La Chatre 477

La Chatre

The picturesque village of La Châtre was a regular venue for the European Formula 3 Championship during the early 1980s.

Country
France
Location
La Chatre, Centre
Latest Race
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The picturesque village of La Châtre was a regular venue for the European Formula 3 Championship during the early 1980s. It was a short part temporary, part permanent circuit that featured a paddock in the town square a mile away. Only 18 cars were permitted to start due to the short circuit length. La Châtre originally held a hillclimb during the 1920s and it was here that André Boillot was killed in 1932. That event was last held in 1954 and a street race was inaugurated two years later. Safety issues forced the full circuit to close in 1995 although it is still used for demonstration runs.

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

1.445 (Miles)

Description

New permanent section and school circuit built

Fastest Race Lap

Alain Ferte (Martini MK37-Alfa Romeo), 1m03.33, 82.141 mph, F3, 1982

Type

Temporary road course

Length

0.787 (Miles)

Description

Original temporary road course

Fastest Race Lap

Alain Ferte (Martini MK37-Alfa Romeo), 1m03.33, 82.141 mph, F3, 1982

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Alain Ferte (Martini MK37-Alfa Romeo), 1m03.33, 82.141 mph, F3, 1982

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