St Gaudens 1052

St Gaudens

The roads to the west of St Gaudens twice held the French Grand Prix although both were less-than satisfactory sports car events.

Official Name
Comminges
Country
France
Location
St Gaudens, Midi-Pyrenees
Co-ordinates
43.109827, 0.706934
Latest Race
First Race

The roads to the west of St Gaudens twice held the French Grand Prix although both were less-than satisfactory sports car events. The original 16-mile version was used for the 1928 race and stretched from the rising, curved start along the Garonne valley to a bridge at Montrejeau before the fast return leg on the RN117. A shortened version that exclusively ran to the north of the River Garonne was introduced in 1933 and it was on this layout that the race returned in 1949. The Delahaye of future Ferrari importer Charles Pozzi won on a stiflingly hot day.

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.487 (Miles)

Change

Circuit length reduced further by building the Route du Circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Alberto Ascari (Ferrari 500), 1m51.2, F2, 1952

Type

Temporary road course

Length

6.835 (Miles)

Change

Shortened circuit using D817 and return leg to west of town

Fastest Race Lap

Louis Chiron (Alfa Romeo Tipo-B "P3"), 4m04.0, 100.844 mph, GP, 1935

Type

Temporary road course

Length

16.156 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Marcel Lehoux (Alfa Romeo 8C "Monza"), 10m29.0, 92.467 mph, sports cars, 1932

Latest Races

3,223

Championships

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