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Brazil 2022! Everything you need to know...

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

This post will be updated regularly over the weekend.


With the penultimate race ahead of us this weekend - and the last sprint race of the season - many are sad to see the Brazilian GP here already, but excited for the race ahead.


For those of you who are uncertain what a sprint race is, I'm going to (hopefully) give you a brief explanation:

  • Where the weekend would normally have 3 free practice sessions, a qualifying session, and then the race, a sprint race mixes this up.

  • Instead, Friday will see Free Practice 1, and then Qualifying.

  • Qualifying determines the start position in the sprint on Saturday. Essentially, Qualifying is for to determine the Sprint, and then the Sprint is to determine the starting grid in the GP (penalty dependent).

  • Saturday also changes, as the addition of the Sprint session sees the sacrifice of the 3rd Free Practice. Instead, there's Free Practice 2, and then the Sprint.

  • The top 8 drivers will receive points in the Sprint, however, there are no points for the fastest lap.

  • Sunday, however, remains the same good-old race day we know and love!

 

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Race Schedule

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Sprint Updates

Pre-race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Race Schedule (GMT)


Friday 11th November 2022

Free Practice 1: 15:30-16:30

Qualifying: 18:00-19:00


Saturday 12th November 2022

Free Practice 2: 15:30-16:30

Sprint: 19:30-20:00


Sunday 13th November 2022

The Race: On Air - 16:30, Race Start 18:00

 

About The Track


  • The drivers will complete 71 laps of the 4.309km Autódromo José Carlos Pace

  • The lap record was set by Valtteri Bottas at 1:10.540 in 2018

  • The first GP was held here in 1973

  • There are 2 DRS zones. The first is just after Turn 1, and the second being just after Turn 13


Image taken from Formula 1 website.

 

Free Practice Updates


Free Practice 1 -


Times by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P9. 1:12.466. Completed 30 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P18. 1:13.115. Completed 29 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P10. 1:12.467. Completed 31 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P19. 1:13.347. Completed 31 laps.

Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P13. 1:12.705. Completed 29 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P11. 1:12.554. Completed 24 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P7. 1:12.157. Completed 29 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P14. 1:12.859. Completed 25 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P4. 1:12.039. Completed 29 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P2. 1:11.857. Completed 30 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P8. 1:12.314. Completed 26 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P16. 1:12.997. Completed 24 laps.

McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P15. 1:12.955. Completed 27 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P20. 1:13.359. Completed 27 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P4. 1:12.040. Completed 24 laps.

  • George Russell: P5. 1:12.055. Completed 23 laps.

Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P3. 1:11.861. Completed 27 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P1. 1:11.853. Completed 28 laps.

Williams

  • Alex Albon: P12. 1:12.633. Completed 28 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P17. 1:13.019. Completed 31 laps.

OVERALL RANKING FOR FP1

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:11.853

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.004

3

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.008

4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.186

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.187

6

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.202

7

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+0.304

8

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+0.461

9

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+0.613

10

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+0.614

11

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+0.701

12

Alex Albon

Williams

+0.780

13

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+0.852

14

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+0.906

15

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.102

16

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.144

17

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+1.166

18

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.262

19

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.494

20

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+1.506



Free Practice 2 -


Times by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P15. 1:16.047. Completed 33 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. 1:16.468. Completed 36 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P7. 1:15.636. Completed 31 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P12. 1:15.865. Completed 31 laps.

Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P1. 1:14.604. Completed 27 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P4. 1:15.049. Completed 29 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P18. 1:16.400. Completed 43 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P17. 1:16.263. Completed 42 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P11. 1:15.856. Completed 37 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P13. 1:15.868. Completed 36 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P8. 1:15.684. Completed 40 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P9. 1:15.815. Completed 37 laps.

McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P10. 1:15.851. Completed 24 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P14. 1:15.994. Completed 28 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P6. 1:15.137. Completed 32 laps.

  • George Russell: P3. 1:14.916. Completed 31 laps

Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P5. 1:14.916. Completed 30 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P2. 1:14.788. Completed 36 laps.

Williams

  • Logan Sargeant driving in Alex Albon's car: P20. 1:16.480. Completed 28 laps.

To increase his super-licence points (in order to drive in F1 next year), he must complete 24 laps (100km) during this session.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P16. 1:16.181. Completed 33 laps.


OVERALL RANKING FOR FP2

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:14.604

2

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:14.788

3

George Russell

Mercedes

1:14.916

4

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:15.049

5

Max Verstappen

​Red Bull

1:15.098

6

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:15.137

7

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

1:15.636

8

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:15.684

9

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:15.815

10

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:15.851

11

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:15.856

12

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:15.865

13

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:15.868

14

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:15.994

15

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:16.047

16

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:16.181

17

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:16.263

18

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:16.400

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:16.468

20

Logan Sargeant

Williams

1:16.480


 

Qualifying Updates


Eliminated in Q1 -


Nicholas Latifi

Zhou Guanyu

Valtteri Bottas

Yuki Tsunoda

Mick Schumacher


Eliminated in Q2 -


Alexander Albon

Pierre Gasly

Sebastian Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo

Lance Stroll


Through to Q3 -


Kevin Magnussen

Max Verstappen

George Russell

Lando Norris

Carlos Sainz

Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso

Lewis Hamilton

Sergio Perez

Charles Leclerc




OVERALL RESULTS OF QUALIFYING


*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Kevin Magnusen

Haas

1:11.674

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:11.877

3

George Russell

Mercedes

1:12.059

4

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:12.263

5

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:12.357

6

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:12.425

7

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:12.504

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:12.611

9

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:15.601

10

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:10.950

11

Alex Albon

Williams

1:11.631

12

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

1:11.675

13

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:11.678

14

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:12.140

15

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:12.210

16

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:15.095

17

Zhous Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:15.197

18

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:15.486

19

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:16.264

20

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:16.361



Times by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P18. Q1 = 1:15.486.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. Q1 = 1:16.264.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P12. Q1 = 1:14.371. Q2 = 1:11.675.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P19. Q1 = 1:16.264.

Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P6. Q1 = 1:14.663. Q2 = 1:11.587. Q3 = 1:12.425.

  • Fernando Alonso: P7. Q1 = 1:13.542. Q2 = 1:11.394. Q3 = 1:12.504.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P13. Q1 = 1:13.597. Q2 = 1:11.678.

  • Lance Stroll: P15. Q1 = 1:14.398. Q2 = 1:12.210.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P5. Q1 = 1:14.680. Q2 = 1:10.890. Q3 = 1:12.357.

  • Charles Leclerc: P10. Q1 = 1:14.486. Q2 = 1:10.950. Q3 = No Time.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P20. Q1 = 1:16.361.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P1. Q1 = 1:13.954. Q2 = 1:11.410. Q3 = 1:11.674.

McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P4. Q1 = 1:13.106. Q2 = 1:11.377. Q3 = 1:12.263.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P14. Q1 = 1:14.931. Q2 = 1:12.140.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P8. Q1 = 1:13.403. Q2 = 1:11.539. Q3 = 1:12.611.

  • George Russell: P3. 1:14.427. Q2 = 1:11.318. Q3 = 1:12.059.

Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P2. Q1 = 1:13.625. Q2 = 1:10.881. Q3 = 1:11.877.

  • Sergio Perez: P9. Q1 = 1:13.613. Q2 = 1:11.456. Q3 = 1:15.601.

Williams

  • Alex Albon: P11. Q1 = 1:14.324. Q2 = 1:11.631.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P16. Q1 = 1:15.095.

 

Sprint Updates


Starting Grid -

Position

Driver

Team

1

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

3

George Russell

Mercedes

4

Lando Norris

McLaren

5

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

6

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

7

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

9

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

10

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

11

Alex Albon

Williams

12

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

13

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

14

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

15

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

16

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

17

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

18

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

19

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

20

Mick Schumacher

Haas

OVERALL RESULT OF THE SPRINT -

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

George Russell

Mercedes

2

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+3.995

3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+4.492

4

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+10.494

5

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+11.855

6

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+13.133

7

Lando Norris

McLaren

+25.624

8

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+28.768

9

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+30.218

10

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+34.170

11

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+39.395

12

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+41.159

13

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+41.763

14

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+42.338

15

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+48.985

16

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+50.306

17

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+50.700

18

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+51.756

19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+1:16.850

20

Alex Albon

Williams

OUT

 

Pre-race Penalties

  • 5 place grid penalty for Carlos Sainz for a new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE).

  • 5 second time penalty for Fernando Alonso for causing collisions with his teammate Esteban Ocon during the sprint. This demotes him to P18.

  • Pit start for Yuki Tsunoda for car modifications whilst in Parc Ferme.

 

The Race


Starting Grid -

Position

Driver

Team

1

George Russell

Mercedes

2

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

3

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

5

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

6

Lando Norris

McLaren

7

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

8

Kevin Magnusssen

Haas

9

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

10

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

11

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

12

Mick Schumacher

Haas

13

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

14

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

15

Yuki Tsunoda*

AlphaTauri

16

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

17

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

18

Fernando Alonso

​Alpine

19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

20

Alex Albon

Williams

*Yuki Tsunoda now starts from pits following a penalty


Fastest Lap - George Russell with 1:13.785


Race Updates -


Lap 1 - Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen make contact and end up in the barriers. Both have to DNF. Safety car deployed.

Lap 6 - Safety car ending.

Lap 7 - Verstappen and Hamilton make contact. Verstappen takes damage to front wing and a possible puncture to Hamilton. Leclerc and Norris also makes contact, Leclerc ends up in the wall but manages to come out.

Lap 8 - Leclerc and Verstappen pit and end up P17 and P18.

Lap 12 - Verstappen given a 5 second time penalty for causing a collision, as is Norris.

Lap 18 - Carlos Sainz pits, however his rear brake is still smoking even as he rejoins the race.

Lap 23 - Leclerc pits for softs.

Lap 24 - Russell pits, however it was 1 second longer than expected so he comes out P2, behind Hamilton and in front of Vettel.

Lap 25 - Schumacher, Ocon, Bottas pit.

Lap 27 - Vettel pits, and a pit lane incident for Schumacher is noted by the FIA.

Lap 30 - Hamilton pits finally, changing his softs for mediums. Pit lane incident involving Alfa Romeo will be investigated after the race.

Lap 31 - Russell is now P1, with Perez P2, and Sainz P3. Hamilton rejoined P4.

Lap 34 - Leclerc pits again.

Lap 38 - Sainz pits for mediums.

Lap 41 - Leclerc is up to P9, with Verstappen now up to P10.

Lap 52 - Norris loses power and has to stop on the exit on Turn 10. Yellow flag in sector 2 and 3.

Lap 53 - Virtual Safety Car released.

Lap 54 - Sainz pits under VSC.

Lap 55 - Safety Car released as marshals struggle to move Norris' car. Russell (P1) and Hamilton (P2) are told they are racing, not just securing the 1-2 as they are now. It's all to race for for Mercedes!

Lap 57 - Under the safety car, we are just waiting for Alex Albon to be released between Russell and Hamilton, but Norris' McLaren has finally been moved.

Lap 58 - Lapped cars now allowed to overtake the safety car.

Lap 59 - Safety Car ending but Tsunoda has not yet unlapped himself.

Lap 60 - Leclerc now up into 5th. Russell retains 1st. No DRS yet but Sainz can get a slipstream.

Lap 62 - DRS enabled, Russell is just out of Hamilton's DRS range by 0.009 seconds.

Lap 63 - Sainz overtakes Perez, Leclerc is now fighting Perez for 4th.

Lap 67 - Verstappen overtakes Perez, as Schumacher and Gasly overtake each other and make slight contact.

Lap 71 - Russell takes his maiden victory!




Results -

Position

Driver

Team

Time

Pit Stops

1

George Russell

Mercedes

2

2

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+1.529

2

3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+4.051

3

4

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+8.441

3

5

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+9.561

3

6

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+10.056

3

7

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+14.080

2

8

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+18.690

2

9

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+22.552

2

10

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+23.552

2

11

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+26.183

2

12

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+26.867

3

13

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+29.325

2

14

Pierre Gasly*

AlphaTauri

+29.899

2

15

Alex Albon

Williams

+36.016

3

16

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+37.038

3

17

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+ 1 Lap

3

*Pierre Gasly given a 5 second time penalty for speeding in the pit lane.


DNF -


Kevin Magnussen - Haas

Daniel Ricciardo - McLaren

Lando Norris - McLaren

 

Any Other News

  • 10/11/22 - Lando Norris has food poisoning and so wasn't at the track today! Hopefully he recovers quickly ready for FP1 and Quali tomorrow.


 

Championship Standings


World Driver Championships



Position

Driver

Points

1

Max Verstappen

425

2

Charles Leclerc

290

3

Sergio Perz

290

4

George Russell

265

5

Lewis Hamilton

240

6

Carlos Sainz

234

7

Lando Norris

113

8

Esteban Ocon

86

9

Fernando Alonso

81

10

Valtteri Bottas

49

11

Sebastian Vettel

36

12

Daniel Ricciardo

35

13

Kevin Magnusen

25

14

Pierre Gasly

23

15

Lance Stroll

14

16

Mick Schumacher

12

17

Yuki Tsunoda

12

18

Zhou Guanyu

6

19

Alex Albon

4

20

Nicholas Latifi

2

21

Nyck De Vries

2

22

Nico Hulkenberg

0

World Constructor Championship


Position

Team

Points

1

Red Bull

719

2

Ferrari

524

3

Mercedes

505

4

Alpine

167

5

McLaren

148

6

Alfa Romeo

55

7

Aston Martin

50

8

Haas

37

9

AlphaTauri

35

10

Williams

8


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