Between 2008 and 2012, the city of Valencia, Spain, hosted a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Since then, the circuit has been abandoned and now serves as a shelter for those in need.
There are many abandoned sports complexes around the world. But today we are going to take a look at a place that should bring back memories for F1 fans. The Valencia street circuit was abandoned after hosting 5 Grand Prix between 2008 and 2012.
Time has passed and now it is the city’s migrants and homeless people who have found refuge there. This is the Qatari magazine, Al Jazeera, who just published a very detailed report on the living conditions on site. And the least we can say is that the memory of Formula 1 races is very far away now. THEhe contrast between the excessiveness of the paddock and the Grand Prix is also striking compared to current images.
All that was left of the circuit such as gates, fences and many other items, were used to make shelters. According to local authorities, around fifty people live here. A city within a city.
The fact that Valencia is a coastal city explains the more important arrival of migrants.
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