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Flag of Brazil.svg Brazilian Grand Prix
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
(1990–present)
2014 Interlagos circuit map.svg
Race information
Laps 71
Circuit length 4.309 km (2.677 mi)
Race length 305.879 km (190.064 mi)
Number of times held 48
First held 1972
Most wins (drivers) France Alain Prost (6)
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom McLaren (12)
Last race (2019):
Pole position Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull Racing-Honda
1:07.508
Podium 1. Netherlands M. Verstappen
Red Bull Racing-Honda
1:33:14.678
2. France P. Gasly
Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda
+6.077
3. Spain C. Sainz Jr.
McLaren-Renault
+8.896
Fastest lap Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:10.698

The Brazilian Grand Prix is a Formula One championship race which occurs at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos, a district in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Interlagos 2006 aerial
Autódromo José Carlos Pace, the venue for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The first Brazilian Grand Prix was first held at Interlagos in 1972. It was not part of the Formula One World Championship. The race in 1973 was the first one included in the official calendar. In 1978 the Brazilian Grand Prix moved to Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro. For 1979 and 1980 the race returning to Interlagos. In 1981 the race returned to Jacarepaguá. Since 1990, the Grand Prix has been run at Interlagos.

Winners

Repeat winners (drivers)

Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Driver Years won
6 France Alain Prost 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990
4 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 1972, 1977, 1978, 1981
Germany Michael Schumacher 1994, 1995, 2000, 2002
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2010, 2013, 2017
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1973, 1974
Brazil Nelson Piquet 1983, 1986
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1989, 1992
Brazil Ayrton Senna 1991, 1993
Finland Mika Häkkinen 1998, 1999
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 2004, 2005
Brazil Felipe Massa 2006, 2008
Australia Mark Webber 2009, 2011
Germany Nico Rosberg 2014, 2015
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2016, 2018

Repeat winners (constructors)

Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Constructor Years won
12 United Kingdom McLaren 1974, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2012
11 Italy Ferrari 1976, 1977, 1978, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2017
6 United Kingdom Williams 1981, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2004
5 Austria Red Bull 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2019
4 Germany Mercedes 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
3 United Kingdom Brabham 1972, 1975, 1983
2 France Renault 1980, 1982
United Kingdom Benetton 1994, 1995

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)

Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
11 Italy Ferrari 1976, 1977, 1978, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2017
10 France Renault 1980, 1982, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
9 United States Ford * 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1993, 1994, 2003
8 Germany Mercedes ** 1998, 1999, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
4 Japan Honda 1986, 1988, 1991, 2019
3 Luxembourg TAG *** 1984, 1985, 1987
2 Germany BMW 1983, 2004

* Built by United Kingdom Cosworth, funded by Ford

** Between 1998-2005 built by United Kingdom Ilmor, funded by Mercedes

*** Built by Germany Porsche

By year

Circuit Jacarepagua
Jacarepaguá, used in 1978 and 1981–1989
Interlagos 1973
The original Interlagos, used in 1972–1977 and 1979–1980
Brazilian GP map
A map of all the locations of the Brazilian Grand Prix

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1972 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Interlagos Report
1973 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Interlagos Report
1974 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford Report
1975 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford Report
1976 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1977 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Report
1978 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Jacarepaguá Report
1979 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford Interlagos Report
1980 France René Arnoux Renault Report
1981 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Jacarepaguá Report
1982 France Alain Prost Renault Report
1983 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Report
1984 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1985 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1986 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda Report
1987 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1988 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Report
1989 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari Report
1990 France Alain Prost Ferrari Interlagos Report
1991 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1992 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Report
1993 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford Report
1994 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford Report
1995 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault Report
1996 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault Report
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Report
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
1999 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
2000 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2001 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2003 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford Report
2004 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW Report
2005 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes Report
2006 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari Report
2007 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Report
2008 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari Report
2009 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Report
2010 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2011 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Report
2012 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Report
2013 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2014 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2015 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2016 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2017 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Report
2018 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2019 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda Report

Sponsors

Marlboro 1999-2004
Petrobras 2009-

Coordinates: 23°42′04″S 46°41′49″W / 23.701°S 46.697°W / -23.701; -46.697

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