When did F1 last race at Brands Hatch?
Brands Hatch is a circuit in Kent, southeast of London, near the village of West Kingsdown. Between 1964 and 1986 it hosted the British Grand Prix twelve times, and the European Grand Prix twice more.
When did Brands Hatch open?
Brands Hatch was the home of 500cc Formula 3 racing when it opened for cars on 16 April 1950. By 1964 the circuit had been extended and the direction of racing reversed, changes that allowed it to become a full Grand Prix venue.
Who raced at Brands Hatch?
The 908 was driven by Gijs van Lennep and Hans Laine. The race was run over 235 laps at a speed of 92.15 mph (148.30 km/h). By 1971, the ownership of Brands Hatch was in the hands of Motor Circuit Developments (MCD), which saw the arrival of another MCD-inspired single-seater formula in the shape of Formula Atlantic.
What happened at Brands Hatch?
The death of marshal Robert Foote at Brands Hatch last year has been ruled an accident by a coroner’s inquest. The 67-year-old had been positioned at marshal post two on the approach to Paddock Hill Bend on 31 July, 2021 during a British Automobile Racing Club meeting at the Kent venue.
Does Brands Hatch have WiFi?
This free service will be available throughout the week, incorporating trackdays and testing in addition to weekend race events. The WiFi can also be used to access the Brands Hatch LIVE! app and the innovative Brands Hatch LIVE!
Who was killed at Brands Hatch yesterday?
A volunteer marshal who died in a crash at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit has been named locally as Robert Foote. Mr Foote was a former mayor of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council in Surrey, and a serving councillor. A racing car spun off the track, hitting two people at the circuit in Kent on Saturday afternoon.
Where did the name Brands Hatch come from?
Brands Hatch was originally the name of a natural grassy hollow that was shaped like an amphitheatre.
Can Brands Hatch host F1?
Brands Hatch did do a deal with F1 for the British GP in the early 2000s but plans to return the race to the Kent venue never came to fruition. A major problem for the venue are noise restrictions in place to appease local residents.