This week on major auto racing circuits
Up next: Formula One season finale
What: Brazilian Grand Prix
When/where: Today, practice (Speed, 11 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 11 a.m.); Sunday, race, 11 a.m. (Speed, 10:30 a.m.); Sao Paulo.
Fast facts: Two-time defending series champion Sebastian Vettel has a 13-point lead over Fernando Alonso. Vettel is trying to join Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio as drivers to win three straight titles. … Schumacher is making his final Formula One start.
Standings: 1. Vettel, 273; 2. Alonso, 260; 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 206; 4. Lewis Hamilton, 190; 5. Mark Webber, 167.