Reims-Gueux Circuit layout & records

Reims-Gueux Street Circuit Details
Location: Reims-Gueux F1 Circuit Gueux, France
Event: French Grand Prix
Used: 1950-1966
Type: Street Circuit
 Lap Dist.: 8.302 km
Reims-Gueux Circuit Lap Record
Lap Record: 2:11.300 min
Date: 3 July 1966
F1 Driver: Lorenzo Bandini
F1 Car: Ferrari 312
Speed: 227.625 km/h
Onboard Lap F1 Video

Lotus 33 driven by Jim Clark French GP, Clermont Ferrand, 27 June 1965 (2)

Reims-Gueux Street Circuit

Reims-Gueux F1 Circuit Layout

Reims-Gueux circuit-layout

 

History

Reims-Gueux Circuit History


Jack Brabham at the 1966 Dutch Grand Prix

Jack Brabham at the 1966 Dutch Grand Prix

Perhaps the most famous of the traditional European road circuits - and certainly among the fastest - the Reims circuit was located near to the village of Gueux in the Champagne region of France.

The essentially triangular circuit was laid out on ordinary country roads, including the flat out blast of the RN31, which provided a straight to rival the Mulsanne at Le Mans.

Run by the flamboyant Raymond 'Toto' Roche for the Automobile Club de Champagne, Reims enjoyed great slip streaming battles on the track, and the support of enthusiastic organisers off it. Unusually for a temporary road course, the circuit boasted proper pit facilities and grandstands opposite.

By 1952, race organisers had decided to bypass the village of Gueux, building a new link road to connect the start/finish straight with the Virage de la Hovette. This was the first stage of an extended, permanent section of road for racing only and even involved the demolition of several houses.

The 1953 extension created the final, classic layout of the Reims circuit, which saw the track rise to prominence as France's premier circuit through the 1960s.

Host to the French Grand Prix, Reims witnessed some all time classic slip streaming races. It also played host to an international 12-hour sportscar race at the French Grand Prix meetings.

The last F1 race was in 1966 (won by Jack Brabham), with sportscars continuing until the following year and Formula 2 until 1969.

Competition from other circuits and financial and political difficulties finally closed the track in 1972. The grandstands and decaying pit garages still remain by the roadside as a poignant reminder to the speed aces of the past.

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking Reims-Gueux Circuit

Driver GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 7 3 1 0 4 4 4 3.3 3.4 36
2 Australia Jack Brabham 6 2 0 1 3 1 1 6.3 6.2 24
3 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 4 2 0 0 2 1 1 5.5 7.8 17
4 Italy Luigi Fagioli 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 3.3 4.7 10
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark 3 1 0 1 2 1 1 6.7 3.0 15
6 United Kingdom Peter Collins 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 8.0 6.3 10
7 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.0 11.5 9
8 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 8.0 15.2 8
9 Argentina José Froilán González 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 5.8 9.8 7
10 United States Dan Gurney 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 8.4 10
11 Belgium Olivier Gendebien 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 7.8 12.5 9
12 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 8.0 11.7 8
13 United Kingdom Mike Parkes 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3.0 2.0 6
14 South Africa Tony Maggs 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 2.0 6
15 Germany Karl Kling 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2.0 2.0 6
16 Italy Eugenio Castellotti 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2.0 2.0 6
17 Italy Alberto Ascari 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 3.3 11.3 6
18 United States Phil Hill 5 0 1 0 1 1 1 6.4 8.8 6
19 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 7.8 6.3 8
20 France Robert Manzon 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 15.5 9.0 7
21 Italy Luigi Villoresi 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 7.8 7.3 6
22 New Zealand Denny Hulme 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 9.0 3.0 4
23 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 19.0 13.0 4
24 Germany Wolfgang von Trips 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 9.3 11.3 4
25 France Jean Behra 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 12.0 9.0 4
26 United Kingdom Graham Hill 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 8.7 12.5 1
27 Italy Nino Farina 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 5.7 4
28 Austria Jochen Rindt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 4.0 3
29 Thailand Prince Bira 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.5 11.0 3
30 United Kingdom Reg Parnell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 8.5 3
31 United Kingdom Henry Taylor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 7.0 3
32 United Kingdom Innes Ireland 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.5 9.0 3
33 United Kingdom John Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 6.0 1
34 Italy Cesare Perdisa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 5.0 1
35 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.5 6.0 1
36 France Eugène Chaboud 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 6.5 1
37 France Philippe Étancelin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 9.5 1
38 Germany Hans Herrmann 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.5 21.5 1
39 Switzerland Jo Siffert 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 10.0 1
40 France Guy Ligier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 9.0 0
41 United States Carroll Shelby 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 20.0 0
42 United States Jim Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 11.0 0
43 Belgium André Pilette 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 11.0 0
44 Belgium Paul Frère 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 7.0 0
45 France Charles Pozzi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 6.0 0
46 United Kingdom Peter Arundell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 17.0 0
47 Italy Consalvo Sanesi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 10.0 0
48 Argentina Nasif Estéfano 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 24.0 0
49 Switzerland Michael May 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 11.0 0
50 United Kingdom Brian Naylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 31.0 0
51 France Pierre Levegh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 0
52 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 14.0 0
53 United Kingdom Colin Davis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 20.0 0
54 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 10.0 0
55 United Kingdom David Hampshire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 16.0 0
56 United Kingdom Cliff Allison 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 21.0 0
57 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 13.0 0
58 France Élie Bayol 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 19.0 0
59 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 26.0 0
60 Belgium Georges Berger 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 18.0 0
61 Italy Gerino Gerini 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 9.0 0
62 France Aldo Gordini 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 15.0 0
63 Brazil Hernando da Silva Ramos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 8.0 0
64 United Kingdom Bob Anderson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 7.0 0
65 Italy Franco Rol 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 14.0 0
66 Italy Luigi Musso 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 19.0 0
67 United Kingdom Bob Gerard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 11.0 0
68 France Bernard Collomb 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 23.0 0
69 United Kingdom Mike Spence 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 15.0 0
70 France Raymond Sommer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 17.0 0
71 France Guy Mairesse 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 9.0 0
72 United States Tony Settember 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 18.0 0
73 Italy Piero Taruffi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 13.0 0
74 France Jacques Pollet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 20.0 0
75 United Kingdom Bruce Halford 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 8.0 0
76 United States Troy Ruttman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 10.0 0
77 Italy Gino Munaron 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 16.0 0
78 Brazil Fritz d'Orey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 10.0 0
79 Spain Alfonso de Portago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 16.0 0
80 Belgium Lucien Bianchi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 16.5 0
81 Spain Paco Godia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 11.5 0
82 United Kingdom Lance Macklin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 19.5 0
83 New Zealand Chris Amon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 7.5 0
84 Belgium Willy Mairesse 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 17.0 0
85 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.5 14.5 0
86 France André Simon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 15.5 0
87 Italy Felice Bonetto 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 13.0 0
88 United States Richie Ginther 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 17.0 0
89 Argentina Roberto Mieres 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.5 17.5 0
90 Italy Lorenzo Bandini 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 11.0 10.5 0
91 United Kingdom Ken Wharton 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 16.0 0
92 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.5 14.5 0
93 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 13.5 0
94 Monaco Louis Chiron 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.3 12.0 0
95 United Kingdom John Surtees 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.3 19.0 0
96 Argentina Onofre Marimón 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.3 13.3 0
97 France Yves Giraud Cabantous 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.3 9.7 0
98 Belgium Johnny Claes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.7 11.7 0
99 United States Masten Gregory 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.8 13.8 0
100 United Kingdom Ian Burgess 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.3 16.0 0

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking Reims-Gueux Circuit

Team GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Italy Ferrari 0 4 5 4 13 6 4 6.4 8.7 90
2 Switzerland Alfa Romeo 0 3 1 0 4 2 2 3.1 5.4 26
3 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 0 1 2 2 5 1 1 12.9 12.2 35
4 Germany Mercedes 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 3.3 5.7 15
5 United Kingdom Team Lotus 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 14.0 11.8 20
6 United Kingdom Brabham 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 9.3 5.4 19
7 Italy FISA 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 12.0 1.0 9
8 Italy Maserati 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 12.3 11.2 25
9 Germany Porsche 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8.8 14.0 6
10 United Kingdom Vanwall 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7.5 13.1 6
11 United Kingdom BRM 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 8.0 13.2 2
12 United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 10.2 3
13 France Simca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.2 15.0 3
14 United States Eagle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 5.0 2
15 France Talbot-Lago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.9 9.3 2
16 Germany ATS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 22.0 0
17 France Bugatti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 17.0 0
18 United Kingdom JBW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 31.0 0
19 United Kingdom Lola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 7.0 0
20 United Kingdom HWM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.5 16.5 0
21 United Kingdom Emeryson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 30.0 0
22 United Kingdom Scirocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 20.5 0
23 United Kingdom Connaught 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 18.3 0
24 France Gordini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.2 14.3 0
25 Italy De Tomaso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 22.5 0
26 United Kingdom BRP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 0
27 Italy Osca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 17.0 0

 

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