November 21, 2015

PGR F1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2016

Autódromo José Carlos Pace, also known by its former name Interlagos, is a motorsport circuit located in the city of São Paulo, renamed after Carlos Pace, a Brazilian Formula One driver who had died in a 1977 plane crash. Since 2012, it is well known for being the venue of the PGR F1 Brazilian Grand Prix, that was previously held at Curitiba. The circuit is one of a minority of non-oval racing circuits to go in an anti-clockwise direction. The present design of the track dates back from 1990, when the original circuit was shortened to 1118 GRm. As a consequence of the reduction, the track lost three long straight sections and nine fast curves.

PGR F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2016

Round 14 | Interlagos | 21/11 – 27/11/2016

Track Name:Autódromo José Carlos PaceTrack Map:
Location:Interlagos, Brazil
Track Length:1118 GRm
Race Distance:25 GRkm
Lap Record:22.82 - XYY (2015)
Last Winner:RobertRacer (2015)
Weather:TBA

Autódromo José Carlos Pace, also known by its former name Interlagos, is a motorsport circuit located in the city of São Paulo, renamed after Carlos Pace, a Brazilian Formula One driver who had died in a 1977 plane crash. Since 2012, it is well known for being the venue of the PGR F1 Brazilian Grand Prix, that was previously held at Curitiba. The circuit is one of a minority of non-oval racing circuits to go in an anti-clockwise direction. The present design of the track dates back from 1990, when the original circuit was shortened to 1118 GRm. As a consequence of the reduction, the track lost three long straight sections and nine fast curves.

The original track was full of fast corners and it allowed cars to keep maximum speed for up to twenty seconds and was considered very dangerous. The new track still had a very long top-speed section that contained bumps, high-speed turns, making the race very tough on the car, and also physically tough on the drivers. Another reason why many drivers consider Interlagos interesting is that it was not built on flat terrain, but follows the ups and downs of hilly ground, which makes it harder to drive and demands more power from the car's engines. The hilly course is also a good feature for road cycling races usually held in the circuit.
Text: wikipedia
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