Brazilian Grand Prix

Brazilian Grand Prix

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 14th November 2021 17:05
Bonus Round: Yes
Circuit Name: Aut?dromo Jose Carlos Pace
Number of Laps: 71
Circuit Length: 4.309
Race Distance: 305.909
Lap Record: 1:10.540 Valtteri Bottas (2018)

Statistics

When was the track built? Building work began on what ended up being called the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace ? but what is more commonly referred to as Interlagos ? all the way back in 1938. The track designers took their inspiration from three main circuits: Brooklands in the UK, Roosevelt Raceway in the USA and Montlhery in France. When was its first Grand Prix? Buoyed by the success of Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi, Formula 1 first jetted into Interlagos for a world championship race in 1973. Fans were treated to a home win in the first three Brazilian Grands Prix, with Fittipaldi victorious in 1973 and 1974, while Carlos Pace won in 1975. What's the circuit like? Like many pre-World War II tracks, Interlagos features banked corners, with the drivers beginning their lap on a sort of half oval ? in fact, between 1957 and the track's return to the F1 calendar in 1990, Interlagos could be run as a giant oval. After wiggling through the Senna S and down to Turn 4, the drivers then go through a snaking in-field section with some challenging camber changes, before slinging back up the hill and through the banked final turn.