For many years, among the large number of sports in the world, auto-racing has acquired its own importance. Being an adventurous sport, it has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years and its fans are continuously increasing. In order to retain people’s interest, this sport is organized in different styles at different places throughout the world in the form of race events. To get the idea of the number of fan-following of this sport, one simply needs to have a look at these race events. Some of the most popular fan-favorite car racing events around the world are mentioned as below:
- Monaco Grand Prix
The Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held at Monaco every year. This race has acquired its place among the most prestigious and important races in the world. Additionally, it is known to be a part of the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’ along with 24 Hours of Le Mans and Indianapolis 500. This race event is organized on the most difficult and hard to race tracks in Formula One. These tracks are so called because they consist of remarkably tight corners as well as numerous elevation changes. The first race of this series was held on 14th April, 1929, and the winner was William Grover-Williams. Here is a video to show you difficult this race really is.
- Indianapolis 500
Another heart-winning automobile-race series is the Indianapolis 500 which is held every year in Speedway, Indiana. In order to mark the occasion, this event is organized over the Memorial day( a day in the last weekend of May). Being first held in 1991, it gained a lot of popularity in further years and became the part of the well-known ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport‘. Undoubtedly, it is the highly appreciated and demanding motor sports of the world.
- 24 Hours of Le Mans
The third popular race event completing the tag ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’ is 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first race of this series was held in 1923 and the last one was known to be organized in 2016. This race is the world’s oldest active auto-race and hence, gained the merit position of the world’s most prestigious automobile’s race .
- Daytona 500
The Daytona 500 is yet another popular motor race, held at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona beach, Florida. This race is known to be the first one of the two Cup races held at Daytona each year. Another feature enhancing the importance of this event is the fact that it is considered as the most prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, one of the highly rated calendars in Florida. Being first held in 1959, this race covers up the distance of 500 miles having 200 laps.