Designed by John Hugenholtz (who also created Zandvoort and Suzuka), the circuit was built in 1967 north of Madrid in arid scrub land. It had a short straight, as most of the course consisted of tight, twisty corners; overtaking was extremely difficult, as shown by Gilles Villeneuve, worthy driver though he was, and his successful defence of the lead for the entirity of the 1981 race despite a tail of four cars significantly faster than his.
Jarama hosted its last F1 race in 1981 when it was deemed too narrow for modern racing; its still holds occasional sports car and motorcycle races.
Formula One historyEdit
|Season||Date||Winning Driver||Winning Team||Report|
|1981||June 21||Gilles Villeneuve||Ferrari||Report|
|1979||April 29||Patrick Depailler||Ligier-Ford||Report|
|1978||June 4||Mario Andretti||Lotus-Ford||Report|
|1977||May 8||Mario Andretti||Lotus-Ford||Report|
|1976||May 2||James Hunt||McLaren-Ford||Report|
|1974||April 28||Niki Lauda||Ferrari||Report|
|1972||May 1||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus-Ford||Report|
|1970||April 19||Jackie Stewart||March-Ford||Report|
|1968||May 12||Graham Hill||Lotus-Ford||Report|
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