Circuito de Jerez (Jerez Speed Track), formerly known as Circuito Permanente de Jerez, is a 4.428km (2.752-mile) racing circuit located in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, deep within the sherry-producing south of Spain. It was built by Alessandro Rocci, who was also in charge of Circuito Permanente del Jarama's project. Seven Grand Prix of Formula One have been held in the Circuito de Jerez since it was created in 1986, including the last one held on 26 October (European Grand Prix) where the Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve and the German driver Michael Schumacher were fighting for the Drivers' World Championship, that finally went to Villeneuve's hands.
Time Zone : (GMT +1:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Circuit Length : Normal Track: 4.423 km
With Chicane: 4.428 km
Turns : 13; 8 right, 5 left or15 with 9 right & 6 left with chicanes.
Lap Record : 1m 23.135s Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Williams F1, 1997 F1 GP
1m 39.818s Valentino Rossi, Yamaha, 2009 Moto GP
1m 15.650s Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F1, 2004 (testing)
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ROSSI AND LORENZO SECOND AND THIRD AFTER BUSY DAY'S TESTING Posted on: 06/05/2010
The Fiat Yamaha Team made the most of a rare day's testing at Jerez on Monday, one of the few post-race tests they will have this season. Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo had a busy and successful day, finishing second and third respectively in the standings behind Dani Pedrosa.
Rossi, who finished third in the race yesterday, worked with his crew to impr... Read More >>
LORENZO PRODUCES RIDE OF HIS LIFE TO TAKE ROUSING VICTORY IN JEREZ Posted on: 03/05/2010
Jorge Lorenzo produced one of the rides of his life to take a superb win in Spain today, the grandeur of a full-to-bursting Jerez providing a fitting amphitheatre for his first MotoGP win on home soil. Valentino Rossi finished third, making it a sixteenth double podium for the Fiat Yamaha pair since 2008.
MOTOGP EMERGES FROM THE ASH CLOUD TO LAND IN SPAIN Posted on: 26/04/2010
MotoGP finally resumes action this weekend, after the recent Icelandic Volcano forced the postponement of the Japanese GP. It has been a frustrating time for the paddock as the ash cloud has billowed over Europe and it will be an excited Fiat Yamaha Team that lands in Spain this week, with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo itching to get back to action after th... Read More >>
Bridgestone Motorsport Jerez Test Summary Posted on: 25/02/2010
Tyres are going to be a big factor in this years F1 season as the cars start races on very heavy fuel loads.
Bridgestone Motorsport concluded two pre-season tests at the Circuito de Jerez last Saturday, where extensive use was made of Bridgestone’s wet and intermediate tyres for the majority of eight days’ testing at the track in south... Read More >>
F1 Test 2 - All The Lap Times and Pictures Posted on: 21/02/2010
After the first two days were blighted with intermittant rain, the sun came out for the final two days of the second F1 test at Jerez this year. Some drivers such as Hamilton and Barrichello only ran on the first two days, which is why their lap times are much slower than others who ran in the dry.
Jenson Button, one of those to run in the dry on ... Read More >>
F1 Test - All The Lap Times And Pictures Posted on: 13/02/2010
The second F1 test of the year took place at Jerez from 10th to 13th February.
After 4 days of running Lewis Hamilton pipped Jaime Alguersuari and Kamui Kobayashi in the last few minutes of the last day for the place at the top of the time sheets. Testing resumes on Wednesday, until then enjoy these images of the test session courtesy of the teams... Read More >>
Red Bull Racing Launch RB6 - Q&A with Adrian Newey Posted on: 10/02/2010
2010 sees Red Bull Racing enter its sixth season of grand prix competition. After one of the busiest off seasons for new teams and driver swaps in Formula One, that makes it one of the more experienced outfits on the grid!
Today they launched the RB6, with drivers Sebastien Vettel, Mark Webber and their new test driver Daniel Ricciardo on ha... Read More >>
Schumacher Returns To The Cockpit Posted on: 13/01/2010
Michael Schumacher returned to the cockpit on Tuesday 12th at the wheel of the GP2 Series development car at the Jerez circuit in Spain for a three-day test programme which aims at defining technical solutions for the Series’ next generation car which will be introduced in the 2011 season.
In difficult conditions due to heavy rain and ... Read More >>
CHEVROLET WTCC TEAM ALREADY BACK AT WORK... Posted on: 28/12/2009
The Chevrolet team have already started their wintertime testing in view of the next WTCC season. Last week Alain Menu spent a couple of days at Jerez de la Frontera (December 17th and 18th) that were disturbed by the rain.
"It was nice to be back at the wheel, although the rain prevented us from doing proper development wo... Read More >>
F1 Young Driver Test Weekend Posted on: 04/12/2009
Over the 1st, 2nd and 3rd December, F1 teams took a rare opportunity for some testing at Circuit de Jerez in Spain.
They were carrying out their now traditional annual audition for the latest young drivers looking for a coveted drive in F1. With several new teams coming into F1 in 2010, there are rather more seats available than usual and competi... Read More >>
RICCIARDO & RIVALS GET A FIRST TASTE OF F1 Posted on: 01/12/2009
Reigning Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Champion Daniel Ricciardo led a six-strong squad of British F3 graduates into the Formula 1 young driver tests at the Spanish circuit of Jerez today (Tuesday), underlining once again the championship's status as the driver training ground of choice for Grand Prix teams.
FORCE INDIA ANNOUNCES YOUNG DRIVER TEST LINE-UP Posted on: 26/11/2009
The Force India Formula One Team is delighted to confirm a dynamic, exciting driver line-up for the young driver test from 1 - 3 December 2009. Upcoming British driver Paul di Resta and current Indy Lights champion American JR Hildebrand will share driving duties of the VJM02 for the test in Jerez, Spain next week.