ZIM - ZIMBABWE
BELVEDERE AIRFIELD
Description Not to be confused with Belvedere street circuit, few meters far.
The circuit was used surely for Rhodesian Grand Prix on August 14th 1960, but I don’t know if this was its first race or not.
Location Salisbury / Harare - Harare
Location Former Belvedere airfield, North West of Salisbury (renamed Harare on April 18th 1982). Now this area is completely built over
Latitude - Longitude (approx) - 17°49'44"     + 31°00'31"     (approx)
-17.828889     31.008611     (approx)
UTM Coordinates (approx) X = 288949.192  -  Y = 8027622.075  -  Zone 36K     (approx)
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL (approx) 1460 m - 4790 ft    (approx)
Inauguration August 14th 1960
Closing 1974
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Africa --> African Countries --> ZIM - Belvedere Street + Airport [ENG]
(2) English cgi.ebay.it/ (...)Bid for a copy of Rhodesian GP - 1960 - Official Souvenir Program
(3) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Rhodesian circuits
(4) English www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/aa-africa/zim/zim-af-bases.htmZimbabwe Military Air Bases and Airfields
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database

(*) 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.

Belvedere Airfield
Description  
Years 1960÷1974
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration August 14th 1960
Closing 1974
Last update of this page February 23rd 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Pichanie Street - Back Straight
length 3219  m 10560  ft 2  mi   (5)

Belvedere Airfield

Belvedere Airfield



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
February 23rd 2009   1960÷1974 Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
February 22nd 2009   1960÷1974 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Bob Simbel Update Description with map
October 4th 2007   1960÷1974 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
April 20th 2007   1960÷1974 Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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