Round eighteen and the penultimate round of the season takes us to the circuit known to fans drivers and teams as Interlagos. The circuit location gave its name to the part of the city but was renamed after former F1 driver José Carlos Pace who was killed in a plane crash near the city.
The circuit which is located on a hill was built after the original plan to build houses on before the 1929 global financial crisis and was built between 1938-1940. The meaning of Interlagos is between two lakes. The first F1 race was a non-championship event in 1972 before local man Emerson Fittipaldi won the first championship one a year later
The current shorter circuit dates back to the 1990’s but it is currently being updated and rebuilt to current standards.
Facts and figures
|Race||Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2015|
|Venue||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Circuit Length||4.309km (2.677 mi)|
|Race Distance||305.909 km (190.067 mi)|
|Lap Record||1:11.473 (Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams, 2004)|
|Most wins drivers||Alain Prost (6)|
|Most wins manufacture||McLaren (12)|
2014 Race Data
|P1 Fastest||P2 Fastest||P3 Fastest||Q1 Fastest||Q2 Fastest||Q3 Fastest||Race Time||Fastest Lap|
2009 – Jenson Button and Brawn GP become the first team since the first season to win both championships in a debut season.
2008 – Felipe Massa just loses out to Lewis Hamilton at the last corner when the brit claimed fifth to take the title by a point. Meanwhile, David Coulthard’s last race and career ends at turn two after being hit by Nico Rosberg sending him to hit Kazuki Nakajima.
2005/06 – Fernando Alonso wins the championship beating Michael Schumacher to the title becoming championship twice.
1991 – an emotional Ayrton Senna drives through pain to victory before collapsing in his car after muscle cramps and fever winning by 2.9 seconds.