Preview – Brazilian Grand Prix

Features

Round twenty and penultimate stop of the season sees F1 continue it’s America’s leg at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace better known by its former name Interlagos. Interlagos in English means between two lakes named because the circuit sits between two   artificial lakes, Guarapiranga and Billings , which were built in the early twentieth century to supply the city with water and electricity.

The circuit is one of the pre/post war circuits but first held the Grand Prix as a non-championship race in 1972 before becoming part of the championship the following year when it was won for three years by a Brazilian including Carlos Pace in 1975. During the eighties the race moved to Jacarepaguá where this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games where held while the 1974 race was held twice as both a championship race held at Interlargos and in the Jacarapagua.

Felipe Massa bows out in Abu Dhabi a race winner here twice and the eyes will on him at his final home and Felipe Nasr who is looking to stay on the grid next season!

Facts and figures

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Race FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL 2016
Venue Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Circuit Length 4.309 km (2.677 mi)
Laps 71
Race Distance 305.909 km (190.067 mi)
Lap Record 1:11.473 (Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams, 2004)
Most wins drivers Alain Prost (6)
Most wins manufacture McLaren (12)

Event timetable

  Local GMT
Friday
P1 10:00-11:30 12:00-13:30
P2 14:00-15:30 16:00-17:30
Saturday
P3 11:00-12:00 13:00-14:00
Qualifying  14:00-15:00 16:00-17:00
Sunday
Race 14:00-16:00 16:00-18:00

What happened in 2015?

Nico Rosberg took control of the race to hold off Lewis Hamilton after making a good start and then open the gap over Hamilton. His win allowed him to seal second place in the championship ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who finished third.

Williams’s Valtteri Bottas was unchallenged trough the race on his way to fifth ahead of Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat separating him from team-mate Felipe Massa. However Massa was later disqualified after the stewards found the team had exceeded the maximum tyre temperatures before the race. The team did appeal the result but later dropped the appeal

Full Race Report Full Result

2015 vs 2014 Race Data

  P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
2015 01:13.543 01:12.385 01:12.070 01:11.682 01:12.213 01:11.282 01:31:09.090 01:13.543
-0.779 +0.262 +1.624 +1.335

 

+1.910 +1.259 -01:06.535 -0.012
2014 01:12.764 01:12.123 01:10.446 01:10.347  01:10.303 01:10.023 01:30:02.555 01:13.555

Tyres

Driver Soft Medium Hard (prime)
HAMILTON 8 4 1
ROSBERG 8 4 1
VETTEL 7 5 1
RAIKKONEN 7 4 2
BOTTAS 9 3 1
MASSA 9 3 1
RICCARDO 7 5 1
VERSTAPPEN 7 5 1
MAGNUSSEN 8 4 1
PLAMER 8 4 1
HULKENBERG 8 3 2
PEREZ 8 3 2
KVYAT 8 4 1
SAINZ 8 4 1
BUTTON 8 4 1
ALONSO 8 4 1
ERICSSON 7 5 1
NASR 7 5 1
WEHRLIN 8 4 1
OCON 8 4 1
GROSJEAN 7 5 1
GUTIERREZ 4 4 2
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