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Oporto

Country:
Portugal
Location:
Oporto
Description

This was a temporary circuit set inland from Oporto Atlantic coastline. It hosted a sports car race in the early 1950s before being included in the Formula 1 World Championship on two occasions. The round-the-houses circuit consisted of a mixture of fast and slow corners, tramlines and cobbles, and even passed a fish-drying factory at the conclusion of the lap. Safety concerns forced it to close in 1960 but a shortened version hosted a historic racing festival from 2005 and the World Touring Car Championship visited two years later.