Grand Prix Brazil Formula One – Sao Paulo, 2016
On 13 November
Grand Prix Brazil- Grande Prêmio do Brasil - will have its 44th anniversary (although the first one in 1972 was not included in the official
Formula One World Championshipcalendar). The
Brazilian Grand Prixis held at the Interlagos Circuit (official name: Autódromo José Carlos Pace).
|Interlagos is a district in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo.
In the 1980’s, the Grand Prix of Brazil was moved from Sao Paulo to Jacarepaguá Circuit in Rio de Janeiro during the entire decade.
In 1990, Brazil's major racing event returned to a shortened Interlagos Circuit, where it has stayed since.
More than 50 percent of the Sao Paulo circuit can be seen from the grandstands, which have a capacity of 65,000.
Interlagos is loved by motorsport connoisseurs for being one of the most challenging and exciting circuits on the calendar. In contrary to other, more modern circuits it still has plenty of its mystique, challenge and grandeur of the early days, despite several alterations over the years.
The drivers consider Interlagos as the bumpiest one of all Formula One circuits.
Another interesting fact about the Brazilian Grand Prix is that it is one of the few anticlockwise races.
The first official edition in 1973 was won by the
legendary Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi.
Being a Paulistano, it was literally a home race for Fittipaldi, who also won the edition of 1974.
Emerson Fittipaldi, winner GP Brazil in 1973 and 1974
Felipe Massa was the last Brazilian driver who won the race (2008). Frenchman
Alain Prost is record holder, winning the Brazilian Grand Prix 6 times(only 1 at Interlagos).
Felipe Massa, winner GP Brazil in 2006 and 2008
| The Brazilian Grand Prix Titleholder is Nico Rosberg (Mercedes).
The Brazilian Grand Prix will be the last but one race of the 2016 championship and will be held on 13 November 2016.
The best option to travel to the Interlagos Circuit is by using the event shuttle buses.
Grand Prix Brazil transportation is organised by the Sao Paulo city transport company (SP Trans).
The shuttle buses will be running the entire race weekend and have numerous pick-up stops, primarily in the Jardins district of Sao Paulo. The Interlagos Circuit is about 20 km/ 12.5 miles from Avenida Paulista.
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