QOTD What is the worst race track in history?

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Last night Formula 1 announced plans to return to Las Vegas for the 2023 season. The responses were… mixed, with some fans simply happy for more American tracks while others declared it the worst track layout ever. It’s certainly not the cleanest example of an F1 track, but is it the worst track in racing history? Surely we Jalopnik readers and writers can find worse.

There are several ways to determine the true worse Track. You could argue that a good lesson, beset on all sides by nosy neighbors who dislike noise and push for strictly enforced sound limits, would be the worst because of its unrealized potential. Maybe the worst track has just one layout so boringa particularly unbiased toddler might chart a better course.

Come on, Michigan, you're better than that

Come on, Michigan, you’re better than that
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Or maybe the worst track is the one that drivers and teams feel genuinely dangerous participationbut can’t stop the race without risking imprisonment in the country. They say a clear mind makes clean running lines, so that the ever-looming threat of mortal peril doesn’t seem like a awesome introduction to pre-race driver preparation.

However, the criteria for the worst race track ever are not limited to these few options. If you can justify your choice, any track is fair game – even the one, true, and perfect track that we can all unequivocally agree on [ed. note: Except Blackstock]Watkins Glen International.

So what’s the worst track ever run? Street circuits, road courses, ovals, even dirt tracks and rally stages are eligible. Give us your least favorite tracks to drive or watch, and we’ll collect our favorite answers tomorrow as the perfect guide for race organizers everywhere.

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