Edisi Khusus: Michael Schumacher

Grand Prix Formula 1 - 2001

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  Grand Prix Brasil -- 1 April 2001
Jum'at - 30/3
Latihan Bebas 1
Latihan Bebas 2
Sabtu - 31/3
Latihan Bebas 1
Latihan Bebas 2
Minggu - 1/4

Circuit information:

Round Number: 3  
Race Date: 01-04-2001  
Country: Brazil  
City: Sao Paulo (click for location map)  

Circuit Name: Interlagos  
Circuit Length: 4309 m.  
Number of Laps: 71  
Race Length: 305.909 m  

2000 Pole Position: Mika Häkkinen  
2000 Winner: Michael Schumacher  
2000 Fastest Lap: Michael Schumacher  

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Gambaran sirkuit


Circuit Description, History, Facts and Figures

Brazil can be proud of its Formula 1 history, with no less than eight world championships in the record books. Despite being a long way from the European heartland of the sport, Brazilian business and industry has seen the value of promoting itself through motor sport and has supported young drivers in the junior formulae in the European arena. F1 declined in popularity after the death of Ayrton Senna but has picked up as Rubens Barrichello and Pedro Diniz have become the focus of patriotic attention.

Just three drivers have won those eight championships between them: Emerson Fittipaldi was the first to be crowned, back in 1972. He did it again two years later. Nelson Piquet took three titles as did the late Ayrton Senna.

Brazilian drivers have won their home race on seven occasions: Senna, Fittipaldi and Piquet did it twice each. Carlos Pace, whom the Sao Paulo track is named after won in 1975, two years before meeting his death in an air crash. But they are all a long way off Frenchman Alain Prost's record of six Brazilian wins.

Brazil's Roberto Moreno, who drove for Benetton in 1990 and '91 was known by the anagram of his name - Robert E. Moron! His best ever result came in the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix, when he completed a Benetton-Brazilian 1-2 behind Nelson Piquet.

There has only ever been one Brazilian grand prix team and it ran from 1975 to 1979 under the name of "Copersucar," a Brazilian sugar marketing operation. Emerson Fittipaldi left McLaren to join the Sao Paulo-based team, which was set up by his brother and occasional F1 pilot, Wilson Fittipaldi. Did Emo regret it? "I spent some of the worst years of my life in those abominable yellow cars.

It was the biggest mistake of my life!" Despite the big bucks from the sugar industry the cars were never sweet and their departure certainly did not leave a cavity big enough to need filling. Emerson went on to build a new career for himself, taking the Indy crown in 1989. Now retired, the man who put Brazil on the F1 map, has many business interests, including producing the Fittipaldi cigar brand.

"Wealthy people can no longer live in an island, surrounded by an ocean of poverty. We all breathe the same air." This comment from Ayrton Senna has been the guiding principle behind the Foundation set up in the late Brazilian champion's name. It is almost five years since his death in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. In July of that year, the Senna Foundation was started under the Presidency of Ayrton's sister, Viviane Senna Lalli.

Two months before the accident which took his life, Ayrton told his sister about his dream to establish an action plan to help his people, principally children and adolescents, whom he felt to be the main victims of an unfair economic system. Since then, the Foundation has helped over 40,000 children, considered at risk. The programmes supported range from malnutrition and infant health care to academic and occupational education as well as sports and arts. Much of the funding comes from sales of licensed goods and memorabilia.

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