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Weather update - morning rain in Sao Paulo 25 Sep 2005

(L to R): Jacques Villeneuve (CDN) Sauber with Charlie Whiting (GBR) FIA Delegate.
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Brazil, 24 September 2005 Jenson Button (GBR) BAR.
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Brazil, 24 September 2005 (L to R): Ross Brawn (GBR) Ferrari Technical Director talks with Mark Webber (AUS) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Brazil, 24 September 2005 Antonio Pizzonia (BRA) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Brazil, 24 September 2005

Welcome to race day at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos the 17th round of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship.

It’s already been raining lightly here this morning, so in that respect the forecasts have been proved correct. What remains to be seen now is whether it stops and dries out before the two o’clock start, continues, or gets worse. At one stage thunderstorms were predicted. Ask each team, and you will get a different answer, but you could scarcely ask for a more dramatic start to a day which could see the 28th world champion in the sport’s history (and the youngest) crowned.

The Interlagos circuit is largely unchanged since 2004. It runs anticlockwise and has a lap length of 4.309 kilometres (2.677 miles). The race will run over 71 laps for a distance of 305.909 kilometres (190.092 miles) and will start at 14.00 hours local time which is three hours behind GMT.