The Brazilian Grand Prix is a Formula One race held at Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos neighborhood, Cidade Dutra, São Paulo. The first-ever race to be held on this circuit was in 1973 and it has been one of the more permanent fixtures on the calendar more or less. The track has been touted to have one of the most passionate fans around the world. With some of the greats from the sport hailing from this region Sau Paulo has always seen fans come out in huge numbers.
Sao Paulo made an entry to the official Formula One Calendar in 1973 but was criticized as bumpy by drivers. The circuit would make regular entries to the calendar and even alternate with the track at Rio De Janiero but in 1990 the track and the facilities received extensive renovation and brought it back to the grid in a presentable form. Ever since the track has seen numerous memorable races and even championship battles getting decided on the track. Some of the more memorable races include Ayrton Senna, driving his Mclaren to win the race despite suffering from gearbox issues, or the last lap championship decider in 2008, or the heartbreaking moment for Fernando Alonso in 2012 when Sebastian Vettel would keep a hold of his championship lead. The track has been famous for great on-track action and great battles at the front and the back of the grid.
Some of the famous races would include the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1994, in what would Ayrton Senna’s last Brazilian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher would dominate and win the race in what could be described as the changing of the guard in Formula One.
The 21st century has seen Sau Paulo become a more regular fixture on the grid. In 2003, the track would feature Giancarlo Fisichella winning the first race of his career. The 2005 season would feature Renault clinching their first constructors’ title in their new avatar while 2006 would be Michael Schumacher’s final race as a Ferrari driver.
The 2007 season would feature Kimi Raikkonen pull off an improbable championship triumph while the 2008 season would feature Lewis Hamilton do the same on the last lap of the race.
The 2012 season would feature heartbreak for Fernando Alonso as Sebastian Vettel would sneak through with another championship win. In 2016 Max Verstappen would announce himself to the world with a breathtaking display of we weather skills in treacherous conditions. The 2019 season would yet again feature Max Verstappen as the star, this time winning his first race at Interlagos. The 2020 Brazillian Grand Prix was canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 Brazillian Grand Prix is supposed to be held on 7 November 2021.