The first three Brazilian Grands Prix were won by Brazilian drivers, with Emerson Fittipaldi winning in 1973-1974 and Carlos Pace in 1975.
Ayrton Senna won the 1991 race despite being stuck in fifth gear during the closing stages. He was so exhausted, he passed-out in his car during the victory lap.
The track is situated 800 metres above sea level, the highest on the current F1 calendar.
In 1985 Interlagos was renamed 'Autódromo José Carlos Pace' in tribute to the Brazilian driver who died in a plane crash in 1977.