F1 2019: Brazilian Grand Prix Preview

Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth Formula One title after a dramatic US Grand Prix weekend. (Image credit: Steve Etherington)

With the Driver and Constructor titles both sealed, Formula One head to Interlagos, Brazil with an early end of season feel about the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix.

There is however the small matter of Bronze up for grabs as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc leads Max Verstappen by 14 points, with Sebastian Vettel a further five points back and in need of victory to boost his fading hopes. 

McLaren meanwhile could clinch fourth in the Constructors’ standings if they leave Brazil with a 45 point lead over Renault, so without further ado here is our 2019 Brazilian GP preview. 

 

Track Guide

Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

Circuit: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

Laps: 71

Race Distance: 305.909km

Tyre Compounds: C1, C2 & C3

 

Schedule

Date Session Time (BST)
Friday 15 November FP1 2:00pm
Friday 15 November FP2 6:00pm
Saturday 16 November FP3 3:00pm
Saturda 16 November Qualifying 6:00pm
Sunday 17 November Race 5:10pm

 

Three Key Pointers

  • With rain forecast for Friday Practice only, expect a hectic FP3 on Saturday as teams try to cram their dry running into one hour ahead of Qualifying. 
  • Given that high downforce is a key characteristic around Interlagos, Ferrari could find themselves struggling in Sector Two although their top power should reduce any deficit in the other two sectors. 
  • Leclerc could be a danger throughout the race because he will take a ten-place grid penalty for a power unit change. 

 

If missed the first 19 rounds of this season, get up to date with our race reviews below along with our half-term report.

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