BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, São Paulo
FIRST F1 GRAND PRIX: 1973
NUMBER OF LAPS: 71
CIRCUIT LENGTH: 4.309km
RACE DISTANCE: 305.909km
BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX
Sao Paulo's venerable Interlagos circuit may be getting on in years and a little creaky in places but it remains a classic venue. The cramped and always thronged paddock gives the circuit an electric, old-school feel, while the atmosphere on track is even wilder, enlivened by hordes of passionate and extremely noisy fans who pack the grandstands throughout the race weekend. Interlagos provides them with great racing too. From the downhill run through the Senna-S, to the big overtaking point of the Descida do Lago, and the long, looping run across the hillside before the big blast from Junçao to the start-finish straight. In recent years it's seen some incredible races, such as Lewis Hamilton's last gasp championship snatch-and-grab in 2008 and Sebastian Vettel's soaking wet, white-knuckle ride to claim his third championship in 2012. There are undoubtedly more thrillers to come from this great old circuit, it's just built that way.
08:35 09:15 MERCEDES C250 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION
10:00 11:30 FORMULA ONE FIRST PRACTICE SESSION
12:00 12:30 PORSCHE CUP QUALIFYING SESSION
14:00 15:30 FORMULA ONE SECOND PRACTICE SESSION
15:55 16:30 PORSCHE CHALLENGE PRACTICE SESSION
16:50 17:30 MERCEDES CLA SECOND PRACTICE SESSION
09:45 10:15 MERCEDES C250 / CLA THIRD PRACTICE SESSION
11:00 12:00 FORMULA ONE THIRD PRACTICE SESSION
12:25 12:45 MERCEDES C250 QUALIFYING SESSION
12:55 13:15 MERCEDES CLA QUALIFYING SESSION
14:00 15:00 FORMULA ONE QUALIFYING SESSION
15:30 16:00 PORSCHE CUP FIRST RACE (16 LAPS OR 25 MINS)
16:30 17:00 PORSCHE CHALLENGE QUALIFYING SESSION
09:00 09:30 PORSCHE CHALLENGE RACE (16 LAPS OR 30 MINS)
10:00 10:30 PORSCHE CUP SECOND RACE (16 LAPS OR 30 MINS)
11:00 11:50 MERCEDES C250 / CLA RACE (18 LAPS OR 45 MINS)
12:30 FORMULA ONE DRIVERS' PARADE
14:00 16:00 FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX (71 LAPS OR 120 MINS)
WELCOME TO SÃO PAULO
The huge sprawl of São Paulo makes the Brazilian Grand Prix a tough trip and not one for the unwary but the history and brilliance of the atmosphere at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace – aka Interlagos – render all of that irrelevant. São Paulo has produced more than its share of racing greats, many of whom grew up watching the action on the hill at Interlagos. It's a noisy, chaotic, wonderfully enthusiastic place for a race, in a noisy, chaotic wonderfully enthusiastic city famed for its restaurants (so long as you like beef), its bars and its nightlife. The party in São Paulo seemingly has no beginning or end – but it's not for the timid!
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We select a few of our favourite messages from the RB wall as the Bulls take to the Autódromo Jose Carlos Pace and São Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Spy here, bouncing around on a 777 that’s sort-of going in the direction of home but, due to the vagaries of scheduling, not really. It’s definitely going away…
The Red Bull Spy is everywhere and often things in and around the paddock might be missed whilst the F1 world is fully focused on all the on-track action. Well fear…
A tough Brazilian Grand Prix saw Daniil Kvyat bring home six more points for the team, while Daniel Ricciardo battled back from a power unit penalty and a start at…
Daniil Kvyat will start the Brazilian Grand Prix from a useful sixth place on the grid, while Daniel Ricciardo will start from 19th place.
An update from FP1, FP2 & FP3 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, home of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Live and loud for another Grand Prix weekend, the RB wall is back for you to send us all your thoughts and comments over this Brazilian Grand Prix weekend!
Having just come from Mexico City, it would be easy to say the atmosphere there would be hard to top and if we were to head straight to some of the, shall we say,…
Yes it’s sprawling, confusing, complicated and occasionally daunting, but dig deep and make your plans in advance and São Paulo rewards beyond its ‘crazy…