Brazilian Grand Prix Friday Weather Forecast: Will F1 Qualifying or Free Practice Witness Rain Amid Overcast Conditions?

Published 11/12/2021, 8:58 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 General view as FP3 is cancelled due to rain ahead of qualifying REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Brazil and Formula One, these two words are a match made in heaven. In recent memory, the Brazilian Grand Prix has produced a lot of memorable moments, decorated with joy, with pain, with anguish, with surprise, with tears, with jubilation, everything Formula 1 stands for.

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One of the most important ingredients in the super hit recipe of the race at Interlagos is the weather. And this weekend, the Gods of racing and Gods of weather are forecasted to be in mutual agreement.

Let’s take a look at the weather for when it all begins on Friday.

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The track is expected to be covered with clouds and there is a chance of minor drizzle. The track will experience winds with a maximum temperature of 17°C /63°F and a 40% chance of rain.

Since this race also carries the Sprint Qualifying, the traditional Qualifying session will take place on Friday itself.

  • FP1 – The weekend will commence with a usual practice session on Friday at 12:30 PM local time/ 3:30 PM GMT.
  • Qualifying – The traditional Qualifying session will follow FP1 on Friday itself at 4:00 pm local time/ 7:00 PM GMT.

The grid order after the Qualifying session will carry into Sprint ‘Qualifying’.

Brazilian Grand Prix, a history of iconic moments

In recent years, the race at Interlagos has delivered arguably better than any other circuit on the calendar.

Most iconic in recent memory, it’s the “Is that Glock?” moment which resulted in Lewis Hamilton’s first championship title in 2008.

: Formula One – F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix 2008 – Interlagos – November 2, 2008 McLaren Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the World Championship with the McLaren team and his brother Nicholas (C)
Courtesy: Reuters

Sebastian Vettel won a title in 2012 in what was arguably the greatest race in F1 history in inarguably the greatest season and title race of F1 history.

Current championship leader Max Verstappen announced himself to the world with a stellar drive in rain back in 2016.

But more than most, there’s the first win of Ayrton Senna, considered the greatest by many, in his home country in 1991, and even better than that, his reaction.

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Interlagos is a circuit where talented become greats and greats become legends.

But coming back to the present, the biggest story of this weekend is the battle between Mercedes and Red Bull. And the weather could play a key part in that. Everything starts on Friday.

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Do you think the weather and the qualifying pace will play a role in the race on Sunday?

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A Graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for the better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in the future.

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