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

YEAR DRIVER TEAM CIRCUIT
1972 Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Interlagos
1973 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Interlagos
1974 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford Interlagos
1975 Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford Interlagos
1976 Niki Lauda Ferrari Interlagos
1977 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Interlagos
1978 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Jacarepagua
1979 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford Interlagos
1980 Rene Arnoux Renault Interlagos
1981 Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Jacarepagua
1982 Alain Prost Renault Jacarepagua
1983 Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Jacarepagua
1984 Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Jacarepagua
1985 Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Jacarepagua
1986 Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Jacarepagua
1987 Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Jacarepagua
1988 Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Jacarepagua
1989 Nigel Mansell Ferrari Jacarepagua
1990 Alain Prost Ferrari Interlagos
1991 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Interlagos
1992 Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Interlagos
1993 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford Interlagos
1994 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford Interlagos
1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault Interlagos
1996 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Interlagos
1997 Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Interlagos
1998 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes Interlagos
1999 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes Interlagos
2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Interlagos
2001 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Interlagos
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Interlagos
2003 Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford Interlagos
2004 Juan-Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW Interlagos
2005 Juan-Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes Interlagos
2006 Felipe Massa Ferrari Interlagos
2007 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Interlagos
2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari Interlagos
2009 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Interlagos
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Interlagos
2011 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Interlagos
2012 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Interlagos
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Interlagos
2014 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Interlagos
2015 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Interlagos
2016 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Interlagos
2017 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Interlagos
2018 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Interlagos
2019     Interlagos