Brazil Grand Prix preview: all you need to know

Brazilian Grand Prix

The key stats and facts:

The race is held at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo and is 71 laps long

First Brazilian Grand Prix: 1973.

Circuit distance: 4.309km.

Race lap record: 1:11.473s (held by Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams, 2004).

A rhinoceros won election to the city council in 1959 after students printed 200,000 ballots with her name on them.

Three million people attended the funeral of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna in Sao Paulo.

The evening tailbacks in and out of the city extend for up to 183 miles - seven short of the Brazilian Grand Prix distance.

The production and sale of foie gras is banned in Sao Paulo.

Lewis Hamilton is yet to win the Brazilian GP after eight attempts, but did clinch his first world title at Interlagos in 2008.

The city reportedly has more pizzarias than any city worldwide.

The city is home to 18 million people and is the third largest city in the world.

Most wins by driver:

Alain Prost - 6

Michael Schumacher - 6

Carlos Reutemann - 6

Most wins by team:

McLaren - 12

Ferrari - 10

Williams - 6

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