GER - GERMANY
AVUS - AUTOMOBIL VERKEHRS UND UBUNG STRAßE
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Berlin, Radrennbahn des Werner-Seelenbinder-Stadions - Berlin, Stalinallee - Berlin, Trabrennbahn Karlshorst - Berlin, Trabrennbahn Mariendorf - Berlin, Trabrennbahn Ruhleben
Description  
Location Berlin
BE - Berlin - 1949÷1990: BRD / DDR
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 52°29'40"     + 13°16'01"
52.494444     13.266944
UTM Coordinates X = 382344.636  -  Y = 5817445.77  -  Zone 33U
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 (*) GoYellow.de
Altitude AMSL (approx) 50 m - 164 ft    (approx)
Inauguration 1921
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English Autodrome: The Lost Race Circuits of Europe (page 128)Author: Sam S. Collins, Gavin D. Ireland - Published by: Veloce Publishing Ltd - year: 2005 - ISBN: 1904788319
(2) English Dutch www.circuitsofthepast.nlCircuit of the Past
(3) German www.formel3guide.com (...)Go to corresponding season and click on "Streckenplan"
(4) English www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/t2.htmTHE GOLDEN ERA OF GRAND PRIX RACING - track description
(5) German www.landkartenindex.de/spezial/spezial_rennstrecken_freiburgschauinsland.htm1952 layout
(6) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1408252Track layout
(7) English www.panoramio.com/user/761553/tags/AvusPhotos by Roelard Smit
(8) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(9) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/avus.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(10) Italian www.tazionuvolari.it/corse5it.htmTazio Nuvolari’s official website
(11) Italian www.tazionuvolari.it/corse6it.htmTazio Nuvolari’s official website
(12) German https://www.motorrennsportarchiv.de/locations/avusMotorrennsport-Archiv Jordan
(13) Italian Autosprint 39/1967 (page 23)Corsa l’ultima gara, circuito avviato alla demolizione
(14) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 19)Mappa e dati essenziali
(15) Italian Autosprint 10/1971 (page 36)Sarà riaperto nel 1974 per la Formula 2
(16) Italian Autosprint 2/1982 (page 54)Stanziati fondi per aumentare la sicurezza
(17) Italian Quattroruote 720/2015 (page 63)Actual situation (photos and description in brief) [Publishing date: September 2015]

(*) 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.

AVUS - Automobil Verkehrs und Ubung Straße
Description  
Years 1921÷1936
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1921
Closing 1936
Last update of this page November 19th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 19565  m 64190  ft 12.157  mi   (11)
length 19569  m 64203  ft 12.16  mi   (8)
length 19630  m 64403  ft 12.198  mi   (10)
length 16703  m 54800  ft 10.379  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)

AVUS - Automobil Verkehrs und Ubung Straße
Description  
Years 1937÷1939
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1937
Closing 1939
Last update of this page November 19th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 19279  m 63251  ft 11.98  mi   (8)

AVUS - Automobil Verkehrs und Ubung Straße
Description  
Years 1951÷1967
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1951
Closing 1967
Last update of this page November 19th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 8299  m 27228  ft 5.157  mi   (8)
length 8300  m 27231  ft 5.158  mi   (9)

AVUS - Automobil Verkehrs und Ubung Straße
Description I don’t know why Autoprint 21/1969 reports such a short track length, probably it’s a mistake
Years 1968÷1988
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1968
Closing 1988
Last update of this page November 19th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 8109  m 26604  ft 5.039  mi   (8)
length 8110  m 26608  ft 5.039  mi   (3)
length 3960  m 12992  ft 2.461  mi to be verified (14)

AVUS - Automobil Verkehrs und Ubung Straße
Description  
Years 1989÷1991
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1989
Closing 1991
Last update of this page November 19th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4879  m 16007  ft 3.032  mi   (8)

AVUS - Automobil Verkehrs und Ubung Straße
Description  
Years 1992÷1993
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1992
Closing 1993
Last update of this page November 19th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2639  m 8658  ft 1.64  mi   (8)

AVUS - Automobil Verkehrs und Ubung Straße
Description  
Years 1994÷1999
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration 1994
Closing 1999
Last update of this page November 19th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2639  m 8659  ft 1.64  mi   (9)
length 2639  m 8658  ft 1.64  mi   (8)

AVUS 1921÷1936 (to be verified)

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PHOTOS

Comparison between historical and modern photos

Photos by David Griac (jpm) -  
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PHOTOS

Photos taken by David Griac (jpm) and reproduced with his kind permission

Photos by David Griac (jpm) - June 6th 2012
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Infield UmbauInfieldInfield: paddockInfield: panorama

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 3rd 2015     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 29th 2013     Guido de Carli   David Griac (jpm) Update Photos (on this site)
November 19th 2008     Guido de Carli Vasco Vasco Update Description with map
October 2nd 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
June 17th 2008     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Photos (link)
May 11th 2007     Lorenzo Tommasi   Roelard Smit Update Description
August 23rd 2005   1951÷1967 Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 17th 2003     Guido de Carli   Uwe Sautter New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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