The Interlagos circuit in Brazil often offers one of the most exciting races of any Formula 1 season. This year the race is once again called the São Paulo Grand Prix, but that has no bearing on the on-track battles.
Verstappen beat the flood to win qualifying in Sao Paulo
Max Verstappen will start from the pole position of Interlagos, who today will pursue his second triumph in Brazil, after the one in 2019. The Dutchman won yesterday’s sprint at the Brazilian track and if he shows the same speed he showed then, there will be no one to stop him on his way to victory #17 of the season.
Verstappen will attack win #17 of the season from pole position in Sao Paulo
Charles Leclerc will line up next to the three-time world champion on the front row, while Aston Martin teammates Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso will sit on the second row. Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris will start from the third row, who is expected to be Verstappen’s most serious competitor in the battle for victory.
From a strategic point of view, Pirelli’s expectation is that the preferred move will be in two pit stops. It is very likely that drivers will start with the soft slicks, then do either two runs with the medium hard compounds or one with them before finishing again with the softs.
Pirelli: Prediction for two pits unchanged
The Sao Paulo Grand Prix, the 21st round of the 2023 Formula 1 season, starts at 19:00 Bulgarian time and can be followed live on Sportal.bg.
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