Rapid information in advance of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix
The season’s penultimate race sees motorists and groups journey to Brazil, house of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Spherical 21 of the 2022 FIA Formulation Just one Entire world Championship. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó picks out some crucial information in advance of the race that can take position at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Rate.
Extended historical past – Today’s race will be the forty ninth Formulation Just one race to be held in Brazil and the 2nd at any time to be named Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Of the forty eight F1 races held in Brazil so considerably, 38 grands prix took position at Interlagos. The other 10 were being staged at Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarepagua circuit in two stints (1978 and 1981-1989).
The inaugural race – The Formulation Just one Entire world Championship to start with frequented Brazil back again in 1973 with a non-championship party held in the past yr. The inaugural race was staged at the Interlagos circuit which was developed and produced by an Englishman, Loius S. Sanson and opened its gates in 1940.
The value of the to start with row – The pole guy has only received right here at Interlagos a complete of sixteen moments out of 38 starts off. Thinking of the studies from the previous 6 several years, the value of starting up the Brazil F1 race from the to start with row has considerably developed. In the hybrid period, 5 races have been received by the pole guy. This collection was only damaged by Sebastian Vettel who received at Interlagos in 2017 immediately after starting up from the 2nd position. In contradiction to it, Hamilton received from P10 previous yr.
Mercedes stronghold– Due to the fact the hybrid electrical power models were being released in Formulation Just one, the Mercedes squad has received just about every race but two. In 2014 and 2015, it was Nico Rosberg who arrived out on prime at the close of the Brazilian Grand Prix. The following yr noticed his then-teammate Lewis Hamilton securing the victory which the Briton recurring in 2018 and previous yr.
Just one of the two non-Mercedes triumphs arrived in 2017 when Sebastian Vettel place in a heroic efficiency to fend off the more quickly Mercedes vehicles to safe his 3rd Brazilian Grand Prix victory. The other event when Mercedes was defeated in Brazil was in 2019 with Max Verstappen crossing the end line to start with.
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The French driver – Alain Prost retains the document for most wins in Brazil with 6. Michael Schumacher is the 2nd most productive driver in the historical past of the Brazilian Grand Prix. The German received on 4 events of which he took two victories for Benetton whilst he was victorious with Ferrari two times. Carlos Reutemann, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel share the 3rd position on this checklist with a few wins apiece.
The Brazilian stars – Household heros Felipe Massa, Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi and Nelson Piquet all have two victories on their house turf.
A brief 1 – The Autodromo José Carlos Rate is 1 of the shortest tracks on the present Grand Prix calendar. Motorists will have to have to comprehensive seventy one laps in complete on the four.309km race circuit to protect the full race length of 305.909km.
Overtaking – There is loads of scope for overtaking: the extensive operate uphill, by way of a remaining kink and around the start off end line, sales opportunities into a superior overtaking location proper at Convert one. Yet another extensive straight follows the amazing area of Turns one-three that is referred to as Senna Esses, giving yet another overtaking prospect as motorists have to have to brake challenging into Convert four.
The essential quantities – As widespread, motorists have to adhere to a velocity restrict of 80kph in the race whilst driving by way of the pit lane. The start off and the end line are not similar with an offset of 30m lying involving them.
The Finnish document-keeper – Valtteri Bottas retains the document for the quickest at any time race lap at Interlagos. The Finn recorded a 1m10.540 in 2018 to established a new lap document all around the undulating, twisting circuit. On the other hand, the quickest at any time lap belongs to his present teammate Lewis Hamilton who established a lap time of 1m07.281 on his way to safe the pole placement for the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Compact variations – At the close of the operate-off space in Convert one a area of modular concrete barrier and tyre boundaries has been set up. Concerning Turns six and seven, on the remaining aspect, a new guardrail has been set up in the operate-off space. Next the generation of a new community space involving Turns ten and fourteen, new guardrails and fencing have been set up. In addition, on the proper aspect of the Primary Straight new floor grooves have been minimize to mitigate aquaplaning
The normal configuration – There will be two DRS zones in today’s race at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Rate. The to start with zone has a detection level at the apex of Convert two and activation 30m immediately after Convert three. The 2nd zone has a detection level 30m immediately after Convert thirteen and activation 160m just before Convert fifteen.