2011 Brazilian Grand Prix
|19th of 19 races in the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship|
|Surname:||Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2011|
|Date:||November 27, 2011|
|Course:||Autódromo José Carlos Pace|
|Length:||305.909 km in 71 laps of 4.309 km
|Driver:||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
|Time:||1: 11.918 min|
|Driver:||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault|
|Time:||1: 15.324 min (lap 71)|
|First:||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault|
|Second:||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
After the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix , Sebastian Vettel led the drivers' standings with 119 points from Jenson Button and 129 points from Fernando Alonso . Red Bull-Renault led the constructors' championship with 125 points ahead of McLaren-Mercedes and with 254 points ahead of Ferrari . Vettel and Red Bull-Renault were already established as world champions ahead of time.
At the Brazilian Grand Prix, Pirelli provided the drivers with medium (white) and soft (yellow) tire compounds , as well as intermediates (light blue) and full wets (orange) for wet conditions .
At the Brazilian Grand Prix, three designers used their chassis names for the last time. Renault changed the chassis name for the coming season to Lotus , the previous team Lotus to Caterham and Virgin to Marussia .
Massa started this race for Ferrari for the 100th time.
In the first free practice, Mark Webber was the fastest driver ahead of Button and Hamilton's McLaren. In this training Romain Grosjean took over the Renault from Vitali Petrow , Nico Hülkenberg the Force India from Adrian Sutil , Jean-Éric Vergne the Toro Rosso from Sébastien Buemi , Luiz Razia the Lotus from Jarno Trulli and Jan Charouz the HRT from Vitantonio Liuzzi . For Charouz it was the first outing on a Formula 1 weekend. In the second free practice, Hamilton achieved the fastest lap ahead of Vettel and Webber. In the third training session, Vettel took the lead in front of Button and Webber.
In the first part of the time practice, Button was the fastest driver. The Virgin, HRT and Lotus pilots and Pastor Maldonado were eliminated. In the second part of qualifying, Vettel took the lead. The Sauber and Toro Rosso drivers as well as Petrow, Rubens Barrichello and Paul di Resta were eliminated. In the final segment, Vettel set the fastest time and took 15th pole position this season. With that he set a new record. Webber and Button followed in the seats behind him.
Webber scored his first win of the season in this race ahead of Vettel and Button.
Vettel kept the lead at the start, but had problems with his transmission in the race, which is why he was unable to keep Webber behind.
- Grosjean drove the Renault with the number 10 in the first free practice. Petrow then took over the vehicle for the rest of the race weekend.
- Hulkenberg drove the Force India with the number 14 in the first free practice. Sutil then took over the vehicle for the rest of the race weekend.
- Vergne drove the Toro Rosso with the number 18 in the first free practice. Buemi then took over the vehicle for the rest of the race weekend.
- Razia drove the Lotus with the number 21 in the first free practice. Trulli then took over the vehicle for the rest of the race weekend.
- Charouz drove the HRT with the number 23 in the first free practice. Liuzzi then took over the vehicle for the rest of the race weekend.
|1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1: 13.664||1: 12.446||1: 11.918||1|
|2||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1: 13.467||1: 12.658||1: 12.099||2|
|3||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes||1: 13.281||1: 12.820||1: 12.283||3|
|4th||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes||1: 13.361||1: 12.811||1: 12.480||4th|
|5||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||1: 13.969||1: 12.870||1: 12.591||5|
|6th||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||1: 14.083||1: 12.569||1: 13.050||6th|
|7th||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||1: 14.269||1: 13.291||1: 13.068||7th|
|8th||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1: 13.480||1: 13.261||1: 13.298||8th|
|9||Bruno Senna||Renault||1: 14.453||1: 13,300||1: 13.761||9|
|10||Michael sSchumacher||Mercedes||1: 13.694||1: 13.571||no time||10|
|11||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1: 13.733||1: 13.584||-||11|
|12||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth||1: 14.117||1: 13.801||-||12|
|13||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1: 14.225||1: 13.804||-||13|
|14th||Sébastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1: 14,500||1: 13.919||-||14th|
|15th||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||1: 13.859||1: 14.053||-||15th|
|16||Kamui Kobayashi||Clean Ferrari||1: 14.571||1: 14.129||-||16|
|17th||Sergio Perez||Clean Ferrari||1: 14.430||1: 14.182||-||17th|
|18th||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth||1: 14.625||-||-||18th|
|19th||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus Renault||1: 15.068||-||-||19th|
|20th||Jarno Trulli||Lotus Renault||1: 15.358||-||-||20th|
|21st||Vitantonio Liuzzi||HRT-Cosworth||1: 16.631||-||-||21st|
|22nd||Daniel Ricciardo||HRT-Cosworth||1: 16.890||-||-||22nd|
|23||Jérôme D'Ambrosio||Virgin Cosworth||1: 17.019||-||-||23|
|24||Timo Glock||Virgin Cosworth||1: 17.060||-||-||24|
|107 percent time : 1: 18.410 min (based on Q1 best time of 1: 13.281 min)|
- racing cars with KERS
|1||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||71||3||1: 32: 17.464||2||1: 15.324 (71.)|
|2||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||71||3||+ 16.983||1||1: 16.076 (68.)|
|3||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes||71||3||+ 27.638||3||1: 15,580 (63rd)|
|4th||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||71||3||+ 35.048||5||1: 16.181 (65.)|
|5||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||71||2||+1: 06.733||7th||1: 17,271 (64th)|
|6th||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||70||3||+ 1 lap||8th||1: 17,161 (36th)|
|7th||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||70||2||+ 1 lap||6th||1: 17.207 (45th)|
|8th||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||70||2||+ 1 lap||11||1: 17.452 (64th)|
|9||Kamui Kobayashi||Clean Ferrari||70||2||+ 1 lap||16||1: 17,644 (55th)|
|10||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||70||3||+ 1 lap||15th||1: 17.011 (58th)|
|11||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||70||2||+ 1 lap||13||1: 17,162 (55.)|
|12||Sébastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||70||2||+ 1 lap||14th||1: 17.428 (59.)|
|13||Sergio Perez||Clean Ferrari||70||2||+ 1 lap||17th||1: 17.780 (63rd)|
|14th||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth||70||3||+ 1 lap||12||1: 16.684 (70th)|
|15th||Michael sSchumacher||Mercedes||70||3||+ 1 lap||10||1: 16.681 (62nd)|
|16||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus Renault||69||3||+ 2 rounds||19th||1: 18.023 (69.)|
|17th||Bruno Senna||Renault||69||4th||+ 2 rounds||9||1: 18.274 (62.)|
|18th||Jarno Trulli||Lotus Renault||69||2||+ 2 rounds||20th||1: 18.596 (47th)|
|19th||Jérôme D'Ambrosio||Virgin Cosworth||68||2||+ 3 rounds||23||1: 19.902 (60th)|
|20th||Daniel Ricciardo||HRT-Cosworth||68||2||+ 3 rounds||22nd||1: 19.649 (64th)|
|-||Vitantonio Liuzzi||HRT-Cosworth||61||2||DNF||21st||1: 20.648 (60th)|
|-||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes||46||3||DNF||4th||1: 17.209 (35th)|
|-||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth||26th||1||DNF||18th||1: 19.706 (26.)|
|-||Timo Glock||Virgin Cosworth||21st||1||DNF||24||1: 21.773 (14th)|
- racing cars with KERS
World Cup stands after the race
The first ten of the race got 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point (s) respectively.
- "Pirelli determines tire allocation for the final spurt" (Motorsport-Total.com on October 7, 2011)
- "Sao Paulo: Massa's double anniversary" (Motorsport-Total.com on November 22, 2011)
- "GP Brazil in Interlagos / 1st free practice" (Motorsport-Total.com on November 25, 2011)
- "HRT: Charouz in action on Friday" (Motorsport-Total.com on November 24, 2011)
- "GP Brazil in Interlagos / 2nd free practice" (Motorsport-Total.com on November 25, 2011)
- "GP Brazil in Interlagos / 3rd free practice" (Motorsport-Total.com on November 26, 2011)