Lulsgate Aerodrome

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For the airfield, see Bristol Airport.
Lulsgate Aerodrome
Location Bristol, England
Coordinates 51°22′56″N 2°42′44″W / 51.3823°N 2.7123°W / 51.3823; -2.7123Coordinates: 51°22′56″N 2°42′44″W / 51.3823°N 2.7123°W / 51.3823; -2.7123
Opened 1949
Closed 1950
Major events Formula III
1949 Circuit
Length 3.0 km (1.9 mi)
1950 Circuit
Length 3.4 km (2.1 mi)

Lulsgate Aerodrome was a motor racing circuit at the former RAF Lulsgate Bottom airfield, which in 1957 subsequently became Bristol Airport. The airfield was turned into a racing circuit in 1949. Lulsgate hosted two race meetings, in 1949 and 1950. The circuit mainly hosted sports car events, however a Formula III race featured in both 1949 and 1950.

History[edit]

Lulsgate Aerodrome layout 1949

The original track layout of Lulsgate Aerodrome was used in 1949. This layout was 1.9 miles (3.0 km) long. The circuit used the main runway and perimeter track of the airfield. The start/finish straight was located after the kink after North Corner on the runway.

Lulsgate Aerodrome layout 1950

The layout of Lulsgate Aerodrome was changed for 1950. The circuit was lengthened to 2.1 miles (3.4 km). The new layout used more of the perimeter track of the airfield instead of the runways. This meant that the circuit featured a longer straight between Dundry Corner and The Hairpin (the only used on the circuit). The start/finish straight was also moved to between Partridge Bend and North corner.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Peter Swinger (2001). Motor Racing Circuits In England Then And Now. ISBN 0-7110-3104-5.