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2017 Brazilian GP Pre-Race Stats

Only two races left to go but the championships have already been won.

Track Stats

45th Brazilian GP, 35th at Interlagos

4.309km long lap, third shortest track on the calendar

15 corners

71 lap race, 305.939km total distance

14 races won from pole (41.18%)

13 races from second (38.24%)

27 from the front row (79.41%)

23 different race winners

Ferrari most wins with 8 at Interlagos (but if you include Jacarepagua McLaren top with 12)

Schumacher has the most driver wins with 4 (or Prost with 6 including Jacarepagua)


Track History

Named after Carlos Pace, a relatively little known F1 driver

Won a single race, the 1975 Brazilian GP at Interlagos

Renamed in his honour after his death in a plane crash

Original layout was almost 8km long, some parts of sector 1 being originally the other direction


Driver Stats

Brendon Hartley has just won the 2017 World Endurance Drivers’ Championship

Hamilton and Hartley are the first CURRENT World Champions to both race in F1 since 1989, where Senna (F1) and Brundle (World Sports Prototype Championship) were both racing

Massa has won two Brazilian GPs, 2006 and 2008, but has not won a race since that 2008 home win


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.

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