Albi Aerodrome 1469

Albi Aerodrome

Two years after the Circuit Raymond Sommer closed in 1960, the Grand Prix d'Albi was revived at an airfield on the western outskirts of town.

Country
France
Location
Albi, Midi-Pyrenees
Co-ordinates
43.916039, 2.118799
Latest Race
First Race

Two years after the Circuit Raymond Sommer closed in 1960, the Grand Prix d’Albi was revived at an airfield on the western outskirts of town. Flat and featureless in comparison with the previous circuit, initial events were for Formula Junior and its replacement F3. Rumours that the 1970 French Grand Prix would be held at Albi proved ill-founded and a European Formula 2 race was the headline event during the early 1970s. The circuit then turned to national series for the GP, although it lost its annual single-seater highlight when the French and German F3 series amalgamated to form the F3 Euroseries in 2003. The French GT Championship and a historic GP have since provided Albi’s leading attractions.

Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.215 (Miles)

Change

The exits to Courbe Armand Brouzes and Double Droite de l'Aerodrome modified

Fastest Race Lap

Dominique Cauvin, 1m18.034, 102.186 mph, Group CN sports cars, 2015

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.206 (Miles)

Change

Esse Francois Flad built at first corner and Virage du Parc further modified

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.207 (Miles)

Change

Further modifications to Virage du Parc

Fastest Race Lap

Tiago Monteiro (Dallara F399-Renault), 1m09.087, 115.003 mph, F3, 2001

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.197 (Miles)

Change

Chicane du Sequestre introduced, Courbe Armand Brouzes and Virage du Parc modified

Fastest Race Lap

Christophe Tinseau (Dallara F393-Opel), 1m09.93, 113.102 mph, F3, 1993

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.203 (Miles)

Change

Virage de l'Aerodrome and des Maranes reoplaced by Double Droite de l'Aerodrome

Fastest Race Lap

Pierre Petit (Ralt RT3-Volkswagen), 1m10.54, 112.430 mph, F3, 1982

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.259 (Miles)

Change

Original Aerodrome configuration without the chicane

Fastest Race Lap

Jean-Pierre Beltoise (March 732-BMW), 1m08.9, 118.033 mph, F2, 1973

Latest Races

3,223

Championships

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