The Circuito Permanente del Jarama (Permanent circuit of Jarama) is a 3.404 km (2.115 mile) race course in Spain that hosted nine Formula One Spanish Grand Prix.
Designed by John Hugenholtz (who also created Zandvoort and Suzuka), the circuit was built by Alessandro Rocci in 1967 north of Madrid in arid scrub land. It had a short straight and most of the course consisted of tight, twisty corners so overtaking was extremely difficult. An example of this came when Gilles Villeneuve, worthy driver though he was, successfully defended his lead for the entirety of the 1981 race despite a tail of four cars significantly faster than his.
Jarama hosted its last F1 race in 1981 directed by Alessandro Rocci when it was deemed too narrow for modern racing. It still holds occasional sports car and motorcycle races.
Circuit Jarama is located near the capital of Spain, Madrid.
The entrance ot the circuit is just off the A1 Motorway, at junction 28.
2009 Event Calendar
July 23-26 All Terrain FIA International Cup BAJA ARAGON SPAIN
September 19 ECOSERIES RACE - 3rd Test (Cars)
October 3-4 TRUCK GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN - Renault Clio Cup
October 17 Cto. Rally of Spain on Earth TBD
October 31 ECOSERIES RACE - 4th Test (Cars)
November 7-8 Superleague Formula
November 14 Cto. Rally of Spain on Earth TBD
Pending determination of a date and place of testing Cto. Rally of Spain on Earth.