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Brazilian GP 2018

10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018

The trend of motor racing in Brazil started even before the beginning of the World War II. The pre-WWII races were held on the 6.9 mile long Gavea Street circuit in Rio. The first ever Brazilian GP to be held in 1972 at Interlagos, a circuit inspired by the Roosevelt Raceway in the US, was not actually a part of the World Championship as it was only a way to convince the FIA of the capabilities of the circuit and its organizers to successfully host a Grand Prix.


The Track – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

The circuit Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, located in the city of Sao Paulo, is named after the Brazilian Formula One driver Carlos Pace, who died in a plane crash in 1977. This circuit has been hosting the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix since 1973. It is one of the minorities of the non-oval circuits that run in an anti-clockwise direction. Te circuit underwent a bit of an upgrading in 1979. However, the present design of the circuit has remained so since 1990.

The present day 4.325 km long track, which used to be 7.873 km long, has 15 turns, and its hilly courses provide good features for road cycling races too.


First Winner

Argentine driver, Carlos Reutemann, won the first ever F1 Brazilian GP in 1972. However, the race was not actually a part of the World Championship.


Drivers from Brazil

The year 2018 is the first time since 1969 that there are no Brazilian drivers on the grid. However, there have been as many as 31 Formula One drivers from Brazil including three World Champions; Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Emerson Fittipaldi.


Most successful drivers

Alain Prost, with six victories to his name, tops the list of most wins at the F1 Brazilian GP. The second place for most number of wins is occupied by both Carlos Reutemann and Michael Schumacher, who have four wins each.


Latest from the Brazilian Grand Prix

The upcoming Brazilian GP, which marks the penultimate race of this year’s F1 season, will start an hour earlier than originally planned. Also the FIA insisted that the security must be tighter this season in response to an attack on some of the Mercedes team last year.

The British Driver, Lewis Hamilton, has managed to take a huge leap forward in defending his title after winning at Suzuka pushing him to a 67 point lead from his nearest championship rival, Sebastian Vettel. So the Hamilton vs Vettel title race is far from over as Vettel would be a desperate for a win in the upcoming races.

F1 Power Rankings: Top 5 drivers after the Brazilian Grand Prix
F1 Power Rankings: Top 5 drivers after the Brazilian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen looks like a world champion in waiting 
Max Verstappen looks like a world champion in waiting 
F1 2018 Brazil GP Driver Ratings: Verstappen on Top Form as Leclerc Quietly Impresses
F1 2018 Brazil GP Driver Ratings: Verstappen on Top Form as Leclerc Quietly Impresses
F1: 5 talking points from the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix
F1: 5 talking points from the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix
F1 Watch: Verstappen Hits Ocon after Brazilian Grand Prix
F1 Watch: Verstappen Hits Ocon after Brazilian Grand Prix
F1: Hamilton not surprised by Verstappen-Ocon collision
F1: Hamilton not surprised by Verstappen-Ocon collision
F1: Verstappen ordered to do public service after Ocon scuffle
F1: Verstappen ordered to do public service after Ocon scuffle
WATCH: Verstappen shoves Ocon after Brazilian Grand Prix collision
WATCH: Verstappen shoves Ocon after Brazilian Grand Prix collision
F1: Verstappen threatens Ocon on radio, then gets into a fight with him
F1: Verstappen threatens Ocon on radio, then gets into a fight with him
5 talking points from the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying
5 talking points from the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying
F1: Brazilian Grand Prix, Race Predictions
F1: Brazilian Grand Prix, Race Predictions
F1 Brazilian GP: Top 5 crashes at Interlagos
F1 Brazilian GP: Top 5 crashes at Interlagos
Ricciardo facing Brazil penalty due to marshal error
Ricciardo facing Brazil penalty due to marshal error
'There's something loose between my legs': Vettel in radio shock
'There's something loose between my legs': Vettel in radio shock
F1: Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Predictions
F1: Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Predictions
F1: 5 Teams with the most podiums without a race win
F1: 5 Teams with the most podiums without a race win
Raikkonen hilariously reveals why Ferrari is letting him go
Raikkonen hilariously reveals why Ferrari is letting him go
F1 Legends: Reliving Ayrton Senna's last F1 win
F1 Legends: Reliving Ayrton Senna's last F1 win
Emotions run high but Brazil still tough to crack for Hamilton, Mercedes
Emotions run high but Brazil still tough to crack for Hamilton, Mercedes
Red Bull: Top 5 moments of Max Verstappen in F1 2018
Red Bull: Top 5 moments of Max Verstappen in F1 2018
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