F1 : Brazilian Grand Prix Preview
It’s the last race of the 2013 season and although both titles have been sewn up for a long time, there is still plenty to race for as constructor places are up for grabs and Sebastian Vettel could put down some more lines in the record books. It’s also the last outing of the 2.4 Litre V8 engines!
United States F1 Recap
It’s the same every week at the moment but another victory for Sebastian Vettel gave him another record, being the first driver to win eight consecutive races in a season. A standard win from the front was made possible by an astonishing qualifying lap, going into the last sector Sebastian was well down on his team mate but somehow still managed to take pole position by over a tenth. Mark Webber was unable to overtake Grosjean although his car was able to close the gap to him at will. I can’t imagine the outcome would have been the same had Vettel been stuck behind.
Mercedes were able to increase their lead over Ferrari by another four points which gives them a lead of fifteen going into the last race. Another podium for the impressive Romain Grosjean also puts Lotus just eighteen points behind Ferrari.
Brazilian Grand Prix Preview
We don’t have the usual buzz and excitement with the driver title being decided in Brazil but regardless, we generally get some great races here. Qualifying is going to be a wet one which could give us a real mixed up grid and with the temperamental weather, anything can happen during the race and even if it doesn’t start wet, the rain could hit at any time.
It’s a quick lap around Brazil and the rain is probably the only thing capable of stopping a Vettel and Red Bull domination although Webber was still quickest in the wet third practice. Hopefully this race will be a fitting end to the season and provide us the excitement that just hasn’t been there recently.
- Sebastian Vettel
- Mark Webber
- Romain Grosjean
- Fernando Alonso
- Nico Hulkenberg
The most likely outcome is a record equalling thirteenth season race victory for Sebastian Vettel but we may well get a few surprises. I have gone for a Hulkenberg top five finish as he has been brilliant this season, was great here in the wet last year and his car should suit the track. I also think Kovalainen may challenge the top five and grab himself a handful of points as well.
The Brazilian Grand Prix is live on Sky and the BBC, here are the times:
Qualifying – Green light – 16:00
BBC 1 – 15:00 – 17:20
Sky F1 – 15:00 – 17:45
Race – Lights out – 16:00
BBC 1 – 15:00 – 18:05
Sky F1 – 15:00 – 18:30
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