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Circuit Reims-Gueux
Reims-Gueux
Location Reims, France
Active from 1926 - present
Major events Formula One
French Grand Prix

Grand Prix de la Marne
Surface N/A
Length mi ( km)
Turns
Lap record (, , , class)

Reims-Gueux was a triangular motor racing road course near Reims, France, which hosted 14 French Grands Prix.

Reims-Gueux was first established in 1926 on the public roads between the small French villages of Thillois and Gueux. The circuit had two very long straights between the towns, and teams strove to maximize straight-line speed of their cars; many slipstream battles ensued. Race organizers actually felled trees and demolished old houses in order to make the circuit even quicker. In 1952, the circuit was significantly altered to bypass the village of Gueux, and many people now refer to the course as simply Reims.

Its first event was the Grand Prix de la Marne, staged by the Automobile Club of Champagne. International racing came soon thereafter, with the first official Formula One event occurring in 1950, the inaugural year of the Formula One world championship. The circuit was last used by Formula One in 1966, and it closed permanently in 1972 due to financial difficulties.

In 1997, there was to be a historic race held there, but for technical reasons, it was cancelled several months before it was due to take place and in 2002, the bulldozers arrived to demolish some portions of the track. Sections of the track around the pit lanes are still visible today.

Les Amis du Circuit de Gueux is a non-profit organisation working to preserve traces of the circuit.

Winners of the 12 Hours of Reims Sports Car race Edit

ReimsKarta1926-1951

The circuit of Reims-Gueux as it looked between 1926 and 1951.

Year Drivers Team Car Laps Distance
1953 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stirling Moss
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar 2,036.356 km
1954 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ken Wharton
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar D-type
1955 Cancelled
1956 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar D-type
1957 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Olivier Gendebien
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Paul Frere
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Ferrari 250 GT
1958 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Olivier Gendebien
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Paul Frere
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Ferrari 250 GT
1964 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill
22px-Flag of Sweden Joakim Bonnier
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Maranello
Concessionaires
Ferrari 250 LM 293 2,443.933 km
1965 25px-Mexicoflag Pedro Rodríguez
22px-Flag of France Jean Guichet
USAflagsmall N.A.R.T. Ferrari 365 P2 285 2,365.454 km
1966 No event
1967 22px-Flag of France Jo Schlesser
22px-Flag of France Guy Ligier
22px-Flag of France Ford France Ford MkIIA 296 2,458.256 km
1968 Cancelled

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