2021 F1 Sao Paulo Grand Prix - Sprint Qualifying RESULTS
1Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team24 Laps
2Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing+ 1.170s
3Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow+ 18.723s
4Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing+ 19.787s
5Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team+ 20.872s
6Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team+ 22.558s
7Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow+ 25.056s
8Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda+ 34.158s
9Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team+ 34.632s
10Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team+ 34.867s
11Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team+ 35.869s
12Fernando AlonsoESPAlpine F1 Team+ 36.578s
13Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen+ 41.880s
14Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team+ 44.037s
15Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda+ 46.150s
16Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing+ 46.760s
17George RussellGBRWilliams Racing+ 47.739s
18Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen+ 50.014s
19Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team+ 61.680s
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team+ 67.474s

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