2021 F1 Sao Paulo Grand Prix - QUALIFYING RESULTS
Pos.DriverNat.TeamQ1Q2Q3
1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m08.733s1m08.068s1m07.934s
2Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m09.329s1m08.499s1m08.372s
3Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m09.040s1m08.426s1m08.469s
4Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m09.172s1m08.973s1m08.483s
5Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m09.347s1m08.903s1m08.777s
6Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m09.046s1m09.031s1m08.826s
7Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m09.155s1m08.859s1m08.960s
8Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m09.365s1m09.030s1m08.980s
9Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m09.374s1m09.093s1m09.039s
10Fernando AlonsoESPAlpine F1 Team1m09.391s1m09.137s1m09.113s
11Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m09.430s1m09.189s 
12Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m09.451s1m09.399s 
13Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m09.350s1m09.483s 
14Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m09.598s1m09.503s 
15Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m09.342s1m10.227s 
16Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m09.663s  
17Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m09.897s  
18George RussellGBRWilliams Racing1m09.953s  
19Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m10.329s  
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m10.589s  

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.

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