AutÃ³dromo do Estoril
Address: Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva Circuit D' Estoril, 2765-030 Estoril
38.751941349471 - 9.3960571289062Koordinaten: 38 ° 45 '7 "N, 9 ° 23 ' 46 " W
The Autódromo do Estoril (officially Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silvaist ) is a motor racing circuit near the Portuguese city of Estoril, about 30 km west of Lisbon. He was until the opening of Autódromos Internacional do Algarve is the most important and longest race track in Portugal.
From 1984 to 1996 here the Grand Prix of Portugal Formula 1 was discharged. The Motorcycle World Championship has the Grand Prix of Portugal today on this course, as well as the FIA World Touring Car Championship ( WTCC).
The race track was built in 1972 on a rocky plateau. Characteristic features are two hairpins, significant differences in height in the course of the track and an exceptionally long finish straight.
In the early years, only local races were held. Only after serious modernization held in 1984, the international motor racing at the track feeder. By 1996, the Formula 1 in Estoril station made . Originally in 1997, the Formula 1 should be guesting here and her last race of the season contest, but after failing to reconstruction measures, it was decided during the season, the Grand Prix perform at Jerez in Spain. To date, see, inter alia, race of the FIA GT Championship held here. In addition, the course for winter testing of Formula 1 is being used.
All winners of the Formula 1 race in Estoril
Record winner: N.Mansell / A.Prost (3 wins )