Few race circuits can claim a more glamorous location than Punta del Este. The track is within touching distance of the Playa Brava Beach, with the pitlane and main straight running parallel, just a few metres away from the sand. There are several opportunities for drivers to make places on the compact layout. At opposite ends of the circuit are turns 8 and 9, a double-apex hairpin, and turn 20, another hairpin. Each offers a hard braking zone and plenty of space for passing. The entry to the chicane, at turn 17, is also a prime spot for passing.