GP Brazil - Race Preview

São Paulo welcomes Formula One as the teams assemble at Interlagos for the 20th and final round of the 2012 F1 World Championship. The Brazilian Grand Prix has been the scene of much drama since it moved from the beginning to the end of the F1 season and it has the opportunity to be so again as Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso go head-to-head around the famous Autódromo José Carlos Pace, each seeking to become a three-times World Champion.
 

Brazil GP Track Guide

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Hamilton wins in Austin

While Hamilton was the star of the show, Sebastian Vettel took second and Fernando Alonso third, ensuring their battle for the Drivers’ Championship goes down to the wire in Brazil. Vettel, who had been fastest in every session up until today, controlled proceedings at the front after the start. However, as he got tangled up in traffic on lap 42, he fell back towards Hamilton and the McLaren driver, who had been stalking the Red Bull man for most of the race, cruised past to take the lead.

Vettel secures US GP pole

Vettel’s sole remaining title rival Fernando Alonso could only manage ninth place in qualifying but the Ferrari driver will start at least one place further up the grid after fourth-placed qualifier Romain Grosjean was hit with a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. 
 
Vettel had dominated on Friday despite a water leak that sidelined him for much of the afternoon running and he continued to set the pace on Saturday with another potent display in the final practice hour, finishing three tenths clear of Hamilton.
 

Three out of three for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel left his ascent to the top of the timesheets until late in the session during Saturday morning’s final free practice session. When cars came out on Medium tyres in the final 15 minutes of the hour, Lewis Hamilton was in top spot with a time of 1:37.492. With two minutes remaining Vettel, seemingly without trouble, simply accelerated away from the field with two laps under the 1m:37s barrier. The first of which, 1:36.490, was the fastest of the morning. Hamilton responded on his final tour, closing the gap to two-tenths with 1:36.748 but Vettel was secure in his lead.

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