AUS - AUSTRALIA
SANDOWN PARK
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description Circuit built around a racecourse ground and inaugurated on March 11th 1962. In 1984 the circuit was completely renovated: it was widened up to at least 10 m, it was added a new infield loop in order to lengthened it up to 3900 m and pits were renovated. On the contrary, the dangerous pit lane entry was unchanged and still on the race line in a fast bend. The old 3100 m circuit (not shown on my map) is still available. The renovated circuit was inagurated on September 9th 1984 with Castrol 500; on December 2nd 1984 it hosted Sandown 1000 km, valid for Endurance World Championship and they asked a F.1 GP to be raced on April or November 1985 (raced at Adelaide)
Location Sandown Park, Melbourne
VIC - Victoria
Location  
Latitude - Longitude - 37°57'12"     +145°09'52"
-37.953333     145.164444
UTM Coordinates X = 338734.231  -  Y = 5797773.737  -  Zone 55H
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) NearMap
Altitude AMSL 47 m - 154 ft
Inauguration March 11th 1962
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Australian English tracks.worldofmotorsport.com/betta500.htmLong course map
(2) Australian English www.hsv.com.au/racing/tracks/sandown.htm
(3) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(4) Italian Autosprint 19/1984 (page 56)Allungamento per accogliere la F.1 nel 1985
(5) Italian Rombo 39/1984 (page 81)Inaugurata la nuova configurazione lunga (3,9 km)
(6) Australian English www.sandown.net.auOfficial website

(*) 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.

Sandown International Raceway
Description  
Years 1962÷1983
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration March 11th 1962
Closing  
Last update of this page July 23rd 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3100  m 10171  ft 1.926  mi   (2)
Straight length 900  m 2953  ft 0.559  mi Start finish straight (5)

Sandown International Raceway
Description  
Years 1984÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration September 9th 1984
Closing  
Last update of this page August 5th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3878  m 12723  ft 2.41  mi Long circuit (3)
length 3900  m 12795  ft 2.423  mi Long circuit (4)
length 3100  m 10171  ft 1.926  mi National Circuit (2)
length 3104  m 10184  ft 1.929  mi National Circuit (3)
Min width 10  m 33  ft      (5)
Straight length 900  m 2953  ft 0.559  mi Start finish straight (5)

Sandown Park - long course (3900 m)

Sandown Park - long course (3900 m)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
August 27th 2005 Sandown International Raceway 1984÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 4th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 27th 2003 Sandown International Raceway 1984÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 7th 2003 Sandown International Raceway 1984÷... Guido de Carli     New Description
March 5th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
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