Formula One is in São Paulo, Brazil this weekend for the latest race, and the final race of their run through the western hemisphere. The Brazilian Grand Prix airs Sunday at noon ET on ESPN2 and will be available via live stream at WatchESPN.
The starting grid for Sunday’s race will be determined by two days of qualifying. Normally, F1 qualifying features three qualifying periods across an hour on Saturday. However, the Brazilian Grand Prix is the third of three races this season that combine traditional qualifying with a sprint race.
On Friday, there will be traditional qualifying to determine the starting grid for Saturday’s 100-km sprint race. It will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET and air on ESPNU. It features a 20-minute period in which all 20 cars try to secure the fastest time and the five slowest cars placed in spots 16-20 of the starting grid. The second qualifying period is 15 minutes and the five slowest of the remaining 15 cards are slotted in spots 11-15. The final ten minutes feature the 10 remaining cars competing for the fastest time to secure pole position.
On Saturday, the sprint race will run from 2:30 to 3 p.m. to determine the starting grid for Sunday’s race.
Max Verstappen is the favorite to be the fastest qualifier at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is installed at -105, and is followed by Lewis Hamilton (+175), Valtteri Bottas (+550), and Sergio Pérez (+900).
How to watch qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix
Date: Friday, November 12
Time: 2 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPNU
Live stream: WatchESPN
2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, starting grid for Saturday sprint
|1||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team||44|
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||33|
|3||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team||77|
|4||Sergio Pérez||Red Bull Racing||11|
|5||Pierre Gasly||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||10|
|6||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||Scuderia Ferrari||55|
|7||Charles Leclerc||Scuderia Ferrari||16|
|8||Lando Norris||McLaren F1 Team||4|
|9||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren F1 Team||3|
|10||Fernando Alonso||Alpine F1 Team||14|
|11||Esteban Ocon||Alpine F1 Team||31|
|12||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team||5|
|13||Yuki Tsunoda||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||22|
|14||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN||7|
|15||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN||99|
|16||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team||18|
|17||Nicholas Latifi||Williams Racing||6|
|18||George Russell||Williams Racing||63|
|19||Mick Schumacher||Uralkali Haas F1 Team||47|
|20||Nikita Mazepin||Uralkali Haas F1 Team||9|