2022 São Paulo Grand Prix Preview: F1 Odds And Predictions Ahead Of Raceday

Interlagos is a good Formula 1 track, isn’t it? Some circuits have a history, and some deliver the best races to remain ever-presents on the F1 calendar, but the Sao Paulo Grand Prix has all that and so much more. Aryton Senna 1991’s win, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso’s 2012 standoff, and Lewis Hamilton’s 25-place climb through the field in 2021 have all been some of the standout moments that have made Interlagos one of the most-loved races. Join us at SinkorSwimSports as we preview the penultimate race of the season with our 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix predictions and all the latest F1 odds

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November 13, 2022

Official Name

Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prêmio de São Paulo 2022


Autódromo José Carlos Pace
São Paulo, Brazil


Permanent Racing Facility

Course Length

4.309 km (2.677 miles)

Scheduled Distance

71 laps, 305.879 km (190.064 miles)

As mentioned above, the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix was certainly one to remember. At the height of the title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, both men would find themselves embroiled in some messy altercations with the FIA that would eventually lay the foundations for Abu Dhabi. 

Max would be fined €50,000 for touching Hamilton’s car whilst it was in parc ferme, whilst Hamilton would be made to start from the back of the grid following a steward’s ruling about his DRS window in qualifying. But despite this setback and some ‘on the line’ defending from Verstappen, Hamilton would prove to be a man possessed on the day and came home to win by +1.170 seconds. 

When Is The 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix? 

Like 2021, the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix is set to be the third and final sprint weekend of the season. Practice One will be held on Friday 11 November between 12:30-13:30 track time (15:30-16:30 GMT), with Qualifying later that day at 16:00 (19:00). 

Practice 2 will be held on Saturday 12 November from 12:30-13:30 (15:30-16:30), with the Sprint Race starting at 16:30 (19:30). On Sunday 13, the Sao Paulo Grand Prix will begin at 15:00 local time (18:00). 

What Is The Weather Forecast For The Sao Paulo Grand Prix?

FP1 And Qualifying Weather

Minimum temperature expected: 18 Celsius

Maximum temperature expected: 27 Celsius

Chance of rain: 40%

FP2 And Sprint Weather

Minimum temperature expected: 18 Celsius

Maximum temperature expected: 26 Celsius

Chance of rain: 60%

Race Weather

Minimum temperature expected: 18 Celsius

Maximum temperature expected: 27 Celsius

Chance of rain: 60%

Sao Paulo Grand Prix Predictions And Latest F1 Odds

The Drivers and Constructors Championships have both been wrapped up, but there is still plenty left to play for in the penultimate fixture of the 2022 F1 season. 

Sergio Perez jumped back up to P2 in the standings following his podium in Mexico, but only leads Charles Leclerc by five points coming into the weekend. Given the layout of Abu Dhabi, this looks to be Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ best shot of avoiding a winless season, whilst Alpine and McLaren are still locked in their fierce battle for P4 in the standings. 

Max Verstappen has broken the record for the most wins in an F1 season with his fourteenth win in Mexico, taking his tally up to nine in the past ten races. We’re going to go audacious here and say he WON’T make it fifteen this weekend. 

Given his honorary citizenship being awarded this week and the solid showings in Mexico and Austin, a Lewis Hamilton win is too romantic to pass up. You can get odds on the Briton to win the Sao Paulo Grand Prix at +450

Our Prediction

We also think this could be a good weekend for McLaren, who have performed solidly in the high-speed corners and got to see Daniel Riccardo back in form in Mexico. You can get odds on both McLaren cars to finish in the points at +150.

Our Prediction