2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Weekend Information


Round 20. 9th – 11th November.

996th F1 Grand Prix | 47th Brazilian Grand Prix | 37th Grand Prix at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace



Friday 9th November
Free Practice 1 (10am Local Time/ 1pm UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (2pm Local Time/ 5pm UK Time)

Saturday 10th November
Free Practice 3 (11am Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Qualifying (2pm Local Time/ 5pm UK Time)

Sunday 11th November
The 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix (2:10pm Local Time/ 5:10pm UK Time)

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. 

Find more track facts in the Ultimate Guide to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace!


  Press Conference Schedules

The Drivers’ Press Conference will take place on Thursday 8th November. The drivers appearing in front of the media will be:

Marcus Ericsson
Brendon Hartley
Kevin Magnussen
Lance Stroll
Stoffel Vandoorne

The Team Principals’ Press Conference will take place shortly before Free Practice 2. Appearing in front of the media will be:

Nick Chester
Jock Clear
Jonathan Eddolls
Ayao Komatsu
Rob Smedley

  Driver Steward

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.

  Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace currently looks like this:

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  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?

  Tyre Choices

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)
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