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Weather in Sao Paulo: What’s in store for the Brazilian Grand Prix?


With rain affecting Friday’s qualifying session and allowing Kevin Magnussen to secure a surprise maiden pole position, the weather held out for Saturday’s Sprint race, which George Russell won by passing Max Verstappen and lining up first for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

While rain is unlikely to fall during the race, rain showers forming around Sao Paulo may drift over the Interlagos Circuit during the afternoon, according to our friends at

Temperatures in Sao Paulo are expected to reach 28 degrees before cooling slightly in the afternoon.

Wet races are common at Interlagos.

Interlagos has previously hosted a number of dramatic races that have been heavily influenced by changing weather conditions.

The 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix was one such event, in which several cars aquaplaned into the barriers and Giancarlo Fisichella was declared the winner of a race that was cut short due to Fernando Alonso’s big accident at the final corner.

Another notable race occurred in 2008, when a late rain shower disrupted proceedings and resulted in Lewis Hamilton passing a struggling Timo Glock on the last corner of the final lap to take the fifth place he needed to become World Champion that year.

And, in 1991, home hero Ayrton Senna finally won a Brazilian Grand Prix, despite his McLaren being stuck in sixth gear as heavy rain fell in the final stages of the race.

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