Honda preview the Brazilian Grand Prix

Once again we return to Sao Paulo for the penultimate race of the year, the 2019 edition of the Brazilian Grand Prix at Autodromo Carlos Pace, Interlagos.

Blink and you might just miss this one – breathtakingly fast, the quick trip around the short Interlagos circuit has it all. This anti-clockwise track keeps the vibrant crowd entertained with tight winding sections, elevation change and iconic high-speed straights.

Last year proved frustrating for the team, with our package showing weaknesses come race day. A good Qualifying result saw Pierre starting ninth, however we weren’t able to make the most of his grid position which saw him slip back to 13th and out of the points.

Toyoharu Tanabe, Technical Director, Honda Racing F1: “The penultimate round of the season takes place at one of F1’s classic tracks, Interlagos, which always seems to produce exciting races. It is an interesting track, the third shortest of the season, set at around 800 meters above sea level. This altitude is not as extreme as in Mexico City, but it does have a slight effect on the PU.

“This circuit holds many good memories for Honda, including Ayrton Senna’s win in 1991 and we hope we can produce another memorable result this weekend.”