Boys from Brazil

If today’s first practice at the Brazilian GP is anything to go by, then this weekend’s race could prove to be nearly as manic as last year’s.

Rain, crashes, red flags, and multiple telly shots of Felipe Massa returning to F1’s inner sanctum for the first time since his accident in Hungary, it was the most hectic first session of the year so far.

On track, Red Bull’s Mark Webber showed that the RB5 has good speed at Interlagos, which is rather ominous for Jenson Button’s title chances, although teammate Rubens Barrichello made his Brawn shine for the second quickest time.

Third place title challenger Sebastian Vettel posted third fastest, just ahead of Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton, respectively, in the McLarens.

But as we know, you can never gauge what’s going to happen in the race from the practice sheet, so you’ll just have to make predictions.

However, if the wags from a Brazilian telly show were successful in jinxing Button – when they placed a ladder over the doorway of a restaurant he was due to walk through – then Barrichello may be in luck.

Although if Jenson finishes on the podium this weekend, then the title’s his. Either way, it’s going to be an exciting race.

Check the full practice placings on BBC Sport.

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Guys, is this Buemi thing some joke? I know he was 2nd in Practice, ok, but it’s practice!

Other side of me says: if you’re kidding; then Buemi won’t win he’ll be 2nd to Kobayashi!

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@ 4chan: of course it’ll be the funniest thing ever; he doesn’t have a “champion ship”!

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Top 8 Finishers:
1. Barrichello
2. Vettel
3. Webber
4. Hamilton
5. Buemi
6. Kovalainen
7. Rosberg
8. Button

Then the Championship should look like this:
1. Jenson Button – 86
2. Rubens Barrichello – 81
3. Sebastien Vettel – 78

Barrichello need Button to crash in Brazil so he can take lots of points out of him. Barrichello realistically needs 2 wins to become champion.

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yeah i agree with you Rubis Hamichello now thats realistic :)

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If only this yrs cars weren´t so damn ugly it would be nice. Last yr was so much better, good battle between Hamilton and Massa and great cool race cars!
Oh how I hate this snowplow frontwing and the stupid bookcase backwing, can´t look at F1 pictures on the websites without starting to feel sick. Only the testing pics of Massa in the 2007 car makes me smile again.

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top 8

1.barrichello
2.vettel
3.webber
4.kovalainen
5.sutil
6.buemi
7.alonso
8.hamilton
8

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hi brawn you put 2 8s i agree though

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I have been trying too work out for weeks where everyone is going next year & this is what i have come up with:

Brawn GP: Button & Rosberg
Red Bull Racing: Vettel & Webber
McLaren: Hamilton & Raikkonen
Ferrari: Massa & Alonso
Toyota: Kobiashi & Glock
Williams: Barrichello & Hulkenburg
Renault: Kubica & Kovalainen
Force India: Sutil & Liuzzi
Torro Rosso: Buemi & Alguersuari
Manor GP: Davidson & Piquet Jr.
Campos Meta: Senna & de la Rosa
Lotus: Trulli & Villenuerve
USF1: Speed & Klien

If Sauber are granted an entry
Sauber: Heidfeld & Grojeon

Back to this year:

GOOD LUCK RUBENS!!!!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT YOUR A LEGEND!!!!:D

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@MDW what are you talking about?
if you want football go to wembley or hang out some where else dont waste our time!
Hamilton or Vettel for the win!

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No Kimi for FERRARI today in quil.. there is no way lewis will win and i think vettel might win even though i don’t support redbull. GO FERRARI #1

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All I know is that this race will be as unpredictable as the last few ones. I mean, who would have thought Force India a podium in Spa?

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Gosh, all that these young drivers do is wreck cars. Almost every single race or practice. Why the hell are they putting these young drivers in F1 cars? They Jaime Alguersuari are the worst!!. Do they just love to crash cars? I guess Renault and Red Bull love to spend money on rebuilding new cars.

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rosberg for pole
vettel for the win
button for the championship

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Damn that rain was pouring, this race is going to be great!!!! Lots of crashes!!!! I know there is going to be a few crashes. Just don’t crash Hammy!!!!

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ha ha haaa haaamilton ha ha haaaaa
pray for rain… ha ha haaaa
happy birthday Kimi Mathias Raikkonen!!!!!!!!

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Can’t wait for Tommorrow.. Bloody epic :D

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It’s a shame that this isn’t the season finale… Even if the championship does go down to the wire, the atmosphere won’t come close to Brazil…

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Damn, I have a goat’s mouth, hahahahaha. I said lots of crashes and I was right, hahahaha. I need to shut up sometimes. Hahahahaha yeh!!!!!

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