The layout has 15 turns (10L/5R) of which two each are taken at more than 250km/h and less than 100km/h respectively, while full throttle is used for 75% of each lap – one of the highest such values.
WARMING UP: Team McLaren's Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton's tyres are prepared in the Sao Paolo pits.
However, his team mate (and 2009 Brazil winner) Mark Webber cannot be discounted. This race will be his last chance in 2011 to win with the same kit as Vettel. A win by the Australian would aid him immeasurably in his quest to be runner-up in the championship, giving Red Bull a full-house of 1-2 in the Drivers’ and the Constructors’ titles.
HARD AT WORK: Red Bull mechanics prepare 2011 champion Sebastian Vettel's car ahead of Sunday's Brazilian GP.