Carlos Pace  Brazil

  • Full name José Carlos Pace
  • Nickname Moco
  • Birth date October 6, 1944
  • Birthplace Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Date of death March 18, 1977 (32 years 163 days)
  • Place of death Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Teams Brabham, March, Surtees
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1972 March 11 11 0 0 5 5 0 0 11 0 0 3 18
1973 Surtees 15 14 0 1 7 3 0 0 5 2 0 7 11
1974 Surtees, Brabham 14 13 0 1 8 2 0 1 2 2 0 11 12
1975 Brabham 14 14 1 3 6 1 1 5 1 1 0 24 6
1976 Brabham 16 16 0 0 9 4 0 0 3 0 0 7 14
1977 Brabham 3 3 0 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 6 15
Total 73 71 1 6 37 1 1 7 1 5 0 58
Race Circuit Date
First race South African Grand Prix Kyalami March 4, 1972 Race results
Last race South African Grand Prix Kyalami March 5, 1977 Race results
Profile

Having raced for most of the 1960s in Brazil, where his long-time friends and rivals were the Fittipaldi brothers, Carlos Pace came to Britain in 1970. Success in Formula Three and Formula Two led to a drive with Frank Williams' Formula One team in 1972, for whom he showed well against team leader Henri Pescarolo. He left Williams at the end of the year to join Surtees, where some excellent performances were ruined by poor reliability and in mid-1974 he quit. Soon though, he was snapped up by Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team, and in 1975 he took a fine victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Second in the 1977 Argentinian Grand Prix boded well, but he was killed in a light aircraft accident soon after.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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March 18, 1977

Carlos Pace qualified second in his final GP before tragically dying in a plane crash in Sao Paulo

January 9, 1977

Carlos Pace on his way to second place

June 8, 1975

Carlos Pace leads Carlos Reutemann, Niki Lauda and James Hunt

     

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