Having a new circuit on the Formula One calendar isn't usually something to shout about these days. The introduction of Sepang, Sakhir, Shanghai, Istanbul, and Fuji all in the last decade have reduced the impact and novelty of each new venue. But both of this season's additions ought to be events to remember.
The first of which, this weekend's European Grand Prix, has created a fanfare greater than each of the above tracks, largely thanks to the street circuit layout around the port of Valencia.
Formula One's first new street course in 12 years is expected to put on quite a show, especially if suggestions of a high-speed track with genuine overtaking opportunities prove to be accurate.