The automobile background of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
It is no longer talk of nothing else in the world. The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have begun and all countries and look to the South American countryawaiting their national stars are made with as many medals as possible. Like anyinternational event of this magnitude requires the country of origin make some sacrifices to equip the city before the arrival of athletes.
In the case of Brazil, the installation of the Olympic ring where already the largest sports competition is held worldwide has claimed the existence of theJacarepagua circuit , renamed Nelson Piquet , which was held in the past theBrazilian Grand Prix Formula 1 and GP MotoGP Rio de Janeiro.
With 5,031 km long and eleven curves the Circuit Jacarepaguá was built on the site of the speedway Barra da Tijuca . It opened in 1977 and the Formula 1 came to reach there the 300 km / h. The fastest lap of the track is 1: 32,507 and was marked by Ricardo Patrese with the first Renault-powered Williams in 1989.
Alain Prost knows it is up to the top of the podium in the neighborhood of Jacarepagua, in Rio. The French rider is the winningest holds five , in the Nelson Piquet Circuit and that nobody can take from you. Brazilian authorities demolished this legendary track that Formula 1 visited ten times -1978 and from 1983 to 1989 before moving to Interlagos .
The central scenario of the Olympic Games now keeps a little of the spirit of the races that opened the calendar of the maximum category of the cars in the eighties. Sinovac Nigel Mansell won his first victory in Ferrari with a car designed by John Barnard with a gearbox with steering wheel controls. Nelson Piquet local- – hero two wins in his home Grand Prix ended by putting his name to the path.
MotoGP, meanwhile, continued to visit the route of Southern Rio de Janeiro until 2004. Jorge Lorenzo won, in fact, there his first victory in the world and Alex Criville was in Jacarepagua with his first title in 500 cc 1999.