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The Brazilian Grand Prix (Portuguese: Grande Prêmio do Brasil) is a Formula One championship race which is currently held at Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo.

History Edit

Origin Edit

Motor race started in Brazil around 1934 before World War II, in Gávea Circuit near Rio de Janeiro. The constructing of Interlagos circuit began in 1936. The first motor race which took place at the new circuit is the stock car type-touring race.

Formula One Edit

Interlagos Edit

The first Brazilian Grand Prix was held in 1972 at Interlagos, but that was not part of Formula One World Championship.

The next year, Brazilian GP became the new championship round. The first winner of Brazilian GP was São Paulo native, Emerson Fittipaldi. The following year, Fittipaldi won again at Interlagos. In 1976, the other Brazilian, Carlos Pace won the Brazilian GP. The drivers began complaining the circuit in 1977 when Reutemann won the race. Because that, the race relocated to Jacarepagua.

Rio de Janeiro Edit

Back to new Interlagos Edit

Title Sponsors Edit

  • 1999–2004: Grande Prêmio Marlboro do Brasil
  • 2009–2015: Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil
  • 2017: Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil

Venues Edit

Venue (in chronological order) Years
Autódromo José Carlos Pace 1972-1977, 1979-1980

1990-present

Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet 1978, 1981-1989

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