Bottas is 15 points adrift of Vettel in the battle over second place in the drivers' standings and will close the gap if he can finish ahead of the German in Sunday's 71-lap race.
The Brazilian Grand Prix is one which sits fondly in the minds of most due to Autordomo Jose Carlos Pace producing close racing, memorable championship deciding moments and an atmosphere of pure passion.
Lewis Hamilton made a flying start to the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend by leading the opening Formula 1 practice session at Interlagos on Friday morning, setting a new track record in the process. It is said that staff from the FIA's governing body and Williams F1 team crew members were also targeted in separate incidents but managed to escape unharmed.
"Some of my team were held up at gun point last night leaving the circuit here in Brazil".
Formula One title holder Lewis Hamilton's first competitive action since winning the world championship lasted less than two minutes as he crashed out of qualifying for the race.
The newly-crowned champion lost the rear of his Mercedes through Turn 7 as he attempted to get back on the throttle, resulting in a four-wheel slide across the run-off area and a heavy collision with the barriers. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will join the Finn on the front row of the starting grid with his Finnish teammate Kimi Raikkonen third and Red Bull's Max Verstappen fourth.
I chickened out a little bit with the brakes. "Still a bit shaky but it's a good feeling". Thankfully though, no one from the crew was injured. In the end it was all on me and I'm happy I delivered and I could put it on pole. "I'm looking forward to tomorrow".
"I tend to just look at it as challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them makes life meaningful".