Mil Milhas Brasil

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The Mil Milhas Brasil (also known as the Mil Milhas Brasileiras or 1000 Miles of Brazil in Portuguese) is a sports car endurance race held annually in Brazil since 1956.

The first Mil Milhas was organized by Eloy Gagliano and Wilson Fittipaldi Sr., the father of Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior and Emerson Fittipaldi. The two had been inspired by the 1949 Italian Mille Miglia. Wilson Fittipaldi Sr. was a journalist and brought media as well as sponsors such as auto parts companies to support the event. The first event was held on November 24–25, 1956 with 31 sports cars competing at the Interlagos circuit.

The Mil Milhas has been held nearly every year since its inception and is one of the longest running motor racing events in Brazil. Nearly every running has used the Interlagos circuit, but the 1997 and 1999 events were held at Jacarepaguá and Curitiba respectively.

In 2007, the race was held as a part of the Le Mans Series, the first time the race had been part of an international championship. The event had previously been supported as a non-championship event in the BPR Global GT Series as well as the FIA GT Championship. FIA GT planned to add the event to their calendar in 2007, but chose to hand the event instead to Le Mans Series organizers.

Zeca Giaffone holds the record of most wins, having won in 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1989.

Winners on 8 km track[edit]

Year Drivers Car
1956 Brazil Catharino Andreatta
Brazil Breno Fornari
Carretera Ford
1957 Brazil Aristides Bertuol
Brazil Orlando Menegaz
Carretera Chevrolet
1958 Brazil Catharino Andreatta
Brazil Breno Fornari
Carretera Ford
1959 Brazil Catharino Andreatta
Brazil Breno Fornari
Carretera Ford
1960 Brazil Chico Landi
Brazil Christian Heins
Alfa Romeo JK 2000
1961 Brazil Italo Bertão
Brazil Orlando Menegaz
Chevrolet Corvette
1962
–64
Not held
1965 Brazil Justino de Maio
Brazil Victoria Azzalin
Carretera Chevrolet
1966 Brazil Camilo Christófaro
Brazil Eduardo Celidôneo
Chevrolet Corvette
1967 Brazil Luiz Bueno
Brazil Luiz Terra Smith
Interlagos Mark 1
1968
–69
Not held
1970 Brazil Abílio Diniz
Brazil Alcides Diniz
Alfa Romeo GTA 2000
1971
–72
Not held
1973 Brazil Bird Clemente
Brazil Nilson Clemente
Ford Maverick 4800
1974
–80
Not held
1981 Brazil Zeca Giaffone
Brazil Affonso Giaffone Filho
Brazil Chico Serra
Chevrolet Opala Stock Car
1982 Not held
1983 Brazil Fausto Wajchenberg
Brazil Vicente Corrêa
Brazil Valdir Silva
Volkswagen Passat
1984 Brazil Zeca Giaffone
Brazil Reinaldo Campello
Brazil Maurizio Sandro Sala
Chevrolet Opala Stock Car
1985 Brazil Paulo Gomes
Brazil Fábio Sotto Mayor
Chevrolet Opala Stock Car
1986 Brazil Zeca Giaffone
Brazil Affonso Giaffone Filho
Brazil Walter Travaglini
Chevrolet Opala Stock Car
1987 Brazil Luís Pereira
Brazil Marcos Gracia
Chevrolet Opala Stock Car
1988 Brazil Zeca Giaffone
Brazil Luís Pereira
Brazil Walter Travaglini
Chevrolet Opala Stock Car
1989 Brazil Zeca Giaffone
Brazil Walter Travaglini
Chevrolet Opala Stock Car

Winners on 4.3 km track[edit]

1990 Brazil Carlos Alves
Brazil José Carlos Dias
Chevrolet Opala Stock Car
1991 Not held
1992 Brazil Klaus Heitkotter
Germany Jurgen Weis
Germany Marc Gindorf
BMW M3 2300
1993 Brazil Antônio Hermann
Austria Franz Konrad
Germany Franz Prangemeier
Porsche 911
1994 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi
Porsche 911 RSR
1995 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi
Brazil Antônio Hermann
Austria Franz Konrad
Porsche 993
1996 Brazil André Lara Resende
Brazil Roberto Keller
Brazil Roberto Aranha
Porsche 911
1997 Brazil Nelson Piquet
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
United Kingdom Steve Soper
McLaren F1 GTR
1998 Brazil Tom Stefani
Brazil André Grillo
Brazil Júlio Fernandes
AS Vectra 2.0
1999 Brazil Beto Borghesi
Brazil Jair Bana
Brazil Luciano Borghesi
Aldee AP-2000
2000 Not held
2001 Brazil André Lara Resende
Brazil Régis Schuch
Brazil Max Wilson
Brazil Flávio Trindade
Porsche 911 GT3
2002 Brazil Régis Schuch
Brazil Flávio Trindade
Brazil Raul Boesel
Porsche 911 GT3
2003 Brazil Ingo Hoffmann
Brazil Xandy Negrão
Brazil Ricardo Etchenique
Brazil Fernando Nabuco
Porsche 911 GT3
2004 Italy Stefano Zonca
Italy Angelo Lancelotti
Italy Fabrizio Gollin
Dodge Viper GTS-R
2005 Brazil Xandy Negrão
Brazil Xandynho Negrão
Brazil Guto Negrão
Brazil Giuliano Losacco
Audi TT DTM
2006 Brazil Nelson Piquet
Brazil Nelsinho Piquet
France Christophe Bouchut
Brazil Hélio Castroneves
Aston Martin DBR9
2007 France Nicolas Minassian
Spain Marc Gené
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
2008 Brazil Raul Boesel
Brazil Max Wilson
Brazil Marcel Visconde
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

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