Seven days after Austin’s Grand Prix, Circus arrives at Interlagos, a historical Formula 1 circuit. The round on the Brazilian circuit is characterized by one of the shortest track of championship and, besides technical problems, it is always affected by weather changeableness. Also for these three-days, rain is expected and it could complicate teams’ choices.
In the event of dry track, Pirelli will bring Medium and Soft; we will see an open competition with different solutions. Obviously, everything is directed to Mercedes and the internal fight between Hamilton and Rosberg.
After Austin, Lewis’ lead over Nico arrives at 24 points. I have a feeling that now everything is already planned, as I have analyzed in recent days. After the race at Spa-Francorchamps, the team performed well defined hierarchies for the good of team, image and investments made in these years. Hamilton is predestined to win this World Championship. In recent races, we have seen how one of them takes the pole and the other wins the race. For me, the ease with which Nico has accepted defeat a week ago is a further signal too.
We are getting ready for Brazilian Grand Prix with two questions: who will win between Hamilton and Rosberg? Who will win the third place in Constructors’ World Championship?
As I said before, the top step of the podium (unless technical problems) is Mercedes matter. I do not see other actors that may worry them. At this point, the third place among Constructors is pretty much thing done for Williams, despite the double points of Abu Dhabi. Some teams are now already working on next season. Ferrari has big problems right now in the present. Let them work and look carefully at the tests they are doing.
Gian Carlo Minardi