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LONG BEACH
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Description Street track inaugurated in 1975. Till now it has been used by F.5000 (1975), F.1 (1976÷1983) and Cart/Champ Cap (from 1984).
This area changed quite a lot over the years, so it’s not possible to see all circuit layout on aerial photo
Location Long Beach
CA - California - Western States
Location East & West Shoreline Drive - West & East Seaside Drive
Long Beach - 90802 (California)
Latitude - Longitude + 33°45'50"     -118°11'22"
33.763889     -118.189444
UTM Coordinates X = 389851.401  -  Y = 3736612.444  -  Zone 11S
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL 5 m - 16 ft
Inauguration 1975
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (United States) (page 98)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) English ForumForum --> North America --> USA: Western States -->
(3) English ForumForum --> North America --> USA: Western States --> California - Long Beach ePrix [ENG]
(4) English (United States) home.san.rr.com/fsheff/covlb0380.htmLong Beach GP 1980
(5) English (United States) home.san.rr.com/fsheff/covlb477.htmLong Beach GP 1977
(6) English (United States) home.san.rr.com/fsheff/covlb975.htmLong Beach GP 1975
(7) English www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-long-beach/long-beach-circuit.aspx
(8) English (United States) www.fototime.com/inv/CD77CAE4961194ALong Beach GP 1983
(9) English (United States) www.longbeachgp.com/html/circuit_map_large.html
(10) English www.milermeter.com/?r=6314070Track layout
(11) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/archive/f1/1976/76usaw.html
(12) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/archive/f1/1982/82usaw.html
(13) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/archive/f1/1983/83usaw.html
(14) English (United States) www.world-challenge.com/events/circuit.php?name=Grand%20Prix%20of%20Long%20Beach
(15) Italian Autosprint 5/1975 (page 19)Anteprima del circuito per la F.1 1976 (senza mappa)
(16) Italian Autosprint 42/1975 (page 20)Decise le modifiche per la F.1 dopo la gara di F.5000
(17) Italian Autosprint 11/1982 (page 6)Novità 1982
(18) Italian Autosprint 27/1982 (page 28)Come cambierà il circuito nel 1982 e 1983
(19) Italian Autosprint 52/1982 (page 16)
(20) Italian Autosprint 12/1983 (page 7)Modifiche 1983
(21) Italian Autosprint 13/1984 (page 48)
(22) English (United States) www.gplb.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.

Long Beach
Description From 1978 to 1981 start line was on the opposite side of the track (with reference to pits and finish line)
Years 1975÷1981
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1975
Closing 1981
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive
length 3251  m 10666  ft 2.02  mi   (11)

Long Beach
Description In 1982 some sections of the old track were not anymore available, because they were used for build new buildings. Sections in front of pits, on Ocean Boulevard, was unchanged. Straight on Shoreline Drive was broken by a right - left - right chicane, more or less ad one third of its length. According to some malices, it was made in order to favour atmospheric engines on turbo. It’s already scheduled to move back pits on Shoreline Drive on 1983. As it happened from 1978, probably start line was on Shoreline Drive (not shown on my map)
Years 1982
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1982
Closing 1982
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive
length 3428  m 11247  ft 2.13  mi   (12)

Long Beach
Description Start line and first 4 corners were unchanged in comparison with 1982 layout. From Corner 5 new section begun: the track went to Pine Avenue, then turned left (corner 6) and went through new Hyatt Hotel garage. After corners 7 and 8, circuit went on Seaside Way through Convention Center subway toward corner 9, where the new circuit join the old one. Hairpin 11 was probably brought backwards. Corner 12 was modified (even if it’s not shown on the map), in order to make pit lane entry.
Years 1983
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1983
Closing 1983
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive - Camus Bridge - Turn 1 (Toyota Corner) - Turn 2 - Turn 3 - Turn 4 - Michelob Corner - Michelob Bridge - Turn 5 - Pine Avenue - Turn 6 - Hyatt Hotel - Turn 7 - Turn 8 - Convention Center - Seaside way - Turn 9 - Marlboro Bridge - Turn 10 - Turn 11 - Turn 12 - Bridgestone Bridge
length 3275  m 10745  ft 2.035  mi   (13)

Long Beach
Description  
Years 1984÷1986
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1984
Closing 1986
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive
length 2687  m 8816  ft 1.67  mi   (21)

Long Beach
Description  
Years 1987÷1991
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1987
Closing 1991
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive
length (approx) 2687  m 8816  ft 1.67  mi    

Long Beach
Description  
Years 1992÷1998
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1992
Closing 1998
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive
length (approx) 2533  m 8310  ft 1.574  mi    

Long Beach
Description  
Years 1999÷2000
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1999
Closing 2000
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive
length (approx) 2935  m 9629  ft 1.824  mi    

Long Beach
Description  
Years 2001÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 2001
Closing  
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive
length 3167  m 10391  ft 1.968  mi   (9)
length 3167  m 10391  ft 1.968  mi   (14)

Formula E
Description This circuit should host an event of FIA Formula E (electrical single seater) championship in April 2015.
Years 2015÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 24th 2014
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Shoreline Drive
length 2100  m 6890  ft 1.305  mi   (7)
length 2127  m 6978  ft 1.322  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (10)

Long Beach 1975÷1981

Long Beach 1975÷1981


Long Beach 1982

Long Beach 1982


Long Beach 1983

Long Beach 1983


Long Beach 1984÷1986

Long Beach 1984÷1986


Long Beach 1987÷1991

Long Beach 1987÷1991


Long Beach 1992÷1998

Long Beach 1992÷1998


Long Beach 1999÷2000

Long Beach 1999÷2000


Long Beach 2001÷...

Long Beach 2001÷...


Long Beach: Formula E 2015 circuit

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This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

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Latitude - Longitude: + 33°45'50", -118°11'22"
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
May 24th 2014 Formula E 2015÷... Guido de Carli Peer Risch Peer Risch Update Description with map
November 8th 2005     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
March 30th 2005   1982 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
March 30th 2005   1983 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
July 19th 2003     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
July 4th 2003   1983 Guido de Carli     New Description
May 3rd 2003   1975÷1981 Guido de Carli     New Description
September 25th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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