F1: Deep Dive Into The Brazilian Grand Prix’s Heartbreaking Historical past – F1 Briefings

The Brazilian Grand Prix can be again on our screens in just below two weeks time as we come in the direction of the tip of the 2022 Method 1 season. 

You’ll be able to learn extra fascinating details concerning the Brazilian Grand Prix right here, however let’s dig into the historical past of the Grand Prix.

The Brazilian Grand Prix began off on the Autodromo de Interlagos observe, with the primary Grand Prix being held there in 1973. It was a very long time coming for the followers, drivers, and groups because the construct had been considerably delayed as a result of funding points.


Through the late 70s the observe was already turning into previous and the choice was made to maneuver the Brazilian Grand Prix to Rio de Janeiro, on the Jacarepagua circuit. This additionally coincided with the rising reputation of Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet, who was from Rio de Janeiro.

After an roughly $15 million renovation, the motorsport returned to Interlagos in 1990, at which level it had been renamed Autodromo Jose Carlos Tempo in honour of Carlos Tempo.

Brazilian F1 driver, Carlos Tempo, tragically died in an plane crash close to Sao Paulo in 1977, aged simply 32.

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Born in Sao Paulo, Tempo competed in 73 F1 races together with his debut within the sport being the 1972 South African Grand Prix. Tempo achieved six podiums, 1 pole place, and 1 win throughout his F1 profession. His win was on the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1975, which is another excuse why the observe was named after him.

Throughout a break within the Method 1 season, Tempo had returned again to Sao Paulo. It was simply 13 days after the devastating demise of fellow driver Tom Pryce, which Tempo’s spouse defined had hit him onerous.

Tempo had stopped off at his condo in Sao Paulo and flew out of the town together with his household to stick with a pal, touring-car driver Marivaldo Fernandes, on a farm. Fernandes, who was additionally a pilot, invited Tempo on a brief spherical journey together with a co-pilot. Tempo agreed to go, leaving his spouse behind with their two younger kids. The aircraft crashed into hillside bushes simply exterior of Sao Paulo and Fernandes, Tempo, and co-pilot Carlos Roberto de Oliveira died immediately.

Tempo’s pal, Carlo Gancia, shared his ideas after the terrible accident:

“He didn’t need to fly. He was so good that he couldn’t damage his pal’s emotions by saying I’m not going to fly.”

Tempo’s 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix win was a pivotal second in his profession because it managed to deliver him out of his pal and rival, Emerson Fittipaldi’s shadow, therefore the observe being named after him in addition to there being a bust of Tempo on the circuit.

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