Laguna Seca is a 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course located in southern California's Monterey County that is world-renowned for its stunning settings and challenging turns. It's one of America's most popular racing circuits, hosting some of the most exciting events in the motorsport calendar.
Nearest track of a similar category is Sonoma Raceway (185 kilometers away).
Laguna Seca is considered by many as one of the most difficult circuits to master and is renowned for its tight and technical 11-turn, 2.238 mile road course.
The main straightaway at Laguna Seca is the world’s shortest major race course, measuring 3/4 of a mile long.
The iconic Corkscrew turn on the course is a 180 foot drop that is said to induce up to 4 G’s of downforce on drivers.
With 11 turns total, Laguna Seca is the shortest world-class track on the motor racing calendar.
The track’s fast, sweeping layout requires a high level of lateral acceleration and top speeds over 130 mph.
Laguna Seca is the only permanent track in the United States with a “Roman” arch bridge over the start/finish line.
The paddock area at the track was designed by legendary American architect Frank Gehry.
The Laguna Seca course has been in use for professional races since 1957 and is currently home to the annual IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race.
The track hosted the United States Grand Prix from 1961 to 1980 and has held Formula One testing sessions in the past.
Laguna Seca was the first U.S. track to require that all competitors wear a helmet when driving.