When devising the ultimate race circuit hair-raising speed is an essential component to exciting racing because of the raw appeal of the fastest cars in the world being pushed to the maximum.

With the F1 paddock making its traditional pilgrimage between two of the fastest tracks on the calendar, it seems appropriate to look through the quickest venues on the 2016 calendar.

With ongoing track alterations as well as technical regulations changing, average speeds achievable at long-standing circuits tends to alter every so often while the newest marks on the F1 map might not have had the hyper-speed V10 machines screaming around them.

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Therefore, these workings are based upon average lap speeds achieved around the tracks in the current configurations on the 2016 F1 calendar using the most recent race lap records. No prizes for guessing what is number one...