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In 1926 a small area of land was purchased to make way for building accommodations. Then the Wall Street Crash happened. Then they built a circuit.


[Autodrome Jose Carlos Pace aka Interlagos.](http://imgur.com/AwIa9DG)


A good name for a racing driver, [Pace was a Brazilian F1 driver](http://imgur.com/hzzkVnX) and in 72 races managed to get just one win and at Interlagos in 1975 where two Brazilians came first and second, and the circuit was named after him. (The circuit was previously named "Interlagos" or "between lakes" as the circuit was actually between two artificial lakes.). It was not until 1986 that [Senna and Piquet came 1st and 2nd at Interlagos](http://imgur.com/Rh6MeMG). In recent years, Felipe Massa has been the only Brazilian to win the race since Ayrton Senna in 1993.


The track is also infamous for it's wet races in recent years but only since 2004 has the race itself been held at the end of the calendar. Sadly, next year it is expected to become the penultimate race, just before Abu Dhabi.


In 1980, after almost 50 years of the circuit holding its [original layout](http://imgur.com/se5qjze), the track was changed to suit safety measures after complaints from the drivers to reduce the bumpiness. It was not until 1990 that F1 returned to the track. this was then followed some 35 years later in 2007 when the entire surface of the track was replaced. Just last year, they announced they were relocating the pit lane, adding new run off areas and building a brand new pit building.


In recent years, Brazil has become the site of famous championship ending races, including [Hamilton's last corner victory](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsLX2Uen2dc), and the dramatic end to last season's race.


In 2001, Montoya burst onto the racing scene himself as a rookie, in just his third ever race, he passed Michael Schumacher down the insider of the Senna S's and pulled away, leadin for most of the race before eventually colliding with an Arrows and Coulthard took the win. BBC did a great piece with Murray Walker on this race [here](http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/24867239).


Last year, the title battle came down to the wire, with Vettel needing to finish lower than 7th and Alonso in a podium position. Vettel qualified in 4th and Alonso sat in 8th after qualifying. After a first lap collision with the homeboy Bruno Senna, Sebastian Vettel was facing the wrong way with light side pod damage. He reluctantly battle on, as Alonso fought his way into the places needed with a [stunning overtake on his teammate Massa and Webber](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eyn9S6FLSb4). As the rain came down, teams gambled on the conditions and chose which tyres to go out on, as Vettel steadily made his way back into contention. As the leaders switched places, it eventually fell to Button, and when [Di Resta crashed and brought out the safety car](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twJIHu5X4zQ). Alonso had managed a superb 2nd place, but Vettel was in 6th, thanks to the help from Schumacher. [Raikkonen also got lost](http://imgur.com/gkXp84m). After 77 laps, they were carried over the line under safety car and Vettel claimed his third title, with Alonso just points behind. This race has since been considered one of the best ever.


It you want to see mroe on that race, there is a great version of the first two dramatic laps [here](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb0zuFmd1kM) and the full onboard race can been seen [here](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SyaMSM6W3I).


The fastest lap held at Interlagos is [Juan Pablo Montoya](http://imgur.com/CRDUiVN), with a stunning 1.11.473.




The race has a become a true fan favourite. It's quick, slippery and always brings out one of the best races of the season. It's on BBC and Sky this week for UK viewers, or you can hit up a stream and discuss the sessions on here. Enjoy.



It's the end of an eventfulish season and it has reached it's final race. Will Vettel win -sigh- again? Or can Webber win his last race! I will tear up if Mark can win on Sunday :')
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Can't see anyone but Vettel winning it sadly. Hoping anyone but Vettel wins it though.
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Red Bull are claiming to have set a new record for the fastest pit stop in Austin at 1.923 seconds:



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Also, weather forecast for Brazil:



Hopefully this will make it an interesting race!
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For those who are unaware, Red Bull set a new record for the fastest pit stop in Austin at 1.923 seconds:



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Also, weather forecast for Brazil:



Hopefully this will make it an interesting race!
I don't get it though. It says 2.3 seconds
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I don't get it though. It says 2.3 seconds
Meh Red Bull claim it's faster. It's still a bloody quick one
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Signing in. Weather looks good.

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Tough to see anyone other than vettel winning tbh.

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Meh Red Bull claim it's faster. It's still a bloody quick one
Defo and I thought Button's pit stop in Hockenheim 2012 was quick as well!
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I don't get it though. It says 2.3 seconds
The broadcast timings are always slower than what the teams time themselves at. Usually need to knock about 0.2 off the broadcast time.
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Would be nice for some one, anyone but Vettel.


Please god?!?
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I want Vettel to win just so he breaks (or equals?) Ascari's record. It'd be sad imo to see any driver get this close and not make it to the end.
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The back of my head is famous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl9cf...ature=youtu.be
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Posted a full race fact file (written by me). Will need some formatting later bu enjoy for now!
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(Original post by mikejohnno)
Posted a full race fact file (written by me). Will need some formatting later bu enjoy for now!
That was awesome. I really enjoyed it.

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Brazil 2013 Drivers Conference http://youtu.be/gPPqPCZ5oGE
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Really hope this is a wet race, mainly because there would be no DRS. There was absolutely no need to add a second DRS zone down the main straight. Ridiculous.
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I want it to be at but Brazil often gives great racing anyway. ..

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Placed a tenner on Rosberg to take pole. He has always excelled in the wets and Hamilton is struggling to find speed in his Merc.

9/1 odds, you can't ask for more.
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seems a lot less interest in the threads the last couple of races.
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(Original post by Pads)
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seems a lot less interest in the threads the last couple of races.
End of season boredom
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