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.
Circuit: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
Race Distance: 305.909km
Tyre Compounds: C1, C2 & C3
|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.