Circuito Permanente del Jarama


Circuito Permanente del Jarama

Motorsport venue
Name = Circuito Permanente del Jarama | Location = Madrid, Spain
Time = GMT +1


Events = Formula One;
Length_km = 3.404
Length_mi = 2.115
Turns = 11
Record_time = 1:16.44 - 160.328 km/h.
Record_driver = Gilles Villeneuve
Record_team = Ferrari
Record_year = 1979

The Circuito Permanente del Jarama (Permanent circuit of Jarama) is a 3.404 km (2.115 miles) race course in Spain which hosted nine Formula One Spanish Grand Prix.

Designed by John Hugenholtz (who also created Zandvoort and Suzuka), the circuit was built by Alessandro Rocci in 1967 north of Madrid in arid scrub land. It had a short straight and most of the course consisted of tight, twisty corners so overtaking was extremely difficult. An example of this came when Gilles Villeneuve, worthy driver though he was, successfully defended his lead for the entirety of the 1981 race despite a tail of four cars significantly faster than his.

Jarama hosted its last F1 race in 1981 directed by Alessandro Rocci when it was deemed too narrow for modern racing. It still holds occasional sports car and motorcycle races.

Formula One history

"Events which were not part of the Formula One World Championship are indicated by a pink background."

External links

* [http://www.jarama.org/ Official site]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.616155,-3.586392&spn=0.009112,0.014901&t=k Circuito del Jarama at Google Maps]


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