But 2022's race proved to be the last at the track as F1 decided against renewing its contract for the upcoming campaign. Whether it will return in the future on a rotational basis remains to be seen.
Istanbul Park - Turkey [Last race: 2021]
One of the best-loved modern race tracks to have graced the F1 calendar, Istanbul Park dropped off the schedule after hosting the 2011 Turkish Grand Prix.
But when Covid hit in 2020, the venue stepped in to add to the numbers for F1, providing the setting for Hamilton to secure a seventh championship in remarkable fashion given the newly resurfaced track was like ice in the wet-weather conditions.
Another opportunity arose in 2021, but the substitute performance came to an end there.
Sochi Autodrom - Russia [Last race: 2021]
Russia joined the calendar in 2014 and provided some exciting moments in otherwise forgettable races.
The final race at the venue was a barnstormer, with rain late on cruelly denying Lando Norris a first grand prix victory when the McLaren driver opted not to pit for grooved tyres.
But the invasion of Ukraine and subsequent war saw Russia's involvement in worldwide activities almost completely cut-off, with F1 acting swiftly to cancel its contract with the country's event.
Algarve International - Portugal [Last race: 2021]
Another substitute venue in the Algarve International Circuit.
The Portimão track hosted two grands prix in 2020 and 2021, providing F1 with a vastly different challenge to the norm given the rollercoaster-style undulations.
Lewis Hamilton won both races for Mercedes and whilst under consideration to replace the Chinese Grand Prix this year, Portugal remains off the calendar for the foreseeable future.
Nurburgring - Germany [Last race: 2020]
One of the classic F1 tracks, the Nürburgring was forced to settle with alternating with Hockenheim as host of the German Grand Prix before falling off the calendar in 2015 after last staging the race in 2013.
But a return came during the pandemic in 2020, though the weather conditions wiped out Friday running in October.
The Eifel Grand Prix signalled the end for the circuit in F1, with a return unlikely in the coming years.
Mugello - Italy [Last race: 2020]
A one-off venue in 2020, the Italian circuit provided a new challenge for drivers.
Old-school high-speed sweeping corners up and down hills provided spectacular viewing, as well as an action-packed grand prix that involved a restart meleé and a hefty hit for Lance Stroll in the Racing Point.
But the circuit was only ever a replacement and with two races already scheduled in Italy [Imola and Monza] it is unlikely that will change anytime soon.
Hockenheim - Germany [Last race: 2019]
The final German Grand Prix was a corker as rain hit .
The circuit had, admittedly, lost some of its soul when redeveloped at the beginning of the century, leading to the omission of the blast into the forest.
But the redevelopments helped provide some classic races, particularly when Mercedes had a shocker as it celebrated its 125th year in motorsport.
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