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Preview Brazilian Grand Prix

25 - 27 November 2011

Venue: Interlagos, São Paulo
Circuit Length: 4.309 Km
Laps: 71
Lap Record: 1:11.473 = 217.038 km/h J. Montoya (Williams) 2004

Tle last race of a gruelling season… the 29th at Interlagos… and the 858th in World Championship history.

It’s the shortest permanent circuit on the calendar, and the highest at 800m above sea level (with a 10% loss of engine power because of the drop in air density).

“It’s rare for there to be a straightforward race at Interlagos,” says Lewis Hamilton – remember Nico Hülkenberg’s pole in 2010!

It’s the scene of Williams’ last win, back in `04: could it also be the stage for Williams man Rubens Barrichello’s last race?

Pirelli will give the drivers two supplementary sets of a new Hard compound for Friday, while they will race on P Zero Whites (Medium) and a new P Zero Yellow (Soft).

It’s the fifth anti-clockwise track of the season – can you name the other four?

(Full marks if you said Istanbul, Singapore, Korea and Abu Dhabi!)

2010  Results

Pole Position: 

Nico Hülkenberg (Williams) 1:14.470 = 208.304 km/h

1st:       Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault)
2nd:     Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault)
3rd:      Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

Fastest Lap:

Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) 1:13.851 = 210.049 km/h

Webber Watch

His full record at São Paulo:
2002 (Minardi)  Q 20 / R 11
2003 (Jaguar)  Q 3 / R 9
2004 (Jaguar)  Q 12 / R dnf
2005 (Williams) Q 14 / R dnf
2006 (Williams) Q 11 / R dnf
2007 (Red Bull) Q 5 / R dnf 
2008 (Red Bull) Q 12 / R 9 
2009 (Red Bull) Q 2 / R 1
2010 (Red Bull) Q 3 / R 2

Go Mark!

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