Brazilian Grand Prix 2015 – Preview and Betting Tips

The penultimate race of this year’s F1 season before the grand finale in Abu Dhabi will take place at Interlagos in Brazil on Sunday. The Brazilian Grand Prix 2015 will be held at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace and the race will start at 2pm local time (4pm GMT). Nico Rosberg won this race last year and he hopes to successfully defend his title this weekend. Let’s have a quick look at some of the important details of this race.

Overview

The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace is a permanent race track located near Interlagos, Brazil. This circuit is named after Brazilian F1 driver Carlos Pace, who won his home grand prix in 1975. It has been the permanent home of the Brazilian Grand Prix since 1990. This is one of the shortest and simplest tracks being used in F1 today. Unlike most of the other tracks in which the race is run in a clockwise direction, the race here goes in the anti-clockwise direction. Another interesting fact about the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace is that it’s located 800 meters above sea level. This was the highest venue in F1 before the resurrection of the Mexican GP just last week. Like in Mexico, the thinner air here also has considerable effects on a car’s performance, particularly on its aerodynamics and cooling.

There are 71 laps in the Brazilian GP. A lap on this race has a distance 4.309 kilometers and it will cover a total of 305.909 kilometers. There are 2 DRS zones at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (the first near the pit straight and the second between turns three and four). Most teams employ either a two or three stop strategy on this race. Pirelli will use their medium and soft compound tyres for this event.

Drivers

Among the drivers who will be competing on Sunday, Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa are the only multiple winners of the Brazilian GP. Both of them have already won this race twice before. Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen have also won this race once before. Lewis Hamilton who was already crowned as world champion for this year is yet to win this race. Perhaps this might make the race this weekend interesting because Hamilton is surely still seeking to win this race for the first time even though he has already won the drivers’ title.

Betting tips

Lewis Hamilton is still the top choice of bookmakers for this race. Bwin offers the best odds for him at around 1.7. Nico Rosberg comes second to him and he’s at around 3.25 in William Hill. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is the third top choice of bookies here and he’s at around 10 in Unibet. I’ll go for Hamilton in this race. I think he’ll finally be able to grab his first win here after many unsuccessful attempts.