Hamilton secured his sixth title but drivers still have something to prove in Brazil

A P2 finish for Hamilton was more than enough to see him scoop up his sixth Drivers’ Championship, putting him one shy of Michael Schumacher’s record seven crowns.

Regardless of the fact that Hamilton’s secured the title, Ferrari still have a point to prove. Ferrari will have to defend their power unit and its legality after recent speculation.

Ferrari are searching for their first win since the German’s victory at the Singapore Grand Prix in September and will be hoping to end on a high instead of a whimper.

The tussle for third is between Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and the two Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.

In the midfield mix, Verstappen’s team-mate Alexander Albon needs to hold off the challenge of McLaren’s Carlos Sainz, as well as Pierre Gasly – the man he replaced at Red Bull – to secure a top-six finish.

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Brazilian Grand Prix Facts & Stats:

  • Three of the current drivers have won in Brazil: Vettel (2010, 2013, 2017), Raikkonen (2007), Hamilton (2016, 2018) – Hamilton to win 2.37
  • Brazil has been on the calendar since 1973, starting at Interlagos before moving to Rio de Janeiro and then returning to Sao Paulo. The circuit is named after the late driver Jose Carlos Pace.
  • Hamilton clinched his first title in Brazil in 2008.
  • Vettel is starting his 100th race for Ferrari – Vettel to win 6.
  • Saturday marks the 90th anniversary of the start of Scuderia Ferrari.

Brazilian Grand Prix 2018

Hamilton 2018

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

In 2018, Hamilton snatched the lead and then absorbed the pressure to clinch his 10th victory of the season and ensure Mercedes won their fifth successive constructors’ championship.

Brazilian Grand Prix 2019 Schedule

Friday, November 15

Practice 1: 11:00 local time (15:00 CET)

Practice 2: 15:00 local time (19:00 CET)

Saturday, November 16

Practice 3: 12:00 local time (1600 CET)

Qualifying: 15:00 local time (1900 CET)

Sunday, November 17

Brazilian Grand Prix Race: 14:10 local time (1810 CET)

Brazilian Grand Prix Weather Forecast 

Weather has played a crucial role in many a Brazilian Grand Prix over the years, perhaps none more so than the 2008 edition, as rain caused strategic chaos and Lewis Hamilton was crowned world champion on the final lap of the season.

Brazilian Grand Prix Circuit

Brazil Grand Prix

Circuit Location:  Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Brazil

Lap Record: Valterri Bottas (Mercedes) 1:10.540 (2018) – Bottas to win 3.75

Number of racing laps: 71

Track length: 4.309km

Race distance:  305.909km

The circuit runs anti-clockwise and at high altitude, so any thoughts of an undemanding penultimate Grand Prix are out of the question.

Brazilian GP Allocated tire compounds:

F1 Top Standings – so far (prior to Brazilian GP):

2019 Standings
Rank Driver Points Wins Podiums
1
L. HamiltonMercedes
381 10 16
2
V. BottasMercedes
314 4 15
3
C. LeclercFerrari
249 2 9
4
M. VerstappenRed Bull
235 2 7
5
S. VettelFerrari
230 1 9
6
A. AlbonRed Bull
84 0 0
7
C. Sainz Jr.McLaren
80 0 0
8
P. GaslyToro Rosso
77 0 0
9
D. RicciardoRenault
46 0 0
10
S. PérezRacing Point
44 0 0

Brazilian Grand Prix Betting Odds

F1 Brazil Grand Prix Odds

Bottas will be eager to end 2019 on a high after a fourth win of the season for the Finn confirmed his second-place finish in the drivers’ standings and his best-ever season in F1.

Team-mate Hamilton, though, will be hoping to make it two successive wins in Brazil and continue to close in on the all-time record of 91 race victories, belonging to Michael Schumacher.

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