Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (“Interlagos”), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (“Interlagos”), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Built in 1936 on ground considered unusable for housing they promptly thought it would make a jolly nice place to build a race circuit instead. Interlagos was a magnificent facility in its original form, with the 7.8km circuit following a tortuous course, winding back on itself in a natural bowl in the smog-filled suburbs of Sao Paulo. The current 4.3km design was developed in 1990 to regain the Brazilian Grand Prix and runs in an anti-clockwise direction, which is quite rare outside the USA.

After the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994, Rubens Barrichello became the focus of the passionate crowd. Unfortunately for him, it proved to be his nemesis on virtually each and every occasion. And in Brazil, when your hero goes out of the race its ‘home time’, so the crowd leaves before the race finishes. Now that’s loyalty.

http://www.gpbrasil.com.br/site2007e/

By Phil Clark

Built in 1936 on ground considered unusable for housing they promptly thought it would make a jolly nice place to build a race circuit instead. Interlagos was a magnificent facility in its original form, with the 7.8km circuit following a tortuous course, winding back on itself in a natural bowl in the smog-filled suburbs of Sao Paulo. The current 4.3km design was developed in 1990 to regain the Brazilian Grand Prix and runs in an anti-clockwise direction, which is quite rare outside the USA.

After the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994, Rubens Barrichello became the focus of the passionate crowd. Unfortunately for him, it proved to be his nemesis on virtually each and every occasion. And in Brazil, when your hero goes out of the race its ‘home time’, so the crowd leaves before the race finishes. Now that’s loyalty.

http://www.gpbrasil.com.br/site2007e/

By Phil Clark

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