Although both championships have been wrapped up, with Hamilton securing his fourth title in Mexico, the Brazilian GP is set to be an exciting race. Rain is forecast for the weekend, which will shake up the pack, and Red Bull are looking the strongest they’ve been all season.
Ferrari desperate for wins
Up until the summer break, Ferrari had looked to have a stronger package than Mercedes. And Vettel was leading the world championship. Since then, both championships have been lost, and Ferrari have failed to win another race. With Red Bull looking strong, Ferrari have failed to keep up with their competitors and desperately need a turn of luck.
With just two races to go this season, can they get another victory? Pole last time out in Mexico for Vettel suggested that the performance is still there.
Red Bull going for victory?
After the dominant win for Verstappen last weekend, Red Bull believe they will be in the fight again this weekend. Having made big performance gains over the course of the season, they are looking much closer to their rivals but still lack overall power. However, with the potential of rain, this could reduce this deficit.
Last year, Verstappen had an extremely impressive race – going from 16th to 3rd in just 16 laps. Mastering the wet conditions, he pulled of a series of brilliant overtakes on his rivals, many of whom struggled to keep the car on the track. If these conditions return this year, expect him to be strong.
Massa’s last home race
After an emotional race last year, in what we thought would be Massa’s last Brazilian GP, it looks as if the same may happen again this weekend. Announcing his retirement earlier this week, he will not be returning to F1 next season. He will be hoping for a better result this year, after crashing out in the wet last season.