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GBR - UNITED KINGDOM
LONDON (2004)
Not to be confused with Crystal Palace - London (1968) - London ExCeL - London Olympic Park - London, Docklands - London, Revolution Karting - Wembley Stadium
Description In May 2004 Bernie Ecclesone was at loggerheads with Silverstone for future home of British F.1 GP. As an alternative for the traditional circuit, there were rumors about a new circuit to be made in London. BBC Sport tried to draw a possible layout. Some sections are in common with 1968 proposal.
Location London
LND - London, City of (London borough) - England
Location Center of London, between Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Piccadilly Circus
Latitude - Longitude + 51°30'34"     - 0°08'41"
51.509444     -0.144722
UTM Coordinates X = 698133.28  -  Y = 5710345.047  -  Zone 30U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 33 m - 108 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.milermeter.com/?r=2703734Track layout
(3) English news.bbc.co.uk (...) [Publishing date: May 21st 2004]

(*) 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 (2004)
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 April 6th 2009
Info last update 2004
Designer  
Distinctive points The Mall - Constitution Hill - Duke of Wellington Place - Park Lane - Cumberland Gate - Marble Arch - Oxford Street - Regent Street - Piccadilly Circus - Shaftesbury Avenue - Charing Cross Road - St, Martin’s Place - Trafalgar Square
length 6850  m 22475  ft 4.257  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)

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

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 2004

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°30'34", - 0°08'41"
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 6th 2009     Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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