1975 Brazilian Grand Prix
|Race 2 of 14 in the 1975 Formula One season|
|Date||January 26, 1975|
|Location||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Course||Permanent race track|
|Course length||7.98 km (4.79 mi)|
|Distance||40 laps, 319.2 km (191.6 mi)|
|Weather||Hot and dry|
|Time||2:34.16 on lap 10|
The 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on 26 January 1975. It was the fourth Brazilian Grand Prix since its introduction in 1972. The race was memorably won by São Paulo native Carlos Pace driving a Brabham BT44B. It would be the only win of Pace's abbreviated career, he would be killed in an aircraft accident two years later. The circuit now holds his name. It would be eight years before another Brazilian would win the Grand Prix. Fellow Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi finished second in his McLaren M23 with his German team mate Jochen Mass finishing third.
Jean-Pierre Jarier was again in pole position, after beating the 1973 pole record. He lined up ahead of local hero Emerson Fittipaldi. The race was delayed whilst the track was washed down to remove debris – punctures had played a critical part in the 1974 race and no-one wanted a repeat of these problems.
This race marked the last start (and finish) of Graham Hill's extremely long F1 career.
Brazilian drivers finished 1–2 in this race, with Carlos Pace winning the only race of his career and Emerson Fittipaldi finishing second. This feat was to be repeated in 1986 by Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna.
|2||1||Emerson Fittipaldi||McLaren-Ford||40||+ 5.79||2||6|
|3||2||Jochen Mass||McLaren-Ford||40||+ 26.66||10||4|
|4||11||Clay Regazzoni||Ferrari||40||+ 43.28||5||3|
|5||12||Niki Lauda||Ferrari||40||+ 1:01.88||4||2|
|6||24||James Hunt||Hesketh-Ford||40||+ 1:05.12||7||1|
|7||27||Mario Andretti||Parnelli-Ford||40||+ 1:06.81||18|
|8||7||Carlos Reutemann||Brabham-Ford||40||+ 1:39.62||3|
|9||6||Jacky Ickx||Lotus-Ford||40||+ 1:51.84||12|
|10||18||John Watson||Surtees-Ford||40||+ 2:29.60||13|
|11||21||Jacques Laffite||Williams-Ford||39||+ 1 Lap||11|
|12||22||Graham Hill||Lola-Ford||39||+ 1 Lap||20|
|13||30||Wilson Fittipaldi||Fittipaldi-Ford||39||+ 1 Lap||21|
|14||23||Rolf Stommelen||Lola-Ford||39||+ 1 Lap||23|
|15||5||Ronnie Peterson||Lotus-Ford||38||+ 2 laps||16|
|Ret||17||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Shadow-Ford||32||Fuel System||1|
|Ret||20||Arturo Merzario||Williams-Ford||24||Fuel System||11|
|Ret||3||Jody Scheckter||Tyrrell-Ford||18||Oil leak||8|
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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1976 Brazilian Grand Prix