When Carlos Pace finally broke his duck

On this day in 1975, Brabham's Carlos Pace finally won his maiden Grand Prix, the quiet Brazilian taking on the role of the local hero when he triumphed at home at Interlagos.

A big favourite of Brabham boss Bernie Ecclestone, 'Moco' - as his family and close friends called him - was a man who certainly deserved wider recognition.

Alas, Pace was deprived of the opportunity of improving his track record when he perished in a light aircraft accident near Sao Paulo in March 1977.

But his legacy lived on when the Interlagos track was renamed Autodromo José Carlos Pace in his honour.

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