|Location||Av. Iraí, nº 16, Pinhais, PR, Brazil|
|Closed||12 January 2022|
|Major events||FIA WTCC Race of Brazil (2006-2012)|
World Series by Nissan (2002)
TCR South America (2021)
Auto GP (2012)
Stock Car Brasil (1980-2018, 2020-2021)
Fórmula Truck (1996, 1998-2003, 2005-2016)
Copa Truck (2018, 2020-2021)
|Full Circuit (1988-2022)|
|Length||3.707 km (2.304 miles)|
|Race lap record||1:10.182 ( Bas Leinders, Dallara SN01, 2002, Formula Nissan)|
|Original Circuit (1967-1971)|
|Length||4.200 km (2.610 miles)|
Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba (also known as Autódromo de Pinhais and Circuito Raul Boesel) was a motorsports circuit located in Pinhais, Brazil. It has been host to the World Touring Car Championship, TC2000, Fórmula Truck and Stock Car Brasil racing. Until 2013 the circuit has also been host of the South American Formula 3 Series, namely the Formula 3 Sudamericana. The circuit also formerly hosted the Brazilian Formula Three Championship.
The circuit also hosted the "Festival Brasileiro de Arrancada", from 1992 to 2016, which was the biggest drag racing event in Latin America.
Fabrizio Giovanardi of JAS Motorsport suggested the circuit is bumpy. Andy Priaulx of BMW Team UK suggested the circuit has a mix of massively fast and then medium speed turns which is not favorable BMW touring cars. Jordi Gené of SEAT Sport suggested that its turns are close to each other and they are high speed. The layout and types of corners on the track is actually similar to Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, but with more dramatic elevation changes.
The elevation changes between Entrada do Miolo and Pinheirinho reward well balanced cars. Confident drivers can gain a serious advantage through the heavily banked turns. Curva de Vitoria has quite a bit of positive camber and any exit speed will carry through, all the way down the straight. However, if the car goes even 10 cm (3.9 in) wide it will end in the wall. There is only one racing line through this fast corner, so the driver requires to line up behind the car in front and slingshot past it down the straight.
The circuit was scheduled to host a round of the A1 Grand Prix series in February 2006. However, after the schedule was revised, the circuit was removed as a host venue for the series.
|Simulation / Video Game||Year||Configuration|
|Game Stock Car Extreme||2013|
|Game Stock Car 2012||2012|
|Game Stock Car||2010|
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At the end of 2021, it was known the land of the circuit was sold. Since 2014, the Inepar group, the owner of Autodromo, entered in judicial recovery and the plan of recoveries at the time was to sell the circuit. This was postponed after a immobiliar crises throughout Brazil and gave a new opportunity for the circuit. The new plan is a project to build residential and commercial towers. The launch of these buildings is planned for the second half of 2022.
On December 17, 2021 the part of "Curva da Vitória" started to be demolished, but for a legal reasons the work stopped with complaints about the historical heritage of circuit and its land.
The official fastest lap records at the Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba are listed as:
|Grand Prix Circuit (1988-2022): 3.707 km|
|Formula Nissan||1:10.182||Bas Leinders||Dallara SN01||2002 Curitiba World Series by Nissan round|
|Auto GP||1:12.549||Pål Varhaug||Lola B05/52||2012 Curitiba Auto GP round|
|Formula Three||1:13.315||Clemente de Faria Jr.||Dallara F301||2007 Curitiba F3 Sudamericana round|
|GT1||1:18.180||Fabien Giroix||McLaren F1 GTR||1996 2 Hours of Curitiba|
|Stock Car Brasil||1:21.992||Diego Nunes||Chevrolet Cruze Stock Car||2020 1st Curitiba Stock Car Brasil round|
|WTCC||1:22.890||Robert Huff||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||2011 FIA WTCC Race of Brazil|
|TCR Touring Car||1:23.530||Rodrigo Baptista||Audi RS 3 LMS TCR||2021 Curitiba TCR South America round|
|Super Touring||1:26.683||Juan Manuel Fangio II||Peugeot 406||1998 Curitiba SASTC round|