Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet (Brasília)

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For the race course of the same name in Rio de Janeiro (Jacarepaguá), see Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet.

Coordinates: 15°46′34.1″S 47°54′0.3″W / 15.776139°S 47.900083°W / -15.776139; -47.900083

Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet/Autódromo de Brasília
Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasília.svg
Location Brasília, Brazil
Time zone GMT -3
Major events

MotoGP (from 2014)

Formula One (1974, non-championship race), Formula 3 Sudamericana (till 2013), Brazilian Formula Three Championship, Stock Car Brasil, Fórmula Truck, Verizon Indycar Series (From 2015)
Road course
Surface Asphalt
Length 5.476 km (3.403 mi)
Turns 12

Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet is a race course in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. 5.476 km in length, the name of the circuit was originally Autódromo de Brasília when it opened in 1974, but it was later changed to honor Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet. The circuit brought a non-championship Formula One race to Brasília one week after 1974's official Brazilian GP, known as the Presidente Medici GP won by Emerson Fittipaldi.

From 1995, the circuit was leased to NZ Empreendimentos, one of Nelson Piquet's companies, by the government of the Brazilian Federal District.[1][2] But, in 2006, the Federal District regained the control to manage the circuit due to NZ Empreendimentos' lack of attention to the track's management.[3][4][5]

The circuit is across the road from Brasilia's Estádio Nacional, which was a venue of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The circuit used to host the now defunct South American Formula Three Series, namely the Formula 3 Sudamericana. It now also host the new Brazilian Formula Three Championship.

On 19 August 2013 it was announced that the circuit will host the MotoGP World Championship starting in 2014.[6] It will be the first motorcycle Grand Prix in Brazil since the 2004 Rio Grand Prix.

On 18 September 2014, it was confirmed that the Verizon Indycar Series will hold a race at the circuit on March 8th, 2015. The track layout will be modified slightly for this event.


  1. ^ The circuit holds smaller events today, but does still have a full calendar which includes Motorcycles and a lot of Kart events, on the smaller Kart circuit. "Autódromo de Brasília" (in Portuguese). Race Controle, official sporting organization of Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet (of Brasília). Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Autódromo Internacional de Brasília" (in Portuguese). CTM2000 official website. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  3. ^ "TCDF determina que GDF retome administração do Autódromo" (in Portuguese). Equipe 2006-04-03. Retrieved 2007-11-14. [dead link]
  4. ^ "RECURSO INTERPOSTO PELA NZ EMPREENDIMENTOS E INVESTIMENTOS LTDA., CONTRA OS TERMOS DO ITEM IV-B DA DECISÃO Nº 763/2006." (in Portuguese). Ministério Público de Contas do Distrito Federal. 2006-06-30. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  5. ^ "CONCESSÃO DE USO Nº 1/95, DA ÁREA E DAS INSTALAÇÕES DO AUTÓDROMO INTERNACIONAL NELSON PIQUET, PARA A EMPRESA NZ EMPREENDIMENTOS E INVESTIMENTOS LTDA." (in Portuguese). Ministério Público de Contas do Distrito Federal pages =. 2006-11-23. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
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