?? THE 2018 GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL
Round 20. 9th – 11th November.
996th F1 Grand Prix | 47th Brazilian Grand Prix | 37th Grand Prix at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace
2017 POLESITTER: VALTTERI BOTTAS | 2017 WINNER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Stats and Facts
- Along with Mika Hakkinen, three Brazilians have taken a hat-trick of poles here – Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello and Felipe Massa. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel each have two so far, so could join that club this weekend. Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg and Valtteri Bottas have each taken one pole at Interlagos.
- Michael Schumacher has the most Brazilian Grand Prix victories of any F1 driver with four, but Sebastian Vettel could equal that this weekend.
- Vettel is the only current driver to have won more than once in Brazil. Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton each have one victory here.
Press Conference Schedules
The Drivers’ Press Conference will take place on Thursday 8th November. The drivers appearing in front of the media will be:
The Team Principals’ Press Conference will take place shortly before Free Practice 2. Appearing in front of the media will be:
Each weekend a former Formula One 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 for the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix is Emanuele Pirro.
The weather forecast for the week ahead at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace currently looks like this:
Fastest Ever Lap
The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Valtteri Bottas in 2017. Will it be beaten over the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix weekend?
Pirelli have announced that Medium, Soft and Supersoft tyres will be available for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Each driver’s choice of tyre can be seen below:
2017 Fastest Lap in each Session
The table below shows the fastest lap set in each session of the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix weekend:
|Free Practice 1||1:09.202 (Lewis Hamilton)|
|Free Practice 2||1:09.505 (Lewis Hamilton)|
|Free Practice 3||1:09.281 (Valtteri Bottas)|
|Qualifying||1:08.322 (Valtteri Bottas)|
|Grand Prix||1:11.044 (Max Verstappen)|