This weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix finally brings the curtain down on a record-equalling longest season in Formula One with 19 races with the latest finish to a campaign since 1963.
The world title has been decided in five of the last six seasons at Interlagos, but will not be on this occasion in light of the achievements of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing.
Nevertheless, the Sao Paulo venue is one of the most highly-rated by all the drivers in F1 and should provide for a fascinating end -of-season showdown.
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Venue: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos
Circuit length: 4.309km/2.677 miles
Race distance: 305.909km/190.082
Lap record: 1min 11.473secs (Juan Pablo Montoya, 2004)
2010 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2010 pole position: Nico Hulkenberg (Williams) 1min 14.470secs
2010 fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) 1min 13.851secs
Tyre compounds to be used: Medium/soft
Overtaking chance: Low
Engine severity: Medium
Brake severity: Medium
Number of corners: 15 (10 left/5 right)
No of safety cars deployed in last 10 years: 11
- Sebastian Vettel goes into qualifying knowing one final pole position will see him take the outright record with 15 for the season after equalling Nigel Mansell's 1992 mark of 14 last time out in Abu Dhabi.
- With 29 career poles, only five drivers are ahead of Vettel on F1's all-time list - Michael Schumacher (68), Ayrton Senna (65), Jim Clark (33), Alain Prost (33) and Mansell (32).
- Vettel's retirement in Abu Dhabi, however, ended his 19-race run of consecutive points finishes, five shy of Michael Schumacher's record. It also denied him a shot at equalling the seven-times champion's mark of 13 wins in a season.