Oulton Park 781

Oulton Park

Oulton Park is one of Great Britain's most challenging tracks.

Country
Britain
Location
Tarporley, Cheshire
Co-ordinates
53.180025, -2.612815
Latest Race
First Race

Oulton Park is one of Great Britain's most challenging tracks. Although too narrow to be considered for more international events, most national series visit annually. The traditional highlight is the Gold Cup meeting that started in 1954, a year after the circuit had opened. Once a major non-championship Formula 1 race, by the 1980s the Gold Cup suffered without a suitable senior category to promote, and eventually it became a round of the British Touring Car and later GT championships. Originally configured as a square, Oulton was soon extended with a hairpin next to the lake. Various alterations to this section followed until it was bypassed in 1975. The hairpin was reopened in 1989, but further modifications were necessary following Paul Warwick's fatal accident at the fast Knickerbrook corner in 1991.

Island Circuit

2003

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.226 (Miles)

Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.692 (Miles)

Change

Knickerbrook Chicane and pitlane modified

Fastest Race Lap

Lucas Foresti (Dallara F311-Mercedes-Benz), 1m28.669, 109.297 mph, F3, 2011

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.776 (Miles)

Change

Chicane built at Knickerbrook

Fastest Race Lap

Gareth Rees (Reynard 95D-Cosworth), 1m24.68, 118.016 mph, F3000, 1996

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.654 (Miles)

Change

Link road from Cascades to Knickerbrook built, long circuit retained for motorcycle races

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.769 (Miles)

Change

Full circuit refurbished and reopened

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.356 (Miles)

Change

Island circuit refurbished and reopened

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.761 (Miles)

Change

Esso bend added to extension in August

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.23 (Miles)

Change

Extended to lower lake in April

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.504 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit

Foster's Circuit

1992

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.654 (Miles)

Latest Races

3,181

Championships

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15,740

Results

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16,174

Drivers

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9,500

Teams

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866

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