With rain affecting Friday's qualifying session and helping Kevin Magnussen secure a shock maiden pole position, the weather turned out fine for Saturday's Sprint event, in which George Russell passed Max Verstappen to take the win and line up first for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. According to our friends at WeerOnline.nl , while rain is unlikely to fall during the race, there remains the possibility that showers forming around Sao Paulo may drift over the Interlagos Circuit during the course of the afternoon. Temperatures in Sao Paulo are expected to hit 28 degrees, cooling slightly over the course of the afternoon.
Wet races often seen at Interlagos
Interlagos has previously played host to several dramatic races that were heavily influenced by changeable weather conditions. One such event was the 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix, in which several cars aquaplaned into the barriers and Giancarlo Fisichella was declared the winner of a race that was stopped early due to Fernando Alonso's big accident at the final corner. Another notable race came in 2008, when a late rain shower shook proceedings up, and resulted in Lewis Hamilton passing a struggling Timo Glock on the last corner of the last lap to take the fifth place he needed to become that year's World Champion. And back in 1991, home hero Ayrton Senna finally took victory in a Brazilian Grand Prix, despite his McLaren being stuck in sixth gear as heavy rain began to fall in the closing stages of the race.