We give you the lowdown on one of the most popular races on the calendar. Here's everything you need to know for the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Brazilian Grand Prix has been part of the Formula 1 calendar every season since 1973 (except for in 2020 when it was cancelled due to COVID-19). The 2022 edition is coming up fairly soon, so get ready for another exciting race.
Here's everything you need to know about this year's Brazilian Grand Prix, including circuit information, when the race weekend is, the different format, and how you can secure premium hospitality tickets.
2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Date
The 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix will be the penultimate race of the season, taking place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November.
Interlagos Circuit - Home of the Brazilian Grand Prix
First things first, it should be said that the Brazilian Grand Prix has actually officially been renamed the Sao Paulo Grand Prix as of the 2021 edition. We will continue to use Brazilian GP, though, as it is still more commonly known as such.
Interlagos has hosted the Brazilian Grand Prix 38 times and has been it’s permanent home since 1990.
Before then, the Jacarepagua Circuit was also used, hosting 10 races between 1973-1990.
Interlagos is famous for its dedicated and enthusiastic Brazilian fans, who really make the event unlike any other race on the calendar. It is also famous for its speed - it is a quick track, comprising 15 corners, most of which are fast sweeping bends where drivers can really challenge themselves.
The circuit was built not on flat terrain, so there are elevation changes throughout the track. The start/ finish line is the highest point of the circuit, which immediately at the end gives way to the downhill ‘Senna S’ section, named after the famous Brazilian driver and F1 legend, Ayrton Senna.
There is also an interesting climate component at the track and the surrounding area of Sao Paulo where the track is located.
The area is renowned for its rapid weather changes, with sudden bursts of rain being rather common and can range from light drizzles to torrential storms.
Some of the best races and single-driver performances have come due to the elements, be it a full-wet race or having to adapt to a changing race.
2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Format & Prediction
Brazilian Grand Prix Sprint Race
As mentioned earlier, the 2021 edition had a Sprint Race format. It will be the same this year, too.
The Sprint Race format is one of the higher-ups in Formula 1’s attempts at making the race weekend more exciting.
A Sprint Race format replaces the normal Qualifying format for the weekend. Instead of Two practice sessions on the Friday, one more on the Saturday before Qualifying, then the race on Sunday, Sprint Races weekends bring an element of competition to every day of the weekend.
The weekends look as such:
- Practice One in the morning.
- Qualifying for Saturday’s Sprint Race in the afternoon.
- Practice Two in the morning
- Sprint Race in the afternoon
- Full race as normal
Now what is the Sprint Race, you may be asking.
The Sprint Race is a shorter version of the full Sunday race - 25% of the race distance, to be precise.
This means that the drivers are able to go all out for however many laps with no planned pit stops. The cars are lighter due to less fuel and they are competing for their starting spot in Sunday’s race.
So wherever they finish in the Sprint Race is where they will be starting in Sunday’s full race.
The Qualifying session on Friday is to determine the start positions for the drivers for Saturday’s Sprint Race.
2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Prediction
There isn’t actually too much to predict here. Chances are the Drivers’ Championship will already be wrapped up for Verstappen. Even the Constructors’ Championship could already be decided by then.
The outside prediction for the race, however, is that it could be the one race victory Lewis Hamilton picks up this season to continue his streak of at least one race wins every season of his career.
He hasn’t got one yet this year, but Mercedes are optimistic that they can challenge for one for the rest of the year.
2022 Brazilian Grand Prix Hospitality
Formula 1 hospitality provides you with the most premium experience possible at a Grand Prix. Instead of standard General Admission or Grandstand tickets, you can enjoy the racing in high style, with benefits fit for a VIP.
With Seat Unique, we are delighted to offer the Champions Club hospitality package!
With this package, you will get:
- Tower Club reserved seating
- Access to the Champions Club Suite, with premium views
- Guided track tour on Saturday
- Grid Walk & Championship trophy photo on Saturday
- Daily continental breakfast, gourmet lunch & dessert plus premium open bar
- Exclusive extras and commemorative gift
- Three-day package - Friday (Practice), Saturday (Qualifying) & Sunday (Raceday)
- Full hospitality on all three days
Enquire now to book your tickets so that you can be amongst the action during the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix!Enquire about Brazilian Grand Prix Hospitality
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