With eight consecutive wins, Sebastian Vettel has a chance to finish the season on the top step of the podium in Brazil.
The four-time world champion will start on pole position ahead of Nico Rosberg who seems best able to deny him victory this weekend. Before ending his career in F1, Mark Webber dream win one last time as Interlagos Felipe Massa who will play his last race with Ferrari before his audience.
Rosberg Best Placed
At Interlagos, the first threat to Sebastian Vettel could well come from one of his countrymen. Since the beginning of the weekend, Nico Rosberg is the driver who has best withstood the pace of quadruple world champion, placed in pole position and Aspiring to increase its winning streak to nine. Best time of the free practice sessions on Friday, the German Mercedes has conceded six tenths in qualifying championship leader when the rest of the competition failed more than one second.
If rain is go in the race, Rosberg seems ability to worry Vettel all the pilot placed on the second position on the grid often trapped polesitter in recent years in the Brazilian layout. Renowned for its successful departures, Fernando Alonso could also have a say on a wet route despite Ferrari improved. But as surprising as it may seem, the Spaniard has never won in Brazil in 11 attempts! If successful, it goes back on the top step of the podium since his triumph in Barcelona there are more than six months.
The Ball Past
The Brazilian Grand Prix is the last opportunity for Mark Webber to shine before leaving the paddock. The Australian knows the taste of success at Interlagos since it is already won twice in 2009 and 2011 in rushing each time from the second position on the grid. Starting fourth Sunday he does not seem able to take as its ability to respond well to the lights is its weak point. Also victorious twice in Brazil, in 2006 and 2008, Felipe Massa dream to offer a new success to his audience, which is more on the occasion of his last race with Ferrari. However, this goal does not seem to reach the Paulist which starts in ninth position and has not won since his victory at Interlagos there five years. Thanked by McLaren, Sergio Pérez will for him to forget his crash qualifications to highlight in the quest for a good tub in 2014 like Pastor Maldonado who is leaving Williams and Nico Hulkenberg expected from Sauber.
Issues Both Championships:
After the fourth coronation of Sebastian Vettel in India, Fernando Alonso has secured the honorary title of vice-world champion last Sunday in Austin. So, the last place of importance to assign to the drivers’ championship is the third. Before the start of the Grand Prix of Brazil, it is the property of Lewis Hamilton (5th on the grid) with six points margin over Mark Webber (4th), the only one to steal it. Under the constructors’ championship, the last major issue concerns the status of dolphin Red Bull . Mercedes looks set to achieve this with two drivers in the Top 5 and a 15-point advantage over Ferrari, the equivalent a third place. Moreover, the Scuderia does not seem a real threat for the team at the Star since it has not tasted the podium in five races. She must above all seek to validate his third place coveted by Lotus which could be based on a new podium Romain Grosjean to remove its 18 delay units, the equivalent of a second.