A famous man once said “Wherever you go, there are three icons everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola” – Pele
Football may be the national sport but Formula 1 also holds a special place in the hearts of Brazilians. Felipe Massa, Nelson Piquet, Emerson Fittipaldi, Rubens Barrichello and the great Ayrton Senna are all Brazilian Formula 1 legends.
Ayrton Senna’s dramatic rise and tragic death in Formula 1 solidified Brazilian racing legacy in the sport. The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace is the host of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix and is an epic venue for F1 fans!
Quick Facts – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
- First Grand Prix – 1973
- Circuit Length – 4.309 km (2.677 miles)
- Location – Sao Paulo, Brazil
History & Design at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace is also referred to as the Interlagos Circuit. There is a long history of race car driving in this area of Brazil stretching all the way back to the 1940s. The racetrack is built on hilly ground with twists and turns making it physically demanding on the drivers.
The anti-clockwise set up also makes it an unnatural driving experience as the majority of the circuits on the F1 calendar are clockwise. This track requires a huge amount of teamwork and strategy as the cars also tend to break down given the elements at “Interlagos”.
Why should you travel to Brazil?
Brazil is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Delicious food, gorgeous beaches, colorful cities, carnivals and “futbol” make up the fabric of Brazilian culture. “Interlagos” is basically a massive party during the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. It’s certainly a sight to see and you must experience it with the locals!
Grandstands & Hospitality
The circuit is basically like a gigantic bowl which gives visitors a phenomenal view of all the racing action. Grab a seat in the grandstands overlooking the start to finish or the Senna S to witness overtaking.
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