By Lara Seychell
INTERLAGOS, BRAZIL – With just a few hours until the start of the penultimate race of the Formula One season, let’s have a look at five things we need to look out for during the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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This will be the 20th race of the season which will feature 71 laps around the 4.309km Interlagos race track. There is a lot to play for at this track, with Nico Rosberg having won the last two Brazilian Grand Prix, and he will be looking to making this his third consecutive winning year. On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton has never won in Brazil and it will be fundamental for him to finish ahead of Nico today.
The title can be won today
Rosberg can win the title today if he wins the race. He is currently 19 points ahead of Hamilton, and a win would most definitely secure his first ever Formula One World title.
On the other hand, Hamilton is starting from pole position at a track that he has never won. He will therefore aim to have a perfect start to give him the best possible chance of winning the race.
Red Bull’s position
It is now known that Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff called Max Verstappen to ask him to be careful around the Mercedes drivers and let them race for the title. This is because the teams just below Mercedes will play a fundamental role in the title race and Lewis Hamilton has urged them to attack.
Felipe Massa’s last Brazil GP
This will be the last race around the Brazilian Grand Prix for home driver Massa as he will be retiring at the end of the season. He will be starting from 13th place, in a qualifying session that wasn’t what he expected. However, we hope to see a good race from the Brazilian, who will most definitely have all the fans supporting him on his last Brazilian race before his retirement.
It will be tense
We will definitely see a very tense race today as the race between the two Mercedes drivers will be heated till the last corner. Nico will aim to secure the title today, while Lewis hopes to take it to the final race in Abu Dhabi.
There’s only one thing to do; and that’s to watch the race! Lights out are at 4pm (GMT). Let the best driver win!
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