Schedules and pre-Brazilian GP 2015


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So comes the World

Almost all the fish is sold in the standings are concerned, but there are still positions to be decided. Hamilton is champion for the last two races, and Rosberg left almost sentenced the second place in Mexico, after the abandonment of sebastian Vettel which, if not back, will be the third. The interest is in the fourth place, position he now occupies same Valtteri Bottas, with 126 points. It will play with Raikkonen, who has 123, and Massa, that is in the 117. The Red bulls continue the tug-of-war being seventh, with Kvyat (88 points), slightly ahead of Ricciardo (84). Perez is almost bound to be ninth, but there is a battle for the last position in the TOP10.

To it aspire Verstappen (which adds 47 points), Grosjean (45) and Hulkenberg (44). Nasr (27) wants to continue being the 13th classified, although it takes a point to Maldonado. The 15th place keeps Sainz, who takes two points to Button and seven to Alonso. In the stables, it does not appear that anything will move between the first five. Mercedes and Ferrari are first and second. Williams is about to certify the third place, Red Bull, the fourth and Force India fifth, the best of its history. Lotus, in the sixth position, take just six points (71-65) to Toro Rosso, and McLaren (27) you want to beat Sauber (36). It may seem that between one position and another will only pride, but also a large sum of money.

A little history

Brazil debuted on the calendar in 1973. By then, the enthusiastic fans already had a local idol in Formula 1: Emerson Fittipaldi, which had been champion in 1972. Fittipaldi was the one who won the first race in Interlagos, and also the 1974, the year in which he achieved his second title. José Carlos Pace won the 1975 ahead of their own Emerson. Pace died two years later in a small plane crash, and the layout is renamed Autódromo José Carlos Pace since 1990.


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From 81 to 89, the Grand Prix of Brazil went on to Jacarepagua, where he had also disputed the 1978 edition. A Interlagos deeply renovated again to accommodate the ‘Great Circus’ since 1990. Prost won five of the eight tests in Jacarepagua and the first of the new stage of the Jose Carlos Pace. Senna, his rival and maximum idol of the ‘twisted’, she won in 1991 and 1993. Schumacher began his relationship of love with Brazil in 1994, and saw first the chequered flag on four occasions. Alonso won there titles in 2005 and 2006. In 2007 it was Raikkonen, in 2008, Hamilton in 2009 Button. Vettel, in 2012, is the last champion crowned in Interlagos.

The numbers of pilots at Interlagos

this Sunday will be the edition number 43 of the Grand Prix of Brazil, the 33rd that are staged on the circuit of Interlagos. Focusing on the path that hosts the test this weekend, Michael Schumacher has four victories. The rest of the pilots (as Rosberg, Button or Raikkonen) or two (like Massa or Vettel). Great champions like Alonso or Hamilton do not know what is to beat there. The Mercedes you want to devote to your idol Senna, another time it took to achieve it (got it after seven failed attempts). The Spanish lost in Brazil two titles (2007 and 2012) and won the 2005 and 2006.


Photo: Ferrari

poles, Hakkinen, sneaks between the brazilian who won three (Senna, Massa and Barrichello). Of the current grid, Vettel takes two and Alonso, Hulkenberg, Hamilton and Rosberg. Schumacher has ten podiums at Interlagos, only two more than Alonso, the second with more presences in the top three at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. McLaren and Ferrari are tied for podiums and victories, though only one of the two seems to be aspiring to break the tie. On the other hand, if they succeed the two that are left before the end of the season, Mercedes will match your own record of pole positions and victories in a year (18 and 16 respectively).

face Wash, tires, newspapers and timetables

Pirelli announced that it repeats the same combination of tires that you chose for Brazil in 2014: soft, with the strip of yellow, and the media, with the white stripe. with a forecast of strategies between two and three stops. The circuit is still changing. Several loopholes were paved, after there was a remodel in 2014, and on this occasion Interlagos debuts new boxes and new paddock, although the pit lane will continue to be modified from face-to-2016. A face wash that you feel the circuit as well:

Beautiful. #BrazilGP #F1
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 10, 2015

The line-up for the press conference of pilots Thursday they are Jenson Button, Nico Hulkenberg, Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and the two local drivers, Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr. In the of the responsible of team Friday will be Graeme Lowdon (Manor), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Paul Monaghan (Red Bull) and Franz Tost (Toro Rosso). In addition, here is the table of times as much in Brazil as in Spain:

Times Grand Prix of Brazil

Times Brasil Times España


15/11 – 14:00 15/11 – 17:00


14/11 – 14:00 14/11 – 17:00

Free 3

14/11 – 11:00 14/11 – 14:00

Free 2

13/11 – 14:00 13/11 – 17:00

Free 1

13/11 – 10:00 13/11 – 13:00

The men to keep

If in Mexico was Sergio Perez, who took all the spotlight of the fans, Brazil was divided between his two ‘Felipes‘: Massa and Nasr. In addition, there will be to pay attention to the battles for different positions that we have reviewed in the first part of this prior. On the other hand, Rosberg comes after four pole positions and a victory, eager to maintain the prominence. His rival for the second place, Vettel, has a single objective: to win the last two races. We are aware of.