Track Info

DONINGTON PARK
DONINGTON PARK CLAIMS A SIZEABLE PORTION OF BRITAIN'S MOTOR RACING HERITAGE, BEING THE COUNTRY'S FIRST TRUE ROAD CIRCUIT TO BE BUILT AND THE OLDEST STILL IN CURRENT USAGE.
Circuit Information

DONINGTON PARK

  • CIRCUIT LENGTH: 1.96 MILES
  • LOCATION: DERBY, ENGLAND
  • First opened: 1931
  • Drive this circuit for:
    Fast straights & Craner curves
History

DONINGTON PARK IS THE OLDEST MOTORSPORT CIRCUIT IN THE UK STILL IN OPERATION. ORIGINALLY PART OF THE DONINGTON HALL ESTATE, IT WAS FIRST USED FOR MOTORSPORT ON WHIT MONDAY IN 1931 ON THE NARROW LANES THAT FORMED THE ACCESS ROADS OF THE HALL. THE TRACK WAS WIDENED IN 1933, MADE PERMANENT AND BECAME A VENUE FOR GRAND PRIX CAR RACING, WITH THE FINAL PRE-WAR RACES FEATURING THE LEGENDARY AUTO UNION SILVER ARROWS DRIVEN BY BERND ROSEMEYER AND TAZIO NUVOLARI. THE CIRCUIT WAS CLOSED AT THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR II, AND WAS REQUISITIONED BY THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE TO BE USED AS A MILITARY VEHICLE DEPOT. THE LAND WAS PURCHASED BY BUSINESSMAN TOM WHEATCROFT IN 1971 WHO REBUILT THE CIRCUIT AND ESTABLISHED THE FAMOUS GRAND PRIX COLLECTION AT THE SITE.

Events at DONINGTON PARK
Getting here
Donington Park
Castle Donington

Derby, UK
DE74 2RP

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