The 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2015)[1] was the 18th round of the 2015 Formula One season. It was held between 13 November and 15 November 2015.


Background[edit | edit source]

Soft and medium tyres were used in the Grand Prix.[2]

Entry list[edit | edit source]

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
Free Practice 1 only
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
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Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

FP1[edit | edit source]

FP2[edit | edit source]

FP3[edit | edit source]

Practice Results[edit | edit source]

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:14.449 4 1:13.585 5 1:13.572 11
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:14.168 3 1:13.345 3 1:12.760 3
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:14.062 2 1:12.385 1 1:12.193 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:14.549 5 1:13.500 4 1:13.096 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes DNP 1:13.634 7 1:13.437 7
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.798 18 1:14.772 17 1:14.185 16
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:15.408 15 1:14.056 11 1:13.506 8
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.381 14 1:14.134 13 1:14.288 17
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:15.192 10 1:14.124 12 1:13.534 9
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:15.413 16 1:15.129 18 1:13.850 14
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:15.469 17 1:13.870 10 1:13.742 12
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:15.379 13 1:14.644 16 1:14.445 18
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:14.696 6 1:13.848 9 1:13.829 13
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:15.174 9 1:13.710 8 1:13.345 6
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:18.090 20 1:16.501 19 1:16.671 19
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:15.352 12 DNP DNP
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:14.960 8 1:14.226 14 1:13.548 10
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:13.543 1 1:12.843 2 1:12.070 1
53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:17.860 19 1:16.787 20 1:17.059 20
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:15.314 11 1:14.326 15 1:13.959 15
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:14.886 7 1:13.603 6 1:13.335 5
Source: [3][4][5]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Q1[edit | edit source]

Q2[edit | edit source]

Q3[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

Grid[edit | edit source]

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Nico Rosberg 2
______________ Lewis Hamilton
Row 2 3 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 4
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 3 5 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 6
______________ Daniil Kvyat
Row 4 7 ______________
Valtteri Bottas 8
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 5 9 ______________
Max Verstappen 10
______________ Felipe Nasr
Row 6 11 ______________
Carlos Sainz, Jr. 12
______________ Sergio Pérez
Row 7 13 ______________
Marcus Ericsson 14
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 8 15 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 16
______________ Jenson Button
Row 9 17 ______________
Alexander Rossi 18
______________ Will Stevens
Row 10 19 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 20
______________ Fernando Alonso
  • Notes: Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and Felipe Nasr were given grid penalties, which dropped them 3, 10 and 3 places respecively. Fernando Alonso failed to set a time in qualifying, but was allowed to start the race.

Race[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings after race[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2015". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/races/2015/Brazil.html. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  2. "Pirelli confirm tyre allocation for Mexico City". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/10/pirelli-confirm-tyre-allocations-for-mexico-city.html. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  3. "2015 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 November 2015.
  4. "2015 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 November 2015.
  5. "2015 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 November 2015.
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Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
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