Only 4 races remain to determine the championship winning driver and team of the 2021 Formula 1 season. With Red Bull swinging the entire momentum towards itself after Mexico, it seems like the Austrian team could finally reign superior over arch rival Mercedes in the turbo hybrid era. Moreover, the race in Sao Paulo will only be the third time that race fans would witness the epic sprint qualifying in this season. Not many will be aware that the race name was changed from Brazilian GP 2021 to Sao Paulo GP while returning to the Formula 1 2021 calendar.
The Brazilian Grand Prix was previously held in 2019, wherein Red Bull’s ace driver Max Verstappen had converted his pole position to a tremendous win. On the other hand, the reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton was handed a 5-second grid penalty for clipping Alex Albon and ultimately finished the race in P7. Having said that, if Red Bull and Max Verstappen continue to establish their impressive form in the Brazilian GP even this year, then race fans might just have an idea about the championship before heading to Asia for the final 3 races.
Brazilian GP 2021 Schedule
Day 1: Friday – FP1: 11:00 PM IST
Day 2: Saturday – Qualifying: 2:30 AM IST
Day 2: Saturday – FP2: 10:30 PM IST
Day 3: Sunday – Sprint Qualifying: 3:00 AM IST
Day 4: Monday – Race: 12:30 AM IST
What is the venue and track information for Brazilian Grand Prix 2021?
The track of Brazilian Grand Prix is called Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace but is more commonly known as Interlagos. While building this track, its designers took inspiration from three main circuits- Brooklands in the UK, Roosevelt Raceway in the USA and Montlhery in France. It hosted its first grand prix in 1973 and is spread across a length of 4.309 kms. The race comprises of 71 laps and the lap record was set by Valtteri Bottas (1:10.540) in 2018.
Where to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix?
For race fans in India, the action at Sao Paolo can be watched on Star Sports 2 and its HD channel. Moreover, if you do not own a cable connection, then need not worry as the action can also be streamed upon Disney+ Hotstar.
Driver’s Standings heading into Brazilian GP
Max Verstappen- 312.5 points
Lewis Hamilton- 293.5 points
Valtteri Bottas- 185 points
Sergio Perez- 165 points
Lando Norris-150 points
Constructor’s Standings heading into Brazilian GP
Red Bull- 477.5 points
Ferrari- 268.5 points
McLaren- 255 points
Alpine Renault- 106 points