Official 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Poll: Official 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Total Members Polled: 180

Hamilton: 36%
Russell: 22%
Verstappen: 36%
Perez: 2%
Leclerc: 1%
Sainz: 2%
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Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,993 posts

169 months

Monday 7th November
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Round 21 and we’re in Brazil, where Lewis’ spicy engine was unstoppable last year. Only two rounds left, so let’s enjoy the racing- it’ll soon be 105 days with no F1.

Brazil usually throws up a few surprises, and Mercedes’ form will be interesting to see as it tries to set a direction for 2023. I imagine though the RB18 will be unstoppable around Interlagos. A Max win for me, although surely Ferrari can't be as poor again as Mexico.

Remember it’s a Sprint race, the last of the season.

Here’s to a great race.

Date(s): Friday 11 November to Sunday 13 November 2022.

UK Broadcast Timings (and track time)

All sessions are live on Sky F1. The Sprint and the race are shown as highlights on Channel 4.

CORRECTION QUALIFYING IS AT 1900 FRIDAY NOT 2100 MY APOLOGIES





2021 Race Highlights:

https://youtu.be/icesjjvN6Sc

Live timing for all sessions available here:

https://www.formula1.com/en/f1-live.html

Lap times, PU component use, technical reports and Stewards' decisions for the weekend will appear here:

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-c...

Weather forecast: (currently mixed)

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/6gyc...


Tyre options:

Pirelli is bringing its middle compounds, so C2, C3 and C4.



2021 Race Result:



Drivers’ Championship:



Constructors’ Championship:





Edited by Piginapoke on Friday 11th November 17:45

BrettMRC

2,975 posts

144 months

Monday 7th November
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Thanks Mr Poke!

I'm hoping for a mercedes do or die and a result for them, but logically it's got to be redbull...

Ferrari have seamlessly imploded.

thegreenhell

11,770 posts

203 months

Monday 7th November
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São Paulo GP...

sandman77

2,076 posts

122 months

Monday 7th November
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Really looking forward this one. It’s my favourite circuit of the current crop. I really hope Lewis pushes Max about 5 car widths off track at some stage.

LosingGrip

7,162 posts

143 months

Monday 7th November
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Love this track. Can’t wait!

I want a Mercedes win but don’t think it will happen.

PD9

1,965 posts

169 months

Tuesday 8th November
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Voted for Max, however, Hamilton goes like the clappers around this circuit where no doubt the engine will be turned up full again.

Looking forward to it!

PhilAsia

2,227 posts

59 months

Tuesday 8th November
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Max, for the catering spicy rocket ship win.


suffolk009

4,636 posts

149 months

Tuesday 8th November
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One of the better circuits.

F20CN16

10,557 posts

182 months

Tuesday 8th November
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“Lewis’ spicy engine was unstoppable last year”

You mean Lewis was unstoppable last year.

mk1coopers

893 posts

136 months

Tuesday 8th November
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I really want a ‘send it’ effort from Merc at this one, unfortunately if the RB get out in front and nothing unusual happens, it may not be caught

Pflanzgarten

1,489 posts

9 months

Tuesday 8th November
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Looking at the forecast, I just hope we get some racing.

McAndy

10,484 posts

161 months

Tuesday 8th November
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Thank you as always, PiaP!

I do love Brazil. Fingers crossed for another cracking race! I'd love to see Lewis keep his season's of winning going here, but I don't hold out a huge amount of hope.

Since we haven't had too many curveballs this year, let's go with a wet first lap crash for the top teams, with Norris or Alonso mopping up! biggrin

Sandpit Steve

7,359 posts

58 months

Tuesday 8th November
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Surely do-or-die for Lewis this race, take his least-used engine and turn it up to 11, to either win or blow up? That’s some win-every-year record to keep running.

Hopefully RB will take their eye off the ball, with the championships decided and what must be financial worries in the background.

rdjohn

5,502 posts

179 months

Tuesday 8th November
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I am loving the optimism here for Lewis, but when it comes to voting, my finger heads towards Max. His car is significantly superior and that is what wins races.

I do hope that I am wrong.

595Heaven

1,950 posts

62 months

Tuesday 8th November
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Assume Verstappen will win.

No reason they won’t turn his engine up to 11 - RBR would love to deny Hamilton a race win I’m sure. Gets my vote.

Weather sounds like it may play a role

Diderot

5,390 posts

176 months

Tuesday 8th November
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A Max win for me. Merc will need more than a spicy engine this time to be in with a shot.

Jasandjules

68,294 posts

213 months

Tuesday 8th November
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Just seen this:

"Hamilton was officially declared an honorary citizen of Brazil at the Chamber of Deputies. Arthur Lira, president of the Chamber of Deputies, made a reference in his speech to the finale of the 2021 Formula One season. Lira stated that Hamilton was "robbed" and addressed him as an "eight-time world champion", much to the delight of the Mercedes driver and those present in the room."

So, will CheatBull be refusing to race in Brazil biggrin

Daston

5,953 posts

187 months

Tuesday 8th November
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If it rains and they are able to race in it (I fear we will be watching tarmac dry yet again) then I feel Lewis could have a chance. If it's straight onto inters or slicks then it's Max's for the taking.

cuprabob

12,125 posts

198 months

Tuesday 8th November
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595Heaven said:
Assume Verstappen will win.
Weather sounds like it may play a role
Has there ever been a Grand Prix that the weather hasn't played a role? smile

Leithen

9,045 posts

251 months

Tuesday 8th November
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Pflanzgarten said:
Looking at the forecast, I just hope we get some racing.
Some light rain would work nicely.