The final race of the 2013 Formula One World Championship takes place at Interlagos in Sao Paulo on Sunday 24 November. At 4.309 km, the Interlagos circuit is the second shortest track of the season after Monaco.
"Sao Paulo is always a very special place to bring the Formula One season to a conclusion. The passionate Brazilian fans at Interlagos make for a wonderful atmosphere and the races can certainly be entertaining," said Ross. "The early forecast looks for a mixed set of weather conditions for the weekend which will make our job tougher but that's the challenge we all thrive on."
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS on 348 points are in second place in the constructors' championship in the run-up to the final race of the season in Brazil. "Our team had a solid rather than spectacular weekend in Austin which nonetheless improved our position relative to our competitors in the fight for second place in the Constructors' Championship," added Ross. "Our aim for this weekend is to maintain that second place with a strong showing from Nico and Lewis, and it goes without saying that we would all be delighted if that goal could be achieved."
However, Toto sounds a cautionary note: "We know that races in Interlagos can be unpredictable, both because of the circuit layout and also the weather conditions. So there is no question of complacency or thinking the job is already done." The team will again get down to business in an extremely focused manner. "We will work in our usual calm, efficient way to deliver the potential of both cars and secure second place in the Championship. Like always, we will be racing hard to score the maximum number of points possible and end our season on a high."