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Remembering Jose Carlos Pace and His 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix Triumph

Successful Brazilians pepper the history of Formula One racing: from world champions such as Emerson Fittipaldi, Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet to grand prix winners like Rubens Barrichello and Felipe Massa. But the Interlagos circuit in southern Sao Paolo—host of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix—is not named after any of them. Not Fittipaldi, victor of the first two Brazilian Grands Prix; not Piquet, a three-time world champion; not even Senna, a national hero and martyr. No—the fast, sweeping circuit is named for Jose Carlos Pace, a native son with just one grand prix win on his resume. But what a win it was: a career-defining triumph on home soil at the 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix. The 1975 season was Pace's fourth in ...

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