RACE DEBRIEF

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    Brazil2019

    2019

    15 - 17 Nov

    RACE REVIEW

    Verstappen triumphs in Interlagos thriller as Gasly holds off Hamilton for P2

    • Max Verstappen 1:33:14.678
    • Pierre Gasly +6.077
    • Carlos Sainz +8.896

    RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS

    Race weekend

    Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prêmio Do Brasil 2019

    Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix, which takes place over 71 laps of the 4.309-kilometre Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo on Sunday, November 17.

    Using the links above you can find the full weekend schedule, including details of practice and qualifying sessions, support races, press conferences and special events, plus the latest news headlines, circuit information and F1 race results.

    You can also find broadcast information, with details of how and where you can watch the race on TV, or download the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix schedule to your mobile device.

    Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prêmio Do Brasil 2019

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    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

    1:10.540 Valtteri Bottas (2018)

    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.