Saturday’s Sprint Race for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo will play a crucial role in the race for this year’s championship.

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen who leads the championship by 19 points could take a massive step towards his first championship victory this weekend as he will start today’s Sprint Race from pole position.

Verstappen was promoted to pole following Lewis Hamilton’s disqualification for a breaching a technical regulation.

Not only was Hamilton disqualified but he also has a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race. If Max wins the Sprint Race he will add 3 points to his tally meaning he would go into Sunday’s race with a 22 point lead in the championship.

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