Brazilian Grand Prix Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Lewis Hamilton made it look easy. With terrible conditions hitting the Brazilian Grand Prix due to a persistent rain, the three-time F1 World Champion  led lights-to-flag for his 52nd career victory and now sits alone in second on the all-time wins list (Michael Schumacher is first with 91). In what looked to be a difficult race, the 31-year-old Briton didn’t see it that way. “For me I was generally just chilling up front,” Hamilton said. “When it rains, that’s usually a good day for me andRead More
Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic, rain-lashed and incident packed Brazilian Grand Prix to take the battle for the Drivers’ Championship title to the final round in Abu Dhabi in two weeks’ time. In a three-hour race repeatedly neutralised by safety cars, crashes and red flags, Hamilton led from start to finish to win ahead of title rival Nico Rosberg. But it was Max Verstappen who provided thrilling entertainment, with the Red Bull driver rising from 16th place in the closing stages to take the final podium place. Force India’s SergioRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kimi Raikkonen’s Brazilian Grand Prix came to an early and abrupt end on a restart on lap 20. Extremely wet and treacherous conditions delayed the start of the race by 10 minutes while the grid also drove eight laps behind the safety car. The 37-year-old Finn, who started third, became one of the many victims of the trying conditions, with Romain Grosjean wrecking out on the warmup prior to the start and Marcus Ericsson being collected on lap 13. The heavy impact along the long straightRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Romain Grosjean spun off at while heading to the grid and missed the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix. The 30-year-old Frenchman was set to start seventh, but wet conditions enabled him to lose the rear of the car on the long straightaway heading to the start/finish line. The incident caused irreparable damage to the left rear to the Haas F1 Team driver’s VF-16 and left a vacant spot on the grid at the start. “Yeah, I’m sorry for the fans, for Haas and for everyone,”Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Romain Grosjean admitted that advancing to Q3 was unexpected for himself and the Haas F1 Team en route to qualifying seventh for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The 30-year-old Frenchman expressed his satisfaction in returning to the final round of qualifying for the first time since the Japanese Grand Prix. “It’s good to be back in Q3, especially after the last two races where we were out in Q1 and really struggling,” Grosjean said. “Here we’ve been trying some new brakes, focusing on making them work asRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kimi Raikkonen put in one of his best qualifying efforts of the season ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix with a third place effort on Saturday, but wasn’t overly impressed with the lap. The 37-year-old Finn bettered Scuderia Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel, who could only manage fifth, and Red Bull Racing teenager Max Verstappen. The 2007 F1 World Champion is in the midst of a battle with both in securing fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship, trailing Vettel 187-178 while also being ahead of Verstappen byRead More
Lewis Hamilton took his 60th career pole position at Interlagos, edging Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by a tenth of a second. Kimi Raikkonen was third for Ferrari, ahead of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and the second Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. Vettel was in trouble ahead of qualifying, with Ferrari hard at work in the garage in the minutes leading up to Q1 as they worked on his car’s brake system. There was no sign of the German as the session got underway and a stream of cars headed onRead More
Nico Rosberg took over at the top of the Interlagos timesheets, beating Friday’s fastest man Lewis Hamilton by less than one tenths of a second in this morning’s final practice session ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton held sway over his title-chasing team-mate in both Friday sessions, initially by two tenths of a second and then by just three hundreds of a second but thius morning, markedly changed conditions, Rosberg gained the upper hand, though by 0.093s. Friday warm sunshine gave way to rain this morning and by theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Force India announced that it has signed Esteban Ocon to a multi-year agreement beginning for the 2017 Formula 1 season. The 20-year-old Frenchman is a Mercedes junior driver and has been racing with Manor Racing for the last seven rounds, starting since the Belgian Grand Prix. The 2015 GP3 Series champion had been serving as a reserve driver with Renault and had been tabbed for a full-time seat prior to signing with Force India. Ocon will team with Sergio Perez next year, replacing Nico Hulkenberg, whichRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Haas F1 Team announced that it has signed Kevin Magnussen to replace Esteban Gutierrez in a multi-year deal beginning with the 2017 season. The 24-year-old Dane leaves Renault Sport F1 Team and will team with Romain Grosjean, who returns to Haas for a second consecutive year. “This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m very happy to be a part of Haas F1 Team,” Magnussen said. “Obviously, I’m confident in my abilities as a Formula One driver, but I’m also very confident of what Haas F1 TeamRead More