Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet

Rio de Janeiro

Circuit Details

Location:
Rio de Janeiro
Type: 
Street
Turns: 
11
Direction: 
Anti-Clockwise
Capacity: 
90,000
Established: 
1 January, 1977 (All day)

Jacarepaguá History
 

The original circuit was built between 1971 and 1977 on the site of the Barra da Tijuca road course, which had itself been built on reclaimed marshland and was operational from 1964 to 1970. It was a relatively flat circuit, with a long pit straight and a longer back straight (which allowed the turbo-engined Formula One cars of the mid-1980s to reach speeds of 300 km/h (186 mph)), and numerous mid- to slow-speed corners with plenty of room for overtaking.


In 1990, the Brazilian Grand Prix moved to a shortened Interlagos, where it has been held ever since.




Source: Wikipedia