After being absent from the 2020 season calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Formula 1 returns to racing in Brazil this weekend.

A fan favourite, Interlagos hosts this weekend’s 2021 Sao Paulo Grand Prix as Max Verstappen looks to tighten his grip on this year’s title. 

The Dutchman dominated the race last time out from third on the grid in Mexico to extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton to 19 points.

In recent years, Brazil has been a favourable track as like Mexico it is at altitude.

Verstappen would have won in 2018 had it not been for a collision with Esteban Ocon, while in 2019, the Red Bull driver reigned supreme.

Sprint qualifying makes its return for this weekend with five more points awarded on Saturday - 3, 2, 1.

When is the Sao Paulo Grand Prix? 

The 2021 Sao Paulo Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, November 14. Cars will take to the track for one practice session then qualifying on Friday. Another practice session will take place on Saturday morning before sprint qualifying. The grand prix takes place on Sunday afternoon.

Where is the Sao Paulo Grand Prix taking place? 

The 2021 Sao Paulo Grand Prix is held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Brazil.

The circuit is 4.309 km (2.677 mi) long and 15 turns.

Where can I watch the Sao Paulo Grand Prix?

All races this season are being shown exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, while extended highlights will be shown on Channel 4 later in the evening.

All times are GMT (UK Time)

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12

Live F1 Sao Paulo GP Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1) - 1500 (session starts 1530) 

Live F1 Sao Paulo GP Qualifying (Sky Sports F1) - 1800 (session starts 1900) 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13

Live F1 Sao Paulo GP Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1) - 1445 (session starts 1500) 

Live F1 Sao Paulo GP Sprint Qualifying (Sky Sports F1) - 1830 (session starts 1930) 

F1 Sao Paulo GP Qualifying highlights (Channel 4) - 2320

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14

Live F1 Sao Paulo GP - Grand Prix Sunday (Sky Sports F1) - 1530

Live F1 Sao Paulo GP - Race (Sky Sports F1) - 1700

Live F1 Sao Paulo GP - Chequered flag (Sky Sports F1) - 2000

F1 Sao Paulo GP Qualifying highlights (Channel 4) - 2300

How else can I follow the Sao Paulo Grand Prix? 

Besides TV coverage, Crash.net will be providing live text commentary of every practice, qualifying and race session in 2021.

Follow @CRASH_NET_F1 for the latest F1 news, analysis and paddock reaction.

Recent Brazil F1 Winners: 

2019: Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 

2018: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2017: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 

2016: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 

2015: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2014: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2013: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

2012: Jenson Button (McLaren)

2011: Mark Webber (Red Bull)

2010: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

The remainder of the 2021 F1 calendar: 

Sao Paulo Grand Prix - November 14

Qatar Grand Prix - November 21

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12