A CHALLENGING RACING TRACK
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.
The AIA circuit offers 32 different track configurations, with perimeters from 3.465m (shortest) to 4.684m (F1 version) and is homologated by FIA and FIM, to host motoring and motorcycling competitions at the highest level.
The different combinations allow users to choose between faster, challenging versions or slower and more technical ones.
Given the various layouts of the track, FIA Slow Fast (F1) version is considered the standard version.
- Length > 4,684 m
- Length of straights > 3,204 m (68.3%)
- Length of corners > 1,488 m (31.7%)
- Track width > 14 m
- Number of corners > 16
- Right-handers > 9
- Left-handers > 7
- Minimum radius of corner > 18 m
- Maximum radius of corner > 160 m
- Maximum rise > 6.2%
- Maximum fall > 12.0%
- Maximum bank > 8.0%
- Minimum bank > 2.0%
- Length > 969 m
- Width > 18 m
- 42 pit garages x 135 m2 each = 5,670 m2
- 72,000 m2
Autódromo do Algarve is one of the most demanding tracks ever.
01:27,987 by Sebastien Buemi (F1), January 21st, 2009
Main stand: 16.654 seats
Other stands: 56.288 seats