F1, Brazilian GP racing: The samba prom with the 20 fastest “machines” in the world (Part 1)

The 2019 season reaches the penultimate race to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 20 th race, Brazilian Grand Prix, held in the land of skilled football, Samba and passionate carnival; and the cradle of Aryton Senna, the legendary F1 driver of the world racing village who was honored at the event last weekend.

Interlagos racetrack is located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, the most crowded city in Brazil and was formed in 1936 to organize domestic tournaments and several renovations before officially joining the Formula 1 race, the voice of Aryton Senna, the city council called for investment and designed a completely new version for Interlagos; Since then the track has some additional changes in accordance with the new safety standards and up to date.

The race to inaugurate the new racetrack structure was organized in 1990 with the victory of Alain Prost and Ferrari racing team, followed by Gerhard Berger and Ayrton Senna’s “hero”, both McLaren-Honda.

The all-new Interlagos was officially called Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, the name of a famous Brazilian racer in the 1960s. He had an impressive career playing at many famous European races of that period; once won Brazilian GP only once in 1974 in Martini Racing.

An additional information, the Martini Racing was developed by the famous British racing car company Brabham with a Cosworth V8 engine. In the 1970-1980 period, the team was owned by Bernie Ecclestone with later established associates like Gordon Murray, Ron Dennis, Charlie Whiting. The image of the Martini Racing was recreated with the design of the Williams car from Massa era. and Bottas helm the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Roadmap & DRS zone (according to FIA)

Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace has the direction of running counter-clockwise with a total length of 4,309 km including 15 low and high speed corners interwoven requiring high steering skills from the racer. At the same time, a height of 700m above sea level in Sao Paulo is a challenge for all. The riders compete 71 laps with a total journey of 305,909 km. The fastest lap time of 1 minute 10,540 set by Bottas of Mercedes team in 2018.