I had a visit to the Autodromo do Algarve, Portugal, in between Christmas and New Year to say hello to Paulo Pinheiro and the team and see what new things the circuit has introduced since I was here for the A1GP race earlier in 2010.
Although I have know the team at the Autodromo since before they started building, I hadn’t had a chance to do a few laps: I got a chance this week.
If you haven’t ever experienced the circuit, you should. With many blind corners and rises, it’s quite a fun track to get to know. I only had a few laps in a BMW 5 Series GTR and I was hooked. OK, I am a long way from being flat onto the main straight and also completely dedicated through some of the blind corners, but I could have easily been convinced to stay all night and keep perfecting it! Maybe next time…
Check out more pictures of the track at their website: http://autodromoalgarve.com.pt/index.php?lang=english