The F1 circuit hits the Americas for the final time this year, with the Brazilian Grand Prix taking place on Sunday the 17th of November.
We are in for yet another Brazilian Grand Prix that will have little significance on the higher echelons of the field with Lewis Hamilton having sewn up the Drivers’ Championship in the last race out in the United States.
While it does take the gloss off this weekend’s proceedings, we should still be treated to a decent race out in sunny Brazil.
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Brazilian Grand Prix
Sunday 17 November
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
To Win Race Outright
Lewis Hamilton 27/20
Max Verstappen 3/1
Valterri Bottas 7/2
Charles LeClerc 11/2
Sebastian Vettel 6/1
Alexander Albion 100/1
Well, as expected the United States Grand Prix was yet again the venue for Lewis Hamilton to secure the Drivers’ Championship. It was a great day for Mercedes as Hamilton’s teammate took top honours with the Brit’s second-place finish securing a one-two for the Silver Arrows.
Max Verstappen also enjoyed a good day out as he brought his Red Bull home in third, ahead of Ferrari rookie Charles LeClerc.
The remainder of the top six had a Red Bull feel to it with Alexander Albion claiming fifth and Daniel Ricciardo taking sixth.
The rest of the top 10 had a very familiar feel to it with Lando Norris finishing in seventh, Carlos Sainz in eighth, Nico Hulkenberg in ninth and Sergio Perez in 10th.
The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace hosted its first Grand Prix way back in 1976 and instantly became a favourite amongst drivers and spectators alike. While this is mainly due to the sun-kissed beaches and amazing weather that Sao Paulo is blessed with, the local fans also play a key role in Grand Prix being so popular.
The natives are passionate about their racing, mainly due to the legacy of Ayton Senna. The Sao Paulo native was one of the finest drivers to ever take to the track and is still an inspiration to the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
The total race distance measures 305.909 kilometres and is made up of 71 laps, with each lap spanning a distance of 4.309 kilometres and containing 15 corners. There are some extremely long straights which will favour the upper echelons of the field. We’re likely to see a lot of overtaking on these straights especially with the two DRS zones situated on the longest straights: between corners three and four, and the start/finish straight.
In terms of the weather for this weekend, we can expect partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to high 20’s.
Last season’s race was won by Lewis Hamilton, while Max Verstappen finished second and Valterri Bottas rounded out the podium.
Sebastian Vettel – Podium Finish – Yes @ 11/10
This is decent value for a man who has won three Grand Prix out in Brazil.
Vettel had a tough time of it out in the States as he failed to finish the race due to a suspension failure. The Ferrari ace had produced some solid results prior to that race registering second-place finishes in Japan and Mexico.
To Win Race Outright
Lewis Hamilton @ 27/20
Hamilton actually has a rather shoddy record at the track – well, at least by his standards – having only won the 2016 and 2018 editions of the race.
The Brit is in sensational form, however, and he’ll be wanting to put a rubber stamp on his season having won yet another Drivers’ Championship a fortnight ago.
Written by Darry Worthington for Hollywoodbets