Brazilian Grand Prix

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – greet us at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace!

The Brazilian Grand Prix is the next brilliant race on the Formula 1 calendar 2021 – home of the legendary Ayrton Senna. Despite the debates at the start of the season, Brazil remained on the race list. After a year of absence, the Grand Prix returns to the legendary Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, or rather Interlagos, and promises to make even more noise than Mexico City. Here are five key questions people will be asking ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

#1 Who will be faster at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2021?

The most important outline we get during the Formula 1 2021 season is that both teams have a very fast cars, but they are performing in different ways. Mercedes F1 cars offer the best speed on the long straight. The longer and smoother the straight, the faster Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are. Moreover, the opposite is also the case – the shorter and more winding the track, the more problems Mercedes F1 cars have and, as a result, the lack of power.

Red Bull F1 cars under Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez gain extra speed during the season due to the right aero efficiency. Their main advantage is therefore on the short stages as well as on the sharp corners. Red Bull cars are not faster than Mercedes. Even more so – the cars of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are slower compared to Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. But the crucial point is the use of aero efficiency at the full level. Late braking and early acceleration enable Red Bull cars to be more effective and thus faster than Mercedes when it comes to lap time and not average speed.

#2 Brazilian Grand Prix – Mercedes or Red Bull?

Brazil F1 circuit Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace – has its own peculiarities, and let’s take them into account to make our own predictions. Like many pre-World War II circuits, Interlagos has corner, with drivers starting their lap on a semi-oval of sorts. After moving through the Senna S and down to Turn 4, the riders cross a section before sliding back up the hill and through the steep last corner.

Brazilian Grand Prix 2021
F1 Brazil track – Interlagos

As you can see, the Mercedes F1 Team will only benefit in 1/3 of F1 Brazil track. Meanwhile, Red Bull will be faster on more than half of the Interlagos circuit. Such predictions only work in sunny weather. But the Brazilian Grand Prix often brings rainy conditions and there is a chance of rainfall this weekend. In addition, the forecast promises rain for Saturday’s sprint qualifying race, while the race on Sunday will be sunny.

#3 Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton?

If the Formula 1 teams have already done everything in the order to win the Grand Prix, the case will come to the drivers. Obviously, this is the decisive factor, if not the internal team policy.

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are different as well as Red Bull and Mercedes have different cars. Hamilton is one of the best drivers in the wet and someone who became world champion in the rain there in 2008. Verstappen feels free in dry conditions, but he has already done well in the rain in Sao Paulo.

The weather will therefore be a decisive factor for the Brazilian Grand Prix as the one of the crucial race for the battle in Formula 1 championship. Rain will give Lewis Hamilton advantages, the dry conditions will help both Red Bull cars to consolidate in the constructors’ championship.

How many laps in F1 Brazil?

All drivers will complete 71 laps and cover 305.909 km on the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. Incidentally, Valtteri Bottas is still holds the Brazil track record since 2018 – 1:10.540 per lap.

Even more so when we come from top to bottom, as there is still some confusion in formula 1 constructors’ championship ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix and there is something to suggest that the battle will go on until the last living tire.

Formula 2021 Constructor Standings

#4 Ferrari F1 or McLaren team?

At the start of the F1 2021 season, it was hard to imagine Mclaren being as good as it has been in the last five Grands Prix. Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo’s team are more motivated than ever before. Mclaren breaks through against the backdrop of the regularly good results of the Scuderia Ferrari of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz: Incredible pole at the Imola Grand Prix for Lando Norris, amazing third place at Monza for Daniel Ricciardo – that’s the point. While the Scuderia Ferrari still doesn’t have enough to claim the coveted top 3 spot, even the embarrassing failure at Sochi GP 2021 only made Norris more experienced.

At the same time Prancing Horses added performance step by step. Recent Ferrai F1 cars updates allow the team to defend its third place as well as possible. Today, Mclaren has the mental and physical power to pull the horses down, which they plan to do at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

#5 The equals: Alpha Tauri vs. Alpine at the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix

As the daughter of Red Bull, Alpha Tauri F1 Team does not like to babble with their drivers.
The main goal for the Brazilian Grand Prix 2021 is to fly as far away from Alpine F1 team as possible. While the noble knights Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon focused on their own good racing results, Yuki Tsunoda and Pierre Gasley already know – no pain – no gain. If Alpha Tauri does not have a good lead over Alpine at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the future of both drivers will be covered in a thick fog of uncertainty.

On the one hand, it is destructive, but on the other hand – anyone wants to stay at the limit, no matter what happens. Hard to imagine, but it works, Pierre Gasly was just as motivated as his fourth place in the Mexican classification. Even though Pierre Gasly knows the Formula 1 rules for a long time and is always highly motivated – no matter what happens. That’s why we like him even more. In terms of team policy, Haas F1 looks like a team opposite to Alpha Tauri.

According to F1 Brazil track Interlagos, Alpha Tauri will be stronger than Alpine only when it doesn’t rain. Yuki Tsunoda is the newcomer to the team and the rain will destroy his chances to compete against Champion Alonso and the very fast Ocon. Luck or not, the forecast for Saturday’s Formula 1 sprint qualifying promises rain. Tension is heightened by the completely identical constructors’ standings – 106 points.

F1 Brazil

Brazilian Grand Prix 2021 schedule

Formula 1Press Conference13:30 – 17:00
Formula 1Practice 112:30 – 13:30
Formula 1Press Conference14:00 – 15:00
Formula 1Qualifying16:00 – 17:00
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice09:30 – 10:00
Formula 1Practice 212:00 – 13:00
Formula 1Sprint (24 Laps or 30 Mins)16:30 – 17:00
Formula 1Sprint Victory Lap17:00 – 17:30
Formula 1Drivers’ Parade12:20 – 12:50
Formula 1‘We Race As One’ Gesture13:43 – 13:44
Formula 1National Anthem13:44 – 13:46
Formula 1Grand Prix (71 Laps or 120 Mins)14:00 – 15:00
* Please note that this timetable is subject to amendments, local time

We have explained the F1 Sprint Qualifying in detail and we are pleased that it will take place on Saturday. It is the other key in the battle for the championship. At the race weekend, the grid position will play a role, while such unstable weather conditions will only add spice to the Brazilian Grand Prix.