Chimay 1215

Chimay

Chimay was the home of the Grand Prix des Frontières from 1926, named due to its proximity to the French border.

Official Name
Circuit de Chimay
Country
Belgium
Location
Chimay, Wallonia
Co-ordinates
50.055322, 4.304015
Latest Race
First Race

Chimay was the home of the Grand Prix des Frontières from 1926, named due to its proximity to the French border. The fast, temporary road course to the northwest of the town held Formula 1 races on two occasions although it became outdated and dangerous during the 1960s. Chicanes were added to slow cars in 1990 but despite that, the 1992 Belgian Procar meeting was marred by two fatalities – first to a spectator and later to amateur racing driver Guy Nève. The full layout has since been used for the occasional historic festival and an abbreviated version that now holds national events was opened in 1995.

Circuit

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.806 (Miles)

Change

Abbreviated circuit opened on the northeastern section of the original

Type

Temporary road course

Length

5.903 (Miles)

Change

Grauls and Bourgoignie chicanes built. Circuit length officially unchanged

Type

Temporary road course

Length

5.903 (Miles)

Change

Startline moved to the Rue du Grand Prix des Frontieres

Type

Temporary road course

Length

5.903 (Miles)

Change

Chimay town centre bypassed by the Rue du Grand Prix des Frontieres

Type

Temporary road course

Length

6.754 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Yvo Grauls (Chevrolet Camaro), 3m12.6, 126.243 mph, Touring Cars, 1972

Latest Races

3,223

Championships

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18,275

Results

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17,236

Drivers

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10,502

Teams

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875

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