F1: Minute by minute Checo Pérez at the Brazilian Grand Prix

Follow Checo Pérez’s race in Interlagos, where the Mercedes seem favorites to achieve their first victory

Safety Car: due to the collision between Kevin Magunssen, poleman of the weekend, and Daniel Ricciardo. The drivers are fine but the damage to the cars and the track is enough to take out the safety car.

THE SAO PAULO GP STARTED: Good start for Russell who keeps the lead. Hamilton follows his partner and Verstappen and Pérez still hold the third and fourth. Leclerc lost the position with Lando Norris and Sainz remains P7.

Pirelli has brought to the Brazilian race its medium range of tires (C2, C3 and C4, from the hardest to the softest). The Italian manufacturer hopes for a winning strategy of two stops: start with red and between 18 or 25 pass the middle term until 41 or 49, to finish the distance with another set of yellow.

The alternative is to finish the competition with a red tire, but extend the second stint with yellows until 45 or 52.

They contemplate another couple of strategies, but very conservative and slow: Two stops, either yellow or red, and then spend the rest of the race cruising on the hard tire.

In medium compound: Leclerc, Sainz, Magnussen, Schumacher, Stroll, Alonso, Latifi and Tsunoda (who starts from the pitlane); in hard Albon and the rest will start with soft tires: Mercedes and RB in the same strategy at the start of the race.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have not won a single race and this looks like a good opportunity, considering the car’s strong pace in Saturday’s Sprint. However, George Russell, his teammate is positioned as a strong contender. The Red Bulls, despite the average Saturday they had, cannot be ruled out in the long distance.

Cars in positions. Soon the formation lap will come and then the start of the penultimate date of F1.

Sao Paulo Grand Prixpenultimate date of the season Formula 1. Czech Perez will start from fourth position after coming back in the Sprint from 10th to 5th and benefit from the punishment of Carlos Sainz (minus five positions).

OUTPUT GRILL:

  1. RUSSELL

  2. hamilton

  3. Verstappen

  4. Perez

  5. Leclerc

  6. Norris

  7. sainz

  8. Magnussen

  9. Vettel

  10. gasly

  11. Ricciardo

  12. Schumacher

  13. zhou

  14. boots

  15. Tsunoda

  16. Stroll

  17. Or with

  18. Alonso

  19. Latifi

  20. Albon

Czech Perez has options to close the battle against charles leclerc for the runner-up of the Formula 1Red Bull has never had the champion and runner-up for a single season.

Czech Perez need to get on the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace 21 units and the only solution he has is to win the race on Sunday. In case of climbing to the top of the Czech podium, he would reach 309 units and with this he would need the Monegasque to finish in eighth position, a difficult scenario due to the performance of the Monegasque on Saturday. For this scenario he would need the Ferrari driver not to get the fastest lap.

The second scenario would be to see Czech Perez winning the race with the fastest lap and that charles leclerc finish in eighth place or worse at the end of the Brazilian competition, the penultimate round of F1.

The third possibility to see Checo secure second place is by winning the race and Leclerc finishing ninth and even if he gets the fastest lap, he would not have enough units to catch Checo in the last Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.

The penultimate Grand Prix of the year, named after the most populous city in Brazilwill be played at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pacea track of 4,309 meters and 15 curves -of which 10 to the left- to which it is planned to do 71 laps on Sunday, in an anti-clockwise direction, to complete a route of 308.5 kilometers.

Pirelli has brought to the Brazilian race its medium range of tires (C2, C3 and C4, from the hardest to the softest). The Italian manufacturer hopes for a winning strategy of two stops: start with red and between 18 or 25 pass the middle term until 41 or 49, to finish the distance with another set of yellow.

The alternative is to finish the competition with a red tire, but extend the second stint with yellows until 45 or 52.

They contemplate another couple of strategies, but very conservative and slow: Two stops, either yellow or red, and then spend the rest of the race cruising on the hard tire.

F1: Minute by minute Checo Pérez at the Brazilian Grand Prix