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How many Brazilians raced in Formula 1? The complete list

Brazil it is samba, feijoada and carnival. Also football, happiness and beaches. Capoeira, caipirinha and Paulo Coelho. However, within these co


Brazil it is samba, feijoada and carnival. Also football, happiness and beaches. Capoeira, caipirinha and Paulo Coelho. However, within these combos it is not necessary to leave out the Formula 1: the country is one of the largest in the history of the Máxima. Not only does it have an immense number of participants, but it also has dozens of victories plus eight world titles. Yes, more than those who achieved the Verdeamarelha

The first great pilot was Emerson Fittipaldi, who settled in the Máxima in the 70s. In total he played 11 seasons with 14 wins and 35 podiums. The most important? The 1972 and 1974 championships with Lotus and McLaren, respectively. Emerson opened the door to the Fittipaldi family: then Wilson, Christian and Pietro, the last Brazilian in F1, would arrive.

With Fittipaldi’s retirement in 1980, the great protagonist of that decade was Nelson Picket. He stayed for 14 campaigns in the Máxima, surpassing the barrier of 200 Grand Prix and winning the titles in 1981, 1983 and 1987. Piquet, who has had great controversies on and off the tracks, 23 times finished at the top of the podium.

The one who took over from Piquet was the mythical Ayrton sennawho would die in an accident at Imola in 1994. The São Paulo legend established himself as the best in the world in 1988, 1990 and 1991. He won 41 victories in 11 seasons with McLaren and Lotus.

Despite not consecrating, Rubens Barrichello left his mark on the Máxima by being the third driver with the most GP in history with 323 participations (11 wins; the same as Philip Massa). For a few years it was the top, then surpassed first by Kimi raikkonen and then by Fernando Alonso.

Today Brazil has not been able to keep a pilot in the first level and the chances of adding one in the short term do not seem feasible beyond there is good material, such as Philip Drugovich, Enzo Fittipaldi, Peter Fittipaldi and Caio Collet.

The complete list of Brazilians in Formula 1

Pilot seasons gp victories podiums Best position in a season

Boy Landi 4 6 – – 26th (1956)

Gino Bianco 1 4 – – –

Fritz d’Orey 1 3 – – –

Emerson Fittipaldi 11 144 14 35 1st (1972 and 1974)

Carlos Pace 6 72 1 6 6th (1975)

Wilson Fittipaldi 3 35 – – 16th (1973)

Luis Bueno 1 1 – – –

Ingo Hoffmann 2 3 – – –

Alex Ribeiro 2 10 – – –

Nelson Piquet 14 204 23 60 1st (1981, 1983 and 1987)

Chico Serra 3 18 – – 26th (1982)

Raúl Boesel 2 23 – – –

Roberto Moreno 7 42 – 1 10th (1991)

Ayrton Senna 11 161 41 80 1st (1988, 1990 and 1991)

Mauricio Gugelmin 5 74 – 1 13th (1988)

Christian Fittipaldi 3 40 – – 14th (1993)

Rubens Barrichello 19,323 11,68 2nd (2002 and 2004)

Pedro Diniz 6 98 – – 14th (1998 and 1999)

Ricardo Rosset 2 27 – – –

Tarsus Marques 3 24 – – 22nd (2001)

Ricardo Zonta 4 36 – – 14th (2000)

Luciano Burti 2 15 – – 20th (2001)

Enrique Bernoldi 2 28 – – 21st (2001)

Felipe Massa 15 269 11 41 2nd (2008)

Cristiano Da Matta 2 28 – – 13th (2003)

Antonio Pizzonia 3 20 – – 15th (2004)

Nelsinho Piquet 2 28 – 1 12th (2008)

Lucas Di Grassi 1 18 – – 24th (2010)

Bruno Senna 3 46 – – 16th (2012)

Felipe Nasr 2 39 – – 13th (2005)

Pietro Fittipaldi 1 1 – – 23rd (2020)