Interlagos


Interlagos

***

350px|thumb|right|Aerial sight ofInterlagos
Interlagos is in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It's the home to the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace race track. Its name comes from the fact that the region is located between two large reservoirs, Guarapiranga and Billings, built in the early 20th century to supply water and electric power to the city.

The Autódromo José Carlos Pace itself is still commonly called Interlagos, although this hasn't been its official name since the 1970s.

The event is notable in recent F1 history for the hosting the first time brothers, Michael Schumacher and Ralf Schumacher, shared Row One, in 2001. It also is the circuit where Michael Schumacher made his last race in F1. The circuit is known for its many inclines and bumpy surface, which although nothing particularly significant in a road car, can take their toll on an F1 car, which has a very low ride height and little suspension travel. The races are therefore very tough on the car, and also physically tough on the drivers, especially since the circuit is anti-clockwise which forces the drivers' necks to move to the left, despite being trained to go right.

The suburb of Interlagos is located in the south region of São Paulo City to the right edge of the Guarapiranga reservoir.

The history of the Interlagos circuit dates back to the 1920s, when the city of São Paulo was undergoing a process of fast urbanization.

External links

* http://www.gpbrasil.com.br - The official website of the Brazilian Grand Prix


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Interlagos — ist die Bezeichnung für: die brasilianische Motorsportrennstrecke Autódromo José Carlos Pace den brasilianischen Lizenznachbau des Renault Alpine A108 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Interlagos — Autodromo José Carlos Pace 23° 42′ 03″ S 46° 41′ 47″ W / 23.700926, 46.696401 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Interlagos (disambiguation) — Interlagos may refer to* Interlagos, a district of the city of São PauloBrazil. * Autódromo José Carlos Pace, the race circuit exists in the Interlagos district, São Paulo. * Willys Interlagos, the first sports car that produced in Brazil. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Interlagos (São Paulo) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Interlagos (homonymie). 23°42′05″S 46°41′49″O / …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Interlagos (homonymie) — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Interlagos: un quartier de São Paulo Le circuit d Interlagos: un autodrome qui y est situé Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Circuit d'Interlagos — Autodromo José Carlos Pace 23° 42′ 03″ S 46° 41′ 47″ W / 23.700926, 46.696401 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ruta Interlagos — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ruta Interlagos Riachuelo en Ensenada …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gran Premio de Brasil — Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Grand Prix Automobile Du Brésil — Le Grand Prix du Brésil est une épreuve du championnat du monde de Formule 1. Il se dispute depuis 1972 et compte pour le championnat du monde depuis 1973. Sommaire 1 Les différents circuits utilisés 2 Faits marquants 3 Palmarès …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grand Prix automobile du Bresil — Grand Prix automobile du Brésil Le Grand Prix du Brésil est une épreuve du championnat du monde de Formule 1. Il se dispute depuis 1972 et compte pour le championnat du monde depuis 1973. Sommaire 1 Les différents circuits utilisés 2 Faits… …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.