Your entire race weekend format has been shaken as much as accommodate the brand new format, which can be used at three grands prix this season as an preliminary trial, with the primary having taken place on the British GP in July and the second on the Italian GP in September.
Lewis Hamilton went fastest in qualifying forward of the Brazilian GP dash race, beating F1 world title rival Max Verstappen by a substantial 0.438 seconds.
However, whereas the Mercedes driver will serve a five-place grid penalty for an engine change for Sunday’s grand prix, Hamilton is also under investigation for a DRS technical infringement which might see him excluded from the qualifying outcomes, that means he would begin the dash race from the again of the grid.
Valtteri Bottas claimed third place in qualifying forward of the opposite Crimson Bull of Sergio Perez, as Pierre Gasly as soon as once more topped the ‘better of the remaining’ midfield combat for AlphaTauri in fifth place.
Gasly led the 2 Ferraris of Carlos Sainz Jr in sixth and Charles Leclerc in seventh, who in flip certified for the dash race forward of McLaren duo Lando Norris in eighth and Daniel Ricciardo in ninth, as Fernando Alonso rounded out the highest 10 for Alpine.
Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL34
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What’s F1’s dash race?
F1’s dash race is actually a shortened model of a standard race, run over a shorter 100km distance and with no obligatory pitstops, in comparison with F1’s standard 305km grand prix distance (apart from the Monaco GP). Right here’s a full explanation on how F1’s sprint qualifying race will work.
Dash races are utilized in many different collection to boost the motion, together with in F1’s feeder collection Formulation 2, albeit with variants of its personal. For instance, in F2 the dash race is 120km and the characteristic race covers 170km, although are normally no much less thrilling.
F1’s first-ever dash race, which occurred at Silverstone, was gained by Verstappen forward of Hamilton. The Dutch driver overtook his world title rival on the opening lap earlier than defending his place to realize the official pole place for the grand prix, and three world championship factors for profitable the dash, after Hamilton began on pole for the dash race. Hamilton picked up two factors for ending runner-up within the dash, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas gaining one level for ending in third place.
In F1’s second dash race at Monza, Valtteri Bottas gained the dash from Verstappen and McLaren’s Ricciardo, however the Finn began the grand prix from the again of the gird as a result of an influence unit change penalty.
F1’s dash occasion on Saturday afternoon can be an easy 100km race, which tallies as much as 24 laps at Interlagos, with the ending order setting the ultimate grid for the grand prix on Sunday after grid penalties are utilized. The race is anticipated to final round half-hour, ‘timed out’ after 60 minutes in whole and if the session is red-flagged the utmost whole time of the session can be 90 minutes.
The beginning order for the dash occasion was determined by qualifying, run within the conventional Q1, Q2 and Q3 format, held on Friday night. The one main change would be the drivers will solely use gentle tyres for the session.
Two apply classes can even be run on the Brazilian GP, one earlier than qualifying on Friday and one on Saturday earlier than the dash race later that afternoon.
Drivers can even have a free alternative of tyres for the dash race with Pirelli offering a gentle, medium and arduous (at Interlagos this would be the center three choices in its vary: C2, C3 and C4) in addition to intermediate and moist climate tyres if wanted.
Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, and Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21
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What time does the dash race begin on the Brazilian GP?
The dash race for the Brazilian GP begins at 4.30pm native time (7.30pm GMT) on Saturday thirteenth November and is anticipated to final half-hour.
Date: Saturday thirteenth November 2021
Begin time: 4.30pm native time – 7.30pm GMT
What number of laps will the dash race be on the Brazilian GP?
24 laps – Interlagos
With the F1 dash qualifying races protecting 100km, it provides as much as 24 laps of Interlagos’ 4.309km grand prix circuit format.
Do factors get awarded for the dash races?
F1 world championship factors can even be up for grabs within the F1 dash race. The winner will declare three factors, with the runner-up taking two factors and third place gaining one level. There can be no bonus level for the quickest lap.
In Sunday’s important occasion on the Brazilian GP, the common factors scoring system will stay in place for each the drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, together with the bonus level for quickest lap for a driver ending inside the highest 10.
Pole man Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, and Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing RB16B, arrive in Parc Ferme after Qualifying
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How can I watch the Brazilian GP dash race?
In the UK each F1 apply, qualifying and race is broadcast dwell on Sky Sports activities F1, with the Brazilian GP dash race protection beginning at 6.30pm GMT.
- Channel: Sky Sports activities F1
- Begin time: 6:30pm GMT
Autosport can even be running a live text coverage of the Brazilian GP sprint race right here.
When can I watch the highlights of the Brazilian GP dash race?
In the UK Channel 4 is broadcasting highlights for the Brazilian GP dash race at 11:20pm GMT on Saturday. The total programme will run for 90 minutes, protecting each qualifying, the dash race and wrapping up the most important speaking factors of the race weekend to date.
- Channel: Channel 4
- Begin time: 11:20pm GMT
Will the Brazilian GP dash race be on the radio?
Dwell radio protection of each apply, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season can be out there on the BBC Radio 5 Dwell, BBC 5 Dwell Sports activities Further or by way of the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Brazilian GP dash race will begin at 7:30pm GMT on the BBC Sport web site.
What’s the climate forecast for the Brazilian GP dash race?
Sunny circumstances however with cloudy spells are forecast for Saturday afternoon at Interlagos, with a really low probability of rain. Temperatures are set to be 18 levels Celsius initially of the dash race.