When is the Brazilian GP? Start time, TV channel

Date published: November 10 2018

Brazilian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton may have already clinched a fifth F1 world drivers’ title, but there is still plenty to play for at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Hamilton finished fourth in Mexico to make his lead over faltering Ferrari ace Sebastian Vettel unassailable.

The constructors’ championship though is not quite yet over, although Mercedes do own a commanding 55-point lead over Ferrari with just two races remaining.

Here is a guide to all you need to now about the upcoming weekend at Interlagos in Sao Paulo – including details of how to watch the race on TV and the latest betting odds.

What time does the Brazilian Grand Prix start?

The start times for the Brazilian Grand Prix are as follows:

Practice 1: Friday November 9, 1100 local time (1300 BST)

Practice 2: Friday November 9, 1500 local time (1700 BST)

Practice 3: Saturday November 10, 1200 local time (1400 BST)

Qualifying: Saturday November 10, 1500 local time (1700 GMT)

Race: Sunday November 11, 1510 local time (1710 GMT)

Where does the Brazilian Grand Prix take place?

Interlagos was the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix in the 70’s – then an awesome test with fast banked left-hander and a length of 6.92km (4.3 miles). But after losing the event for a decade to Rio the circuit was reshaped.

Now it has been modernised and shortened to 4.309 km, although is still a demanding test for both car and driver as it runs anti-clockwise.

Updates of the facilities for teams, media and medics have ensured its place on the calendar.

From the 2009 season onwards, though, that place was moved back a slot as Brazil became the penultimate race of the season and not the finale as it has been in previous years.

Directions: The circuit is situated in the Interlagos district of Sao Paulo. The Autodromdo Jose Carlos Pace is on the opposite side of the city to the International Airport, Guarulhos, around 40km (25 miles) away.

Where can I watch the Brazilian Grand Prix on TV?

Brazilian Grand Prix weekend – including the race proper – will be screened live in the UK by pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sports on its dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. Highlights will be aired by free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4.

Subscribers to F1’s own app can hear radio commentary on the race proper from the BBC and access live data around each session.

PlanetF1 will carry live timing and expert commentary on every session of the race weekend along with all the latest news from the track.

The Brazilian Grand Prix will be shown live on TV by the following outlets in other key markets:

United States: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)

Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)

Australia: Fox Sports

France: Canal +

Italy: Sky Sport F1

Germany: RTL

Spain: Movistar F1

What is the weather forecast for the Brazilian Grand Prix?

Friday November 9 21C, mostly cloudy.
Saturday November 10: 24C, chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Sunday November 11: 27C, mostly sunny.

Which drivers have won the Brazilian Grand Prix?

Alain Prost is the most successful driver ever in the Brazilian Grand Prix with six successes, while once-mighty McLaren is the most successful constructor with 12 victories. Of the current grid Sebastian Vettel leads the way with three victories while Lewis Hamilton has just the one success back in 2016.

Winners of the last 10 Brazilian Grands Prix are:
2008 Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
2009 Mark Webber (Red Bull)
2010 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2011 Mark Webber (Red Bull)
2012 Jenson Button (McLaren)
2013 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2014 Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2015 Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2016 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2017 Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

Track Lap Record: 1:11.473 by Juan Pablo Montoya (Williams, 2004)

What are the odds for the Brazilian Grand Prix?

Sebastian Vettel is the slight favourite to win the Brazilian Grand Prix according to major British bookmaker Bet365.

The leading odds are as follows:

7/4 Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

15/8 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

6/1 Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)

6/1 Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

7/1 Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

12/1 Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

(Prices correct at 2030 BST on Monday November 5)

What are the latest F1 Championship standings?

The leaders in the race for the driver and constructor titles are as follows:

Drivers’ Championship

Lewis Hamilton – 358 points

Sebastian Vettel – 294 points

Kimi Raikkonen – 236 points

Valtteri Bottas – 227 points

Max Verstappen – 216 points

Daniel Ricciardo – 146 points

Constructors’ Championship

Mercedes – 585 points

Ferrari – 530 points

Red Bull – 362 points

Full F1 championship standings are here

Tyre compounds for the Brazilian Grand Prix

F1 tyre manufacturer Pirelli will bring three compounds to Interlagos – the white medium tyre, the yellow soft tyre and the red supersoft tyre.

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