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Grand Prix de Pau Historique
May 20 - May 21
Pau has a rich past in motorsport and the circuit is one of the great street circuits in Europe offering superb vantage points and a relaxing ambience with the snow capped Pyrenees in the far distance. The Historic Grand Prix of Pau is the oldest Grand Prix race in the world and was the first to use the name “Grand Prix” in 1900.
The unchanged street circuit in the heart of the city has seen wonderful duels over the years involving such legends as Fangio, Ascari, Brabham and Moss. The first Grand Prix Historique was in 2001 and the number of grids increases every year.
For the Pau Historic race weekend, the roads are closed to local traffic on Saturday and Sunday. Perhaps the track can be best described as Monaco with trees! The Pau circuit is set in parkland, with many twists and turns; there are great free viewing points to be found some 20 metres above the track by looking down from the town and in the centre of it all is a leafy paddock area full of historic cars.