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Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

Circuit info

Location: Interlagos, Brazil
Laps: 36
Circuit Type: Race
Circuit Length: 4.309KM
Qualifying Record: 1:07.194 - Schmeval (McLaren), Season #5
Lap Record: 1:10.208 - roxas3sora3 (Williams), Season #4

The old version of the Brazilian circuit incorporated most of the tight and twisty infield still present today, along with a balls-out, high-speed section. The original layout consisted of four fast corners, split up by long straights, in which the cars would remain flat out for around 20 seconds. With significant bumps throughout the lap, the track was considered very dangerous - especially by 1980 when cars were running ground-effect aerodynamics. That, and the encroaching favellas around the circuit, saw the Brazilian Grand Prix move to the more glamorous Jacarepagua circuit in Rio de Janeiro. When it returned in 1990 a $15 million redevelopment plan had stunted the circuit to today's layout.

Interlagos literally means 'between the lakes' referring to two large manmade lakes built in the early 20th century to supply the city with water and electricity. The land on which the circuit stands was originally bought in 1938 by two property developers who intended to build houses on the site.

When they discovered that the site was not suitable they decided to build a circuit instead, and as Sao Paulo continued to grow at an astounding rate it was not long before the track was surrounded by houses.

Owing to the success of Emerson Fittipaldi, the country expressed an interest in hosting a race. Interlagos held two non-championship races in 1971 and '72 before joining the full championship calendar in 1973, and the circuit proved to be a lucky one for the local racers Fittipaldi, Carlos Pace and Carlos Reutemann who all won races there. In fact, it was the scene of Pace's only F1 win, and following his death in a plane crash in 1977 the circuit was renamed in his honour.

In 1978 the Brazilian Grand Prix moved to the Jacarepagua circuit in Rio de Janeiro, but it returned to Interlagos the following year. In 1981 it was moved to Rio permanently as the organisers felt the slums of Sao Paulo were at odds with the glamour of F1. It would take a promise of a US$15million redevelopment programme to bring the race back in 1990.

The circuit itself is one of the very few circuits on the calendar that runs anti-clockwise, and this, combined with its bumpy surface means it is considered hard on cars and drivers alike. The resurfacing of the track in 2007 ironed out most of the worst bumps but the circuit still retains the character as it follows the lands contours making it an interesting circuit to drive.

Despite the lack of a real Brazilian hero since Senna's death the passion of the local fans has not diminished and the race continues to draw good crowds.

Hot Lap

Previous F1 Race Results - Brazilian Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
9 Season #9 Brazilian Grand Prix July 6th, 2014 Australia Parkour France Lotus 71
8 Season #8 Brazilian Grand Prix March 2nd, 2014 New Zealand 888 Austria Red Bull 36
7 Season #7 Brazilian Grand Prix August 11th, 2013 Poland Preyst Great Britain Caterham 36
6 Season #6 Brazilian Grand Prix February 24th, 2013 Australia Schmeval Great Britain McLaren 36
5 Season #5 Brazilian Grand Prix August 5th, 2012 Australia Schmeval Great Britain McLaren 36
4 Season #4 Brazilian Grand Prix February 26th, 2011 Australia Atomic Lambo France Renault 36
3 Season #3 Brazilian Grand Prix July 3rd, 2011 New Zealand Flouncy India Group Force India 28
2 Season #2 Brazilian Grand Prix April 2nd, 2011 New Zealand Flouncy Great Britain McLaren 28
1 Season #1 Brazilian Grand Prix November 21st, 2010 Australia Eradicator Great Britain Williams 15

F1 Driver Stats - Brazilian Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 New Zealand Flouncy 7 2 1 0 3 3 1 6.4 5.3 94
2 Australia Schmeval 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1.0 1.0 50
3 Poland Preyst 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 3.3 1.7 61
4 Australia Atomic Lambo 8 1 1 2 4 0 0 4.6 4.1 114
5 Australia Eradicator 7 1 0 2 3 1 0 6.1 5.4 82
6 Australia Parkour 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 4.7 4.0 40
7 New Zealand 888 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.0 2.5 37
8 Australia Ghost 6 0 2 0 2 0 0 6.8 5.8 62
9 Australia Flukey 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 1.7 4.0 38
10 Australia DaZzA 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2.3 5.7 30
11 Australia WebbyMoto 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4.0 2.0 18
12 Australia ToF 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 3.8 4.3 48
13 Australia kikz 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 3.5 3.5 32
14 Australia Silicnt 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 6.0 6.3 25
15 Australia Oz1098S 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.3 5.0 30
16 Australia E.T. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 7.5 26
17 Australia Fredzfrog 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.3 6.8 26
18 Australia roxas3sora3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 6.0 6.3 22
19 Australia bushipoo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4.0 14
20 Australia Modz 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 8.5 10
21 Australia millen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 6.0 8
22 Australia Rossa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 6.0 8
23 Australia MaverickROM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 7.0 7
24 Australia NightFire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 7.0 6
25 Australia Intense 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 8.5 6
26 Australia shroda 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 8.0 4
27 Australia orgasmic icypol... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 2
28 Australia nobody813 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 2
29 Australia steve088 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 10.0 2
30 Australia Python 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 11.0 0
31 Australia BreakerMorant 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 10.0 0
32 Australia RoyBoy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 10.0 0
33 Australia Jasegp 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 12.0 0

Previous GP2 Race Results - Brazilian Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
6 Season #6 Brazilian Grand Prix February 26th, 2017 Australia Ploddy Italy Scuderia Ferrari Santander 18
5 Season #5 Brazilian Grand Prix August 24th, 2014 Australia Ploddy Germany Mercedes 36
4 Season #4 Brazilian Grand Prix March 9th, 2014 Great Britain SOJ Italy Ferrari 36
3 Season #3 Brazilian Grand Prix August 11th, 2013 Great Britain SOJ Italy Ferrari 36
2 Season #2 Brazilian Grand Prix February 24th, 2012 Australia Oz1098S Germany Mercedes 36
1 Season #1 Brazilian Grand Prix July 29th, 2012 Australia millen Italy Toro Rosso 36

GP2 Driver Stats - Brazilian Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Australia Ploddy 6 2 2 0 4 2 0 3.3 2.7 107
2 Great Britain SOJ 3 2 1 0 3 1 1 2.0 1.3 72
3 Australia millen 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 4.3 3.0 70
4 Australia Oz1098S 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.0 1.0 30
5 Australia Toggsie 4 0 1 1 2 0 1 4.3 4.8 48
6 Australia Jasegp 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 2.8 5.3 39
7 Australia Intense 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1.0 2.0 23
8 Australia Eradicator 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 3.5 4.0 25
9 Australia roxas3sora3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 7.5 7.0 17
10 New Zealand Flouncy 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 7.0 3.0 15
11 Australia PessimistPrime 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 6.0 6.4 36
12 Australia rogue eclipse 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 5.7 30
13 Sweden Effing Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.3 6.7 20
14 Australia E.T. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 6.0 16
15 Australia Fredzfrog 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.6 8.8 14
16 Australia Ghost 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 4.0 12
17 Australia Atomic Lambo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 6.0 8
18 Australia petevo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.7 9.0 8
19 Australia Doull Teg 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 9.0 2
20 Australia nobody813 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.5 11.0 1