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JACAREPAGUÁ (NELSON PIQUET & EMERSON FITTIPALDI) (EX BARRA DA TIJUCA)
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Barra da Tijuca, Guanabara - Fundão, Cidade Universitária - Rio de Janeiro (Formula E) - Rio de Janeiro, Deodoro
Description Road permanent circuit proposed and built in 1970s. According to The Gel Motorsport its construction started in 1971 but it was soon abandoned due to a lack of money, being completed only in 1978. According to motograndprix.com it was built in 1975 and in 1977 it hosted the first local motorbike race. First international race was F.1 Brazil GP on January 29th 1978. The track was named after Nelson Piquet after he won his third F.1 world championship, in March 1988. This track was used quite a lot by F.1 during 1980s (for winter tests too) but since 1990 it was replaced by the new Interlagos and it become less important. In order to be an important again, in 1996 a new oval track was built in order to host Cart races: in this moment also the old road circuit was modified (changes not shown on my map). On the contrary, short circuit is unchanged until today. I don’t know what it was used for.
The site of the circuit has been choosen to be used for the Olympic Park of 2016 Olympic Summer Games, so the circuit is no longer operational. There are some proposal for a new circuit that should replace it and today (2010) the most concrete is Autódromo Deodoro
Location Rio de Janeiro
RJ - Rio de Janeiro - Região Sudeste
Location 30 km - 18.5 mi West of Rio de Janeiro, around the lagoon with the same name
Latitude - Longitude - 22°58'30"     - 43°23'46"
-22.975     -43.396111
UTM Coordinates X = 664414.282  -  Y = 7458349.324  -  Zone 23K
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 4 m - 13 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (page 158)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) Brazilian Portuguese mail, note Video of Stock Car Brasil event
(3) English ForumForum --> Chat in English --> Aerials of circuits [ENG]
(4) English ForumForum --> Latin America --> Brazil --> BRA - Rio de Janeiro: Barra da Tijuca & Jacarepaguá [ENG]
(5) English ForumForum --> Latin America --> Brazil --> BRA - Jacarepagua (Rio de Janeiro) [ENG]
(6) Italian motogp.tiscali.com/it/motogp/calendar.htm?menu=calendarmotograndprix.com
(7) Brazilian Portuguese sosautodromorj.blogspot.com
(8) Brazilian Portuguese speedracing.50webs.com/autodromos_nacionais.html
(9) English www.apexcircuitdesign.co.uk (...)Apex Circuit Design Ltd.
(10) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(11) Brazilian Portuguese www.rio.rj.gov.br/smel/autodromo.htm
(12) Brazilian Portuguese www.rio200.com.br/in_mapa.html
(13) Brazilian Portuguese www.riogp.com.br/projeto1.asp
(14) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/riode.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(15) Brazilian Portuguese www.speedshow.com.br/02_f_renault/calendario.cfm
(16) Brazilian Portuguese www.stockcar.com.br/autodromos/autodromos.htmlBrazilian Stock Car official website
(17) Italian Conoscere la Formula 1 1 (page 252)Published by: Rizzoli Editore - year: 1984
(18) Italian Autosprint 51/1972 (page 25)New F.1 track under construction at Rio (later known as Jacarepaguá)
(19) Italian Autosprint 30/1976 (page 49)
(20) Italian Autosprint 26/1977 (page 23)Inaugurazione spostata da giugno ad ottobre 1977
(21) Italian Autosprint 37/1977 (page 24)Foto e plastico del circuito quasi ultimato
(22) Italian Autosprint 4/1978 (page 26)
(23) Italian Autosprint 5/1978 (page 33)
(24) Italian Autosprint 49/1984 (page 22)Lavori a rilento, potrebbe slittare il GP 1985
(25) Italian Rombo 3/1986 (page 81)Tribune cadenti, problemi per il GP
(26) Italian Autosprint 14/1988 (page 17)Circuito intitolato a Piquet, la sala stampa al giornalista Janos Lengyel
(27) Italian Autosprint 44/1995 (page 39)Proposed 1995 changes
(28) Italian Autosprint 40/2009 (page 32)The circuit will be destroyed and replaced by Olympic facilities

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Barra da Tijuca
Description Permanent street circuit; at first it was known as Barra da Tijuca circuit, as a previous and very close street circuit used up to 1970. Its construction started in 1971. In 1972 works went on and Brazilian drivers Emerson Fittipaldi and Luiz Pereira Bueno suggestes some changes, new fences and protections and to build a short circuit for Formula Ford races. Works then were stopped for economical reasons and started again in 1975. First map was puiblished at the end of 1972, the second one (the perspective one) in Summer 1976 but it was already old, as the circuit was under construction with the known layout used since 1978. Jacarepaguá name was adopted only few months before inauguration

According to Autosprint, direction is anticlockwise; nevertheless looling at the map at to what I think are run off areas and safety devices, it seems me it’s clockwise
Years 1972
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 28th 2007
Info last update July 1976
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5700  m 18701  ft 3.542  mi   (18)

Autódromo Nelson Piquet
Description Long course was used for international events. I have no info about the short course
Years 1978÷1995
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing 1995
Last update of this page January 29th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Retorno (Molykote) - Carlos Pace - Kartodromo (Suspiro) - Nonato - Norte - Arquibancadas - Sul - Girão - Lagoa - Box 90 graus - Vitoria
length 5031  m 16506  ft 3.126  mi Long circuit (23)

Autódromo Nelson Piquet
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description A
Years 1995
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2007
Info last update October 1995
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Autódromo Emerson Fittipaldi
Description Proposal dated Autumn 1995 for the new oval and for changing the street track. It’s quite similar to what it has really built in 1996. Originally the track should have been 1.3 mi long (not shown in my map), but an agreement between FISA and Cart dated 1992 allows oval circuits outside USA only if they are at least 3 km - 1.86 mi long
Years 1995
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2007
Info last update October 1995
Designer  
Distinctive points Curva 1 - Curva 2 - Reta Oposta - Curva 3 - Curva 4
length 3000  m 9843  ft 1.864  mi   (12)
length 2092  m 6864  ft 1.3  mi Original proposal (12)
Max. banking (bends) 3  ° 5.2  %        (12)

Autódromo Nelson Piquet
Description Street circuit has been named after Nelson Piquet, roval one after Emerson Fittipaldi. Old short circuit (even if it’s not drawn on my map) is unchanged. I don’t know what it was used for.
Years 1996÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1995
Closing  
Last update of this page July 21st 2017
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Curva Um - Curva Pace - Curva Do Sospiro - Curva Nonato - Curva Oposta - Arquibancadas - Curva Sul - Esse - Curva De Lagoa - Curva 90 Graus - Curva De Vitória
length 4932  m 16181  ft 3.065  mi Long circuit (10)
length 4933  m 16184  ft 3.065  mi Long circuit (11)
length 4933  m 16184  ft 3.065  mi Long circuit (15)

Autódromo Emerson Fittipaldi
Description Street circuit has been named after Nelson Piquet, roval one after Emerson Fittipaldi and it was first used on March 17th 1996 during a Cart event (now Champ Car)
Years 1996÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration March 17th 1996
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2993  m 9821  ft 1.86  mi   (10)

Autódromo Nelson Piquet
Description Another proposal because of the construction of the 2007 Pan American Games infrastructures.
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 7th 2008
Info last update 2004
Designer Apex
Apex Circuit Design Ltd
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 5600  m 18373  ft 3.48  mi   (9)

Autódromo Nelson Piquet
Description  
Years 2005
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2007
Info last update 2005
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4801  m 15751  ft 2.983  mi Long circuit (13)
length 3108  m 10197  ft 1.931  mi Short circuit (13)

Autódromo Nelson Piquet
Description  
Years 2006÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 2nd 2006
Info last update November 19th 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3319  m 10889  ft 2.062  mi   (2)

Barra da Tijuca 1972

Barra da Tijuca 1972

Barra da Tijuca 1972


Jacarepaguá 1978÷1995: long course

Jacarepaguá 1978÷1995: long course

Jacarepaguá 1978÷1995: long course


Jacarepaguá, Autódromo Nelson Piquet: 1995 proposal

Jacarepaguá, Autódromo Nelson Piquet: 1995 proposal


Jacarepaguá, Autódromo Emerson Fittipaldi: 1995 proposal (3023 m)

Jacarepaguá, Autódromo Emerson Fittipaldi: 1995 proposal (3023 m)


Autódromo Nelson Piquet 1996÷...: Approximated map

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This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

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Location: - 22°58'30", - 43°23'46"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
July 21st 2017     Guido de Carli Jean Sapia Jean Sapia Update Description with map
November 28th 2010     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 8th 2008     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Photos (link)
January 3rd 2008 Autódromo Nelson Piquet   Lorenzo Tommasi     Update Description
February 14th 2006 Autódromo Nelson Piquet 2006÷... Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
November 27th 2005 Barra da Tijuca 1972 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
August 4th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 20th 2005 Autódromo Nelson Piquet 2005 Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 29th 2005 Autódromo Nelson Piquet 1978÷1995 Guido de Carli     Update Description with map
November 12th 2004 Barra da Tijuca 1972 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
May 4th 2003 Autódromo Nelson Piquet 1978÷1995 Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 28th 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 8th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Map
September 26th 2002     Guido de Carli     New Map
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