Portimão Circuit is a state-of-the-art motorsport facility located in the Algarve region of Portugal, boasting a winding course with sweeping turns for a thrilling experience. This track is renowned for testing the limits of both cars and drivers alike.
Nearest track of a similar category is Autódromo do Estoril (182 kilometers away).
The circuit was built in 2008, making it a fairly new addition to the racing circuit landscape.
The track is 2.9 miles long and has 13 turns that make up the lap.
The record lap time at the track is 1:22.674, set by Fernando Alonso in qualifying for the 2008 European Grand Prix.
The Portimão Circuit is actually two separate tracks, one featuring the International Circuit, and another with a shorter National Circuit.
The circuit has a capacity for over 125,000 race fans.
The surface of the track is made up of a highly engineered type of asphalt, designed to combine grip with durability.
The circuit was designed to also cater for motorbikes, which host racing events twice a year.
Included in the track layout are a few challenging downhill corners, tunnels - and several blind corners.
The track has even hosted the Superbike World Championship in the past.
The layout of the track was designed to offer different racing experiences; the National Circuit of Portimão offers more of an open layout and long straights, and the International Circuit offers tighter turns and elevation changes.