According to the official Grand Prix Events site, the Brazilian Grand Prix certainly is one of the most special occasions on the motorsport calendar and the fanatic fans almost turns Sao Paulo at Interlagos into a festival and carnival atmosphere for the F1 weekend.
The Grand Prix Events states, “This year we will once again see the established and much loved Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa racing and being truly supported by their fans back in their home country.”
The event is not restricted to racing alone. Grand Prix Events offers a variety of services in Sao Paulo including a trip to Rio de Janiero, “Stay in luxurious hotels, enjoy premium corporate hospitality or great grandstand value packages.”
The Formula One website has enlisted some of the most intriguing facts, stats and trivia ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobras do Brazil 2015. The facts are:
- The Brazilian Grand Prix has been a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar since 1973.
- The country experienced home success from the off, with Emerson Fittipaldi winning the first two editions before Jose Carlos Pace scored his sole F1 victory for Brabham in 1975. The circuit was renamed in Pace’s honor following his death in 1977.
- Pace was the second Brazilian to prevail in F1 racing. Since then, four other Brazilians have stood on the top step of a Grand Prix podium: Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello and Felipe Massa.
BBC Sport has also put forward some interesting facts about the race.The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace boasts a circuit distance of 4.309 Km with the lap record set at 1:11.473s.
All eyes are set on Lewis Hamilton this year as he is yet to win a Brazilian GP after eight attempts, but he did manage to clinch his first World Title at Interlagos in 2008.
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2015
Nov. 13 Friday (Practice)
Nov. 14 Saturday (Qualifying)
Nov. 15 Sunday (Race)
Sao Paulo, Brazil