F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2023 Weekend: Qualifying, weather, predictions, location and how to watch live

In the bustling metropolis of Sao Paulo, known for its passion for music and vibrant carnivals, the Brazilian Grand Prix, a thrilling F1 event, is set to kick off this weekend. Once more, it will serve as a magnet for a global assemblage of ardent Formula One fans.

Amidst the excitement of the fans and the roaring engines, drivers face a range of challenges at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. This event, a key fixture on the Formula One Calendar, promises exciting race updates and aims to provide an exceptional experience for fans, drivers, and all involved.

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2023 qualifying date & time

The timetable for qualifying as well as the other important races at the Brazilian Grand Prix is given below, with times in United Kingdom Greenwich Mean Time.

To adjust for Central European Time, simply add one hour. For Eastern Time, subtract five hours, or eight hours if you’re in the Pacific Standard Time zone

Sao Paulo operates on Brasilia Standard Time, which lags three hours behind the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) used in the United Kingdom.

SessionDateTime(UK GMT)
Free practice 1Friday 3 November20:30–21:30
QualificationFriday 3 November00:00-01:00
Sprint ShootoutSaturday 4 November20:00–20:45
Sprint RaceSaturday 4 November00:30-1:30
RaceSunday 5 November23:00–01:00

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2023 weather forecast & circuit

Sao Paulo’s weather this weekend can be quite unpredictable, with a mixture of rain and sunshine. To make it easier for the drivers, some of the weather predictions are given below.

Friday – FP1 and Qualifying

Forecast: FP1 may see the most concerning weather with a high chance of rain, with the threat remaining for qualifying.

Temperature: 30C/86F

Chance of precipitation: <40%

Saturday – Sprint Shootout and Sprint

Forecast: The conditions will be slightly cooler than the opening day.

Temperature: 27C / 81F

Chance of precipitation: 20%

Sunday – Race

Forecast: Pleasant weather with a gentle and cool breeze.

Highest temperature: 23C / 73F

Chance of precipitation: <0%

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2023 podium predictions

Max Verstappen, a three-time world champion, displayed exceptional speed at the Mexican Grand Prix, securing his 16th win of the season. Given his extraordinary abilities, only a few would bet against the Dutchman at the Brazilian GP.

However, his teammate, Sergio Perez, faced a tough weekend, which ended in his retirement due to a collision with Charles Leclerc. Not only is Perez’s position at Red Bull in jeopardy, with Daniel Ricciardo as a more capable replacement candidate, but Perez’s second place in the Drivers’ Standings is also at risk. Former F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is only 20 points away from catching up with him.

Brazilian Grand Prix track
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On the other hand, the experienced Australian driver Ricciardo finished seventh in Mexico, despite starting fourth on the grid. He kept up with the frontrunners for a significant part of the race. Despite having 10/1 odds, Ricciardo is determined to secure a top-six finish in Brazil, which could enhance his chances of getting a seat at Red Bull next season.

Lewis Hamilton secured second place at the Mexican Grand Prix, even though he was lacking motivation. He remains confident that his team will achieve better results in the upcoming races, thanks to effective teamwork and updates.

Last but not least, Lando Norris from the McLaren team delivered an impressive late drive, securing a fifth-place finish despite starting 17th and dropping to 14th after a red flag restart in the middle of the race. This remarkable performance, along with four consecutive podium finishes, contributes to the growing confidence and positivity within the McLaren team.

How to watch F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2023 live

Some of the names to watch the live broadcast of the event are given below in the GMT timezone.

Live TV: All sessions will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 starting with Free Practice 1 on Friday at 2.30 pm (UK GMT).

Live stream: Sky Sports F1 subscribers in the UK can watch all the running live on the Sky Go app. Now TV subscribers can also see live coverage of every session via Sky Sports F1. Live timings are available through the F1 app.

Highlights: Channel 4 will broadcast a recap of the weekend, featuring footage from the qualifying session on Friday and the sprint sessions on Saturday, airing on Saturday evening. This will be followed by a summary of the Grand Prix on Sunday evening.

Do you think the predictions above will somewhat turn out to be true at the Brazil GP? Let us know your opinions in the comment section below.


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