Autódromo do Estoril RSS

Estoril, Portugal

  • Circuit type Race
  • Circuit Length 4.182kms
  • Circuit Turns 13
  • Circuit Direction Clockwise
Records and Statistics
Race Date Winner
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
Total races 13

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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

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