Brazilian F1 Grand Prix 2013: Start Time, Line-Up, TV Schedule and More

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2013

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 22:  Jules Bianchi of France and Marussia drives during practice for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 22, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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With the final race of the Formula One campaign on the horizon, Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix has a tinge of bitter sweetness about its season climax.

Sebastian Vettel descends upon Sao Paulo with his drivers' championship already in tow, driving the Red Bull engine that's helped in bringing him a fourth consecutive title.

Although it's already been decided who'll finish atop the podium overall, there's still a lot worth fighting for in South America this Sunday, with points and pride ranking highly.

Read on for all necessary viewing information ahead of Sunday's meet and more.

 

2013 Brazilian Grand Prix Line-Up (After FP2)
PosNoDriverTeamTime/RetiredGapLaps
19Nico RosbergMercedes1:27.30612
21Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:27.5310.22510
32Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault1:27.5920.28618
47Heikki KovalainenLotus-Renault1:28.1290.82313
510Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:28.1470.8419
618Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Ferrari1:28.4051.09911
74Felipe MassaFerrari1:28.5401.2349
811Nico HulkenbergSauber-Ferrari1:28.5601.25420
919Daniel RicciardoSTR-Ferrari1:28.7391.43320
108Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:28.8911.58512
113Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:28.9281.62210
1212Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:29.0491.74317
1314Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:29.1741.86811
1416Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:29.7172.41113
1515Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1:29.7832.4777
1617Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1:30.4253.11915
176Sergio PerezMcLaren-Mercedes1:30.7483.4428
1822Jules BianchiMarussia-Cosworth1:31.0613.75518
1921Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault1:31.1183.81216
2020Charles PicCaterham-Renault1:31.1653.85915
2123Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth1:31.2113.90519
225Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:31.7704.4646
Via Formula1.com

 

Date: Sunday, Nov. 24

Course: Grande Premio Petrobas do Brasil—full course details on Formula1.com.

Viewing Info: Sky Sports F1 (UK)

Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying Replay: 9:15 a.m. GMT/4:15 a.m. ET

Brazilian Grand Prix: 3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET

Brazilian Grand Prix Paddock Live: 6:30 p.m. GMT/1:30 p.m. ET

Brazilian Grand Prix Highlights: 9 p.m. GMT/4 p.m. ET

 

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 22:  Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP prepares to drive during practice for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 22, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Sunday will see Webber drive in
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Nico Rosberg has been on the coat-tails of the Formula One big guns for some time now and after finishing two of his last three races on the podium, the German registered another statement of intent by finishing FP2 atop the pile.

The Mercedes driver did well in wet conditions and also managed to finish quickest in FP1 ahead of both Red Bulls, recording a time 0.225 seconds faster than Vettel.

Sky Sports confirmed the lead:

Rosberg's teammate Lewis Hamilton didn't cope quite as well with the damp weather and was in fifth after FP2, BBC Sport's Andrew Benson reporting that the Briton says he has no chance of winning on Sunday unless the conditions relent:

Through my career, in the rain was always best for me; that was when I could make a difference. In this car, there's no hope for me. I don't know what's going on.

We're just really, really struggling with the throttle mapping and all these kinds of things, but clearly the car's quick enough because Nico's able to do it, so I really have to just work hard and figure out what it is.

Jenson Button's poor form continued with a 22nd-place qualification while Heikki Kovalainen, Jean-Eric Vergne and Felipe Massa were impressive, finishing FP2 as fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively.

In what's been a familiar case all season long, Mark Webber finished just behind teammate Vettel in qualifying in what will be his final race before leaving Formula One.

A lot of the teams were very lightly run due to the wet weather, not wishing to sacrifice tyres before they're actually needed, which was a disappointment.

However, the real excitement is yet to come and one can only hope that the Brazilian weather holds up long enough to make it the spectacle we're all hoping for.