Archive for the 'Race tracks' Category

The Paul Ricard Circuit, Le Castellet, France

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

The Paul Ricard Circuit is a motorsport race track built at Le Castellet, near Marseille, France, in 1969 with finance from the eccentric drinks magnate Paul Ricard, who created what essentially became Pernod Ricard.



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Estroril race track - The Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

The Autódromo do Estoril (officially: Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva) is a 4.36 km (2.709 miles) race course in Portugal, and the home of the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix from 1984 to 1996.



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The Circuit de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

The Circuit de Valencia (officially named “Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo”) is a motorsport race track located in Cheste (Valencia, Spain) and built in 2000. It has a capacity of 120,000 spectators and seating for 60,000. It is often used as a test track by the Formula One teams, because of the mild temperatures in winter. Kimi Räikkönen holds the unofficial lap record, set while testing a McLaren-Mercedes, with a time of 1m 09.005sec.



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