2020 Brazilian Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇧🇷 THE 2020 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 20. 15th-17th November.

1038TH F1 GRAND PRIX | 49TH BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX | 39TH GRAND PRIX AT INTERLAGOS

2019 POLESITTER: MAX VERSTAPPEN | 2019 WINNER: MAX VERSTAPPEN


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 13th November
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 6pm UK Time)

Saturday 14th November
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 3pm UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 6pm UK Time)

Sunday 15th November
The 2020 Brazilian Grand Prix (2:10pm Local Time/ 5:10pm UK Time)


  WEEKEND NOTES

  • Information about the race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be posted here.

🇧🇷 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

  • Sebastian Vettel can equal Michael Schumacher’s record of four victories at the Interlagos circuit this weekend.
  • Victory for Max Verstappen would make him the sixth driver to have taken back-to-back wins at the Interlagos circuit. Pole position for Verstappen would make him the eighth back-to-back polestitter at the track.
  • If Ferrari win this weekend, they will equal McLaren’s record of twelve Brazilian Grand Prix wins. Meanwhile, a win for Ferrari would see them extend their record of wins at Interlagos to ten – though their current tally of nine wins at the circuit could be equalled by McLaren.
  • Ferrari could usurp McLaren as the team to have had the most podium finishes at the Brazilian Grand Prix. McLaren have finished on the podium 32 times at the track, becoming the outright record holders thanks to Carlos Sainz’s podium here last year. Ferrari need one podium finish to equal McLaren once again.
  • Sebastian Vettel can overtake Michael Schumacher as the driver to have led the most laps at Interlagos this weekend. He needs to lead three laps to equal Schumacher’s tally of 236 laps led at the circuit. If Lewis Hamilton leads every lap, he will equal Vettel’s current tally of 233 laps led.

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 race!


 2019 RACE RECAP

A memorable race at Interlagos for the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix saw Max Verstappen win from pole position as Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz took their maiden podium finishes.

Carlos Sainz suffered an early exit from qualifying for the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix, with engine troubles seeing him start from the back of the grid. It was Max Verstappen who took pole position, lapping 0.123 seconds faster than Sebastian Vettel, who started alongside him on the front row. At Turn 1, Lewis Hamilton swept by Vettel for second place as Verstappen maintained his lead up front. Charles Leclerc, who started from fourteenth following an engine penalty, made gains on the first lap. Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo battled over eleventh place, and a few laps later Ricciardo collided with Kevin Magnussen’s Haas as he attempted an overtake. Hamilton was first of the front-runners to pit, followed one lap later by Verstappen. The Red Bull driver was caught up in the pit-lane by Robert Kubica, with the pair almost colliding. That led to Verstappen emerging from the pit-lane behind Hamilton – but Verstappen made a bold move at the first turn on the next lap to re-assume the lead. After a 25 lap lull in proceedings, Valtteri Bottas retired from the race with a smoking engine, leading to a Safety Car period. Verstappen pitted, while Hamilton stayed out. The free pit stop gave Verstappen fresh rubber while allowing him to stay right on Hamilton’s tail at the restart. The pair went wheel to wheel again at Turn 1, with Verstappen again coming out on top. Behind them, Alex Albon passed Vettel for third place. That left the Ferrari pair running together, and disaster struck for the team a few laps later as the pair collided, ending both of their races. The safety car came out again, and it was a Red Bull 1-2-3 at the restart, with Pierre Gasly’s Toro Rosso in third place. Hamilton was soon by Gasly, and set about finding a way past Albon. But a mistake from the World Champion saw him collide with the Red Bull, allowing Gasly back through to an unlikely second place. Hamilton tried to fight the Toro Rosso, but Gasly held on to finish second behind Verstappen, taking the first podium finish of his career. Hamilton finished third, but a post-race penalty for his incident with Albon saw him demoted to seventh in the final order. All of that led to Sainz – who had started last – being promoted to the final podium spot, scoring McLaren’s first top three finish in over five years.





  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:

TBC

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:

TBC


  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 TBC.


  WEATHER FORECAST

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


  FASTEST EVER LAP


  TYRE CHOICES

Pirelli are yet to reveal which tyre compounds will be used for the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres will be announced closer to the event.


  RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

2017 2018 2019
Free Practice 1 1:09.202 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:09.011 (Max Verstappen) 1:16.142 (Alex Albon)
Free Practice 2 1:09.505 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:08.846 (Valtteri Bottas) 1:09.217 (Sebastian Vettel)
Free Practice 3 1:09.281 (Valtteri Bottas)
1:07.948 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:08.320 (Lewis Hamilton)
Qualifying 1:08.322 (Valtteri Bottas)
1:07.281 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:07.508 (Max Verstappen)
Grand Prix 1:11.044 (Max Verstappen) 1:10.540 (Valtteri Bottas) 1:10.698 (Valtteri Bottas)