The Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet (commonly known as Jacarepaguá) was a racing circuit which held the Brazilian Grand Prix ten times between 1978 to 1989. The five km circuit, named after triple World Champion, Nelson Piquet was opened in 1977 and stood until 2012, when the circuit was demolished in order to make way for venues for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

The most successful driver around the Jacarepaguá circuit was Alain Prost, winner of five of the 10 Formula One races held there. Nelson Piquet was the only Brazilian driver to win his home event there, doing so in 1983 and 1986.

The circuit held its last F1 Grand Prix in 1989, a race won by Nigel Mansell, before being replaced by the Autódromo José Carlos Pace at Interlagos. The circuit was demolished in 2015, to make room for venues of the 2016 Olympic Games.


Event history[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of Formula One World Championship events held at the Jacarepaguá circuit:

Year Winning Driver Winning Constructor Report
1978 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Italy Ferrari Report
1981 Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
1982 France Alain Prost France Renault Report
1983 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW Report
1984 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
1985 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
1986 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
1987 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
1988 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-Honda Report
1989 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Ferrari Report

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