Interlagos, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace circuit information

Brazil held its first round of the world championship in 1973 at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo.

The venue remains part of the Formula 1 calendar and although it is now considerably shorter than the original track, much of the character of the old circuit is still present, as are the vocal and enthusiastic Brazilian fans.

The track measured almost eight kilometres in length when Emerson Fittipaldi treated the crowd to a home victory at their first world championship race.

The Jacarepagua circuit in Rio de Janeiro took over as Brazil’s home of F1 throughout most of the eighties, but the sport returned to Sao Paulo in 1990 on a truncated circuit which travels in the opposition direction to the old course at one point.

The configuration has altered little since then, besides minor re-profiling to some corners and changes to the run-off areas as seen at other tracks. It did not hold a race in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but F1 returned the following year, at which point the event was renamed the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

Lap data
Lap length 4.309km (2.677 miles)
Race laps 71
Race distance 305.909km (190.083 miles)
Pole position Right-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’11.473 (Juan Pablo Montoya, 2004)
Fastest lap 1’07.281 (Lewis Hamilton, 2018, qualifying three)
Maximum speed 331kph (205.674 mph)
Distance from grid to turn one 195m
Car performance
Full throttle 64%
Longest flat-out section 1,394m
Downforce level High
Gear changes per lap 36
Fuel use per lap 1.35kg
Time penalty per lap of fuel 0.042s
Pit lane time loss 18.6s
Tyre compounds C2, C3,C C4

*Fastest lap set during a grand prix

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