SUI - SWITZERLAND
SION
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description At the end of 1983 a permanent circuit was proposed. It should have been built in the former Sion airport and its trubunes should have hosted up to 120,000 spectators. The proposal was seen also by Didier Pironi e Jean-Pierre Jabouille, who gave some advices. The biggest problem is about the law: races on circuits were banned in Switzerland in 1955, so before doing anything this law should have been canceled.
This proposal was definitively rejected on September 13th 1984 by Swiss Federal Council, because - they declared - a GP would frustrate years of effort for improving safety and education of the roads

Wolfpd wrote on racingcircuits.net forum that tha eirfield is still in use (2005) both for military and commercial flights and that the airfield looks a little bit different than on this map. Possibly it was modified later.
Location Sion / Sitten
VS - Valais / Wallis - Région Lémanique
Location former Sion airport
Latitude - Longitude + 46°13'09"     + 7°19'37"
46.219167     7.326944
UTM Coordinates X = 370964.601  -  Y = 5119759.296  -  Zone 32T
Swiss national coordinates Y = 591381  -   X = 118642
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Altitude AMSL 485 m - 1591 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.racingcircuits.net/cgi-bin/forum/show.cgi?32/1899Post by Wolfpd on racingcircuits.net forum
(2) Italian Rombo 29/1983 (page 21)Un autodromo permanente in Svizzera?
(3) Italian Rombo 1/1984 (page 30)Un circuito in costruzione in Svizzera?
(4) Italian Rombo 38/1984 (page 30)Definitivamente bocciato il circuito e il GP

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Sion
Description  
Years 1984
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 15th 2005
Info last update September 1984
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3400  m 11155  ft 2.113  mi   (3)

Sion

Sion



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 15th 2005   1984 Guido de Carli   Wolfpd Update Description
August 15th 2005   1984 Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 4th 2005   1984 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
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