In just 4.309 kilometres, there’s a real mix of magical slow and very high speed turns with the final straight that lends itself to overtaking thank to the braking area of the Senna esses at the end of it. Even the final corner before the straight is very important, both as a place to try an overtaking move and to build up enough speed down the straight to fend off any attacks. Further complicating life for the drivers, the weather has a few surprises in store, as it can be stifling hot and humid one moment with torrential downpours the next. The track runs anti-clockwise, which is not the norm, thus putting additional strain on the driver’s neck. Scuderia Ferrari has won ten times in Brazil, eight of them in Interlagos, the first with Niki Lauda in 1976, the last with Felipe Massa in 2008.
The entry to this double corner is usually the scene of great passing moves which start at Arquibancadas, the final corner which is taken flat. You need a fast exit from here, because you can use DRS on Reta Oposta and try a move at turn 4.