The data below breaks down every single one of over a hundred thousand votes cast in Rate the Race to give an average rating out of ten for the races at each track Formula 1 has raced at since 2008:
|1||Circuit of the Americas||7.59||5.40||9.10||10|
|5||Bahrain International Circuit||7.32||4.59||9.10||14|
|7||Red Bull Ring||7.19||5.37||8.88||9|
|10||Shanghai International Circuit||7.06||4.45||9.24||12|
|11||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve||7.05||4.24||9.19||12|
|12||Sepang International Circuit||7.05||5.28||8.45||10|
|15||Jeddah Corniche Circuit||7.00||6.08||7.93||2|
|18||Korea International Circuit||6.74||5.16||7.54||4|
|19||Baku City Circuit||6.71||4.73||8.79||6|
|21||Autodromo do Algarve||6.69||6.20||7.17||2|
|25||Losail International Circuit||6.38||6.38||6.38||1|
|27||Circuit de Catalunya||6.17||4.46||8.71||15|
|31||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||5.89||3.90||6.85||7|
|33||Buddh International Circuit||5.75||5.19||6.50||3|
|34||Miami International Autodrome||5.63||5.63||5.63||1|
|36||Valencia Street Circuit||5.49||3.87||8.78||5|
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18 comments on “Rate the Race: Circuit ratings”
7th April 2016, 13:54
It would be interesting to know if these circuit differences are statistically significant. Calculate the 95% standard deviation for each circuit to give +/- range. If the range’s don’t overlap then they are significant
ColdFly F1 (@)
7th April 2016, 16:08
hardly possible with so little data points per circuit.
I recollect it is something like (assuming race rating at a circuit is normally distributed based on the ‘racing value’ of a circuit):
– to calculate a sample SD you need at least 2 data points (races at that circuit)
– And to get 95% likelihood 2 datasets (race quality of a circuit) are not ‘overlapping’ you need 1.6xSD.
Thus Sochi with sample Mean of 5.5 and sSD of 2.1 is (95% certain) a circuit ‘worth’ less than 8.9.
Thus Sochi could actually be the best circuit for racing!!
Buddh is less likely to be the best circuit with a 95% certainty that the racing value of the circuit is less than 6.9, and
(warning: don’t read this the wrong way. I am not comparing the 2 circuits, but mainly saying that due to the few data points on Sochi it is extremely difficult to pinpoint it)
7th April 2016, 15:41
Montreal is probably my favorite track, or very close to it. So this is nice to see.
7th April 2016, 15:58
Suzuka, for being such a popular track is way down the list.
7th April 2016, 17:08
Suzuka is awesome to watch – period. Even if the races may suffer a bit because it’s so narrow. I guess in that regard, along with Monaco, a Rate The Weekend poll would work better for those tracks!
7th April 2016, 21:33
2014 was a great race and would certainly have boasted the average, before the unfortunate Bianchi accident happened.
7th April 2016, 16:05
Don’t know if we can draw conclusions on those circuits which have only hosted one or two races. For example, a but unfair for Mexico to be bottom of the list when it’s only had one “bite of the cherry” so far.
7th April 2016, 16:36
7th April 2016, 19:27
Exactly. It has always been one of my secret favourite tracks, and I found sad that it was quite unpopular for a while. But it seems that these years we saw nice races there, and the trend is up !
I still think that this track has some flaws. I don’t quite like the last 3 turns, and the chicane is not that nice too…
7th April 2016, 20:07
Pleased to see Canada is tops! It nearly always produces a good race as does the Hungaroing.
I’m not surprised Catalunya is near the bottom. It’s always dull as far as I can remember. Singapore is next up for the chop and Russia according to the list. I would not miss any of these.
3rd July 2016, 22:03
Austria will definitely go up after today! Baku deserves more.
2nd October 2018, 20:22
Damn… Canada from 2nd to 5th, just from this season.
21st October 2018, 21:19
New comment today. COTA really is brilliant. Yeah the straights are a bit too long for the DRS/engine disparity era. But other than that, it has good overtaking spots, good following spots, and it has ‘mini-mouse’ parts where attacking cars can follow and overtake, but where the defending car can come back. I think it’s a treasure akin to the Hugenhotlz circuits of Suzuka and Zandvoort.
13th November 2018, 16:04
Dropping Sepang instead of Sochi will always be a travesti to me. Not 1 fan, not 1 driver thinks the latter is better to have in the calendar than the former
4th January 2020, 8:55
Monaco looks a bit off – you’ve put five races, even though it’s had 12 races in RtR. If anyone’s interested, I have the average as 6.322
10th May 2021, 6:55
Yeah, this table is in need of a review!
23rd April 2022, 20:27
Kind of unfair for Spa to have such a low average when it was all dragged down because of politics and rain.
23rd December 2022, 18:11
Portimao is missing :O