Be prepared for a late night this Sunday, as the Brazilian GP starts at 11 p.m. Thai time. However, this should be a Grand Prix not to miss as the four leading protagonists head down to the wire.
Second last Grand Prix in a closely fought championship with Alonso (Ferrari) leading Webber (Red Bull), Hamilton (McLaren) and Vettel (Red Bull). They all need good results as we go to the final GP in Abu Dhabi in two weeks’ time.
There have been five Brazilians who have won their home Grand Prix. Yes, five. Fittipaldi, Piquet (Snr), Senna, Pace and Massa. However, only Carlos Pace is enshrined at the Brazilian circuit, with it being called the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos, a district in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
With Massa (Ferrari) and Barichello (Williams) no longer being outright contenders for the driver’s world championship, national Latin sentiment will be transferred to Ferrari’s other driver, which will be a boost for Alonso.
With the time difference between Thailand and South America, the live telecast will be seen here at 11 p.m. on the Sunday night. Nevertheless, I will be taking my place in front of the big screen in Jameson’s Irish Pub on Soi AR, next to Nova Park. The pub will be staying open until the GP is over, and does sell all sorts of alcoholic beverages with which we can celebrate, or drown our sorrows. I will be getting there well before 11 p.m., so join me for the nail-biting action.