Top 5 Roads for the F-1 Driver Inside Us All
Sir, do you know why we pulled you over?
-Because I was driving vaaay too fast…
5) F-1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Find yourself in Abu Dhabi with nothing better to do? We have you covered there and one of our favorite things to do is to take a tour of the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. For a little extra cash you can take a drive on the track and really live the dream of becoming a racecar driver. You know you could still do it!
Stopover in Abu Dhabi to your trips through the Middle East and Asia so you can experience the thrill that few people ever get to feel.
4) Pacific Coast Highway
There are plenty of famous roads in the United States such as Route 66 or even the Las Vegas Strip. What separates the Californian coast drive is pretty apparent the entire length of the highway. While California was a destination for gold-hungry entrepreneurs in the mid-19th century, the coastline was one of the reasons the state has flourished into what it is today—a center for arts and culture and some of the most desirable cities in the states with an unforgettable coastline.
Most experience the drive by flying into San Francisco or Los Angeles and taking a quick tour towards the beaches. But why not take a day and drive off for an hour or two? From San Fran, travel down to Santa Cruz or up to Santa Barbara from LA and get out of the big cities.
Bring some good music and your shades and live in the moment.
3) Chapman’s Peak Drive
We’ve written about South Africa’s beautiful coastline before and we knew it wouldn’t be the last time. Chapman’s Peak Drive isn’t as extensive as many coast roads, but it is a sight to experience. Drivers will need to be careful of their lead foot on this road as it hugs the coast pretty tightly for most of the drive.
We recommend making it part of your tour of South Africa a few times so you don’t miss out and are able to keep your eyes on the road!
2) Great Ocean Road
Another Oceanside drive along the Pacific, the Great Ocean Road could not be further away (geographically, of course) from the Pacific Coast Highway. Australia’s beautiful eastern coastline road flows through many of Australia’s major cities. From Sydney, you can travel up through Newcastle and Brisbane if you love long drives. If you have a few weeks (don’t we all!), you can even take the A1 all the way up to Cairns, one of Australia’s best vacation destinations. If you’re tired of driving, take a few days off the road and stop by Whitsunday. You don’t have to travel far to appreciate the coast so don’t feel daunted by the length of it!
1) The German Autobahn (A 24 from Hamburg to Berlin)
The most famous of the Top 5 is the German Autobahn, known for its lack of speed limits in strategic places; you may have even witnessed the fellows at Top Gear running on the track as the hosts let their inner driver out. You may not feel the need to push 250 miles per hour on your drive, unless you have a Veyron of course, but the drive is a great experience when you travel to Europe.
Always travel smart and travel safe!