Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace Interlagos circuit information

Vettel beats surprise pole sitter Hulkenberg to turn one, 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix start, InterlagosBrazil held its first round of the world championship in 1973 at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo.

The venue remains part of the Formula One calendar and although it is now considerably shorter than the original track, much of the character of the old circuit is still present, as are the vocal and enthusiastic Brazilian fans.

Interlagos measured almost 8km in length when Emerson Fittipaldi treated the crowd to a home victory at their first world championship race.

The Jacarepagua circuit in Rio de Janeiro took over as Brazil’s home of F1 throughout most of the eighties, but the sport returned to Sao Paulo in 1990 on a truncated circuit which travels in the opposition direction to the old course at one point.

The configuration has altered little since then, besides minor re-profiling to some corners and changes to the run-off areas as seen at other tracks.

Lap data
Lap length 4.309km (2.677 miles)
Race laps 71
Race distance 305.909km (190.083 miles)
Pole position Right-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’11.473 (217.039 kph) by Juan Pablo Montoya, 2004
Fastest lap 1’09.822 (222.171 kph) by Rubens Barrichello, 2004
Maximum speed 310kph (192.625 mph)
DRS zone/s (race) Pit straight and Reta Oposta straight
Distance from grid to turn one 190m
Car performance
Full throttle 70%
Longest flat-out section 1394m
Downforce level High
Gear changes per lap 42
Fuel use per lap 1.9kg
Time penalty per lap of fuel 0.057s
Strategy
Quickest complete pit stop in 2012 20.997s by Red Bull (see full list)
2013 prime tyre**: Hard (2012: Hard)
2013 option tyre**: Medium (2012: Medium)

*Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix
**Pirelli’s compounds are softer than those used in 2012

Data sources: FIA, Williams, Mercedes

Interlagos video lap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPE7I0mziaQ

Interlagos circuit map

2013 Brazilian Grand Prix track map

Interlagos aerial map

Pictures of Interlagos