Circuito del Jarama

Address: Circuito del Jarama Autovia A- 28 1 km 28700 San Sebastian de los Reyes

40.620702777778 - 3.5855611111111Koordinaten: 40 ° 37 ' 15 " N, 3 ° 35 ' ​​8 " W

The Circuito del Jarama is a 3.404 km long motor racing track in San Sebastián de los Reyes, near the Spanish capital, Madrid, on the nine times the Spanish Grand Prix was held as part of the Formula 1 World Championship.

The course was designed by Johannes " Hans " Hugenholtz, who had already planned, among other parts of the race track in Zandvoort ( Netherlands) and Suzuka (Japan). Was built the course in 1967 north of Madrid in an arid shrubland. He has a long straight; the largest part of the journey, however, consists tight corners, so overtaking is very difficult. At that time was the route to be quite modern, as it was the first Grand Prix site, which had nets.

In Jarama, a Formula 1 Grand Prix was held for the last time in 1981, after he was mistaken in comparison to the standard of modern courses too tight. Today will still be held on the track some sports car and motorcycle races, as well as a run of the Truck Racing Championship.

The course record is 1:16,44 min ( 160.328 km / h average speed ), and in 1979 set up by the Canadian Gilles Villeneuve in a Formula 1 Ferrari.

As necessary modernizations were not made, the entire system is now revealed in a rather dilapidated condition. The safety standards of the circuit are largely as out of date. In February 2014, the owners of the race track, the Spanish Traffic Club RACE began with an extensive renovation. In three phases are repaired by 2021 the hospitality facilities and the pit lane and the Haupttribühne be reconsidered. Also planned is the construction of an automobile museum. The orientation of major events such as Formula 1 or motorcycle race of the World Cup is not provided in the future.


All winners of the Formula 1 race in Jarama

Record winner Driver: M. Andretti ( 2), record winner designers: Lotus ( 4)