Le Mans-Circuit de la Sarthe 517

Le Mans-Circuit de la Sarthe

The original Grand Prix was held on the undulating open roads from Le Mans to St Calais and then La Ferte Bernard.

Country
France
Location
Le Mans, Pays de la Loire
Latest Race
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The original Grand Prix was held on the undulating open roads from Le Mans to St Calais and then La Ferte Bernard. The startline was at Gennes, 12 miles east of the centre of Le Mans. A wooden road was built to bypass the narrow streets at St Calais and Vibraye. The two-day event that changed motor racing was won by Ferenc Szisz's Renault – the Hungarian ensuring his place in the sport’s history books forever.

Circuit

1906

Type

Temporary road course

Length

64.12 (Miles)

Description

Le Mans-St Calais-La Ferte Bernard-Le Mans

Fastest Race Lap

Paul Baras (Brasier 105hp), 52m25.4, 73.387 mph, GP, 1906

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Paul Baras (Brasier 105hp), 52m25.4, 73.387 mph, GP, 1906

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