The Brazilian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place from November 11 to 13 at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

F1 action moves from Mexico to Brazil this weekend for the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. The 50th edition of this Grand Prix is scheduled to take place from November 11 -13 and also involves the final Sprint race of the season. The drivers’ and Constructors’ titles have already been decided but there’s still a lot at stake as we head out to Brazil!

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The home of the Brazilian GP is Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, also known as Interlagos Circuit. It was opened 82 years ago in 1940. It is an FIA Grade 1 circuit with a maximum crowd capacity of 60,000, in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. Initially known only as the Interlagos Circuit, it was renamed in 1985 to honor the Formula 1 driver José Carlos Pace, who died in a plane crash in 1977. The circuit has hosted all the Brazilian GP races since 1972.

Alain Prost is the most successful driver in the history of the Brazilian Grand Prix and at this circuit, having won the race a record six times. McLaren is the most successful constructor, having registered twelve wins in this GP. Valtteri Bottas’ lap timing of 1:10.540, while driving a Mercedes W09 in the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix is the official race lap record at this GP.

Where do things stand ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix?

Red Bull continues to dominate the drivers’ championship standings after Max Verstappen registered a dominating win at the Mexican GP. Verstappen has already secured his second World championship title and leads the standings with 416 points followed by teammate Sergio Perez, who occupies the second spot with 280 points while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc lies in the third spot with 275 points – ahead of George Russell, Carlos Sainz, and Lewis Hamilton.

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Red Bull has also sealed the Constructors’ championship title and are miles ahead of the chasing pack with 696 points. Ferrari are significantly behind in second place with 487 points. Mercedes are further behind – they occupy third place, having earned 447 points.

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