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Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hamilton wins accident-ridden Interlagos thriller

Lewis Hamilton finally broke his duck at Interlagos with a lights-to-flag victory in a heavily disrupted Brazilian Grand Prix, but Nico Rosberg took second place to remain the hot favourite for the world championship. The race started behind the safety car, following a ten-minute delay amidst the torrential rain, after Romain Grosjean lost control of his Haas and crashed on his reconnaissance lap. Hamilton maintained his lead when the race finally got under way, but it was Max Verstappen on the charge as he got […]

Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hamilton prevails qualifying showdown 

Lewis Hamilton continued his scintillating form with a hard-fought pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos as Mercedes eclipsed the all-time record for pole positions in a single season. Hamilton topped all three qualifying sessions and clocked a 1:10.736 to grab pole, with team-mate and championship leader Rosberg, who can clinch the title with victory on Sunday, just a tenth adrift. Mercedes were in a league of their own, with the forecast rain failing to materialise and their nearest challenger Kimi Raikkonen nearly […]

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016

2016 Brazilian Grand PrixView

Teams and drivers will travel to São Paulo this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2016 Formula 1 Championship. As Lewis Hamilton won the previous two rounds in USA and Mexico, the title battle is still open between the two Mercedes drivers going into this race. The Brazilian Grand Prix is one of the most exciting events on the calendar due to the undulating nature of the circuit that has always produced great racing as well as to the enthusiastic Brazilian fans. The track […]

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Sauber again miss out on points

Sauber once again missed out on their first points of the season in the Brazilian Grand Prix, leading to the possibility that the squad will finish without a solitary point for the first time in their Formula 1 history. Esteban Gutierrez ran inside the top 10 during the first stint of the race but slipped back after being beset by tyre wear, while team-mate Adrian Sutil was thwarted by a cooling problem, which meant he had to start the race from the pit lane. "We […]

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Nico wins, Lewis spins: Brazilian GP review

Nico Rosberg turned the tables on Lewis Hamilton in Brazil, as a spin for the Brit scuppered his homes of extending his winning streak

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Massa thrilled by home podium

Felipe Massa expressed his happiness after claiming third position at his home race in Brazil. Massa climbed onto the podium despite being hit by a five second penalty for speeding in the pits, while he also erred by entering McLaren's pit box by mistake at his next stop. "It was not an easy race but what a fantastic result for me, for my family, and for the team to finish on the podium in front of my home fans," he said. "The energy from the […]

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Rosberg pleased to overcome Austin disappointment

A delighted Nico Rosberg says he was pleased to overcome the disappointment of the United States Grand Prix as he stormed to victory in Brazil. Rosberg led away from pole position and while team-mate Lewis Hamilton recovered from a mid-race spin to sit close behind, Rosberg was able to resist the pressure and take his first win since July. "That was a fantastic weekend and I felt very comfortable over the whole three days," he said. "I had to learn from Austin, which was a […]

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Button feels pit stop error hurt podium chance

Jenson Button believes that a communication error with his McLaren team over the timing of their final stop potentially cost him a chance of finishing on the podium at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Button ended the race in fourth but had been trailing Williams's Felipe Massa for much of the event and felt that a miscommunication hurt his challenge. "Judging the race was so tricky today. I pushed really hard on my first stint on the Prime [tyres] so as to maintain the gap to […]

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hulkenberg 'satisfied' with return to points

Nico Hulkenberg says he was satisfied after returning to the points paying positions at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg briefly led the race as tyre strategies played out and ended in eighth to notch up four more points for Force India. "It was quite a cool race and very satisfying to finish in eighth," he said. "With a three-stop race you are always pushing, but my race was not too complicated and I was on my own for a large part of the afternoon. I […]

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Vergne laments 'painful' race

Jean-Eric Vergne lamented a 'painful' race as he missed out on points in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Vergne started the race from 15th position but was unable to make much progress and crossed the line in 13th place. "It was a little bit painful today," he said. "I spent almost the whole race in traffic behind [Sergio] Perez and I was slower than him, so even with the DRS open on the straight it was not possible to overtake him. "This made me lose a […]

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hamilton 'surprised' by pit call

Lewis Hamilton says he was surprised that Mercedes left him out for one extra lap at the end of his second stint in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Leader Nico Rosberg had stopped and Hamilton had expected to come in one lap later, so consequently pushed on to take out the maximum from his Medium tyres. But Mercedes left Hamilton out for an extra lap and the Brit spun under braking for the Descida do Lago, having lost grip in his rear tyres. Hamilton recovered to […]

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ricciardo's streak ended by suspension failure

Daniel Ricciardo has confirmed that suspension failure ended his run of 15 races in the points at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ricciardo spent much of the first half of the race in the lower reaches of the top 10 before going wide at the Senna S with what the Australian thought was a brake problem. He returned to the pits where Red Bull diagnosed a suspension problem and retired his RB10. "From yesterday afternoon, [my] weekend went downhill, I have to be honest I felt […]