Brazil’s Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paolo has witnessed many a great Formula 1 races over the years. Opened in 1973, it is one of the oldest tracks in Formula One. The Brazilian GP used to be the last race of the year. Therefore the Interlagos Circuit has seen many champions being crowned over the years. Taking Ayrton Senna’s (a native of Sao Paolo) success into consideration Brazil decided to revamp the Circuit and opened it again in 1990.
But the Brazilian GP has now lost its romance as the F1 has decided to add more races in the calendar year which will be held in Abu Dhabi this time. There also have been some security concerns on this circuit in the past. Nevertheless, all the top drivers would want to play for their pride which guarantees an exciting race.
Let us take a look at some interesting facts about the Brazilian GP.
Brazilian GP – What Records Are There?
France’s Alan Post was a four-time World Champion and it looks like the Brazilian GP was one of his favourites. He holds the record for the most number of victories there, as many as six in 1982, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88, and ’90. The German legend Michael Schumacher has won it four times. Sebastian Vettel is the leader among the active drivers with three wins here.
The pressure is mounting on Lewis and he will be looking to end the year on a high. He has all the necessary motivation to win. The bookmakers too, considering the above factors have set the odds at in his favour. As Lewis has to provide proof to the odds that he got, the world of online betting is surely interested in how things will turn out. The betting sites follow up closely as the time passes and we get closer to the event. In such a scenario, punters would be dreaming of any kind of betting offers to come their way.
Schumacher Brothers 2001
The Interlagos Circuit held the third F1 race of the year 2001. Michael Schumacher was the defending champion. In the second starting spot behind him was his brother Ralf who was driving for Team Williams – BMW. Two brothers starting at the top of the grid was unprecedented as of then in the F1.
But it didn’t mean much as both the brothers failed to make the most of their starting position on the grid. In the end, it was David Coulthard of Mclaren who won the race.
Brazilians Always Have The Best Chance of Winning
The first three Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos Circuit were all won by the natives, Emerson Fittipaldi in 1973 and ’74 and Carlos Pace in the year after that. In total, five Brazilians have won here including of course the great Aytor Senna.
The last Brazilian to have won here was Felipe Massa in 2008. He has also won the 2006 GP tournament driving for Ferrari. Remarkably that was also the last race of his Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher.