The San Paolo Grand Prix is the penultimate round of the Formula 1 World Championship in 2022. The Interlagos circuit is the setting for the last Sprint weekend of the year which will see the drivers engaged in qualifying on Friday and with the mini-race on Saturday stirring the fans in the stands .
Difficult interpretation. 15 curves without a real straight and the anti-clockwise direction of travel characterize the Brazilian track where, in general, we have always seen races full of overtaking and frequent interventions of the safety car. Another variable that could also occur this year is the weather: in previous years it has alternated torrential rains with sunny days with high temperatures, but according to the forecasts for the weekend it will be necessary to equip yourself with an umbrella. Both the Sprint race and the Sunday Grand Prix could be affected by the rain and scatter the cards on the table.
Millions dance to the rhythm of Samba. Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing are already world champions, but battles are still taking place behind them that certainly have less sporting prestige, but are still worth several million euros. Alpine and McLaren are playing for fourth place, which is worth something like 15 million euros in prize money, while Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin are fighting for 12 million in sixth position. The eighth position in the constructors’ championship is worth 10 million euros and there the fight is all between Haas and Scuderia AlphaTauri, with the team from Faenza just one point behind the Americans. In short, no one intends to give discounts to their opponents and everyone will go to the track with the aim of achieving the best possible result, with in mind the editions of past races and the twists that could upset the rankings, given the gaps in any case tight. . In this context, the fight for second place in the Constructors’ World Championship sees Ferrari ahead of Mercedes, but mathematically the Silver Arrows could still aim for a bang. After all, 40 points behind with two GPs and a Sprint race are not so many. At Brackley they do all the spells, but given the recent performances of Hamilton and Russell, in this season finale anything could happen.
How to watch the Brazilian GP on TV. There are only four hours of time zone with Interlagos, so we will see some action on the track between late afternoon and early Italian evening. Sky will broadcast the weekend exclusively on its own channels and streaming on Now, while Sunday’s Sprint Race and Grand Prix will find space on TV8 (digital terrestrial) with a slight delay. Here is the program to not miss a single minute of the action in Brazil.
Friday 11th November
Free Practice 1 from 4.30 pm live exclusively on Sky Sport F1
Qualifying from 8pm live exclusively on Sky Sport F1
Saturday 12th November
Free Practice 2 from 4.30 pm live exclusively on Sky Sport F1
Sprint Race: departure at 8.30 pm live exclusively on Sky. Deferred TV8 at 9.30pm
Sunday 13th November
Race, starting at 7 pm live on Sky Sport F1. Deferred TV8 at 21.30