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Auto racing

Formula One


Site: Sao Paulo.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 11 a.m. (Speed, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 4:30-7 p.m.).

Track: Interlagos, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (road course, 2.677 miles).

Race distance: 190.08 miles, 71 laps.

Last year: Mark Webber won the season-ending race after Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel struggled with a gearbox problem. Vettel won the 2010 race.

Last week: McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix for his fourth victory of the year. He passed Vettel at the end of a long straightaway, then held off the points leader for the final 14 laps.

Fast facts: The race ends the 20-event season. ... Two-time defending series champion Vettel has a 13-point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Vettel is trying to join Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio as the only drivers to win three straight titles. ... Schumacher is making his final F1 start. ... Red Bull wrapped up its third straight constructors’ title last week in Texas.