With many demanding corners, changes in elevation and rough surfaces, the Brazilian Grand Prix's Autódromo José Carlos Pace has gained a reputation as a supremely challenging circuit with little room for error. This one-of-a-kind race brings out some of the best driving in the Formula One season that simply has to be seen to be believed. F1 Brazil tickets are now available to buy and sell via StubHub!
The beginning of magical motor racing memories
Motor racing in Brazil dates back to 1934, right before World War Two, where Rio de Janeiro was home to the Gavea Street circuit, Brazil's primary race track. Construction began on the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, the country's first permanent autodrome, two years later. Situated in the middle-class São Paulo neighbourhood of Interlagos, the new circuit was inspired by the Roosevelt Raceway in Long Island, New York, which has since been turned into a harness racing venue. It wasn't until 1972, however, that the Brazilian Grand Prix got underway in its introductory race, although it did not feature in the official Formula One calendar. Due to its location in the midst of a sprawling city, the 1972 race was performed as a test to see if organisers could maintain a safe Grand Prix. The following year the race was officially included as part of the Formula One calendar, with home grown São Paulo talent, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and defending world champion Emerson Fittipaldi taking home the win. This would be the beginning of some of the most memorable moments in Formula One history, as the Interlagos circuit would become widely regarded as one of the toughest and most exciting tracks in the season. You can experience the action for yourself, with F1 Brazil tickets now available to buy and sell via StubHub!
Where F1 drivers become F1 legends
Moments include iconic French driver Alain Prost winning his 40th race and a 6th Grand Prix in Brazil in 1990, fending off another São Paulo and Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, who was fresh from his previous disqualification at the Japanese Grand Prix. Senna and fans had to wait until the following year before achieving a home victory. The 2001 season saw the arrival of the explosive Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya onto the F1 scene, while in the same race two brothers, Michael and Ralf Schumacher, started side by side on the starting grid for the first time ever. Spaniard Fernando Alonso became the youngest world champion ever at the 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix, a record broken three years later by five-time British Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton. Many more unforgettable moments line the history of this Latin American race, and you can be a part of many more to come, with F1 Brazil tickets now available to buy and sell via StubHub!
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