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.

Official Name
Circuito del Jarama
Country
Spain
Location
Ciudalcampo, Madrid
Co-ordinates
40.614673, -3.583149
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.

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.393 (Miles)

Change

Extension built to Portago

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.059 (Miles)

Change

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)

Change

Original circuit

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