FRA - FRANCE
COGNAC
Description  
Location Châteaubernard
16 - Charente - Poitou-Charentes
Location Cognac-Châteaubernard Airport
Latitude - Longitude + 45°39'41"     - 0°18'48"
45.661389     -0.313333
UTM Coordinates X = 709298.519  -  Y = 5059937.572  -  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 31 m - 102 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) French www.forum-auto.com/sport-auto/theme49/sujet378383.htmForum Auto --> FORUM Sport Auto --> Circuit --> Cognac Circuit
(2) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2724385Track layout
(3) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2724460Track layout
(4) English www.the-fastlane.co.uk/formula2/F364_E41.htmF2 Register
(5) English www.the-fastlane.co.uk/formula2/F365_E44.htmF2 Register
(6) English Autosport /1964 (page 485)(Autosport Vol. 29 No. 13) Map
(7) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 21)Mappa and essential data

(*) 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.

Cognac
Description This track layout hosted 1st Trophée de Cognac (a F.3 event) on August 8th 1964 and a stage of Tour de France on September 15th 1964. I don’t know if it was used also in previous years or if it was inaugurated in 1964.
I don’t know direction of the circuit. Below, when indicating length of straights and corners I suppose it was clockwise, but I could be wrong
Years 1964?
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration  
Closing 1964
Last update of this page April 13th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4900  m 16076  ft 3.045  mi   (4)
length 327  m 1073  ft 0.203  mi Turn 1 (6)
length 150  m 492  ft    Turn 2 (6)
length 4872  m 15985  ft 3.028  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)
Straight length 615  m 2018  ft 0.382  mi Start finish straight (6)
Straight length 1086  m 3563  ft 0.675  mi Longest straight (6)
Straight length 650  m 2133  ft 0.404  mi Straight between turn 4 and turn 5 (6)
Straight length 300  m 984  ft 0.186  mi Straight between turn 6 and turn 7 (6)
Straight length 500  m 1640  ft 0.311  mi Straight between turn 7 and turn 8 (6)
Straight length 900  m 2953  ft 0.559  mi Straight between turn 5 and turn 6 (6)
Straight length 380  m 1247  ft 0.236  mi Straight between turn 8 and turn 9 (6)

Cognac
Description Layout used at least for II Trophée de Cognac (2nd Cognac Trophy) on July 25th 1965
Years 1965?
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 14th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3600  m 11811  ft 2.237  mi   (5)

Cognac
Description This layout was in use in 1969, but I don’t know whrn it was first used. Recostruction on Gmaps Pedometer could be wrong or approximated
Years ...÷1969÷...
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 13th 2009
Info last update May 1969
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4908  m 16102  ft 3.05  mi   (7)
length 4759  m 15615  ft 2.957  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (3)

Cognac 1964

Cognac 1964

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Cognac 1969

Cognac 1969

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
April 14th 2009     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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