Circuit Reims-Gueux
Location Reims, France
Active from 1926 - present
Major events Formula One
French Grand Prix

Grand Prix de la Marne
Surface N/A
Length mi ( km)
Lap record (, , , class)

Reims-Gueux was a triangular motor racing road course near Reims, France, which hosted 14 French Grands Prix.

Reims-Gueux was first established in 1926 on the public roads between the small French villages of Thillois and Gueux. The circuit had two very long straights between the towns, and teams strove to maximize straight-line speed of their cars; many slipstream battles ensued. Race organizers actually felled trees and demolished old houses in order to make the circuit even quicker. In 1952, the circuit was significantly altered to bypass the village of Gueux, and many people now refer to the course as simply Reims.

Its first event was the Grand Prix de la Marne, staged by the Automobile Club of Champagne. International racing came soon thereafter, with the first official Formula One event occurring in 1950, the inaugural year of the Formula One world championship. The circuit was last used by Formula One in 1966, and it closed permanently in 1972 due to financial difficulties.

In 1997, there was to be a historic race held there, but for technical reasons, it was cancelled several months before it was due to take place and in 2002, the bulldozers arrived to demolish some portions of the track. Sections of the track around the pit lanes are still visible today.

Les Amis du Circuit de Gueux is a non-profit organisation working to preserve traces of the circuit.

Winners of the 12 Hours of Reims Sports Car race[]


The circuit of Reims-Gueux as it looked between 1926 and 1951.

Year Drivers Team Car Laps Distance
1953 25px Great Britain Stirling Moss
25px Great Britain Peter Whitehead
25px Great Britain Jaguar 2,036.356 km
1954 25px Great Britain Ken Wharton
25px Great Britain Peter Whitehead
25px Great Britain Jaguar D-type
1955 Cancelled
1956 25px Great Britain Duncan Hamilton
25px Great Britain Ivor Bueb
25px Great Britain Jaguar D-type
1957 25px Belgium Olivier Gendebien
25px Belgium Paul Frere
25px Belgium Ferrari 250 GT
1958 25px Belgium Olivier Gendebien
25px Belgium Paul Frere
25px Belgium Ferrari 250 GT
1964 25px Great Britain Graham Hill
25px Sweden Joakim Bonnier
25px Great Britain Maranello
Ferrari 250 LM 293 2,443.933 km
1965 25px Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
25px France Jean Guichet
25px USA N.A.R.T. Ferrari 365 P2 285 2,365.454 km
1966 No event
1967 25px France Jo Schlesser
25px France Guy Ligier
25px France Ford France Ford MkIIA 296 2,458.256 km
1968 Cancelled

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