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Circuit Bremgarten
Circuit Bremgarten
Location Bremgarten bei Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Active from N/A - present
Major events Formula One (1950-1955)
Surface N/A
Length 4.524 mi (7.28 km)
Turns  ?
Lap record 2:39.7, 164.108 km/h (Juan Manuel Fangio, Mercedes-Benz, 1954, class)

The Circuit Bremgarten was a 7.28 km (4.524-mi) race course in Bremgarten bei Bern, Switzerland which formerly hosted the Formula One Swiss Grand Prix.

Bremgarten was built as a motorcycle racing track in 1931 in the forests just north of Bern. The circuit itself has no true straight; it is a collection of high-speed corners. It hosted its first automobile race in 1934, which claimed the life of driver Hugh Hamilton. In 1948 it claimed the life of Italian racer Achille Varzi. From the outset, Bremgarten's tree-lined roads, often poor light conditions and changes in road surface made for what was acknowledged to be a very dangerous circuit, especially in the wet.

Bremgarten has not hosted an official motorsport event since 1955, when spectator racing sports, with the exception of hillclimbing and rallying, were banned in Switzerland following the 1955 Le Mans disaster. Although there was a 1982 Swiss Grand Prix, it took place in Dijon, France. On June 6, 2007 an amendment to lift the ban was passed by the lower house of the Swiss parliament, 97 in favour and 77 opposed[1]. The act still has to pass the upper house, which has previously voted down similar proposals[2].

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Former Circuits: A1-Ring (Österreichring)AdelaideAidaAin-DiabAintreeAnderstorpAVUSBrands HatchBremgartenBuenos AiresCaesars PalaceClermont-FerrandDallasDetroitDijonDonington ParkEast LondonEstorilFujiImolaIndianapolisJacarepaguáJaramaIstanbulJerezKyalamiLe MansLong BeachMagny-CoursMexico CityMonsantoMontjuïcMont-TremblantMosport ParkNivelles-BaulersNürburgringOportoPaul RicardPedralbesPescaraPhoenixReimsRiversideRouenSebringWatkins GlenZandvoortZeltwegZolder

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