The end is nigh! There are only two races left in 2015, the Brazilian GP and the Abu Dhabi GP.
The race this weekend is the 33rd race at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace and the 43rd Brazilian GP. 12 races (37.50%) at the track have been won from pole position and 25 (78.13%) from the front row of the grid, one of the higher percentages on the 2015 calendar. 22 different drivers have won a race at the track and 23 have won the Brazilian GP, Nelson Piquet the only driver that has won at Jacarepagua (now named after him) and not Interlagos.
As with most racetracks, Ferrari and Michael Schumacher are the most successful, Ferrari with eight wins and Schumacher four. A lap of the Brazilian GP is 4.309km long with 71 race laps, a total distance of 305.939km. The lap record at Interlagos was set (as with most lap records) in 2004, by the Williams of Juan Pablo Montoya with a time of 1:11.473 and an average speed of 217kph or 135mph.
The Silly Stats
Emerson Fittipaldi’s 70s sideburns are around 3 inches long, you’d need 56,548 sideburns to lap around Interlagos and 31,168,495 sideburns to completely cover the track.
You would need 2,380 Ronaldinhos lying flat on the circuit foot to head to complete a lap of Interlagos. Or if you didn’t have 2,380 Ronaldinhos around the house, you could use 19,586 standard size footballs.
The largest bird in Brazil is the Greater Rhea, a flightless bird similar to an Emu or Ostrich, capable of running up to speeds over 60kph. Using 55kph as the average speed around the Interlagos circuit the Greater Rhea would complete a single lap in 4:42.044.