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GBR - UNITED KINGDOM
LONDON (1968)
Not to be confused with Crystal Palace - London (2004) - London ExCeL - London Olympic Park - London, Docklands - London, Revolution Karting - Wembley Stadium
Description This circuit in 1968 won the Autosport competition for a street circuit. In 1980 it was nearly to put in use. In 2007 Tour de France (bike) run first stage on a similar circuit, equal to this one in Hyde Park area.
Some sections are in common with 2004 proposal.
Location London
LND - London, City of (London borough) - England
Location In London center, trough Hyde Park and St.James Park and some more famous spots as Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Admirality Arch
Latitude - Longitude + 51°30'12"     - 0°09'04"
51.503333     -0.151111
UTM Coordinates X = 697716.481  -  Y = 5709648.326  -  Zone 30U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 17 m - 56 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer Nichols
John Nichols
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Great Britain and Ireland --> GBR London proposals [ENG]
(2) English www.itccommunications.net/Fjnff.html#THE%20LONDON%20GRAND%20PRIX%20CIRCUITMap and history
(3) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1529719Track layout
(4) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(5) English Autosport /1982 [Publishing date: April 1st 1982]

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

London (1968)
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page January 10th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points The Mall - Constitution Hill - Duke of Wellington Place - Piccadilly Arcade - Park Lane - Hyde Park Corner - Serpentine Road / Park Straight - Serpentine Corner - Exhibition Road - The Ring - Queens Gate Corner - Kensington Road - Knightsbridge - Piccadilly Straight - Piccadilly Circus / Eros Chicane - Haymarket - Cockspur Street - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Admirality Arch
length 8047  m 26399  ft 5  mi   (4)
length 8172  m 26810  ft 5.078  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (3)

London: comparison between 1968, 2004 and London Olympic Park proposals

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


London 1968

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Location: + 51°30'12", - 0°09'04"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 10th 2008     Guido de Carli jab jab New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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