Jarama 445

Jarama

John Hugenholtz, the creator of both Zandvoort and Suzuka, was hired by the Real Automovil Club de Espana in 1967 to design a new circuit at Jarama, the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Spanish Civil War.

Country
Spain
Location
Ciudalcampo, Madrid
Latest Race
First Race

John Hugenholtz, the creator of both Zandvoort and Suzuka, was hired by the Real Automovil Club de Espana in 1967 to design a new circuit at Jarama, the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Spanish Civil War. It was the first purpose-built autodrome in Europe, and its layout of slow corners and a long straight now seems ahead of its time. Gilles Villeneuve, whose turbocharged Ferrari was all power and no handling, held off a queue of four faster cars here in 1981 to record an unlikely final Grand Prix victory. Jarama was extended after it lost the Grand Prix a year later and recent international racing has been restricted to endurance events.

Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.393 (Miles)

Description

Extension built to Portago

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.059 (Miles)

Description

Pegio corner modified to increase run-off area

Fastest Race Lap

Alan Jones (Williams FW07B-Ford), 1m15.467, 100.868 mph, F1, 1980

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jacques Laffite (Ligier JS11/15-Ford), 1m12.647, 104.784 mph, F1, 1980

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.1145 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit

Latest Races

3,171

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15,675

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16,117

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9,358

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