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POR - PORTUGAL
ESTORIL
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Estoril (urbano)
Description Permanent road circuit, owned by Autodril company. First inauguration should have been on September 1971, but it was delayed to 1972. In Summer 1984 many works were done in order to host F.1 GP, but without changing track layout. Nevertheless in 1984 maps published by all magazines were changed, so probably before they were wrong.
Location Estoril - Lisboa - Portugal continental
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 38°45'00"     - 9°23'35"
38.75     -9.393056
UTM Coordinates X = 465845.087  -  Y = 4289107.74  -  Zone 29S
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 132 m - 433 ft
Inauguration June 18th 1972
Closing  
Designer Ayrton Cornelson
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (page 50)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Spain and Portugal -->
(3) Portuguese sportscarportugal.com.sapo.pt/inauguracao72.htmCircuit inauguration (1972) and previous proposals
(4) English Portuguese www.fpak.pt/Circuitos/main.htmRace track data and photos
(5) Portuguese www.geocities.com/portugalracers/Estoril.html
(6) English www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/f1/Estoril.cmc.jpg1997 proposals
(7) English www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/f1/estoril_sepoong.html1990s maps and 1997 proposals by Tilke and Cascais Town Hall
(8) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(9) English www.travelplaces.co.uk/mr-a1-circuits-estoril.htm
(10) Italian Autosprint 50/1969 (page 16)Nuovo circuito in costruzione vicino a Cascais, inaugurazione prevista agosto 1970
(11) Italian Autosprint 24/1970 (page 34)Sarà pronto nel 1972 il circuito con 3 piste separate
(12) Italian Autosprint 36/1971 (page 36)Progetto dell’Autodril, che poi sarà noto come Estoril
(13) Italian Autosprint 48/1971 (page 30)Modificato il tracciato, quasi pronto per l’inaugurazione
(14) Italian Autosprint 25/1972 (page 26)Inaugurazione circuito
(15) Italian Rombo 24/1984 (page 29)Modifiche in vista del GP 1984
(16) Italian Autosprint 24/1984 (page 31)Piquet ha approvato il circuito per la F.1
(17) Italian Autosprint 35/1984 (page 42)Lavori per il GP
(18) Italian Rombo 42/1984 (page 7)Breve panoramica sulle modifiche alla pista
(19) Italian Rombo 44/1984 (page 19)Bilancio del primo GP. Il tracciato non è stato toccato
(20) Italian Autosprint 37/1991 (page 71)Ora è del governo portoghese
(21) Portuguese História Automobilismo Português /2004 (page 86)Author: José Barros Rodrigues - Published by: ACP - year: 2004 - ISBN: 972-8868-00-6
Descrizione

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Estoril Autodril
Original proposal
Description Autosprint on September 1971 wrote that a circuit named Autodril was under construction. Its inauguration should have been at beginning of 1972 and it should have been used for tests and races. They also thought to ask for a F.1 GP to be raced in 1974.
Years 1971
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update September 1971
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2670  m 8760  ft 1.659  mi Original proposal (12)

Estoril
Description  
Years 1971
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 October 26th 2007
Info last update November 1971
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4250  m 13944  ft 2.641  mi Long circuit (13)
length 2672  m 8766  ft 1.66  mi Short circuit (13)
length 2942  m 9652  ft 1.828  mi External course (13)

Estoril
Description  
Years 1972÷1984
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration June 18th 1972
Closing 1984
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4350  m 14272  ft 2.703  mi Long circuit (16)

Estoril
Description In 1984 Autodril (company owner of the track) decided to ask for a F.1 GP to be scheduled on following years (1985 or 1986) and it begun to renovate the circuit. In May 1984 Spain GP at Fuengirola was canceled and replaced by Portugal GP; scheduled on October 21st of the same year. In Summer many works were made, because circuit was in bad conditions. The track was reasphalted, and safety run-off areas, pit entry, boxes and padock were remade.
It’s curious to note that track layout wasn’t modified, but maps published by all magazines were changed, so probably before 1984 they were wrong.
Years 1984÷1994
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration September 29th 1984
Closing 1994
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4350  m 14272  ft 2.703  mi   (17)

Estoril
Description  
Years 1994÷1999
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration September 29th 1984
Closing 1994
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4360  m 14304  ft 2.709  mi   (8)

Estoril
Description Project by Tilke Corporation, required by FIA. The Senna Parabolica should have been moved a lot nearer the start-finish line. I think its radius should have also reduced, but I am not sure. Similar to 2000 layout
Years 1997?
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 October 26th 2007
Info last update 1997
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points  

Estoril
Description Proposal by Cascais Town Council
Years 1997?
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 July 15th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva
Description  
Years 2000÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2000
Closing  
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4182.72  m 13723  ft 2.599  mi    
length 4140.42  m 13584  ft 2.573  mi Ideal line length  
Width 14  m 46  ft    Start finish straight  
Min width 10  m 33  ft       
Max width 18  m 59  ft       
Straight length 985.686  m 3234  ft 0.612  mi Start finish straight  
Max. gradient (uphill) 6.8  % 3.9  °         
Max. gradient (downhill) 5.6  % 3.2  °         

Autodril: original proposal (1971)

Autodril: original proposal (1971)


Estoril - 1971 final proposal (nearly the same as 1972÷1984 layout): long course

Estoril - 1971 final proposal (nearly the same as 1972÷1984 layout): long course

Estoril - 1971 final proposal (nearly the same as 1972÷1984 layout): long course

Estoril - 1971 final proposal (nearly the same as 1972÷1984 layout): long course


Estoril 1984÷1994
1 park place - 2 medical assistance - 3 heliport - 4 place for an helicopter - 5 paddock - 6 boxes

Estoril 1984÷1994<br />
1 park place - 2 medical assistance - 3 heliport - 4 place for an helicopter - 5 paddock - 6 boxes


Location: + 38°45'00", - 9°23'35"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 4th 2006 Estoril Autodril 1971 Guido de Carli     New Description
May 21st 2006     Guido de Carli   whrphlio Update Description
March 23rd 2006 Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva 2000÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 25th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 15th 2005   1984÷1994 Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 15th 2005   1972÷1984 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 25th 2005 Estoril Autodril 1971 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
September 24th 2004 Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva 2000÷... Guido de Carli     New Description
February 24th 2004   1972÷1984 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
August 1st 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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