FIN - FINLAND
HELSINKI - SÖRNÄINEN / SÖRNÄS
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description Street circuit used in 1995 and 1996 for ITC (International Touring Car Championship, international version of DTM) and in 1997 for F.3000 International Championship. In 2009 during diatribe between FIA and FOTA about future of F.1, there were some rumors about a possible FOTA GP in this area, but town authorities absolutely denied.
Location Helsinki / Helsingfors - Uusimaa / Nyland - Etelä-Suomen lääni / Södra Finlands län
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 60°11'02"     + 24°57'53"
60.183889     24.964722
UTM Coordinates X = 387119.509  -  Y = 6673630.543  -  Zone 35V
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) New Kosmosnimki  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Eniro
Altitude AMSL 5 m - 16 ft
Inauguration June 4th 1995
Closing May 25th 1997
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> DTM at Helsinki: the track: brief note about all Helsinki circuits
(2) Italian www.derapate.it (...)A FOTA GP at Helsinki?
(3) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1541192Track layout
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1541267Track layout
(5) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1541279Track layout
(6) English www.racefoto.se/Racetrackssidan/Tracks.htmlTracks in Scandinavia by Racefoto Bengt-Åce Liljevind
(7) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/helsinki.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(8) Italian Autosprint 41/1994 (page 30)Definito il disegno della pista
(9) Italian Autosprint 21/1995 (page 41)
(10) Italian Autosprint 26/2009 (page 24)No chance for a future F.1 GP

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Helsinki - Sörnäinen / Sörnäs
Description  
Years 1995
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration June 4th 1995
Closing June 4th 1995
Last update of this page July 4th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3300  m 10827  ft 2.051  mi   (6)
length 3196  m 10484  ft 1.986  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (3)

Helsinki - Sörnäinen / Sörnäs
Description  
Years 1996
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration June 9th 1996
Closing June 9th 1996
Last update of this page July 4th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3180  m 10433  ft 1.976  mi   (7)
length 3054  m 10021  ft 1.898  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Helsinki - Sörnäinen / Sörnäs
Description Track length is the same declared for 1996 version, but pit lane area has been modified by adding two corners
Years 1997
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration May 25th 1997
Closing May 25th 1997
Last update of this page May 31st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3180  m 10433  ft 1.976  mi   (7)
length 3086  m 10125  ft 1.918  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

Helsinki - Sörnäinen / Sörnäs 1995

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Helsinki - Sörnäinen / Sörnäs 1996

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Helsinki - Sörnäinen / Sörnäs 1997

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
July 5th 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
February 29th 2008       Lorenzo Tommasi   New Map
September 17th 2004     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 9th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
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