Brazil GP | Bottas edges Vettel to pole, Hamilton crashes in Q1

Valtteri Bottas clinches pole position for the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Narrow margins between Mercedes’ Flying Finn and Ferrari’s German decided pole position as the 2017 Formula One champion crashed in Q1 having not set a time. Leaving Lewis Hamilton at the rear of the field, with his Silver Arrows team-mate clinching pole over Vettel by just four-hundredths of a second.

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Brazil GP | Bottas tops FP3 as the Toro Rosso Renault relationship goes nuclear

Valtteri Bottas fastest in final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

As Valtteri Bottas set the final practice pace, the paddock in Brazil became a war zone as Toro Rosso and Renault hit back at each other amidst an engine fiasco prior to their divorce. Leaving Renault looking at withholding engines, and Toro Rosso questioning the French manufacturer’s credibility.  Continue reading

Brazil GP | Hamilton fastest in historic FP1

Track records already bettered as Hamilton set the pace at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Straight out the cargo containers at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Lewis Hamilton laid down the pace with his fourth star sitting atop his helmet. The newly crowned champion bettered the Interlagos track record, set by the Rubens Barrichello 13 years ago, to edge his Mercedes team-mate in a special Formula One session featuring champions from four different categories of motorsport. 

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Brazilian GP Preview | Hamilton’s champion so time to trial fresh concepts

Preview the Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the 2017 Formula One season.

Lewis Hamilton may have clinched his fourth Formula One crown at the Mexico Grand Prix to draw level with Vettel, but that does not mean the season is over. With two rounds still on the table, and a chance to look ahead at the 2018 season. Starting at the Brazilian Grand Prix, once again an emotional race as Formula One wishes Felipe Massa a fond farewell as he retires from the sport, again.

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8 things we learnt from the Brazilian Grand Prix

Recap the Brazilian Grand Prix with eight talking points from Interlagos.

With rain pouring throughout and the safety car regularly required, Lewis Hamilton finally conquered the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. But while he reduced Rosberg’s championship lead, it was Max Verstappen shining brightly as he stormed through the stormy field. A storm also brewed between Alonso and Vettel as the Spaniard claimed he’s ready “drive into” the Ferrari.   Continue reading

Brazilian GP | Hamilton lights up qualifying for pole

Pole for the Brazilian Grand Prix secured by Lewis Hamilton.

The Brazilian GP, a race Hamilton has never won but has won a title at and lost a title at and will start the 2016 race from pole position. Edging out his Mercedes team-mate by a tenth of a second, when his German stablemate can take the title this weekend with a win on Sunday.

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Brazilian GP | Rosberg takes the upper hand from Hamilton in FP3

Final free practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix topped by Nico Rosberg.

Sao Paulo Saturday morning topped by Nico Rosberg as narrow margins again split the championship leaders in Brazil. This time, though, it is Nico Rosberg taking the upper hand from Hamilton, after the Briton set the Friday pace.

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