RACE DEBRIEF

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    Brazil

    2018

    09 - 11 Nov

    Race weekend

    FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO HEINEKEN DO BRASIL 2018

    All times listed are local track times

    11 Nov

    Race

    15:10-17:10

    10 Nov

    Qualifying

    15:00-16:00

    10 Nov

    Practice 3

    12:00-13:00

    09 Nov

    Practice 2

    15:00-16:30

    09 Nov

    Practice 1

    11:00-12:30

    FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO HEINEKEN DO BRASIL 2018

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    FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO HEINEKEN DO BRASIL 2018

    brazil-flag.png Autódromo José Carlos Pace

    Autódromo José Carlos Pace

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    First Grand Prix

    1973

    Number of Laps

    71

    Circuit Length

    4.309km

    Race Distance

    305.909 km

    Lap Record

    1:11.044 Max Verstappen (2017)

    São Paulo

    When was the track built?

    Building work began on what ended up being called the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace – but what is more commonly referred to as Interlagos – all the way back in 1938. The track designers took their inspiration from three main circuits: Brooklands in the UK, Roosevelt Raceway in the USA and Montlhery in France.

    When was its first Grand Prix?

    Buoyed by the success of Brazil’s Emerson Fittipaldi, Formula 1 first jetted into Interlagos for a world championship race in 1973. Fans were treated to a home win in the first three Brazilian Grands Prix, with Fittipaldi victorious in 1973 and 1974, while Carlos Pace won in 1975.

    What’s the circuit like?

    Like many pre-World War II tracks, Interlagos features banked corners, with the drivers beginning their lap on a sort of half oval – in fact, between 1957 and the track’s return to the F1 calendar in 1990, Interlagos could be run as a giant oval. After wiggling through the Senna S and down to Turn 4, the drivers then go through a snaking in-field section with some challenging camber changes, before slinging back up the hill and through the banked final turn.

    Why go?

    A carnival atmosphere really does dominate in Brazil, and watching Formula 1 cars alongside the locals is something every F1 fan should experience. True, it doesn’t look like there’ll be a local driver to cheer on any time soon, but that won’t stop the party at Interlagos.

    Where is the best place to watch?

    Because of the bowl-like nature of the track, a place in Grandstand A on the banked entry to the start-finish straight will give you a double whammy of views, allowing you to see the cars winding through the infield section and then passing underneath you. On the other end of the straight, Grandstand M will put you on top of the first corner and the Senna S, the best spot to watch overtakes on the track.

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