Brazilian Grand Prix
Situated within Interlagos, a suburb of São Paulo, the home town of the great Brazilian racing hero Ayrton Senna, the Autodromo José Carlos Pace has hosted the Brazilian Grand Prix since 1990.
The original track was built in 1940, making it one of the oldest Grand Prix circuits still in use. Situated near to São Paolo, it draws huge crowds - it is located with a natural amphitheatre so all-round visibility is very good.
It is a technically difficult circuit for drivers, and is very bumpy in parts, which challenges both suspension and transmission. It follows the undulations of the hilly terrain, which also makes it harder to drive.
The final Grand Prix of the 2012 season produced one of the most thrilling races. With just 13 points separating them, the heat was on Fernando Alonso to finish on the podium and ensure Vettel finished below 8th to steal the Championship. Sadly for Alonso, it wasn't to be and Vettel became the youngest driver ever to win three consecutive championships. Jenson Button won the race, but unfortunately Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire in his last race for McLaren.