The 6 Hours of São Paulo is the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It takes place on the 28-29-30 November at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos. The circuit will be undergoing an upgrade in 2015 and this will be the last opportunity to attend this event until at least March 2016, the slot the promoter is trying to secure for their return on the calendar.
Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi may have already clinched the driver's championship at the last round in Bahrain, but the manufacturer's title is yet to be decided as Audi still has a mathematical chance of retaining it. That said, Toyota only needs an eigth place if Audi scores a one-two. However, anything is possible in Interlagos when factoring in the unpredictable weather at this time of the year.
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The Porsche prototype cars have also steadily improved since the 24 hours of Le Mans last June. Mark Webber is a bit of a specialist here having won the Brazilian GP twice and the team will be looking to score their first win on the year of their return to the LMP1 category. Expect the locals to support Lucas di Grassi in the Audi #1 car who'll be flying the flag for Brazil as well as Fernando Rees in the GTE-Pro Aston Martin. The event will also mark Tom 'Monsieur Le Mans' Kristensen's last race.
The last grand prix of the F1 season takes place in Abu Dhabi at the sumptuous Yas Marina Circuit on the 21-22-23 November 2014. It is a sell out event, well organised with brilliant facilities and a nice cosmopolitan feel, thanks to the location, twilight schedule and excellent entertainment program.
This year's edition will welcome DJ Armin van Buuren, Pharrell Williams and The Who to perform on the live stage at the du Arena once the on-track activities have finished. Abu Dhabi is also one of the select cities, along with Monaco and Singapore, to host Amber Lounge and Podium Lounge parties during the weekend, on the F1 Yatch and the rooftop of the Yas Viceroy Hotel respectively.
2014 will see either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg be crowned as world champion, so it's all to play for. The race weekend is also a bit controversial due to the rule awarding double the amount of points for this round. GP2 and GP3 Series will provide the support racing.