- Circuit type Race
- Circuit Length 4.182kms
- Circuit Turns 13
- Circuit Direction Clockwise
|First race||Portuguese Grand Prix||October 21, 1984||Alain Prost (FRA)||full results|
|Last race||Portuguese Grand Prix||September 22, 1996||Jacques Villeneuve (CAN)||full results|
Having become one of the old-guard of grand prix circuits. Estoril retained some character despite changes made in 1994 on safety grounds. Drivers loved the challenge and knew the track well from testing there, but it was dropped again and moves for it to be used again came to naught. The key corner is the long, long one onto the main straight. It's essential to get this right to slipstream down to the first corner.
Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books