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The Circuito Permanente Del Jarama

The Circuito permanente del Jarama (Permanent circuit of the Jarama) is a 3.404 km) (2.115-mi) race course in Spain which hosted nine Formula One Spanish Grand Prix.

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 history

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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