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CRYSTAL PALACE
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with London (1968) - London (2004) - London Olympic Park - London, Docklands - London, Revolution Karting - Wembley Stadium
Description  
Location London
LND - London, City of (London borough) - England
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 51°25'17"     - 0°04'10"
51.421389     -0.069444
UTM Coordinates X = 703747.989  -  Y = 5700761.653  -  Zone 30U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 75 m - 246 ft
Inauguration May 21st 1927
Closing 2000
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English Author: San Collins - Published by: Veloce Publishing Ltd - year: 2005 - ISBN: 9781904788348
(2) English (page 56)Author: Peter Swinger - Published by: Dial House - year: 2001 - ISBN: 0 7110 3104 5
Description
(3) English (page 83)Author: Sam S. Collins, Gavin D. Ireland - Published by: Veloce Publishing Ltd - year: 2005 - ISBN: 1904788319
(4) English
(5) English
(6) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Great Britain and Ireland --> GBR London proposals [ENG]
(7) English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Palace_(circuit)Wikipedia
(8) English www.bmrc.co.uk/championships/cpalace.html
(9) English www.cocgb.dircon.co.uk/cry_pal_racetrack.htm
(10) English www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/t4.htmThe Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing
(11) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(12) English www.rfactorcentral.com/detail.cfm?ID=Crystal%20Palace
(13) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/crystalp.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(14) English www.teamewr.co.uk/cp/crystalpalace.htm
(15) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 19)Mappa e dati essenziali
(16) Italian Autosprint 17/1972 (page 46)Futuro ancora incerto
(17) Italian Autosprint 22/1972 (page 47)Decisa la chiusura del circuito a fine stagione
(18) Italian Autosprint 38/1972 (page 30)Disputata l’ultima gara di Formula 3 prima della chiusura

(*) 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.

Crystal Palace
Description  
Years 1927÷1934
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration May 21st 1927
Closing July 2nd 1934
Last update of this page August 13th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi   (8)
length 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi   (2)
Width 3.7  m 12  ft      (2)

Crystal Palace
Description Cinder oval that used grandstand of the already exant football pitch
Years 1928÷?
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Dirt Oval course
Inauguration 1928
Closing  
Last update of this page January 20th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
Width 402  m 1320  ft 1/4  mi   (2)

Crystal Palace
Description  
Years 1937÷1939
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration April 24th 1937
Closing August 26th 1939
Last update of this page January 20th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Stadium Straight - Ramp Bend - The Ramp - Maxim Rise - South Tower Corner - Terrace Straight - North Tower Crescent - The Glades - Fisherman’s Bend - Fisherman’s Rise - Pond Hairpin - Big Tree Bend - New Zealand Hill - Stadium Dip - Stadium Curve
length 3219  m 10560  ft 2  mi   (2)
length 3219  m 10561  ft 2  mi   (10)
length 3215  m 10548  ft 1.998  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Link Circuit
Description Shortened version of main circuit used in 1937÷1939. It was used surely on April 15th 1939 for Stanley Cup, a Club Car event. I have no more info
Years 1939
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration April 15th 1939
Closing 1939
Last update of this page January 20th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Stadium Straight - Ramp Bend - The Ramp - Maxim Rise - South Tower Corner - Terrace Straight - The Link - New Zealand Hill - Stadium Dip - Stadium Curve
length 1920  m 6299  ft 1.193  mi   (2)

Crystal Palace
Description In 1953÷1960 start/finishline was in Stadium Straight; on April 3rd 1961 (first event of the season) start/finish line was moved to Terrace Straight, just widened for this occasion.
Years 1953÷1972
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration May 23rd 1953
Closing September 23rd 1972
Last update of this page January 20th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Stadium Straight - Ramp Bend - Anerley Ramp - Maxim Rise - The Alley - South Tower Corner - Terrace Straight - North Tower Crescent - The Glade - Park Curve - New Link
length 2237  m 7339  ft 1.39  mi   (2)
length 2214  m 7264  ft 1.376  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

Crystal Palace
Description Sprint race that used a small section of the old circuit
Years 1997÷2000
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Point to point track
Inauguration 1997
Closing 2000
Last update of this page January 20th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Pond Hairpin - North Tower Crescent - The Glade

Crystal Palace: comparison between different layouts

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!)

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Crystal Palace 1937÷1939

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)


Crystal Palace 1953÷1972

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)


Location: + 51°25'17", - 0°04'10"
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
April 17th 2011     Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Description with map
January 8th 2011     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 6th 2009     Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Description with map
October 2nd 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 20th 2008     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
September 17th 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 24th 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 13th 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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