CIRCUIT REPAIRS: Interlagos circuit organisers said repairs to the circuit will be made ahead of qualifying. Image: AP / Ricardo Mazalan
A fierce storm has battered the Interlagos circuit after nightfall on Friday.
Local reports say a grandstand roof at the Senna S was damaged amid the wind, heavy rain, thunder and lightning, with work to repair it complicated by power cuts.
Circuit spokesperson Castilho de Andrade said: "Repairs will be made overnight, with all necessary measures taken. Certainly there will be no risk to anyone."