Being a dedicated petrolhead doesn’t always mean leaving a hefty carbon footprint. The good news for Grand Prix fans is that many of Europe’s tracks are easy to reach by high speed rail, meaning you can experience the high-octane thrill of seeing Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and co in action without having to put your foot anywhere near an accelerator pedal.
If you’ve never travelled by train on the Continent, you’ll be more than a little surprised at the speed you can flit between Europe’s major towns and cities. And while top speeds nudging 200mph may not give the mechanics at McLaren and Ferrari any sleepless nights, we can guarantee the seat will be a lot more comfortable.
Here are this season’s Grand Prix races easily reached from the UK by rail.