Key Strategic Moment

Key Strategic Moment

The Key Strategic Moment of the FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2015 was the aggressive undercut of Nico Hülkenberg on Daniil Kvyat at the first round of pit stops. Most drivers were forced to switch to a 3-stop strategy, however after his early pit ‪‎Hülkenberg gained valuable track position and then was able to manage his medium tyres for a 36 lap final stint, enabling him to claim an impressive 6th place finish. 

Race Strategy Briefing

The UBS F1 Race Strategy Briefing infographic is the all you need to know guide about the Formula 1® race in São Paulo, Brasil.

Interlagos is the shortest lap of the season in terms of lap time, at 1m 12 seconds, so the qualifying and racing have an intense quality about them. It’s a short run from pole to Turn One of just 190 metres and we often see a lot of changes of position through the left/right of the Senna S corners at the start. Last year with soft and medium tyre choices, high track temperatures dictated three stops and the soft tyres were used only for a short first stint, the rest of the race being done on mediums.

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Race Information

Brasil, São Paulo

November 15 | 14:00 local time, 17:00 CET

Brazil became South America’s sole Formula 1 host country in 1998 following Argentina’s exit from the calendar. Its amphitheatre bowl setting between two lakes makes Interlagos a great circuit for both driving and viewing. The shortest lap of the year sees a drop through the Senna-S before negotiating the car through a tricky infield section and a power sapping climb uphill from Juncao to the finish line. The venue boasts a unique atmosphere with party-loving locals and a challenging track that is steeped in history. Interest in the sport peaked during Ayrton Senna’s time in the sport in the 1980s and early 1990s, but its popularity remains even today. Its undulating character and the threat of sudden rain showers has made for some dramatic races, with Lewis Hamilton’s 2007 title win sticking out in the mind as he left it until the last turn to pass Timo Glock for fifth place and win the World Championship. In recent years Red Bull have been dominant here, taking four of the last five victories.

Circuit length 4.309 km
Race distance 305.909 km
Laps 71
2014 winner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)