Antonio Felix Da Costa topped the timesheets with his final lap of the second practice session in Sao Paulo.
The Portuguese driver set a 1m11.496s in his Porsche to go 0.266 seconds faster than anyone else, and on his final lap of the session.
Prior to Da Costa’s last-gasp lap, Maximillian Guenther was on top for Maserati, just one-thousandth of a second quicker than Nissan’s Norman Nato, the French driver had been at the top of the timesheets with 10 minutes to go.
Pascal Wehrlein was fourth in the other Porsche with Jake Dennis fifth fastest in the Porsche-powered Andretti.
Nick Cassidy was sixth for Envision Racing, just ahead of Jake Hughes in the McLaren, and Stoffel Vandoorne for DS Penske.
The top ten was rounded out by NIO 333’s Dan Ticktum, despite just brushing the barrier at the exit of Turn 8, and Nico Mueller in the Abt Cupra.
Lucas di Grassi had stopped on track in his Mahindra at the very end of the session between Turn 6 and Turn 7 but was able to get moving again and ended the session in 15th place.