2022 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix preview


The Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate spherical of the 2022 Formulation One World Championship, takes place this weekend at Sao Paulo’s Autodromo Jose Carlos Tempo.

And though each the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles have been determined, the Brazilian Grand Prix might be price a watch as it is a race that just about all the time packs pleasure.

This yr must also be a bit extra fascinating because of the return of the dash race for qualifying.

The dash race qualifying format sees a conventional time-based qualifying session held after a single observe session on Friday, to find out the beginning grid for a 62-mile dash race to be held on Saturday. The outcomes of the dash race decide the beginning grid for Sunday’s full-length race. There’s additionally some factors up for grabs, which is not usually the case for qualifying.

Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, home of the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix

Autodromo Jose Carlos Tempo, residence of the Formulation 1 Brazilian Grand Prix

The circuit that the Brazilian Grand Prix calls residence, generally known as Interlagos, contains a compact structure that ends in numerous overtaking, and drivers steadily go off the racing line. A continuous succession of corners—15 in whole—additionally retains drivers working.

Other than the lengthy uphill Arquibancada left-hander, many of the corners are moderately quick, which means that lateral hundreds on the tires aren’t too punishing. Pirelli has nominated its C2 compound because the White laborious, C3 because the Yellow medium, and C4 because the Crimson delicate, the identical mixture as final yr.

The climate in Brazil presently of yr can vary from intense warmth to torrential rain; some grooves have been reduce within the asphalt to assist drainage within the occasion of heavy rain. There may be at the moment rain in Sao Paulo and extra rain is predicted for each Saturday’s dash race and Sunday’s full-length race.

Going into the weekend, Crimson Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen, the 2022 title winner, sits on 416 factors within the Drivers’ Championship. Fellow Crimson Bull driver Sergio Perez is second with 280 factors, and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is third with 275 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Crimson Bull has already received with 696 factors, versus the 487 factors of Ferrari and 447 of Mercedes-Benz AMG. Final yr’s winner in Brazil was Lewis Hamilton, driving for Mercedes.


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