The Brazilian Grand Prix traditionally commences a couple of weeks after the US and Mexican Grands Prix. The race is conventionally held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, as has been the case since 1972, except for the 1978 season and from 1981 till 1989.
Since then, it has been a regular feature in the Formula One World Championship. However, prior to that, it was held at Jacarepagua in Rio de Janeiro.
Unfortunately, present challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic has resulted in Formula One calling off the 2020 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen won last year’s event, redeeming himself after cruelly being denied a win in Interlagos the year before. However, the 2019 Brazil race is fondly remembered for Pierre Gasly’s scintillating drag race with Lewis Hamilton to the line ans subsequent maiden podium.
The race also marked a first F1 podium for Carlos Sainz, who was promoted to P3 after late penalties demoted Lewis Hamilton down thr order. Such was the drama at last year’s event, that F1 ranks the 2019 Brazilian Gp as one of the best races of the decade.
|Alain Prost||France||1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990|
|Michael Schumacher||Germany||1994, 1995, 2000, 2002|
|Sebastian Vettel||Germany||2010, 2013, 2017|
|Emerson Fittipaldi||Brazil||1973, 1974|
|Nelson Piquet||Brazil||1983, 1986|
|Nigel Mansell||England||1989, 1992|
|Mika Hakkinen||Finland||1998, 1999|
|Ayrton Senna||Brazil||1991, 1993|
|Juan Pablo Montoya||Colombia||2004, 2005|
|Felipe Massa||Brazil||2006, 2008|
|Mark Webber||Australia||2009, 2011|
|Nico Rosberg||Germany||2014, 2015|
|Lewis Hamilton||England||2016, 2018|
|McLaren||1974, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2012|
|Ferrari||1976, 1977, 1978, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2017|
|Williams||1981, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2004|
|Red Bull||2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2019|
|Mercedes||2014, 2015, 2016, 2018|
The Autódromo José Carlos Pace is a 4.309-kilometer circuit. It consists of 15 turns with an elevation change of 43 meters. The highest point of the track is on the rise between the start-finish line and Turn 1, but from there the drivers plunge downhill all the way to Turn 5 – the lowest point on the circuit. In fact, it is practically the same height as Paris’ famous Arc de Triomphe.
In India, the practice sessions, qualifying, and the race will be broadcast on the Star Sports network. In Africa, Supersport is in charge of the broadcast while in Asia and Australia, Fox Sports handles the broadcast. Canada has RDS while China telecasts the race on CCTV. France relies on TF1 and Canal+ for their Formula One telecast. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have RTL Germany to thank. Italians who cannot travel to Monza will be watching on Sky Italia. Spain and Andorra have Movistar, while the United Kingdom has Channel 4 and Sky Sports. The USA also shows the race on ESPN, while Brazil relies on TV Globo.
Tickets are mostly available on the official Formula One website.
|FP1||Friday, 15 November||11:00-12:30 Local time|
|FP2||Friday, 15 November||15:00-16:30 Local time|
|FP3||Saturday, 16 November||12:00-13:00 Local time|
|Qualifying||Saturday, 16 November||15:00-16:00 Local time|
|Race||Sunday, 17 November||14:10-16:10 Local time|