Oporto 1449

Oporto

This was a temporary circuit set inland from Oporto Atlantic coastline.

Official Name
Circuito da Boavista
Country
Portugal
Location
Oporto
Co-ordinates
41.173525, -8.685174
Latest Race
First Race

This was a temporary circuit set inland from Oporto Atlantic coastline. It hosted a sports car race in the early 1950s before being included in the Formula 1 World Championship on two occasions. The round-the-houses circuit consisted of a mixture of fast and slow corners, tramlines and cobbles, and even passed a fish-drying factory at the conclusion of the lap. Safety concerns forced it to close in 1960 but a shortened version hosted a historic racing festival from 2005 and the World Touring Car Championship visited two years later. The Portuguese tourist board ended its support of racing on the streets of Oporto in 2015.

Circuit

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.933 (Miles)

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

4.603 (Miles)

Change

Rua Preciosa bypassed

Fastest Race Lap

John Surtees (Lotus 18-Climax), 2m27.53, 112.322 mph, F1, 1960

Fastest Qualifying Lap

John Surtees (Lotus 18-Climax), 2m25.56, 113.842 mph, F1, 1960

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

4.828 (Miles)

Latest Races

3,223

Championships

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18,316

Results

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17,616

Drivers

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10,796

Teams

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876

Circuits

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