F1 is back in Brazil for the penultimate act of the 2022 championship. A year ago that of Interlagos was a weekend full of controversy, the harbinger of a season finale marked by poisons that also continued in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi up to last round of discord that crowned Max Verstappen world champion.
Twelve months later the Dutch driver not only shows up in Brazil with the number # 1 already confirmed for 2023, but also as absolute record holder for victories obtained in a single F1 season, 14, one more than Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher. Red Bull has an open streak of consecutive successes of nine races and expects to extend the streak on a track historically always appreciated by Max Verstappen.
In the last few races, Mercedes seemed to be the fiercest competitor, but Ferrari should not be underestimated after a bad weekend in Mexico. Carlos Sainz, however, will have to serve penalties on the starting grid with all probabilities due to a replacement of some elements on the power unit that equips the F1-75 # 55. At Interlagos, however, overtaking is not a problem and the weekend will guarantee 24 more laps of overtaking as the third and last is scheduled Sprint Race of the championship. The Qualifying that will define the starting grid of the Sprint will be held on Friday at 20:30 Italian time, the same time at which the Sprint will start 24 hours later and will assign points to the first eight classified drivers.
The event will be broadcast live on Sky Sport F1 and slightly deferred in the light of the evening hours on TV8. On FormulaPassion.it as always you will find the direct written report of each session, free practice included. It should be noted that in the light of the Sprint format TV8 predicts Saturday at 7.45pm the broadcasting of Qualifications as the ‘launch’ of the deferred Sprint at 9.30pm, the same time as the broadcast of the Grand Prix on Sunday. Below are the details of the television programmingthe characteristics of the circuit and the roll of honor of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Brazilian Grand Prix 2022, the program and the TV schedules
Friday 11th November
16:30 Free Practice 1 (Sky Sport F1, live written on FormulaPassion.it)
20:30 Qualifying (Sky Sport F1, live written on FormulaPassion.it)
Saturday 12th November
16:30 Free Practice 2 (Sky Sport F1, live written on FormulaPassion.it)
20:30 Sprint Race of 24 laps or 60 minutes (Sky Sport F1, live written on FormulaPassion.it)
Sunday 13th November
19:00 Race (Sky Sport F1, live written on FormulaPassion.it)
Times on TV8
Qualifying on Saturday 12 November delayed at 7.45pm
Sprint Race on Saturday 12 November delayed at 9:30 pm
Race on Sunday 13 November delayed at 21:30
F1 GP Brazil circuit
Route: 4.309 km
DRS zones: 2
Race distance: 305.909 km
Record lap in the race: 1’10 ″ 540 (Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 2018)