The race, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this 12 months, serves as spherical 21 on the 2023 calendar and can embody the ultimate standalone Dash race of the 12 months.
The motion all takes place on the Autódromo José Carlos Tempo, a circuit identified to most followers as Interlagos on account of it being located between two lakes. The two.7-mile circuit’s compact structure means there’s usually numerous overtaking, and drivers additionally regularly should go off the racing line. A continuous succession of corners additionally retains drivers working.
Aside from the lengthy uphill Arquibancada left-hander, most of these corners are fairly quick, which means that lateral hundreds on the tires aren’t too punishing. Pirelli has nominated its C2 compound because the white exhausting, the C3 because the yellow medium, and the C4 pink smooth.
Autódromo José Carlos Tempo, dwelling of the Formulation 1 Brazilian Grand Prix
The climate in Brazil right now of 12 months 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. Nonetheless, wanting on the present forecast for São Paulo, there ought to be nice climate all through the weekend.
The Brazil spherical would be the final this 12 months for the Dash race. This season, the Dash race was made a standalone occasion reasonably than the qualifier for the principle race, as was beforehand the case. It nonetheless has championship factors on the desk for each drivers and groups, nonetheless. The Dash race takes place on Saturday, with qualifying introduced ahead to Friday and the principle race remaining on Sunday.
Though Pink Bull Racing and star driver Max Verstappen have already claimed the Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles this season, the battle for second in each circumstances may be very a lot alive. Verstappen additionally has an opportunity to additional lengthen his document tally of wins in a single season from the present 16.
Going into the weekend, Verstappen’s unbeatable tally within the 2023 Drivers’ Championship stands at 491 factors. Fellow Pink Bull driver Sergio Perez is second with 240 factors and Mercedes-Benz AMG’s Lewis Hamilton is third with 220 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Pink Bull sits on 731 factors. Mercedes is second with 371 factors and Ferrari is third with 349 factors. Final 12 months’s winner in Brazil was George Russell driving for Mercedes.