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Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
Specs:
Circuit direction:
Clockwise
Circuit length:
4.684 km.
Number of turns:
16 turns

The AIA circuit offers 32 different track configurations, with perimeters from 3.465m (shortest) to 4.684m (F1 version) and is homologated by FIA at the highest level

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A challenging racing track

The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) race track opened its doors on 2nd November 2008 after just seven months of construction. It was a true race against time to host the circuit’s inaugural race – the final round of the Superbike World Championship. 

The race track was developed as part of an innovative global project, which concentrates all aspects of the complex in the same physical space: race track, go-kart track, off-road park, hotel, apartment complex (Vista do Falcão Residences), technology park and sports complex. Thanks to the AIA, Portugal is now known nearly all over the world and for all the right reasons.

Wall of Fame

Hankook 24H PORTIMAO 2019
Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha - Ferrari 488 GT3 - Písařík, Král, Malucelli - 721 laps
Hankook 24H PORTIMAO 2018
Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha - Ferrari 488 GT3 - Písařík, Král, Malucelli - 586 laps
Hankook 24H PORTIMAO 2017
Scuderia Praha - Ferrari 488 GT3 - Písařík, Král, Malucelli - 722 laps

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is one of the best and most modern racing circuits in the world.

The racing track was developed as part of an innovative global project to provide a comprehensive range of facilities to the most varied sectors of the motor industry, from constructors, to racing teams and companies, allowing them to present, test and develop their products.

The design characteristics of the track provide spectators with impressive and far-reaching views from any grandstand.

The most awaited debut of the motoring show “The Grand Tour” (Amazon Prime, 2016) was shot at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, taking the 3 supercars – McLaren P1, Porsche 918, Ferrari LaFerrari – to their limits. Spoiler alert: Jeremy Clarkson lost the bet.

Information

Location:
Sítio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande, 8500-148 Portimão, Portugal
Time Zone:
WEST (UTC+1)
FIA Grade:
1
Lap record:
01:27,987 by Sebastien Buemi (F1), 2009

The circuit hosted the final round of the World Superbike Championship on 2 November 2008 as its first event and has been included in the series ever since. Throughout the years, many popular series have included the circuit in their championship calendar.

The circuit resembles old Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps, mainly because of its constantly undulating nature. A1 Team Portugal's driver Filipe Albuquerque observed that there are big downhill slopes and right-hand turns after the main straight. He also commented that the track is good for overtaking because the circuit width. A1 Team New Zealand's driver Earl Bamber observed that there are many special turns with personality. He commented that the new circuit is a little bit dangerous like the old school circuits with a roller coaster ride.

One of the corners of the circuit was named after former World Supersport rider Craig Jones who was killed in a motorcycle crash at Brands Hatch in 2008.

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