Brazilian GP: Prior technical: this is Interlagos


Interlagos is one of the great circuits on the current calendar, because brings character and personality to a set of paths each time more similar to each other. But in this case, the fluidity of their curves -whether slow or fast, the different slopes and even the contraperalte of some of your curves, give Interlagos-a charm indisputable.


The first sector of Interlagos is that the more grip aerodynamic demand. Both the chicane of the end of the straight -formed by two curves of constant radius, and long – as the curvón happens then require a chassis balanced to medium and high speed. The braking of target is very delicate, since it arrives very fast and you need to compensate for the decrease and the contraperalte of the chicane. Then it accelerates to the fund by the curve 3 to reach the second line, in the the engine is important.


Area slow

The second sector begins in a similar way, with a strong brake to negotiate a curve with contraperalte and, subsequently, three fast corners in which the car must have a good pack, aerodynamic, especially in the number 6 and 7 (which are plotted as a single) in which you spend more time than usual spinning and reining in support for entering the zone slow circuit.


After the braking of the support of the delicate curve 8, are negotiated by the nine, that is a long hairpin that the track starts to ascend, and in which the traction is vital. Almost immediately comes the turn number 10, in which the point of braking is also in support and the exit is blind as a result of the unevenness.


Already in the third sector, and after accelerating out of the curve 10 with the traction as a vital point, the track descends again through a curve 11 in which what is important is the precision in the lines to avoid the understeer and be able to deal decisively with the braking of turn 12, in which the most important is able to flawlessly on a track again on the rise -and very pronounced – which has already negotiated at the background until the finish line, as the curves 13, 14 and 15 do not require touching the brake, however, especially the last does demand a lot of precision in the lines. In this section the power of the engine is vital, since the combination of maximum speed and steep climb, makes it necessary to have a propellant powerful.



Interlagos has several aspects that make the circuit brazilian a path unique. pianos are very flat in all curves and most of them are used as a portion of the track on which to draw. In regards to tires, these undergo significant lateral loads in its numerous bends of long radius, both of low -, half -, or high-speed. The longitudinal loads is minor in the overall of the lap, but negligible in curves such as 1, 4 or 12. The asphalt is irregular and bumpy, despite the numerous reasfaltados that they usually do. The circuit is built on an old swamp and that causes the unstable ground to cause irregularities in the track.

Another of the important aspects that you must take into account when competing in Interlagos is the weather, so used to rain at this time of year and the riding is complicated enough with the rain, since the asphalt does not drain well and the differences are rivers of water crossing the track.


For all these reasons, Interlagos is always a technical challenge to teams and drivers, in addition to an exciting Grand Prix for the fans and the press.

Data of the circuit

Turns to complete: 71

Length of the path: 4,319 km

race Distance: 305,909 km

Curves: 15 (5 right and 10 left)

Distance from the exit until the first corner: 190 m

longest Straight: 650 m

Length of the pit-lane: 380 m

downforce: Medium

brake Wear: Medium

tire Wear: Medium

Grip: Low

fuel Consumption: 1.5 kg per lap

gear Changes: 42 per turn

maximum Acceleration: 60% of the back

Compounds: soft (yellow) and medium (white)