The 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix
It was on this track that Ayrton Senna won his home race against all odds in 1991. Because who can win a race with a broken gearbox when there are still almost ten laps to go? So Senna, and that's not the only bizarre thing that happened on the circuit in Sao Paulo.
In 2008, one of the most famous moments in recent F1 history came. Felipe Massa saw Lewis Hamilton pip him to the World Championship and the “Is that Glock?” comment came from the British commentary after he was spotted running slowly. Yes, that was Timo Glock who was overtaken by Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton just before the finish flag, giving the Briton enough points to win the title. The party already being held in Ferrari's garage quickly gave way to anger and tears. The Brazilian Grand Prix is always one where emotions run high.
Another famous moment occured in 2022. Kevin Magnussen qualified on pole position for the sprint race in his Haas. The Danish driver took advantage of the wet conditions and sat at the top of the leaderboard when George Russell spun. This created a mixed up grid for the sprint race and it turned out to the best F1 sprint race in history. Eventually Russell went on to win the sprint, and then the Grand Prix 24 hours later. Verstappen and Hamilton renewed their rivarly with a crash in sector one, but the British driver continued and finished second to provide Mercedes some delight going into the winter.
What does the Brazilian Grand Prix race weekend look like?
On November 03, the drivers will take their seats in their cars for the free practice session. FP1 is scheduled for 14:30 UK time. This is a sprint weekend, therefore qualifying takes place on Friday at 6pm UK time. The second free practice takes place on Saturday, with sprint qualifying taking place at 6:30pm UK time Saturday night. The race takes place as usual on Sunday.
What time does the Brazilian Grand Prix start?
As in previous years, the Brazilian GP can be followed live in the GPblog.com live blog from one hour before the start of the race. The start time of the Brazilian Grand Prix is 5:00 PM UK time and the race can also be followed live on Sky Sports and F1TV from that time.