Mercedes led the way as usual in Friday practice. But an overnight change in weather conditions promises to be good news for their two closest rivals.
Lewis Hamilton set the pace again in the second practice session but lap times were slower on a hotter track.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton began his Brazilian Grand Prix weekend on the right foot by leading the first practice session.
Pictures from the build-up to the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos at which Williams revealed a special livery for Felipe Massa’s final home race.
The showdown between the two Mercedes drivers will take centre stage this weekend but if their rivals can get in the mix it could decide the title battle.
Clashing weather fronts will create a high but unpredictable chance of showers throughout the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend.
Last year lap times were much quicker at the resurfaced Interlagos circuit but drivers were frustrated by new kerbs which made it harder to attack the corners.
Don’t miss any of the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix sessions – here are the times for all of this weekend’s action plus the Formula E race from Morocco.
The memorable 1976 F1 season began 40 years ago today in Brazil. McLaren’s new signing James Hunt took pole position but couldn’t stop champion Niki Lauda.