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Interlagos F1 Grand Prix 2014

Interlagos F1 Grandstands And Grand Prix Circuit Map

Interlagos F1 Grandstand Viewing In General

View Brazilian grandstand imagesAs you would expect from an older racing circuit, spectator facilities of the Sao Paulo Interlagos circuit, are not the best on F1 Grand prix calendar. The Interlagos circuit was last renovated during 1990 and for obvious reasons it does not compare favourably with some of today's more modern F1 Grand Prix racing circuits. This challenging 4,309km circuit, ( also known as the Autodromo Carlos Pace) is run in an anti-clockwise direction, making the Sao Paulo Grand Prix only the third race on the F1 Grand Prix calendar to do so (San Marino and Turkey being the other two). Detailed seating information on all the grandstands is set out in the Sao Paulo Interlagos circuit maps below. With the exception of Grandstands A and G, all the seating for the 2014 Sao Paulo Interlagos F1 Grand Prix is covered - it is however strongly recommended to prepare yourself for all weather conditions on all the grandstands, e.g. sunscreen, umbrellas, hats, etc. Usually tickets for the more popular covered B and D Grandstands tend to sell out first for the Sao Paulo Interlagos F1 Grand Prix.

Grandstand Tickets

Before considering the most appropriate package that best suits your 2014 Sao Paulo Interlagos Grand Prix needs, it is important to consider the location and benefits of the available grandstand tickets. We suggest that you refer to the attached Sao Paulo Interlagos circuit maps, to further assist you in making the best possible choice.

Grandstands In General

The grandstands are virtually all situated on the outside of the track and due to the swampy nature of the infield - Interlagos literally means 'between the lakes'. The Sao Paulo race organisers do not offer general admission tickets.

Compared to some circuits, the Sao Paulo Interlagos circuit, features a relatively small capacity of about 80,000 spectators, which are accommodated in 9 public grandstands, 8 corporate grandstands 3 VIP club areas, as well as an excellent disabled grandstand (Grandstand CPA). With the exception of grandstands A and G all the grandstands are covered. The seating on all the grandstands are mostly unnumbered, which means you have to get there early to secure a good seat. The Sao Paulo Interlagos circuit only features 3 big screens located opposite Grandstands A, M and H and for A and M, the screens are only visible from a small section of the grandstands. Some grandstands (B, D, E and V have a limited number of small screens hanging from the roof supports. In general the roofs of the covered grandstands are supported by a steel "jungle" of scaffolding, which tends to spoil and limit your views - especially grandstands M and F, which are the worst in this regard. There are sufficient toilets and catering facilities all around the circuit. The circuit does not feature a generally accessible F1 Village, but offer limited team merchandise stalls (one or two) at each grandstand. Spectators can not move freely around the circuit and can only enter and move around inside the fenced off area of the grandstand for which they have tickets - most definitely not the most user friendly circuit on the 2014 F1 calendar!

Grandstand (setor) B - Covered View images

Grandstand B is located on the Pits Straight directly opposite the start/finish line. It presents you with an excellent view of the Pits Straight, including the build-up to and the start of the race, the chequered flag at the finish of the race, as well as a view of the podium celebrations after the race. This excellent grandstand also offers you some distant views of the circuit infield as well as some distant views of the first few pit boxes. The start line is located towards the middle of the grandstand. A number of smaller TV's are located inside this great grandstand, enabling you to follow the entire race and not loose track of the procedures.

Grandstand (setor) M - Covered View images

The covered Grandstand M is located opposite the pitboxes just before the first corner, a tight lefthander, which provides the best overtaking opportunity on the Sao Paulo Interlagos circuit. The racing cars reach about 295kph down the Pits Straight before they brake for this difficult downhill, 88kph second gear corner. This M Grandstand will provide you with reasonable views of the last section of the Pits Straight and the entry into the first corner. Unless you secure a seat located high up the grandstand, the views into the pit area is not great and the stand is unfortunately cluttered with steel scaffolding which restricts and spoils your views down the Pits Straight. A bigscreen TV is located towards the beginning of the pitsboxes is only visible from about one third of the stand and which for obvious reasons make the entire F1 Grand Prix so much more enjoyable.

Grandstand (setor) D - Covered View images

Grandstand D is located on the outside of the first corner and as well as along most of the Senna "S". This big grandstand provides great views of a small section of the Pits Straight, the first corner, the Senna "S", all the way down to the Curva da Sol as well as distant views of sections of the Back Straight. The Senna "S" is a flowing right-left 150kph third gear, downhill sequence, followed immediately by the challenging left-handed Curva da Sol. If it is first corner action you are looking for, this grandstand is without a doubt the best choice by far. A number of smaller TV's are located inside this great grandstand, which intensifies the drama and magnifies the action on other parts of the circuit.

Grandstand (setor) E - Covered View images

Grandstand E is located on the outside of the circuit between the Senna "S" and the Curva da Sol. The E Grandstand offers excellent views of the first corner, the Senna "S" the Curva da Sol as well as the whole of the Back Straight. Although more expensive than Grandstand D the seating is carpeted and food and soft drinks are included in the ticket prices for the weekend. This excellent grandstand offers you both bigscreen as well as smaller TV viewing, which enables you to follow the entire race and not loose track of the procedures.

Grandstand (setor) H - Covered View images

Grandstand H is located at the entrance to challenging Curva da Sol, a long and bumpy left-handed bend, which is normally taken flat out around 200km/h. Grandstand H is an exact duplicate of grandstand E and offers you similar views a described for Grandstand E above. The promoters however usually only start selling this grandstand once Grandstand E has sold out. The seating on this stand is also carpeted and food and drinks are included in the ticket prices for the weekend.
This excellent grandstand also offers you both bigscreen as well as smaller TV viewing, which for obvious reasons makes your entire Grand Prix so much more enjoyable.

Grandstands (setor) N, K & R - Covered View images

These 3 corporate grandstands are located on the outside of the Curva da Sol and tickets are not available to the general public. Grandstand N is a corporate Grandstand for a local bank, Grandstand K for Mercedes Benz and Grandstand R the Renault corporate stand.

Grandstand (setor) F - Covered View images

The Sao Paulo Interlagos Grandstand F is located at the exit of the Curva da Sol as well as opposite the Pitlane exit. The left-handed Curva do Sol is a long bend, which is quite bumpy and is taken flat out, at around 200km/h. It is important for the racing drivers to take a good line through the corner to carry the maximum speed onto the long Reta Oposta Back Straight. Grandstand F offers good views of the first corner, the Senna "S" the Curva da Sol as well as most of the Back Straight. The stand is unfortunately cluttered with steel scaffolding, which restricts and spoils your views. Please note that no TV screens is visible from this stand.

Grandstand (setor) G - Uncovered View images

The long Grandstand G is located all along the Reta Oposta Back Straight. Depending on your seating, this massive grandstand offers you views of the the Senna "S", the Curva da Sol, the Back Straight, the Descida do Lago corner as well as some distant views of some of the in-field circuit sections. It can become extremely hot on this uncovered grandstand, so make you prepare yourself for all weather conditions on all the grandstands, e.g. sunscreen, umbrellas, hats, etc. This stand unfortunately does not feature any TV facilities or viewing.

Grandstand (setor) CPA For Disabled Spectators - Covered View images

This small CPA Grandstand for disabled spectators is located towards the end of the Back Straight just before the Descida do Lago corner. This covered, wheelchair friendly grandstand features a wheelchair ramp and disabled toilet facilities. It offers good views of the last section of the Back Straight, the Descida do Lago corner as well as some distant views of some in-field circuit sections. The stand unfortunately does not feature any TV facilities.

Grandstand (setor) S - Covered

This corporate grandstand is located on the outside corner entry of the Curva da Sol and tickets are not available to the general public.

Grandstand (setor) V - Covered View images

The covered Grandstand V is located on the outside of the Descida do Lago corner exit. The racing cars reach speeds of up to 290kph in seventh gear on the Back Straight, before braking hard for the double apexed Descida do Lago Corner, which is negotiated at around145km/h in third gear. The entrance to the first tight left provides another good overtaking opportunity on the Sao Paulo Interlagos circuit. Grandstand V offers good views of the last section of the Back Straight, the Descida do Lago corner as well as some good views of some in-field circuit sections. A number of smaller TV's are located inside this great grandstand, which intensifies the drama and magnifies the action on other parts of the circuit.

Grandstand (setor) VIP Globo - Covered View images

This corporate grandstand is located on the outside corner exit of the Curva da Sol and tickets are not available to the general public.

Grandstands (setor) T & L - Covered View images

These 2 corporate grandstands are located on the outside of the Subida dos Boxes corner and tickets are not available to the general public. Grandstand T is a corporate Grandstand for Toyota and Grandstand L the Johnny Walker corporate stand.

Grandstands (setor) A - Uncovered View images

The long Grandstand A is located along the first half of the Pits Straight and is arguably the best value for money stand on the Sao Paulo Interlagos circuit. It offers good views of the Subida dos Boxes corner, the first half of the Pits Straight, good views of most of the in-field circuit sections, as well as some excellent views of the build-up to the start. The stand usually provides for the best atmosphere on the circuit, the biggest variety of merchandise stalls and food outlets, as well as a few shaded tree areas, should the sun become unbearable on the grandstand. A bigscreen TV is visible from certain sections on this stand, enabling you to follow the entire race and not loose track of the procedures.

Club Areas

Interlagos Club - Covered View images

This Interlagos VIP Club facility is located on the entry to the very difficult Ferradura Corner. The racing cars brake from about 275km/h in fifth gear to 185km/h in third to negotiate the difficult and slippery right-hander, which is also off camber in the exit. This excellent facility offers you good views of the racing cars exiting the Descida do Lago corner, the Ferradura corner, most of the in-field circuit sections as well as distant views of the first half of the Pits Straight. The seating on this stand is carpeted and sumptuous buffet lunch and drinks as well as a Pit Lane visit on the Saturday afternoon is included in the ticket prices for the weekend. A number of smaller TV's and timing monitors are featured inside this great grandstand, which intensifies the drama and magnifies the action on other parts of the circuit.

Orange Tree Club - Covered View images

The Orange Tree VIP Club facility is located on the exit of very difficult Ferradura corner. The racing cars brake from about 275km/h in fifth gear to 185km/h in third to negotiate the difficult and slippery right-hander, which is off camber in the exit. This excellent facility offers you excellent views of the Ferradura corner, most of the in-field circuit sections as well as distant views of the first half of the Pits Straight. The seating on this stand is carpeted, features a cash sandwich bar as well as a Pit Lane visit on the Friday afternoon is included in the ticket prices for the weekend. A number of smaller TV's and timing monitors are featured inside this great grandstand, which intensifies the drama and magnifies the action on other parts of the circuit.

Photography

In terms of good photographic opportunities, the best grandstand is probably Grandstand D as high as possible and as close as possible to Turn 1. This grandstand is reasonably close to the circuit and provides excellent photographic opportunities of the cars braking through Turn 1. Turn 1 is one of the slowest sections on the circuit and if you sit high enough you can get good clear shots over the safety fences. Unfortunately for most of the other grandstands, your view is compromised to a certain extend by the safety fencing as well as the high speeds of the cars.

Other Circuit Facilities

A small F1 Village is located directly behind the Interlagos Club area area. Team, circuit and other fan merchandise are on sale within this area as well as some interesting displays from the tire manufacturers and other F1 related suppliers. Unfortunately the Village is only accessible by some VIP ticket holders.

Food and beverage The organizers provide for a selection of food and beverages, at various outlets located around all the grandstand and general admission areas. The quality of the food is good and prices vary from $3,50 for soft drinks, $4.50 for beer, $4,50 for hamburgers and a variety of sausage rolls etc.

Event Programs Timetable

For more detailed information on the racing program and racing timetable for the 2014 Sao Paulo F1 Grand Prix please visit the Brazilian circuit information race programme page.

Circuit And Grandstands Maps

Brazilian F1 circuit and grandstand map.

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