Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet

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Circuit Jacarepagua.png
Jacarepagua/Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Location 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Events Formula One
Length km 5.031
Length mi 3.126
Turns 12
Record time 1'32.507 min. 195.786 km/h
Record driver Riccardo Patrese
Record team Williams
Record year 1989

Jacarepagua (also known as "Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet {do Rio de Janeiro}") is a race course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which hosted the Brazilian Grand Prix 10 times.

The circuit was built in 1978 on reclaimed marshland, thus the course is quite flat with little elevation change. The course itself has few distinguishing characteristics, with two main straights, plus numerous slow-speed corners; however, the scenic backdrop of the mountains of Rio is quite stunning.

From 1996 to 2000 the CART series staged events at Jacarepagua in an accessory oval circuit named Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway.

As of early 2005, there were plans to partially demolish this racetrack to make room for a new sports complex to be used for the 2007 Pan-American Games. It would make the track approximately 1.67 miles long, thus making it too short for most international racing series. However, the FIA's ruling on a track's minimum length is ambiguous. The future of this racetrack remains to be seen.

Some questioning remains about the project. Rumors are that the project's target is to destroy the racetrack forever, so the area would be clear for building condos.

Formula One races

Year Driver Constructor Report
1989 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell Ferrari Report
1988 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Report
1987 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1986 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Report
1985 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1984 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1983 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Report
1982 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost Renault Report
1981 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
1978 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Report

CART Champ Car history

Season Date Race Name Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team
1996 March 17 Rio 400 22px-Flag of Brazil.png André Ribeiro Lola Honda Tasman Racing
1997 May 10 Hollywood Rio 400k 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Paul Tracy Penske Mercedes-Benz Penske Racing
1998 May 10 Rio 400k 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Greg Moore Reynard Mercedes-Benz Forsythe Racing
1999 May 15 GP Telemar Rio 200 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Montoya Reynard Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
2000 April 30 Rio 200 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Adrian Fernández Reynard Ford-Cosworth Patrick Racing

Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet de Brazilia

Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet(de Brazilia) is a race course in Brasília, the capital of Brazil.

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