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Encyclopedia > Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Major events Formula One
Circuit length 4.309 kilometres (2.677 miles)
Turns 15
Lap record 1'11.473 (Juan Pablo Montoya, McLaren, 2004)


Autódromo José Carlos Pace is the venue of the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix, located in a suburb of the city of São Paulo. It's still widely known by its former name, Interlagos. The neighbourhood is also known as Interlagos, from its proximity to the circuit. Sao Paulo and São Paulo (city) redirect here. ... Outline of the Autódromo José Carlos Pace as set up for the Brazilian Grand Prix Created 10/2004 by User:Rdsmith4. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel formula auto racing. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... Juan Pablo Montoya (born September 20, 1975) is a Colombian Formula One motor racing driver. ... McLaren, founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren (1937–1970), is a racing team based in Woking, England, which is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel formula auto racing. ... The Brazilian Grand Prix (Portuguese: Grande Prêmio do Brasil) is a Formula One championship race which occurs at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos, Brazil. ... Sao Paulo and São Paulo (city) redirect here. ... Interlagos is a neighborhood in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, home to the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace race track. ...


The traditional name of the circuit (literally, "between lakes") comes from the fact that it was built in a region between two large artificial lakes, Guarapiranga and Billings, which were built in the early 20th century to supply the city with water and electric power. In the 1970s it was renamed to honor the then recently deceased Formula One driver José Carlos Pace. There is a kart circuit inside it named after Ayrton Senna. Guarapinga is a large artificial lake in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... A kart racer takes a turn on an indoor track Kart racing (as the word is so spelled by enthusiasts) or karting is a variant of open-wheeler motor sport with simple, small four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. ... Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna da Silva (March 21, 1960–May 1, 1994), better known as Ayrton Senna, was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One world championship three times. ...


The circuit is one of the few racing circuits outside of the United States to go in an anti-clockwise direction. As such, it is usually placed next to the San Marino Grand Prix in the Formula One calendar to help drivers acclimatise more easily, as Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari also goes in an anti-clockwise direction. The San Marino Grand Prix is a Formula One championship race which has been run at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in the small town of Imola, near the Apennine mountains in Italy, since 1981. ... Circuit map The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari is a racing circuit near the small Italian town of Imola, 40 Km east of Bologna and 80 Km east of the Ferrari factory in Maranello. ...


Facilities and organisation at Interlagos are often criticised. Notably, during a qualifying session in 2000, the session had to be stopped three times due to advertising hoardings falling onto the track - one straight into the path of Jean Alesi's Prost car. 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jean Alesi at the 2001 US Grand Prix at Indianapolis Jean Alesi, born Giovanni Alesi on June 11, 1964 in Avignon, Vaucluse, France is a French racing driver of Italian origins. ... Olivier Panis driving for the Prost Grand Prix team in Montreal in 1998 With Peugeot power and strong financial support from French sponsors, 1998 could be the best season in a long time for the French manufacturer, now owned by four-times world champion Frenchman Alain Prost. ...


The circuit is also criticised for being bumpy. Despite attempts to smooth the surface, drivers still complain.


 
 

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