1975 Brazilian GP: Carlos Pace´ glory at Graham Hill´ farewell
Carlos Pace was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and excelled internationally, winning the English Formula 3 championship in 1970. His F1 debut in 1972 came with a car of the Frank Williams´ team, through which he got his first points (6th in Spain and 5th in Belgium). In 1973 he moved to the team of John Surtees and achieved his first podium, finishing in 3rd place at Austrian GP, as well as getting the fastest lap, which would be, the last great feats of that team. In the middle of the 1974 season he moved from Surtees to team Brabham, where he improved his performances and reached a 2nd place at the US GP. The victory in F1 was getting closer and would happen at his hometown, in 1975, at the Interlagos circuit. It was there that he put his name in the gallery of Brazilian GP winners, succeeding to his compatriot Emerson Fittipaldi, who had won the first two official F1 races in Brazil (1973 and 1974) and who joined him at podium, by getting 2nd place. After Carlos Pace´ premature disappearance in an aviation accident in 1977, his name was given to the Interlagos circuit, in tribute to his memory and to his greatest success in F1.
It was also the 175th and final F1 race of the long career of Graham Hill, who started at 1958.