F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2018
9 November Friday (Practice)
10 November Saturday (Qualifying)
11 November Sunday (Race)
Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Brazilian Grand Prix certainly is a special occasion on the motorsport calendar not least because of the Senna era and the fanatic fans turning Sao Paulo at Interlagos into a festival and carnival atmosphere for the F1 weekend.
Grand Prix Events offers a variety of services in Sao Paulo and we strongly suggest an onward trip to Rio de Janiero. Stay in luxurious hotels, enjoy premium corporate hospitality or great grandstand value packages. The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo is a prime example of a Formula One hosting city offering a large number or great bars and restaurants to entertain you.
Be there and join the Grand Prix Events travel group in Interlagos. Fully hosted from airport arrival to departure we ensure you are well guided in this 20 million people city.
As the season comes to an end, join the carnival atmosphere of Sao Paolo as Interlagos hosts the penultimate F1 race of the year. Its anti-clockwise mix of bumps, long straights and undulating corners is a real challenge for drivers, with the high altitude and adverse weather conditions adding to the mix - a great season finale for spectators. Practice and qualifying sessions take place on Friday and Saturday, with the Grand Prix following on Sunday.
In 1938 a huge plot of land was bought in Sao Paulo by two local property developers who intended to build a large housing development. It soon became clear, however, that one part of the land was not suitable for housing and so they decided to build a racing circuit instead. Sao Paulo grew at an incredible speed though and soon the circuit was surrounded by houses.
When, in the 1970s, Emerson Fittipaldi began to have international success, the Brazilians started to want a Grand Prix. In 1971 and 1972 Interlagos hosted non-championship events but in 1973 the track staged its first championship Grand Prix.
The track became a lucky charm for local racers, with Fittipaldi and Carlos Pace taking the spoils of victory in the 1970s. Interlagos was the scene of Pace's first and only Formula One triumph, and following his death in a plane crash the circuit was renamed in his honour.
In 1978 the Grand Prix moved to Rio, but in 1979 Interlagos got its race back. By 1981, however, Rio had retaken the Grand Prix, Sao Paulo's slums being at odds with the glamorous image Formula One wanted to portray. When a $15m redevelopment programme was agreed in the heyday of Ayrton Senna, a Sao Paulo local, the race finally switched back to Interlagos.
And there it has stayed. Since Senna's death there has been no Brazilian world champion, but the passion of the Brazilian fans keeps the sport coming back every year.
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