Reims

 
Reims was one of the first tracks to host a Formula One race in its inaugural season in 1950 after which it hosted 11 consecutive races till 1966. |  This triangular track was on the public road between villages of Thillois and Gueux. The track had two very long straights which witnessed high straight-line speeds and many slipstream battles. |  Juan Manuel Fangio won three races here whereas Mike Hawthorn and Jack Brabham won two each. Fangio also had four fastest laps and four pole positions at this circuit. |  Last used in 1966, the circuit was permanently closed down in 1972 due to financial difficulties. |  In 1997, a historic race was scheduled to be held there which was supposed to see modern drivers racing on one of the world’s first F1 tracks. However that was cancelled due to financial reasons. |  Although later work demolished some portions of the track, sections of the circuit are still visible even today.

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Name :Reims
Country :France
No. of Races :11
First Race :Jul 02, 1950
Last Race :Jul 03, 1966
Defending Champion:J.Brabham
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  • Reims was one of the first tracks to host a Formula One race in its inaugural season in 1950 after which it hosted 11 consecutive races till 1966.
  • This triangular track was on the public road between villages of Thillois and Gueux. The track had two very long straights which witnessed high straight-line speeds and many slipstream battles.
  • Juan Manuel Fangio won three races here whereas Mike Hawthorn and Jack Brabham won two each. Fangio also had four fastest laps and four pole positions at this circuit.
  • Last used in 1966, the circuit was permanently closed down in 1972 due to financial difficulties.
  • In 1997, a historic race was scheduled to be held there which was supposed to see modern drivers racing on one of the world’s first F1 tracks. However that was cancelled due to financial reasons.
  • Although later work demolished some portions of the track, sections of the circuit are still visible even today.