Brazilian Grand Prix Guide

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General view of the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Photo by Jens Buettner/DPA/PA Images).

Bettingpro's guide to the Brazilian Grand Prix and it's host venue, the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace.

Circuit Guide

The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace – also knowns as Interlagos – first hosted the Brazilian Grand Prix back in 1972 and it has been the permanent host for this race since 1990 when Alain Prost won for a record-setting sixth – and final – time. The track has shortened considerably since its introduction to F1, but that does not mean it is not a testing circuit. In fact, the term “tricky” has been used by many drivers to describe the challenge Interlagos provides, with many conceding that the team have to get the package spot on to challenge for victory and points. The legendary Alain Prost boasts the record for most Brazilian Grand Prix victories, but when it comes to active drivers it is Sebastian Vettel who has been most successful, winning this race on three occasions with his latest success coming in 2017.

Location: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Number Of Laps: 71
Lap Length: 2.677 miles
Lap Record: Valtteri Bottas, 1 minute, 10.540 seconds (2018)



Brazilian Grand Prix Winners

1972Carlos ReutemannBrabham-FordInterlagos
1973Emerson FittipaldiLotus-FordInterlagos
1974Emerson FittipaldiMcLaren-FordInterlagos
1975Carlos PaceBrabham-FordInterlagos
1976Niki LaudaFerrariInterlagos
1977Carlos ReutemannFerrariInterlagos
1978Carlos ReutemannFerrariJacarepagua
1979Jacques LaffiteLigier-FordInterlagos
1980Rene ArnouxRenaultInterlagos
1981Carlos ReutemannWilliams-FordJacarepagua
1982Alain ProstRenaultJacarepagua
1983Nelson PiquetBrabham-BMWJacarepagua
1984Alain ProstMcLaren-TAGJacarepagua
1985Alain ProstMcLaren-TAGJacarepagua
1986Nelson PiquetWilliams-HondaJacarepagua
1987Alain ProstMcLaren-TAGJacarepagua
1988Alain ProstMcLaren-HondaJacarepagua
1989Nigel MansellFerrariJacarepagua
1990Alain ProstFerrariInterlagos
1991Ayrton SennaMcLaren-HondaInterlagos
1992Nigel MansellWilliams-RenaultInterlagos
1993Ayrton SennaMcLaren-FordInterlagos
1994Michael SchumacherBenetton-FordInterlagos
1995Michael SchumacherBenetton-RenaultInterlagos
1996Damon HillWilliams-RenaultInterlagos
1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams-RenaultInterlagos
1998Mika HakkinenMcLaren-MercedesInterlagos
1999Mika HakkinenMcLaren-MercedesInterlagos
2000Michael SchumacherFerrariInterlagos
2001David CoulthardMcLaren-MercedesInterlagos
2002Michael SchumacherFerrariInterlagos
2003Giancarlo FisichellaJordan-FordInterlagos
2004Juan-Pablo MontoyaWilliams-BMWInterlagos
2005Juan-Pablo MontoyaMcLaren-MercedesInterlagos
2006Felipe MassaFerrariInterlagos
2007Kimi RaikkonenFerrariInterlagos
2008Felipe MassaFerrariInterlagos
2009Mark WebberRed Bull-RenaultInterlagos
2010Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultInterlagos
2011Mark WebberRed Bull-RenaultInterlagos
2012Jenson ButtonMcLaren-MercedesInterlagos
2013Sebastian VettelRed Bull-RenaultInterlagos
2014Nico RosbergMercedesInterlagos
2015Nico RosbergMercedesInterlagos
2016Lewis HamiltonMercedesInterlagos
2017Sebastian VettelFerrariInterlagos
2018Lewis HamiltonMercedesInterlagos
2019  Interlagos