The Brazilian GP in F1 has been held for more than half a century and has been the stage for great moments in motorsport; learn more about the circuit
Ligia de Toledo Saicali. under the supervision of Gabriela Santos Published on 11/03/2023, at 10:00 am
This weekend, the Formula 1 2023 will feature the Brazilian GP, whose race is scheduled for Sunday, November 5th. The relationship between the motorsport elite and the South American country has been going on for over 50 years, witnessed both at the Interlagos Circuit, in São Paulo, and at Jacarepaguá, in Rio de Janeiro. See below some interesting facts about the link between motor sport and the green and yellow earth.
The biggest winner
The German Michael Schumacher He is the biggest winner at the Autódromo de Interlagos, with four victories. However, with regards to the Brazilian GP as a whole, Alain Prost wins, with five wins in Jacarepaguá and one in São Paulo. It is worth noting that the Frenchman is considered the biggest rival of Ayrton Senna in the history of the category.
The first Formula 1 race in Brazil, held in 1972, was not used to earn championship points. The event was just a test to evaluate the country’s possibility of joining the calendar of the biggest motorsport tournament in the world. The only time the circuit was left off the agenda since its officialization was during the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020.
In addition to the tradition in Formula 1, the Brazilian GP has one of the largest audiences in the world. In November 2022, the country broke the attendance record with 235,617 people in the stands and other facilities.
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