Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Brazil)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 06: A general view of the track during previews ahead of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 6, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Track name: Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Times the race has been held here: 34
First GP: 1973, won by Emerson Fittapaldi
Total number of race laps: 71
Complete race distance: 305.909 kilometers (190.083 miles)
Pit lane speed limit: 80 kph (50 mph)
Pitlane length: 420m/0.261 miles, estimated time loss 24s
2016 winner: Lewis Hamilton, 3:01:01.335
2016 pole position: Lewis Hamilton, 1:10.736
2016 fastest lap: Max Verstappen, 1:25.305
Most wins (Driver) Alain Prost (6)
Most wins(Team): McLaren(12)
Lap record: Juan Pablo Montoya – Williams – 2004 – 1:11.473
Smallest winning margin: 0.588s, in 2002.
Circuit Length: 4.309km/2.677 miles
Direction: Anti – Clockwise
Turns: 15
Distance to Turn 1: 190m/0.118 miles
Longest straight: 650m/0.404 miles, on the approach to the Turn One
Fastest corner: 257km/h (160mph), Turn Five
Slowest corner: 72km/h (45mph), Turn 10
Top Speed: 325km/h/202mph, on the approach to Turn One
Full throttle: 60%
DRS Zones: Two, on the approach to Turns One and Four
Key Corner: Turn 12, Junção. A third-gear left-hander that’s taken at 130km/h (81mph).
Fuel consumption: 1.49kg per lap, which is low
ERS Demands: High.
Brake wear: Low. There are six braking zones around the lap, but only two of them are heavy..
Gear changes: 42 per lap/2,982 per race.
Safety car likelihood: High. This race is often incident-filled and, statistically, there’s a 70 per cent chance of a Safety Car
Tyre choices: Hard, Medium, Soft
Weather: Warm (28).
Chance of rain: 37%
Grip levels: High.
Run off: Medium.

A lap around the Autódromo José Carlos Pace

“You go onto the pit straight and then big braking to go to the Senna ‘S’. Very tricky turn in on the left-hand side. You really want to be well placed for the right turn two, which sets you up for turn three and the second straight. Big braking to turn four, left-hand side, 90 degrees, a pretty good corner.

Then you get to the middle part – turn five is a high-speed corner going up the crest. It’s tricky. Then it’s turn six and the hairpin on the right-hand side. We can’t use the curb as much as we used to. Turn seven is a left-hand side corner, no braking, just a lift off. It’s a bit of a strange one.

The second hairpin is then on the right-hand side, a second high-speed corner going down the hill, prior to the last turn. It’s a left-hand corner where you really want to go early on the throttle because you’re facing a wall to go up to the finish line.