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VOROBYOVY GORY / SPARROW HILLS / ВОРОБЪЕВЫ ГОРЫ
Not to be confused with Luzhniki / Лужники - Moscow Raceway - Moscow Ring - Moskva (14 km) - Moskva (1982) / Москва (1982) - Moskva (2005÷2006) / Москва (2005÷2006) - Moskva (2520 m) / Москва (2520 м) - Moskva, Kremlin / Москва, Кремль
Description In this area there has been several circuits, both real ones and proposals. Maybe there were some more not shown here.
Location Moskva / Москва́ - Moskva - Tsentralny / Central
Location Near Moscow University, Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills in English); from 1935 to 1999 they were known as Leninskie Gory (Lenin Hills), in Moscow town center, not far from Luzhniki and from 1982 proposal
Latitude - Longitude + 55°42'23"     + 37°32'11"
55.706389     37.536389
UTM Coordinates X = 408030.598  -  Y = 6174372.817  -  Zone 37U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) New Kosmosnimki  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Yandex
Altitude AMSL 193 m - 633 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English mail, note Alexey Rogachev’s and Dracula’s help has been very important for studyinh story of this track.
(2) Russian Formula 1 Thanks to Dracula that give me a copy of that Russian magazine, to Alexey Rogachev that translated it
(3) English ForumForum --> Europe --> More countries --> RUS - Russian Circuits [ENG]
(4) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Soviet racing
(5) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Soviet racing
(6) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Soviet racing
(7) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Soviet racing
(8) Russian nakarte.rambler.ruCity map
(9) Russian ru.wikipedia.org (...)Wikipedia
(10) English www.canopusracing.webzone.ru/crs3.htm
(11) Russian www.formularus.ru/index.php?topic=242005 and 2006 maps
(12) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4192671Track layout
(13) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4192724Track layout
(14) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4194841Track layout
(15) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4194845Track layout
(16) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4194999Track layout
(17) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4196334Track layout
(18) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4594565Track layout
(19) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4594676Track layout
(20) Russian www.ngsa.ru/2007/?id=34
(21) German www.puru.de/moststr.html#russPuru’s & Franz Page
(22) English www.puru.de/moststre.html#russPuru’s & Franz Page
(23) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/vorobyov.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(24) Italian Autosprint 7/1992 (page 8)

(*) 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.

Vorobyovy Gory / Sparrow Hills / Воробъевы Горы
Description This is one of several proposals dated 1980s for a F.1 circuit in Moscow. This one was developed by the Italian Giorgio Rossi, and of course it was never developed
Years 1987
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 17th 2010
Info last update January 2000
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5557  m 18232  ft 3.453  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (12)

Vorobyovy Gory / Sparrow Hills / Воробъевы Горы
Description Proposal not developed dated January 1992. Inauguration should have been on August 1992 (Moscow Super Prix)
Years 1992
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 December 17th 2010
Info last update January 1992
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 2750  m 9022  ft 1.709  mi   (24)
length 2806  m 9207  ft 1.744  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (13)

Vorobyovy Gory / Sparrow Hills / Воробъевы Горы
Description Layout used in 1994 and 1998. According to my sources, it wasn’t used any more time
Years 1994, 1998
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1994
Closing 1998
Last update of this page December 17th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 2070  m 6791  ft 1.286  mi Approximated length (5)
length 2108  m 6914  ft 1.31  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (14)

Vorobyovy Gory / Sparrow Hills / Воробъевы Горы
Description Layout used in 1997; it was very similar to layout used in 1994 and 1998.
Years 1997
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1997
Closing 1997
Last update of this page November 18th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2112  m 6928  ft 1.312  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (15)

Vorobyovy Gory / Sparrow Hills / Воробъевы Горы
Description  
Years 2002
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 2002
Closing 2002
Last update of this page December 17th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3028  m 9934  ft 1.882  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (16)

Vorobyovy Gory / Sparrow Hills / Воробъевы Горы
Description Layout used for some Russian race and for a Renault F.1 parade, held in October 2003. According to Dracula (The Nostalgia Forum), Renault Parade used slightly different route: he thinks it used only a part of back straight of racing track variant.
Years 2003
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Demo/parade circuit
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 17th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1338  m 4389  ft 0.831  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (17)

Vorobyovy Gory / Sparrow Hills / Воробъевы Горы
Description  
Years ...÷2005
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing 2005
Last update of this page June 21st 2011
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2000  m 6562  ft 1.243  mi   (11)
length 2006  m 6581  ft 1.247  mi   (20)
length 2024  m 6639  ft 1.257  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (18)
Min width 12.6  m 41  ft      (20)
Min width 12.6  m 41  ft      (11)
Max width 16  m 52  ft      (11)

Vorobyovy Gory / Sparrow Hills / Воробъевы Горы
Description Track layout is veru similar to the one used until 2005
Years 2006÷2007÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 21st 2011
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2031  m 6665  ft 1.262  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (19)

Comparison between Moscow circuits: Luzhniki, 1982 proposal, Kremlin Proposal and Vorobyovy Gory

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
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Google Maps - Google Earth Comparison between Moscow circuits: <a href=Luzhniki, 1982 proposal, Kremlin Proposal and Vorobyovy Gory" />


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Vorobyovy Gory: 1987 proposal

Vorobyovy Gory: 1987 proposal

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Vorobyovy Gory: 1992 proposal

Vorobyovy Gory: 1992 proposal

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Vorobyovy Gory 1994 and 1998

Vorobyovy Gory 1994 and 1998

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Vorobyovy Gory 1997

Vorobyovy Gory 1997

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(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)


Vorobyovy Gory 2002

Vorobyovy Gory 2002

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
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(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)


Vorobyovy Gory 2002

Vorobyovy Gory 2002

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
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Vorobyovy Gory 2005

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Vorobyovy Gory 2006

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
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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: + 55°42'23", + 37°32'11"
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
June 22nd 2011     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lutz Huppenbauer Update Description with map
December 17th 2010     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 18th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
June 24th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 17th 2006     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
March 10th 2006     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
November 14th 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 11th 2003   1994, 1998 Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 7th 2003   1997 Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 7th 2003   2002 Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 12th 2003     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
August 5th 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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