Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) was the first driver to arrive at the Interlagos circuit, the venue for this afternoon's Brazilian Gran Prix. The race is the last of the campaign and will decide the winner of this year's championship.
The Spanish driver, second in the standings with 260 points and trailing German driver Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) by thirteen, arrived wearing dark glasses and was swamped by journalists and photographers. However, he didn't make a statement, and instead went directly into the Italian team's garages.
Less than five minutes later it was Vettel's turn, who arrived with a smile on his face and spoke to the journalists awaiting him:
"Winning in Brazil is going to be special, but I'm not going to celebrate prematurely," he said as he also praised the Brazilian followers of Formula 1.
"It's special here because people are very passionate about the sport and I know I have many people here making an effort for me."
The Brazilain Gran Prix will start at 14:00 local time (16:00 GMT) with 71 laps of the 4,309 Interlagos circuit.
British driver Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) will start in pole position after winning the classification yesterday, while Vettel will start in fourth and Alonso in seventh.