The track hosted its first grand prix in 2008 and has 61 laps and 5.073 km long circuit. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • Designed as a Honda test track in 1962, Suzuka is one of a few circuits in the world to have a "Figure 8" layout. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
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  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the first major event to take place on the Yas Marina circuit. The 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won by Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Fernando Alonso. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The 5.47 km Austin Circuit was announced as the official circuit for the US Grand Prix in 2012. The first race on this circuit was won by McLaren-Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • The 4.309 km Brazilian GP ciruit is known as Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, and has 71 laps in a race. Last year the Brazilian GP was won by McLaren-Mercedes' Jenson Button. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits
  • In pics: A look at the 2013 Formula One circuits