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May
24
Fri
TCM | #3 Winton Motor Raceway – 2019
May 24 – May 26 all-day

Heartland cars + heartland racing – watch for TCM at Winton Raceway this May for our annual stop in Country Victoria.

3nd race of TCM Australia in 2019

Location: Winton, near Benalla, Victoria, Australia. 🇦🇺

Opened: November 1961

The Benalla Auto Club began planning for a permanent racing track around 1958, as a replacement for their existing track at Barjarg. In 1960 it was decided to build the track at Winton Recreation Reserve and the track was completed in twelve months.


Length: 3.0 km
Turns: 12

TCM Lap record: John Bowe / Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 / 1:28.0049 / 22 May 2016


About TCM: Setting itself apart from traditional Historic racing, the Touring Car Masters pioneered a new class of racing by introducing innovative technical regulations aiming to improve safety, reliability, cut running costs and provide an exciting and entertaining race package while maintaining the visual appeal of its period race cars.

The series has proved popular with fans for the nostalgia value and also for the mix of eligible vehicles with the majority of competing vehicles being Australian or American V8s or even classic 911s.

 

May
25
Sat
AUS V6 | #6 Winton Motor Raceway – 2019
May 25 – May 26 all-day

Event: Winton SuperSprint

Location: Winton, near Benalla, Victoria, Australia. 🇦🇺

Opened: November 1961

The Benalla Auto Club began planning for a permanent racing track around 1958, as a replacement for their existing track at Barjarg. In 1960 it was decided to build the track at Winton Recreation Reserve and the track was completed in twelve months.


Length: 3.0 km
Turns: 12

V8 Supercars lap record: Chaz Mostert / Ford FG X Falcon / 1:18.7603 / 22 May 2016

Formula E ⚡ #10 – Berlin – 2019
May 25 all-day

Berlin Tempelhof Airport is home to the Formula E Berlin ePrix. It hosted its first race as round 8 of the 2014–15 Formula E season. After not holding a race in 2016, the venue was used again with an updated layout for the 2016–17 season. Now in 2018-2019 season.

Track layout was changed after innaguration season. Now it looks like:

Length: 2.250 km (1.398 mi)
Turns: 10
Race lap record: Maro Engel / Venturi / 2017 / 1:09.519

🏎 F1 #6 Monaco GP 🇲🇨 – 2019
May 25 – May 26 all-day

Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Since 1929!


Length (2015-): 3.337 km (2.074 mi)
Turns: 19

Jun
8
Sat
🏎 F1 #7 Canadian GP 🇨🇦 – 2019
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

Location: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Since 1978


Length:4.361 km (2.71 mi)
Turns: 14
Race lap record: 1:13.622 (Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari F2004, 2004)

Jun
15
Sat
🏆87th 24 Hours of Le Mans -RACE- 2019
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day

87th 24 Hours of Le Mans race will START on Saturday 15th June at 15:00 Le Mans local time.

  • Opened: 1923
  • Length: 13.626 km (8.469 mi)
  • Turns: 38
  • Race lap record: André Lotterer / Audi Sport Team Joest / LMP1 / 3:17.475 / 2015 /

Full list of Teams and Drivers to race in 2018 24H Le Mans race here

List of all Le Mans winners for all the time here


Just to know – compare 1920th and modern distance record. As twice as fast!

1928 24H distance record: 2,669.27 km / Bentley 4½ Litre
1928 Lap record: 8:07
2010 24H distance record: 5,410.71 km / Audi R15 TDI plus
2010 Lap record: 3:17.475

some of 24 Le Mans facts:

  • 1923: First edition of the “24 Heures du Mans”
  • 1930: Bentley wins for the 5th time, this is the saga of the “Bentley Boys”
  • 1949: Luigi Chinetti wins the event with Ferrari
  • 1955: A dreadful accident in the first hours of the race causing the death of 80 people
  • 1967: The “Race of the Century”, 300,000 spectators throng to attend the fight of the duel Ford against Ferrari / Breaking through of the 5,000 km mark for the first time!
  • 1970: First victory for Porsche and making of the film Le Mans with Steve McQueen
  • 1971: Flying start and not standing start anymore
  • 1972: Matra, Pescarolo and Graham Hill win. Hill is the only driver having won in Le Mans, in Indianapolis and being F1 world champion
  • 1980: Rondeau becomes the first driver who wins in Le Mans driving his own car
  • 1988: Speed record of 405 km/h by the prototype WM with a Peugeot engine
  • 1991: Victory of Mazda, first and only Japanese manufacturer having won the event
  • 1998: 16th and victory of Porsche. A record!
  • 2002: Making of the film Michel Vaillant
  • 2006: First victory of a diesel engine in Le Mans
  • 2008: Tom Kristensen wins for the 8th time the event with Audi
  • 2010: Lap record by the Peugeot 908 HDI FAP in 3’19”074, which means 246.463 km/h on average
  • 2011: 13.85’’ difference on the finishing line between the winning Audi and the Peugeot
  • 2012: A hybrid car puts its name on the list of winners: the Audi R18 e-tron quattro
  • 2013: Victory of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro driven by the Duval / Kristensen / McNish. Nb: Ninth victory of Tom Kristensen, winners recordman.
AUS V6 | #7 Hidden Valley Raceway – 2019
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day

Event: Darwin Triple Crown

Location: 171 Hidden Valley Road Hidden Valley, 10 kilometres from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. 🇦🇺

Opened: 1986

Hidden Valley Raceway is part of the Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex. The Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex includes a 1 km drag racing track (which runs alongside the main straight of the raceway circuit), the 400 m long Northline Speedway, a Dirt Track Speedway circuit, motorcross tracks and a go-kart circuit.

V8 Supercars races have been held at Hidden Valley Raceway since 1998.


Length: 2.87 km
Turns: 14

V8 Supercars lap record in 2017: Scott McLaughlin / Ford FG X Falcon / 1:06.6747 / 18 June 2017
V8 Supercars lap record in 2018: Nick Percat / Holden ZB Commodore / 1:06.5590 / 17 June 2018

Jun
20
Thu
🏆47th 24H ADAC Nürburgring Nordschleife -RACE- 2019
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

47th 24 Hours of ADAC Nürburgring Nordschleife race will START on Saturday 22th June Green Hell local time.

Good web of Nordschleife: https://www.nuerburgring.de/en/home.html

Combined circuit

 

  • Opened: 1927
  • First ADAC race: 1970
  • Length: 25.947 km (16.123 mi)
  • Turns: 170
  • All Race lap record: Stefan Bellof / Porsche 956 / WEC / 6:11.13 / 1983 – 20.81 km track (main loop 154 corners)
  • Combined circuit (25.947 km):  Kévin Estre / McLaren MP4-12C GT3 / 8:10.921 / 2014 24 Hours Nürburgring / FIA GT3)

Full list of Teams and Drivers to WIN 24H ADAC Nordschleife races 1970-till now here

Full list of Drivers and Cars to WIN 24H ADAC Eifelrennen winners races 1922-2004 here


Jun
22
Sat
Formula E ⚡ #11 – Bern – 2019
Jun 22 all-day

Length: 2.668 km
Turns: 13

Bern’s ePrix course is the second temporary street circuit to host motorsport in modern times in Switzerland, following on from the inaugural Formula E race in Zürich in 2018. It had been expected to continue around the streets of Switzerland’s largest city, however it dropped off the calendar due to clashing local events in June 2019. A grateful Bern stepped up to the plate to host the race instead.

The city circuit is 2.668 kilometers long and has a total of 13 turns including two chicanes and a long straight on which, the new second generation Formula E cars will be able to use full throttle. The layout is characterised by some strong elevation changes, which would hitherto have rendered it unsuitable for the electric racers, but is now made possible by the much stronger batteries in the Gen2 cars.

The racetrack does not lead right through the city centre, but through the area of the Ostberg, with the historic old town forming a backdrop and housing some of the special zones created for spectator entertainment.

Unusually, the pit lane is located at turn one for logistical reasons, with parts located in the grounds of the Expo centre. Unlike Zürich’s rather lavish wood-panelled temporary pit buildings, Bern is expected to use more traditional tented garages. The lack of car changes and pit stops in Season 4 should limit the need for pit callers during the races in any case.

Large parts of the racetrack will be accessible free of charge, though the precise locations of grandstands are still yet to be announced.

The same company which was responsible for the implementation of the Zurich is behind the Bern event. Under the direction of Pascal Derron, Swiss E-Prix Operations AG is responsible for the entire racing infrastructure in Bern, the event operations, the supporting program and the marketing of the race in Switzerland, with the city of Bern making no financial contribution.

🏎 F1 #8 French GP 🇫🇷 – 2019
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

Location: Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France


Current layout (with Mistral chicane)
Length: 5.861 km (3.642 mi)
Turns: 13
Fastest lap: Valterri Bottas – Mercedes – 1:34.225 – 2018

Winners:

• 2018 – L. Hamilton

Jun
29
Sat
🏎 F1 #9 Austrian GP 🇦🇹 – 2019
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

Location: A1 Ring aka Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria

The redesigned track layout (black), as used between 1996 and 2003

Length: 4.318 km (2.683 mi)
Turns: 10

Jul
6
Sat
AUS V6 | #8 Townsville Street Circuit – 2019
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

Event: Townsville 400

Location: Townsville, Queensland, Australia. 🇦🇺

Opened: 10 July 2009

The Townsville Street Circuit is reminiscent of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. It winds its way through Reid Park where specially constructed roads form approximately 70 percent of the circuit.


Length: 2.85 km
Turns: 13

V8 Supercars lap record: Nick Percat / Holden VF Commodore / 1:12.9311 / 9 July 2017

Jul
13
Sat
Formula E ⚡ #12&13 – New York – 2019
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

The Brooklyn Street Circuit is a street circuit in the Red Hook neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, adjacent to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal along Brooklyn’s west coast. Its first use was during the 2016–17 Formula E season when it hosted the 2017 New York City ePrix. Since then track was changed a bit and becamo longer.


Length: 2.373 km
Turns: 14

Distance: 43 laps
Qualifying lap record: Sébastien Buemi / Renault e.Dams / 2018 / 1:13.911
Race lap record: Daniel Abt / Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler / 2018 / 1:15.082

New York was originally rumoured to be a host city for the very first season of the FIA Formula E Championship, although it would not appear in either the first or second season calendars. Instead, a deal was concluded for New York to host the final two races of the 2016/17 season, with the provisional calendar officially announcing its inclusion.[3] The official calendar then saw the rounds in New York and Montreal switched around, meaning it would be the Canadian city that hosted the season finale, after concerns about time to get the Formula E equipment over the boarder.

The circuit for the inaugural New York ePrix was revealed in the build up to the season opening Hong Kong ePrix. The area of Red Hook, within the borough of Brooklyn was chosen to host the series, with the circuit itself running near Pier 11 in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty

🏎 F1 #10 British GP 🇬🇧 – 2019
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

“Home of British Motor Racing” – Place, where first official Formula 1 GP was held – in 1950!

Location: Silverstone, Northamptonshire (part) and Buckinghamshire (part), England, United Kingdom


Length: 5.891 km (3.661 mi)
Turns: 18

 

The various configurations of Silverstone, 1949 to the present
Jul
26
Fri
TCM | #4 Ipswich – 2019
Jul 26 @ 05:11 – Dec 28 @ 06:11

We’re back in Ipswich at a circuit that traditionally provides cracking racing when TCM comes to town.

Location: TWillowbank, Ipswich, Queensland. 🇦🇺

Opened: 1999

map of National circuit


Length: 3.12 km
Turns: 6

Previous TCM lap record: John Bowe / Holden Torana SL/R 5000 / 1:16.3951 / 30 July 2017

Jul
27
Sat
AUS V6 | #9 Queensland Raceway – 2019
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

Event: Ipswich SuperSprint

Location: TWillowbank, Ipswich, Queensland. 🇦🇺

Opened: 1999

map of National circuit


Length: 3.12 km
Turns: 6

V8 Supercars lap record in 2017: James Courtney / Holden VF Commodore / 1:09.7225 / 29 July 2017
V8 Supercars lap record in 2018: James Courtney / Holden ZB Commodore / 1:09.6591 / 21 July 2018

🏎 F1 #11 German GP 🇩🇪 – 2019
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

Location: Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Length: 4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Turns: 17

Aug
3
Sat
🏎 F1 #12 Hungarian GP 🇭🇺 – 2019
Aug 3 – Aug 4 all-day

Location: Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary 🇭🇺

Since 1986

In 1986, it became the location of the first Formula One Grand Prix behind the Iron Curtain. Bernie Ecclestone wanted a race in the USSR, and a Hungarian friend recommended Budapest. They wanted a street circuit similar to the Circuit de Monaco to be built in the Népliget – Budapest’s largest park – but the government decided to build a new circuit just outside the city near a major highway.


Length: 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Turns: 14
F1 Race lap record : 1:19.071 (🇩🇪 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004, 2004)
F1 lap record: 1:16.276 (🇩🇪 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70H, 2017)

Aug
24
Sat
AUS V6 | #10 The Bend Motorsport Park – 2019
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day

Event: The Bend SuperSprint

Location: at Tailem Bend, South Australia, 100 kilometres south-east of the state capital, Adelaide.. 🇦🇺

Opened: 13 January 2018

Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic race circuits, The Bend’s motor racing circuit will be Australia’s only circuit to comply with the latest FIA Grade 2 and FIM Category A standards. More about it.

Map of Int. Circuit for Supercars


Length: 4.95 km
Turns: 6

Aug
31
Sat
🏎 F1 #13 Belgian GP 🇧🇪 – 2019
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

Location: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium

Since 1922 !!! Infamous for its “Red Water” or “Eau Rouge” fast speed corner

Modern circuit with new pit lane and Bus Stop Chicane (2007–present)

Length: 7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Turns: 19

Eau Rouge and Raidillon in 1997, with a maximum gradient in excess of 18%
Map of the old and new (2004–2006) Spa circuits, overlaid
Sep
7
Sat
🏎 F1 #14 Italian GP 🇮🇹 – 2019
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

Location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy

Since 1922 !!!

“Gran Prix movie” (1966) must to watch


Length of modern configuration: 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Turns: 11

Banking above straight after Curva del Serraglio
Sep
14
Sat
AUS V6 | #11 Pukekohe Park Raceway – 2019
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

Event: Auckland SuperSprint

Location: 40 km south of Auckland City, Pukekohe, North Island, New Zealand. 🇳🇿

Opened: 1963. First V8 race in 1996 as Auckland SuperSprint.

The Raceway was opened in 1963 as a permanent track, replacing Ardmore (an aerodrome) as the host circuit of the New Zealand Grand Prix. Annually for several years, the mainly European based Grand Prix drivers such as Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart, would head downunder for a relaxed Tasman Series during the European winter.

Map of current circuit:


Length: 2.91 km
Turns: 11

V8 Supercars lap record: Jamie Whincup / Holden VF Commodore / Q time: 1:02.5148 / 4 november 2017

Sep
21
Sat
🏎 F1 #15 Singapore GP 🇸🇬 – 2019
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

Night race!

Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

Since 2008

Length: 5.065 km (3.147 mi)
Turns: 23

Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit
Sep
28
Sat
🏎 F1 #16 Russian GP 🇷🇺 – 2019
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

Location: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

Since 2014


Length: 5.848 km (3.634 mi)
Turns: 18

Oct
11
Fri
🏁 TCM | #6 Bathurst – 2019
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

6th race of TCM Australia in 2019

Location: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. 🇦🇺

Opened: 17 April 1938

It is situated on a hill with the dual official names of Mount Panorama and Wahluu. Track is technically a street circuit, and is a public road, with normal speed restrictions, when no racing events are being run, and there are many residences which can only be accessed from the circuit. The National Motor Racing Museum is located next to the Mount Panorama Circuit.


Length: 6.213 km
Turns: 23

TCM lap record: John Bowe / Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 / 2:17.4462 / 8 October 2017


About TCM: Setting itself apart from traditional Historic racing, the Touring Car Masters pioneered a new class of racing by introducing innovative technical regulations aiming to improve safety, reliability, cut running costs and provide an exciting and entertaining race package while maintaining the visual appeal of its period race cars.

The series has proved popular with fans for the nostalgia value and also for the mix of eligible vehicles with the majority of competing vehicles being Australian or American V8s or even classic 911s.