1st Prize for racing track design goes to Wilmotte & Associes SA and Apex
The cities of Flins and Les Mureaux, located North West of Paris, along the Seine river, will host the new Formula 1 French Grand Prix, a competition won by the team WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS SA and APEX in February 2009.
The circuit will integrate itself on a site which currently houses agricultural land, urban spaces and car factories. The Formula 1 circuit is set out on a sensitive natural site and has had to incorporate the highest environmental standards respecting the surrounding environment –fauna, flora and inhabitants alike. Moreover, the whole infrastructure system was designed in perfect harmony with the existing drinking water reservoirs and acoustic barriers and ‘Automatic noise monitoring systems’ have been introduced.
The circuit, which is 4.5km long, will function clockwise with a 1km straight-line, 11 right corners and 4 left ones. This project also houses conference and exhibition halls. The site can accommodate 120,000 spectators. Its main access will be made by train with a dedicated high-speed station. For each Grand Prix, Renault will offer extra parking spaces around the circuit.