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SIRACUSA, AUTODROMO
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Description  
Location Siracusa
SR - Siracusa - Sicilia
Location South west of Siracusa near Strada Statale 124, in Sicily. Some stands of the new track are the same used on the old one (1951÷1970)
Latitude - Longitude + 37°04'19"     + 15°15'19"
37.071944     15.255278
UTM Coordinates X = 522692.235  -  Y = 4102883.875  -  Zone 33S
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL 6 m - 20 ft
Inauguration 1950
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian English ForumForum --> Europe --> Italy --> Riqualificazione autodromo Siracusa [ITA - ENG]
(2) English members.fortunecity.com/quintin_cloud/19501965/195065nc/1951sgp.htmThe Formula One Homepage of Grand Prix Results and History
(3) Italian www.csai.org/autodrom.htm
(4) English www.ddavid.com/formula1/syra1955.htm
(5) Italian www.hobbytime.it/siracusa.htmlSiracusa GP history
(6) Italian www.melluzzo.it/autodromo.htmTeam Melluzzo: present circuit
(7) Italian www.motorsportblog.it (...)
(8) Italian www.pistalibera.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37
(9) Italian www.sicilyonbike.it (...)
(10) Italian www.siracusanews.it (...)
(11) Italian Autosprint 49/1967 (page 29)Articolo sugli autodromo italiani in genere e mappa
(12) Italian Autosprint 27/1970 (page 16)Circuito fantasma, ma ci sarebbero i fondi per rinnovarlo
(13) Italian Autosprint 40/1970 (page 29)Trovati 700 milioni per i lavori?
(14) Italian Autosprint 42/1970 (page 39)Dovrebbe tornare agibile il circuito di Siracusa
(15) Italian Autosprint 12/1972 (page 13)Qualcosa si muove per il nuovo autodromo
(16) Italian Autosprint 48/1972 (page 25)Si è riacceso l’interesse per il nuovo circuito (con mappa)
(17) Italian Autosprint 51/1975 (page 33)Il progettista del nuovo circuito presenta la mappa a Fittipaldi (solo foto)
(18) Italian Autosprint 21/1977 (page 45)Nuovo circuito pronto in luglio
(19) Italian Autosprint 2/1983 (page 4)Ne parlano i politici, ma intanto niente pista
(20) Italian Autosprint 17/1983 (page 125)Deciso il rilancio dell’autodromo
(21) Italian Rombo 8/1987 (page 87)History of racing cars in Sicily: short info
(22) Italian Autosprint 13/1998 (page 50)
(23) Italian Autosprint 47/2010 (page 80)On November 27th 2010 works will begin for restructure the track
(24) Italian Autosprint 49/2010 (page 82)
(25) Italian www.autodromosiracusa.comOfficial website

(*) 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.

Siracusa, Autodromo
Description Map derived from aerial photo shows old track as is today; once start/stop straight has some little curves. The ’S’ just after new hairpin was built after the track was closed for fitting to new track. First race was in Spring 1950, 1st Coppa d’Oro di Sicilia (Sicily Golden Cup), a race for Sport cars. Following years first F.1 event was held here (not championship race). Last F.1 race was in 1967, but according to Autosprint 48/1972, it was closed only in 1970.
Years 1950÷1970
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1950
Closing 1970
Last update of this page March 17th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Curva della Madonnina - Curva Carpintieri - Curva Floridia - Centrale del Latte - Sopraelevata
length 5406  m 17736  ft 3.359  mi   (2)
length 5472  m 17953  ft 3.4  mi   (4)
length 5472  m 17953  ft 3.4  mi   (5)

Siracusa, Autodromo
Description Renovation project. I have more info
Years 1970
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 18th 2006
Info last update October 1970
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5500  m 18045  ft 3.418  mi   (14)
Width 12  m 39  ft      (14)

Siracusa, Autodromo
Description In 1972 new Siracusa circuit was again proposed. The new circuit should have been used some section of the old circuit closed in 1970 (or 1967?), particularly the old grandstands made in reinforced concrete that could host up to 4000 spectators. Many works are necessary and Siracusa Automobil Club went on with funds allocated by local Councillorship of Tourism. CSAI declared that it would have given all funds available to the most important circuit, that is the permanent track near Palermo that should have hosted future Targa Florio. Construction started in 1973, but with a slighlty different layout and the track - still unfinished - was opened only in 2000!
Years 1972
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page March 17th 2008
Info last update November 1972
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Autodromo di Siracusa
Description This track should have been replaced thsince 1951 to 1967. Its constructions begun on 1973, it has been inaugurated on December 8th 2000 but working has not finished yet. On November 27th 2010 some new works begun for restructuring the track
Short track and chicane are only on Autosprint magazine and CSAI website, but not on aerial photo: is it a proposal not developed?
Years 1972÷2010
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration December 8th 2000
Closing  
Last update of this page June 29th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5439  m 17844  ft 3.38  mi Main Course (3)
length 5490  m 18012  ft 3.411  mi Main Course (22)
length 3200  m 10499  ft 1.988  mi Short circuit (proposal not developed) (3)

Autodromo di Siracusa
Description Short course #1 is around start/finish section, while # 2 one is around the opposite section
Years 2011÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 29th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5404  m 17730  ft 3.358  mi Main Course (25)
length 2707  m 8881  ft 1.682  mi Short circuit # 1 (25)
length 2549  m 8363  ft 1.584  mi Short circuit # 2 (25)
Width 12  m 39  ft    Start finish straight (25)
Width 12  m 39  ft    Turn 1 (25)
Min width 11  m 36  ft      (25)
Straight length 1037  m 3402  ft 0.644  mi Start finish straight (25)

Siracusa: comparison between the old track (green) and the new one (red)

Siracusa: comparison between the old track (green) and the new one (red)


Siracusa: 1998 proposal, long course (from Autosprint)

Siracusa: 1998 proposal, long course (from Autosprint)

Siracusa: 1998 proposal, long course (from Autosprint)


Siracusa: 1972 proposal, long course

Siracusa: 1972 proposal, long course

Siracusa: 1972 proposal, long course


Latitude - Longitude: + 37°04'19", + 15°15'19"
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
December 17th 2010 Autodromo di Siracusa 2011÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 28th 2010 Autodromo di Siracusa 2011÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 30th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 27th 2005   1972 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
October 30th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
August 31st 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
July 4th 2003 Autodromo di Siracusa 1972÷2010 Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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