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2021 Formula One Sao Paulo Grand Prix

Who will lead the constructor's championship after Brazil?

  • Mercedes

    Votes: 63 33.7%
  • Red Bull

    Votes: 124 66.3%

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F1 takes to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace circuit this weekend in Brazil.

Formula One returns to Brazil this weekend after missing the 2020 race. The event will see the return of the sprint qualifying format.

Driver’s championship leader Max Verstappen holds a 19 point lead over Lewis Hamilton at a track both drivers tend to perform well on. Their respective teams, Red Bull and Mercedes, are separated by just one point with Mercedes’ slight edge.

Just four races remain in the 2021 season, with the field travelling to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi to close out the year. While Verstappen’s 19-point advantage seems safe at this point, constructor’s standings are more hotly contested. Mercedes’s one point lead could easily swing to Red Bull’s advantage before the end of the year, and the 13.5-point lead Ferrari now holds over McLaren looks to be a tight battle for the remainder of the season.

Behind the four top teams, Alpine and Alphatauri are locked at 106 points each. Pierre Gasly’s impressive 86 points this season have offset Yuki Tsunoda’s 20 at Alphatauri, with Alpine’s points being more balanced at 60 and 46 for Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, respectively.

There remains much to be decided this season in terms of the final driver and constructor rankings. Let us know your thoughts on who might finish ahead of where they are currently ranked, and who will take the win in Sao Paulo this weekend.

Image credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula Team
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That's what high technology means, that's what innovation means. All this is Formula 1
 
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Why do they keep changing the name of the races? Its the Brazilian Grand Prix not the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Why name the race after the city if their is only one race in the entire country.
 
"Visit Sao Paulo"

Wish I could. Closest I'll get is AMS & AMS2. It'd be a dream to attend the Interlagos GP and the Miss Bum-Bum competition.
 
Why do they keep changing the name of the races? Its the Brazilian Grand Prix not the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Why name the race after the city if their is only one race in the entire country.
Political reasons. The Brazilian President gave support to move the GP to Rio de Janeiro, that didn't come to fruition, so the governor of São Paulo decided to change the name of the Grand Prix. And they don't like each other.
 
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New ICE gave Lewis wings ;) Great performance!

Let's see if Sprint Race brings something special tomorrow?!
 
Definition of formula 1: a race held with formula cars over distance of minimum 305KM where Mercedes has the fastest car but at the finish Max Verstappen wins.
Where can we sign for that result?

Those mercs are on fire.
Verstappen had a bit scrappy lap.
But even than he would be slower.
That black arrow was on rails.
 
Mercedes used the most of the new engine in this classification, but even with the old engine, Hamilton and Bottas were faster than Red Bull in free practice.

That's Hamilton, it's at the level of the best on the grid, but it only appears when the car is far superior to the rest, like in 6 of its 7 titles.
 
Mercedes used the most of the new engine in this classification, but even with the old engine, Hamilton and Bottas were faster than Red Bull in free practice.

That's Hamilton, it's at the level of the best on the grid, but it only appears when the car is far superior to the rest, like in 6 of its 7 titles.
Sunday is something else, starting on mediums, and it will be much warmer, Max what else:p
 

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