Bromance Is Back: Norris Paired With Sainz As F1 Releases Brazilian GP Press Conference Schedule

Published 11/11/2021, 2:22 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic

After the eventful Mexican Grand Prix, the Brazilian GP is up next on the Formula One calendar. However, before they zip around the track in Friday’s practice session, they have to face the media in Thursday’s press conference.


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Fans are always excited to see the driver pairing for the presser, as it provides some entertainment before they battle each other out on the weekend. So what are the driver pairings for the Brazilian GP?

The driver pairings for the Brazilian GP


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The presser will start at 12 30 PM local time, with Alpine’s Fernando Alonso and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas kicking things off. Following them is Haas rookie, Nikita Mazepin and McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly will find himself in the presser alongside, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel. Antonio Giovinazzi will have the company of future Mercedes driver, George Russell.

Kimi Raikkonen will be alongside Mick Schumacher, while Yuki Tsunoda will be paired with French driver, Esteban Ocon. Red Bull prodigy, Max Verstappen, will have Williams’ Nicholas Latifi beside him for the presser.

Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after finishing the Mexico City Grand Prix in second place FIA/Handout via

While Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will give company to Mexico’s Sergio Perez, their other driver, Carlos Sainz, will be reunited with his former McLaren teammate, Lando Norris.

Lance Stroll of Aston Martin and seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton will bring the driver’s press conference to an end.

The team bosses presser will commence at 2 PM local time, with Otmar Szafnauer of Aston Martin and Andreas Seidl of McLaren kicking things off.

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Can Hamilton pass Verstappen in the title race?

The Mercedes driver once again was defeated by his arch-rival this season. Verstappen now has a 19-point gap in the driver’s championship and aims to extend his lead at the upcoming race in Brazil.

However, with four races still remaining till the end of the season, Lewis is still optimistic about beating the Red Bull driver and claiming his eighth title in the sport of Formula One.


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Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race with second place Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

With the Brazilian GP just days away, what are your predictions as the drivers prepare to race around Interlagos? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.