GBR - UNITED KINGDOM
DAVIDSTOW
Description Circuit no longer operational built on a former military airfield used during World War II. It hosted - among the others - three non-Championship Formula 1 events (Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race). The second of these races marked the first Formula One victory for a Lotus, driven by John Coombs.
Location Davidstow
CON - Cornwall - England
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 50°38'09"     - 4°37'10"
50.635833     -4.619444
UTM Coordinates X = 385480.012  -  Y = 5610580.823  -  Zone 30U
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
Altitude AMSL 292 m - 958 ft
Inauguration 1952
Closing 1955
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English Motor Racing Circuits in England: Then & Now (page 66)Author: Peter Swinger - Published by: Dial House - year: 2001 - ISBN: 0 7110 3104 5
Description
(2) English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955_Cornwall_MRC_Formula_1_RaceWikipedia
(3) English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall_MRC_Formula_1_RaceWikipedia
(4) English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davidstow_CircuitWikipedia

(*) 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.

Davidstow
Description  
Years 1952
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration 1952
Closing 1952
Last update of this page July 21st 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Melbourne Hairpin - Back straight
length 4184  m 13728  ft 2.6  mi   (1)
length 4184  m 13728  ft 2.6  mi   (4)

Davidstow
Description  
Years 1953÷1955
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration 1953
Closing 1955
Last update of this page July 21st 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Davidstow Chicane - Melbourne Hairpin - Back straight - Altarnum Corner - South Corner
length 2973  m 9755  ft 1.848  mi   (2)
length 2977  m 9768  ft 1.85  mi   (1)
length (approx) 3058  m 10032  ft 1.9  mi   (4)
length (approx) 3100  m 10171  ft 1.926  mi   (4)





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