In 1971 and 1972 Interlagos hosted non-championship events, before staging its first Formula One World Championship round in 1973. The track became a lucky charm for a host of local drivers in the 1970s, including José Carlos Pace, whose first and only Grand Prix victory came here at his home race. Following his death, the circuit was renamed in his honour. After the Brazilian Grand Prix has moved to Rio for years the race switched back to São Paulo in 1990 where it has remained ever since.
- Sophisticated track layout
- Birthplace of Ayrton Senna
- Stunning countryside and rainforests