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PORTO, BOAVISTA
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Description  
Location Porto - Porto - Portugal continental
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 41°10'09"     - 8°41'09"
41.169167     -8.685833
UTM Coordinates X = 526354.273  -  Y = 4557584.044  -  Zone 29T
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 15 m - 49 ft
Inauguration 1933
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Spain and Portugal --> POR - Porto, Circuito da Boavista [ENG]
(2) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Ain Diab circuit map (la mappa del circuito non è più disponibile)
(3) Portuguese scgtclassic.com.sapo.pt/Boavista33.htm
(4) English www.circuitodaboavista.com/gca/index.php?id=75&lang=enHistory, with map and description
(5) English www.fiawtcc.com/fiawtcc/venue_ven893.shtml2007 WTCC official website
(6) Spanish www.fiawtcc.es/fiawtcc/venue_ven893.shtml2007 WTCC official website
(7) French www.fiawtcc.fr/fiawtcc/venue_ven893.shtml2007 WTCC official website
(8) Italian www.fiawtcc.it/fiawtcc/venue_ven893.shtml2007 WTCC official website
(9) English www.formula2.net/FJ58_5.htmF2 Register
(10) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1385490Track layout
(11) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1408012Track layout
(12) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2351651Track layout
(13) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2354069Track layout
(14) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2354085Track layout
(15) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4619596Track layout
(16) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(17) Portuguese História Automobilismo Português /2004 (page 83)Author: José Barros Rodrigues - Published by: ACP - year: 2004 - ISBN: 972-8868-00-6
Descrizione
(18) Italian Autosprint 28/2007 (page 93)Chicane was changed several times; WTCC drivers don’t like the track
(19) Italian Autosprint 27/2011 (page 70)Opinions of WTCC drivers after the race
(20) Portuguese www.circuitodaboavista.comOfficial website
(21) Portuguese www.circuitodaboavista.com/gca/index.php?id=75History, with map and description
(22) English www.circuitodaboavista.com/index.php?&lang=enOfficial website
(23) Spanish www.circuitodaboavista.com/index.php?&lang=esOfficial website

(*) 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.

Circuito da Boavista
Description According to an unknown source it could have been used even in 1931, but all other sources agree that first event was in 1933.
Years 1933
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1933
Closing 1933
Last update of this page July 8th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Avenida da Boavista - Fonte da Moura - Castelo do Queijo
length 4100  m 13451  ft 2.548  mi   (3)
length 4100  m 13451  ft 2.548  mi   (21)
length 4282  m 14050  ft 2.661  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (14)
Bend minimum radius 10  m 33  ft      (21)

Circuito da Boavista
Description I’m not sure if in 1950 this layout was used or one sligthly different
Years 1950÷1952
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1950
Closing 1952
Last update of this page July 8th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Esplanada do Rio de Janeiro - Praça de Gonçalves Zarco - Avenida da Boavista - Avenida Dotour Antunes Guimarães - Rua do Preciosa - Estrada de Circunvalaçao
length 7775  m 25509  ft 4.831  mi   (17)
length 7669  m 25160  ft 4.765  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (12)

Circuito da Boavista
Description  
Years 1953÷1960
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1953
Closing 1960
Last update of this page October 20th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Esplanada do Rio de Janeiro - Praça de Gonçalves Zarco - Avenida da Boavista - Avenida Dotour Antunes Guimarães - Rua do Lidador - Estrada de Circunvalaçao
length 7400  m 24278  ft 4.598  mi   (9)
length 7407  m 24301  ft 4.603  mi   (17)
length 7271  m 23855  ft 4.518  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (11)

Circuito da Boavista
Description Circuit used for Grande Prémio Histórico,, a race for historical F.1
Years 2005
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration July 8th 2005
Closing July 10th 2005
Last update of this page July 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Estrada de Circunvalaçao - Esplanada do Rio de Janeiro - Praça de Gonçalves Zarco - Avenida da Boavista - Avenida do Parque - Rua de Vilarinha
length 4300  m 14108  ft 2.672  mi   (21)
length 4330  m 14206  ft 2.691  mi   (16)
length 4360  m 14306  ft 2.71  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (13)

Circuito da Boavista
Description Circuit used for Grande Prémio Histórico, a race for historical F.1 and for World Touring Cars Championship (WTCC). During race weekend, chicane was modified several times because it was dangerous.
Years 2007
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration July 6th 2007
Closing July 8th 2007
Last update of this page July 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Estrada de Circunvalaçao - Esplanada do Rio de Janeiro - Praça de Gonçalves Zarco - Avenida da Boavista - Avenida do Parque - Rua de Vilarinha - Rua de Vila Nova
length 4720  m 15486  ft 2.933  mi   (5)
length 4821  m 15816  ft 2.996  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (10)

Circuito da Boavista
Description Circuit used for Grande Prémio Histórico, a race for historical F.1 and for World Touring Cars Championship (WTCC). Layout nearly equal to the 2007 one, but final chicane that was altered and not used for the start
Years 2009
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration July 5th 2009
Closing July 5th 2009
Last update of this page July 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Circuito da Boavista
Description Layout very similar to ones used in 2007 and 2009 but with some important safety improvements: there is a new tarmac on many parts of the track, the circuit has been widened in many points, there are permanent curbs, some more run-off areas and two more chicanes
Years 2011
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration July 1st 2011
Closing  
Last update of this page July 6th 2011
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Estrada de Circunvalaçao - Esplanada do Rio de Janeiro - Praça de Gonçalves Zarco - Avenida da Boavista - Avenida do Parque - Rua de Vilarinha - Rua de Vila Nova
length 4807  m 15771  ft 2.987  mi   (1)
length 4790  m 15716  ft 2.977  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (15)

Circuito da Boavista: comparison between different (approximated) layouts

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Circuito da Boavista 1933

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Circuito da Boavista 1950÷1952

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Circuito da Boavista 1953÷1960

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Circuito da Boavista 2005

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(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Circuito da Boavista 2007

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
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See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Circuito da Boavista 2011

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth - milermeter.com
(Google Maps and milermeter.com can bee used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Latitude - Longitude: + 41°10'09", - 8°41'09"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
July 7th 2011 Circuito da Boavista 2011 Guido de Carli Peer Risch Peer Risch Update Description with map
July 7th 2009     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
November 9th 2008 Circuito da Boavista 1933 Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 6th 2008     Guido de Carli Vasco Vasco Update Description with map
October 20th 2008     Guido de Carli Vasco Vasco Update Map
July 16th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 8th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 25th 2005 Circuito da Boavista 2005 Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 20th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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