Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso top Thursday press conference bill in Brazil

Championship rivals joined by Hamilton and Schumacher at Interlagos

Last Updated: 22/11/12 6:46pm

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Alonso and Vettel: Ready for lots more questions

Alonso and Vettel: Ready for lots more questions

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Title contenders Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso's first head-to-head battle in Brazil has been set for off the track at Interlagos when they come face-to-face in the Drivers' Press Conference on Thursday, live on Sky Sports F1.

The battle for the Drivers' crown is certain to dominate the season-ending event in Sao Paulo and so it is fitting that the traditional curtain raiser to the race weekend is headlined by the two men right at the centre of all the attention.

Vettel and Alonso will be joined by a pair of drivers who will share the spotlight for different reasons this weekend, and who also know a thing or two about final-race showdowns, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.

While the Brazil finale marks U.S. GP victor Hamilton's final race for McLaren after more than a decade on the Woking team's books, Schumacher, the man he replaces at Mercedes, will head for retirement for good following Sunday's season finale.

And to ensure the local journalists are kept more than happy, Brazil's leading F1 lights Felipe Massa and Bruno Senna complete the six-strong line-up.

For Friday's team bosses equivalent conference, meanwhile, it's a similarly heavyweight affair to round off the season with the team chiefs from Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, Lotus and Mercedes all appearing.

Drivers' Press Conference line-up - Thursday, 1pm, Sky Sports F1
Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
Michael Schumacher (Mercedes)
Bruno Senna (Williams)
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

Team Principals' Press Conference line-up - Friday, 6pm, Sky Sports F1
Eric Boullier (Lotus)
Ross Brawn (Mercedes)
Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari)
Christian Horner (Red Bull)
Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber)
Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren)

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