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This excellent pilot motorist of the maximum, official category from the equipment of formula l Williams/March, Surtees and Brabham, had been born as Jose-Car them Pace the 6 of October of 1944 in Sao Paulo and died at night of Friday 17 to Saturday 18 of March of 1977, when injuring itself when he traveled in a single-engine airplane Cessna. It seems that Carlos commanded an expedition to hunt crocodiles and with him their two companions passed away: the official pilot of the small plane, Marivaldo Fernandes, and the military man Carlos-Robert DeOliveira. The apparatus evolved by the neighborhoods of Sao Paulo when it exploded suddenly.

In his second presentation of F1 (Spain 1972), Grazes arrived sixth with this March 711 at a return of the winner Emerson Fittipaldi (MV*)
Like in all wreck of characteristic similars, we were with contradictory information, although, at heart, they are not excellent before the magnitude of the fact. Thus, the small plane appears like a Piper in another source. Accompanied by his two friendly, in some Carlos version one would go to a stay of the locality of Araquara to meet with his wife and her two children, although another information aims that the small plane then handled the titular runner to it of Brabham, that had learned to fly well-educated by its Marivaldo friend, would have acquired a small plane recently and would have spent its examinations for the obtaining of the license of flying pilot exactly previous Thursday 16 of March.

Given completely to the vertigo of the risk, its next race was going to take place in Long Beach the 3 of April. It grazes had rented his image, its office of runner and the decoration of his helmet to the producing equipment of the film “Bobby Deerfield” (1977, of Sydney Pollack, with Martha Keller and To the Pacino) that was realized in that time, doubling to Pacino in the pilotage scenes.

24 points, 1 victory, 3 podiums, 1 pole position and 1 fast return consecrated the action of Carlos in season '75 (MV*)
Carlos Grazes (of nickname, “ Snot ”) had made debut to the 16 years with a DKW, and the shown faculties allowed him to accede to the Alpine-Renault 1,300 officials of the Willys-Overland do Brazil, next to Emerson Fittipaldi and others, as well as to single-seaters of Uve formula. After securing three national championships, it emigrated to England in 1970 and it practiced in Ford formulas, lll and ll. Frank Williams made him make debut in formula l in 1972, whereas in sport he ran for Ferrari (2º in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1973, with Arthur Merzario).

In 1976 Brabham he supplanted the motors Ford 3,0 Cosworth DFV V8 by Alfa Romeo 3,0 F12. It grazes as soon as it reaped 7 points that one year (MV*)
In 1974 it took a Surtees-Ford to 4º put of the GP of Brazil and a Brabham-Ford to 2º in GP the USA. With another Brabham-Ford Cosworth it won in the Great Prize of Brazil of 1975 (beating to the McLaren-Ford of Fittipaldi and Mass, to the Ferrari de Regazzoni and Lauda, to the Hesketh-Ford of Hunt, to the Parnelli-Ford of Andretti, to the Lotus-Ford of Ickx, to the Surtees-Ford of Watson…) and in order season, was 6º in the ranking of the championship of the world, with a point less than Clay Regazzoni.

During 1976, the Brabham BT45-Alpha Romeo with which it runs is not to point and the results are worse, but 1977 had begun well for Carlos, that 2º put in the first Great Prize of the season would obtain, the one of Argentina (after Jody Scheckter and before Reutemann, Fittipaldi, Andretti, Regazzoni and Brambilla). In 72 Grands Prix disputed, Grazes was able to totalize 58 points. In his memory, it was red-baptize to the circuit of Interlagos, in Sao Paulo, as Automobile race track Jose Carlos Grazes


It presses (Bishop): 20 of March of 1977
Bugler: 20 of March of 1977
The Weekly Country: 20 of March of 1977, pg. 9
Speed: 26 of March of 1977, pg. 34
Sport-Car: April of 1977, pg. 23
L´Automobile: April of 1977, pg. 94
Interviú: 8 of September of 1977 (Serpico equipment), pg. 59
Piero Casucci – Competition: pg. 103
It brushes Jones. pg. 42 and 165
Formula 1 1997-98: pg. 191
E. and F. Verplanken
It brushes Lowitt (Internet. St. Petersburg Times: 25 of May of 2000)
Javier of the Arc: “40 Years of Montjuïc”, pg. 509 and 566
Formula 1:99 /00, pg. 197
The Forum Nostalgia: 10 of March of 2002 (POLAR,)
G.A. Engels (190502)
Juan Walls (150602)

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