Meet The Abandoned F1 Track That Was Once An Epic Street Circuit

Valencia's Street Circuit is now a haunted, tumbleweed-filled ghost town...

By Jack Leslie, 18 October 2013

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Do you like seeking out abandoned urban jungles? Adrenaline junkies and explorers: say hello to the Valencia Street Circuit, once home to the European Grand Prix.

The Valencia Street Circuit was always criticised for its boring layout and lack of excitement. Fortunately, it doesn't look to be returning to the F1 calendar any time soon as it's been completely deserted. These pictures below show what happens when the F1 circus moves on and never returns...

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The former European Grand Prix venue had been put forward as an alternative venue to the Spanish Grand Prix, alongside the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, but the deal unfortunately broke down, leaving the circuit exposed to the harsh elements. For motorsport fans, it's pretty depressing; the track now resembles a ghost town film set, complete with tumbleweed.

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With no maintenance or security, thieves have stripped the facility of anything valuable.

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Weeds have taken over slip roads, access tunnels have been flooded and bridges have been completely gutted. It's a far cry from the former glamorous harbour-side race, though the water front areas seem to be faring much better than the concrete-covered track. RIP.

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Image credit: 20minutos

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