FRA - FRANCE
BORDEAUX QUINCONCES
Not to be confused with Bordeaux-Mérignac
Description  
Location Bordeaux
33 - Gironde - Aquitaine
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 44°50'44"     - 0°34'25"
44.845556     -0.573611
UTM Coordinates X = 691750.017  -  Y = 4968657.944  -  Zone 30T
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) GéoPortail
Altitude AMSL 12 m - 39 ft
Inauguration 1951
Closing 1955
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1505004Track layout
(2) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(3) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/bordeaux.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(4) English www.the-fastlane.co.uk/formula2/F253_8.htmF2 Register

(*) 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.

Bordeaux Quinconces
Description Sources don’t agree about track length. Map on by The Gel Motorsport reports that it is 2.45 km - 1.4 mi long, but conversion between km and miles is wrong.
Years 1951÷1952
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1951
Closing 1952
Last update of this page April 8th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2209  m 7248  ft 1.373  mi   (1)
length 2253  m 7392  ft 1.4  mi   (3)
length 2253  m 7392  ft 1.4  mi   (2)
length 2450  m 8038  ft 1.522  mi   (3)
length 2548  m 8360  ft 1.583  mi   (4)

Bordeaux Quinconces
Description Sources don’t agree about track length. Map on by The Gel Motorsport reports that it is 2.45 km - 1.4 mi long, but conversion between km and miles is wrong.
Years 1953÷1955
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration May 3rd 1953
Closing 1955
Last update of this page April 8th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2209  m 7248  ft 1.373  mi   (1)
length 2253  m 7392  ft 1.4  mi   (2)
length 2253  m 7392  ft 1.4  mi   (3)
length 2450  m 8038  ft 1.522  mi   (3)
length 2548  m 8360  ft 1.583  mi   (4)

Bordeaux Quinconces (all)

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 Earth
(milermeter.com can be 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)


Bordeaux Quinconces 1951÷1952

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 Earth
(milermeter.com can be 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)


Bordeaux Quinconces 1953÷1955

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 Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be 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)



PHOTOS

1953÷1955 layout. Photos and description in English are by Clyde Berryman, here published with his authorization. Translation in Italian is by Guido de Carli.

Photos by Clyde P. Berryman -  
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

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Coming back from along the quai, the cars would turn left and go up the current Allées de MunichThe road curved around the back of the Monument au GirondinsThe road behind the Monument au Girondins: cars would arrive from the right in this picture, then follow the road behind the tall monumentMonument au Girondins seen from the Cours de Tournon

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The Monument au Girondins which dominates the Places des Quinconces around which the car wentThe cars would come from the back of this picture and come to the foreground, exiting to the right (NOT the direction of arrows on the asphalt). This is now Allées de BristolThese columns dominated the pits and the start/finish line along Quai Louis XVIIIThe cars would appears from the left, go through a 180 degree hairpin turn in front of the Bourse Maritime (building on the right) and head back towards the left of the picture along Quai Louis XVIII


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 21st 2010   1953÷1955 Guido de Carli   Clyde P. Berryman Update Photos (on this site)
January 8th 2008     Lorenzo Tommasi Lorenzo Tommasi   New Map
April 8th 2006     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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