The AUTÓDROMO JOSÉ CARLOS PACE, home to the Brazilian Grand Prix since 1973, will be seeing its 3rd Grand Prix at the circuit since the dawn of the hybrid era. With Nico Rosberg winning the last two Brazilian GPs the pressure will be on Hamilton to win if he is to have a chance of clawing the title back at Abu Dhabi.
The Grand Prix will cover 71 laps of the circuit, each lap being 4.309 km in length; the total race distance will be 305.909 km.
You can expect Mercedes dominance once again, but it will be interesting to see whether it will be Red Bull or Ferrari who are second to them. The Red Bull car is predicted to be strong in some areas but there are a few straights, meaning that other teams could come into play.
This Grand Prix will be not only be significant for the title battle but also for Felipe Massa, with it being his last ever race at his home circuit. It is very possible that he may try to score a podium, although I believe that he may need a lot of luck on his side for that.
The times are as follows for the GP weekend (UK times):
Friday 11th November:
Practice 1 – 12:00
Practice 2 – 16:00
Saturday 12th November:
Practice 3 – 13:00
Qualifying – 16:00
Sunday 13th November:
Race – 16:00