The ROKiT Williams Team makes the journey to Brazil for the penultimate round of the 2019 F1 championship, the Brazilian GP. This weekend will again see Nicholas Latifi drive in the opening Friday practice session, this time taking over Robert Kubica's car. The team will be bringing several test items to assess as part of their preparations for the 2020 season. For George Russell and Robert Kubica this is a circuit that both have had experience with and both are looking forward to driving there again.
Itís time for the penultimate round of the
2019 Formula One World Championship, the Brazilian Grand Prix. Autůdromo
Josť Carlos Pace, more commonly referred to as Interlagos, provides
drivers and engineers with many challenges, not least because the track
runs in an anti-clockwise direction and is at high altitude, which makes
it tough on power units. The carnival atmosphere in Brazil provides a
brilliant backdrop to the race weekend and is a spectacle to see. For
the final time this year, Nicholas Latifi will drive during the FP1
session, this time in Robert Kubicaís car.
Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer:
As the 2019 season begins to draw to a close, we make our annual trip to
Sao Paulo for the penultimate event of the year. The Interlagos track
offers a fascinating mix of corners and elevation change all set in an
amphitheatre some 750m above sea level.
The weather often plays a big part in Sao
Paulo with heavy rain or very high track temperatures equally likely in
November. The current forecast is for relatively benign conditions, but
this can change very quickly.
Pirelli have provided their hardest compound range for this event, a
combination previously seen in Japan and Belgium, and this should
provide a range of viable strategies for the race.
Nicholas will drive Robertís car in FP1 at this event for his final free
practice outing of the season. We look forward to Nicholasís help in
setting up the car for this demanding circuit. In addition to the normal
qualifying and race preparation, we will also look at several test items
as we continue our build-up to the 2020 season.
The next Grand Prix is in Brazil, and itís a track that I know pretty
well. The layout of Interlagos is unique, it runs anti-clockwise and has
a long straight uphill which makes it quite challenging. Overall, it
should be good fun to drive.
The 2017 race weekend here in Brazil was the first one I took part in,
driving in FP1, so I have fond memories of the place. It is a really
great circuit with a lot of character, and one that I am looking forward
to driving again.
I am excited to get another opportunity to jump back in the car in
Brazil. It will be my third FP1 in a row, in such a short period of
time, so thatís good for the rhythm. I drove in FP1 there last year, so
I know the track and that will help me get up to speed. It is a unique
circuit, and an older style compared to the more modern venues. It is
smaller, tighter, but the track has a lot of character and has been on
the calendar for a while. Iím looking forward to getting out there and
experiencing it once again.
Race Data Friday:
Practice 1: 11:00 - 12:30
Practice 2: 15:00 - 16:30 Saturday:
Practice 3: 12:00 - 13:00
Qualifying: 15:00 Ė 16:00 Sunday: Race: 14:10
Brazilian GP: ROKiT Williams Grand Prix Preview
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Date: 12/11/2019 07:05
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