Sebastian Vettel at Interlagos has experienced several roller coaster weekends. On all it is impossible to forget the last act of the World Cup 2012, the third won in a row by the then Red Bull driver. Vettel, fighting with Fernando Alonso for winning the world title, spun off at the Descida do lago during the first lap following a contact with Bruno Senna and none of the cars that followed him hit the road. Vettel was thus able to resume the race with a slightly damaged single-seater, finishing the race in sixth place, enough to guarantee him the victory of the world title despite the second final place of the Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso.
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Presenting the weekend that will see him busy in Sao Paulo Sebastian Vettel stressed that the unexpected is just around the corner on the greenish track: "When you compete in Sao Paulo, Brazil, it's always an unknown quantity, anything can always happen. I don't know why, but there is something special about this track and in these places. At every opportunity something crazy happens and if it doesn't happen then you can be sure that it will happen the following year. This is another track that in the recent past has been a friend of our team: I remember, for example, that last year here Kimi took the podium, while two years ago I won the race. Certainly, at the level of the atmosphere, it is a special race: the Brazilians are probably the noisiest public among those of the races we have on the calendar. They shout so loudly from the stands that we too can hear them in the car. The Brazilian fans really seem to be getting into the car with you ”.
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With Charles Leclerc who will have to pay penalties on the starting grid. Vettel automatically becomes the driver with more chance of winning the Brazilian Grand Prix as far as the Ferrari pair is concerned. The men in red will also be under the magnifying glass after the accusations by Max Verstappen at the end of a United States Grand Prix in which the Reds have disappointed.