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Barnea Beach

Barnea Beach was a temporary street circuit on an unfinished housing estate near the coastal of Ashkelon, 35 miles south of Tel Aviv.

Country
Israel
Location
Ashkelon

Barnea Beach was a temporary street circuit on an unfinished housing estate near the coastal of Ashkelon, 35 miles south of Tel Aviv. It was narrow and lacked any crash barriers or spectator protection. The Automobilclub von Deutschland organised the Grand Prix of Israel in November 1970 and attracted a small but select Formula 2 field from Europe. The event was in trouble from the moment it was arranged for the Sabbath although it was eventually switched to the Sunday after the matter was raised in the Israeli parliament. Tino Brambilla qualified on pole position but the race was cancelled when the uncontrolled crowd spilled onto the track before the start. It was never used again.

Circuit

1970

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.983 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Tino Brambilla (Brabham BT30-Ford), 1m23.8, 128.148 mph, F2, 1970

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Tino Brambilla (Brabham BT30-Ford), 1m23.8, 128.148 mph, F2, 1970

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