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Coordinates: 51°24′47″N 2°35′10″W / 51.413°N 2.586°W / 51.413; -2.586

Whitchurch Circuit
Location Bristol, England
Opened 1959
Major events Formula 2, Formula III
Lap record 53.01 (72.17 mph) (J. Pitcher, , 1959)

Whitchurch Circuit was first used as an airfield by Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club. During World War 2 the airfield, Whitchurch Airport was used by the Army Transport Command and was the only airfield in Britain to operate civilian flights for Imperial Airways and KLM. After the war, the airfield continued as a civilian airport until operations were moved to a new airport at Lulsgate. A race was organised by Bristol Motorcycle and Light Car Club in 1959, and featured Formula 2 and Formula III cars.


Year Date Winning driver Winning constructor Report
1959 August 1 United Kingdom H.C. Taylor Cooper Report



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


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