2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇧🇷 THE 2019 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 20. 15th-17th November.

1017TH F1 GRAND PRIX | 48TH BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX | 38TH GRAND PRIX AT INTERLAGOS

2018 POLESITTER: LEWIS HAMILTON | 2018 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 15th November
Free Practice 1 (10am Local Time/ 1pm UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (2pm Local Time/ 5pm UK Time)

Saturday 16th November
Free Practice 3 (11am Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Qualifying (2pm Local Time/ 5pm UK Time)

Sunday 17th November
The 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix (2:10pm Local Time/ 5:10pm UK Time)


🇧🇷 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

Kimi Raikkonen will equal Fernando Alonso’s total of Grand Prix starts this weekend.

Ferrari could equal McLaren’s record tally of twelve Brazilian Grands Prix victories this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton could become only the second driver to have taken four pole positions at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ayrton Senna is the only other driver to have done so; taking a total of six home poles during his career.

Ferrari will surpass McLaren as the team to have lead the most kilometres at the Brazilian Grand Prix if their drivers lead 14 laps of the race.

If Kimi Raikkonen scores four points this weekend, he’ll become the fourth driver to have scored 100 points at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

You can find more information about the records which could be beaten this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Beat post.


  ALL THE INFO

Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the 2019 race!

  • The Ultimate Track Guide
  • Track Stats (Coming Soon)
  • Team Form (Coming Soon)
  • Driver Form (Coming Soon)
  • Lucky and Unlucky Grid Positions (Coming Soon)

 2018 RACE RECAP

Mercedes claimed the Constructors’ Championship as Lewis Hamilton took victory. The main talking point was the on and off-track contact between Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon.

With rain in the air, there was drama on Saturday as Sebastian Vettel received a hefty fine for breaking the FIA’s weighing scales. The rain helped to switch the order up slightly, with Marcus Ericsson qualifying a best-ever seventh. It was Lewis Hamilton who started from pole though, and he maintained his advantage on the first lap. Meanwhile, Max Verstappen put on another overtaking display and was soon on the tail of Hamilton. The Dutchman became the race leader and continued to set fast laps as the Mercedes driver pitted. Verstappen later pitted, but emerged behind Hamilton after a slow pit-stop. Nevertheless, four laps later, the Red Bull driver was in the lead once again after a pass on Hamilton on the main straight. Then, on the 44th lap, Verstappen collided with Esteban Ocon, who was attempting to un-lap himself. The resulting spin allowed Hamilton back into the lead. The Force India driver received a ten-second stop/go penalty for the incident. Behind them, Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo scrapped for fifth place, with Ricciardo soon passing Bottas for fourth. Hamilton won the race, with a disgruntled Verstappen finishing second and Kimi Raikkonen completing the podium. The result saw Mercedes clinch the Constructors’ Championship. After the race, Verstappen headed to the weighing area to seek out Ocon and later received disciplinary action from the FIA for shoving the Force India driver.





  PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. Appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

Romain Grosjean (Haas)

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

Sergio Pérez (Racing Point)

Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)

Robert Kubica (Williams)

The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

Frédéric Vasseur (Alfa Romeo)

Toyoharu Tanabe (Honda)

Mario Isola (Pirelli)

Otmar Szafnauer (Racing Point)

Christian Horner (Red Bull)


  DRIVER STEWARD

Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend will be Emanuele Pirro.


  WEATHER FORECAST

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:


  FASTEST EVER LAP

1:07.281

The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2018. Will it be beaten over the race weekend?


  TYRE CHOICES

Each weekend, the tyres will be known as Soft (red), Medium (yellow) and Hard (white), but the actual compounds will change each race weekend.

Pirelli will supply the C1, C2 and C3 compounds for this race weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres can be found below:


  2018 FASTEST LAP IN EACH SESSION

Free Practice 1 1:09.011 (Max Verstappen)
Free Practice 2 1:08.846 (Valtteri Bottas)
Free Practice 3 1:07.948 (Sebastian Vettel)
Qualifying 1:07.281 (Lewis Hamilton)
Grand Prix 1:10.540 (Valtteri Bottas)

  ON THIS DAY

The 2013 US Grand Prix is the only other Formula 1 race to have been held on 17th November. The race was won from pole by Sebastian Vettel, with Romain Grosjean and Mark Webber finishing alongside him on the podium.