It hard to dispute that the Brazilian Grand Prix is the most exciting of the F1 season. The Interlagos circuit is home to racing legends like Ayrton Senna and always manages to produce controversial races in the modern era. The next Brazilian Grand Prix starts on 5th November 2010.

Interlagos Race Track.

 

Traveling to the Interlagos Circuit.

For traveling to São Paulo city see the flights page. Interlagos is situated 20km south of central São Paulo. Taxi fares over that distance are expensive and the best way to travel there is on Line 9 of the CPTM train as the race track has it's own stop named Autódromo. The CPTM run extra trains and produce maps in English showing where all the gates are especially for the Brazilian Grand Prix. It's a short walk from the station to gate G of Interlagos. If you have a hospitality ticket you'll have to walk around to the main entrance. 

 

Buying Tickets for the Brazilian Grand Prix,

There are 5 types of ticket available to the public for the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Grand Stand tickets are in various locations around the track and they can be bought for single or multiple days. Then there are 4 types of hospitality tickets: The Orange Tree Club, Interlagos Club, Terrace Club and the Premium Paddock Club. All are Interlagos Box Office valid for all 3 days of the event and include food, drinks and pit lane walks. The official site Formula1.com sell all ticket types, and is probably the best option for those outside Brazil. The official Brazilian vendor is gpbrasil.com and we recommend bookF1.com as the best 3rd party vendor. There is little to choose between the Brazilian Grand Prix ticket vendors in terms of price, but how you receive your the tickets does. Formula1.com send you a voucher immediately which you then have to exchange at a hotel in São Paulo the day before the Brazilian Grand Prix. gpbrasil.com and bookF1.com both send your tickets via courier, but you'll only receive them a couple of weeks before the race. Consider this if you're traveling in Brazil for a while before the Brazilian Grand Prix.  For people already in Brazil you can buy tickets directly from the Interlagos box office, but the queues are long, you can only pay in cash and the box office tickets are non re-fundable. Be aware that hospitality tickets are bit like 1st and Business class airfares in that people usually have them bought for them. Our man in São Paulo rocked up at the Terrace Club to discover that only he and two others had paid for their tickets ! The rest were there as guests of Banco Itau (the largest publicly traded bank in Brazil). Unless you are a guest of a race team you can't buy an access all areas ticket.

 

Where to Stay.

There area couple of cheap hotels right alongside the Interlagos race track on Avenida Interlagos, but you'll be along way from everything else in São Paulo. We'd recommend staying in Vila Olímpia as it's central, has a great nightlife and is only 7 stops away on the same metro line as Autódromo.

 

Brazilian Grand Prix Photo Gallery.

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Pit Lane

Girl Racer

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Merchandise

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Fans

Grand Stand Fans

Felipe Massa Ferrari

Cars

Girl Racers

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Terrace Club Hospitality Center.

ING Renault Pit

Interlagos

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Hospitality Team Pit Brazilian Grand Prix Team Control Petronas

Lewis Hamilton

Pit Lane

Interlagos Race Track

Team Pit

Pit Lane slip road

McClaren Mercedes Pit Lane Interlagos Pit Garage Pit Lane slip road

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RedBull Noses

Team Pit

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