16 November


16th November 2017
Scuderia Toro Rosso is very pleased to announce that its driver line-up for the 2018 Formula 1 season will be the one formed by Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley. After making their Formula 1 debuts this year in Malaysia and Texas respectively, both drivers will continue together, as teammates, in the new year.

Next week’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will be Pierre’s fifth Formula 1 weekend and Brendon’s fourth, gaining vital experience in order to start the 2018 season with already a good understanding of the sport and, at the same time, getting to know the team better.
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12 November

2017 Formula 1 Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix, Sunday

12 November 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg returned to the points with a tenth position finish in a fast-paced and hot Brazilian Grand Prix, whilst Carlos Sainz crossed the line just one position and 6.5 seconds behind. Both cars lost a position at the start and thereafter ran clean races without issue.
• Nico started the race from P7 on his qualifying Supersoft (red) Pirelli tyres, stopping on lap 30 to change to a new set of Soft (yellow) tyres.
• Carlos started from P8 and stopped a lap later than Nico for the same Supersoft to Soft swap.
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2017 Brazilian Grand Prix - Sunday

12 November 2017
Valtteri comes in second as Lewis storms through the field in São Paulo
• Valtteri took second place today – his 12th podium with the Silver Arrows and best ever result at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace
• After starting from the pit lane, Lewis finished today’s Brazilian Grand Prix in P4
• Today’s result marks the 25th podium for Mercedes-Benz Power in the 2017 season
• Lewis (345 points) leads the Drivers’ Championship by 43 points from Sebastian Vettel (302 points) in P2, with Valtteri (280 points) in P3
• With one race to go, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (625 points) lead Ferrari (495 points) by 130 points in the Constructors’ Championship
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Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

Weather: sunny and dry, 28-30°C air, 54-60°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished the Brazilian Grand Prix in P13 (Marcus Ericsson) and P14 (Pascal Wehrlein). In comparison to previous races, the two drivers were fighting in the lower midfield, making some progress in terms of pace. The team is now packing up and heading out to the final race of the 2017 FIA Formula One Season in Abu Dhabi.
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Brazilian Grand Prix


Race Notes
• Felipe Massa finished seventh and Lance Stroll 16th in the Brazilian Grand Prix
• Both cars started on the supersoft Pirelli tyre, with Felipe starting in ninth and Lance 16th due to several penalties to other drivers including a 5-place penalty for Lance after a gearbox change
• Both Felipe and Lance avoided several accidents on the opening lap, to go P6 and P13 respectively
• The safety car was deployed and Felipe made the most of the restart to take P5 from Alonso
• Felipe pitted on Lap 27, with Lance pitting a lap later, both changing to the soft tyre
• Felipe ran the remainder of the race in P7, with Lance running in P14 before a second stop put him back to P16
• Felipe regains 10th in the Drivers’ Championship, ahead of Lance in 11th. The team remains fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with 82 points
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Sahara Force India scored two points in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix with Sergio Perez fighting hard to finish in ninth place, while teammate Esteban Ocon was taken out of the race on lap one.
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12 NOVEMBER 2017

MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: 5th, Start Position: 4th
“In general this is not a track that suits our car and together with the power deficit on the straights it is very hard for us. You then try and catch up on the corners, but you ask too much of the tyres and get more drop-off. Of course I hoped for more in the race but it was a difficult situation, but I think we maximised the result and that was fifth. I didn’t want to drive the last ten or 15 laps with difficult tyres and at the end of the day I wasn’t going to lose a position, so we decided to make a second pit stop. From there on the race was gone but I pushed for the fastest lap, I didn’t get it in Mexico, so I’m really pleased to take it here.”
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Pierre Gasly (STR12-01, Car 10)
Race: 12th
I think it’s definitely our best race and best performance since I arrived in Malaysia. It’s true that we knew it would be a difficult race starting from P19 with the penalties, but I think in the end it was really positive coming back from 19th on the grid. We knew the start was the key, after watching races from the past few years, if we wanted to have a decent race, so I went on the outside into Turn 1, which worked out pretty well. I overtook maybe three cars at Turn 1 then one at Turn 2, then after all the mess in front of me I stayed flat out and just tried to avoid everyone! In terms of performance, we extracted everything we could. At the beginning of the first stint I was staying quite close to Carlos and then after that I picked up the pace, but we were quite limited with the tyre degradation. In the end I don’t think we could have done much better than what we did today.”
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Brazilian Grand Prix - São Paulo 12 November

Maurizio Arrivabene: “Already yesterday, in qualifying, it was clear that the SF70H was quick and well prepared. Today, we got the confirmation that we have a very good car at our disposal. The result of this race is also down to the great job carried out by the team, both here at the track and back in Maranello, not forgetting the drivers who, on the day, know how to step up to the mark. Now we look ahead to the next challenge in Abu Dhabi, still determined to give it our all, right to the very end.”
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Race Official Classification after 71 Laps - 305.909 Kms

1 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 71 1:31:26.262 200.732
2 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 71 1:31:29.024 +2.762 200.631
3 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 71 1:31:30.862 +4.600 200.564
4 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 71 1:31:31.730 +5.468 200.532
5 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 71 1:31:59.202 +32.940 199.534
6 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 71 1:32:14.953 +48.691 198.966
7 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 71 1:32:35.144 +68.882 198.243
8 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 71 1:32:35.625 +69.363 198.226
9 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 71 1:32:35.76 +69.500 198.221
10 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 70 1:31:43.880 +1 LAP 197.271
11 55 C. SAINZ ESP Renault Sport F1 Team 70 1:31:50.426 +1 LAP 197.037
12 10 P. GASLY FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 70 1:32:07.102 +1 LAP 196.442
13 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 70 1:32:24.548 +1 LAP 195.824
14 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 70 1:32:33.405 +1 LAP 195.512
15 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 69 1:31:47.048 +2 LAPS 194.341
16 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 69 1:32:12.329 +2 LAPS 193.453
28 B. HARTLEY NZL Scuderia Toro Rosso 40 55:00.835 DNF 187.948
31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 0 DNF
2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 0 DNF
20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 0 DNF
33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:11.044 on lap 64 218.349

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11 November


Seb and Kimi confident for the race after tight qualifying battle

Interlagos, November 11th – Scuderia Ferrari has been a regular on the front row of the grid, including taking two pole positions, since the last Singapore Grand Prix and Brazil was no exception today as Sebastian topped the time sheet right up to the last run in Q3 and lost pole to Bottas by a mere 38 milliseconds, while Kimi lined up right behind his team-mate. Tomorrow, in what are expected to be warmer and dry conditions, the 71-lap race promises to provide fans with lots of excitement.
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Brazilian Grand Prix: Qualifying Recap

Nov 11, 2017

Event: Qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix (Round 19 of 20)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 11
Location: Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo
Layout: 4.309-kilometer (2.677-mile), 15-turn circuit
Weather: Cloudy with slight, intermittent drizzle
Air Temps: 17.2-18.8 degrees Celsius (63-65.8 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps: 25.7-29 degrees Celsius (78.3-84.2 degrees Fahrenheit)
Pole Winner: Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes (1:08.322 – new track record)
Result: Romain Grosjean qualified 12th / Kevin Magnussen qualified 14th
Note: Due to a 10-place grid penalty incurred by fifth-place qualifier Daniel Ricciardo, Grosjean will start 11th and Magnussen will start 13th.
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2017 Formula 1 Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix, Saturday

11 NOVEMBER 2017

Nico Hülkenberg was Renault Sport Formula One Team’s lead driver in qualifying for the Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix after setting the eighth-fastest time today, whilst Carlos Sainz was just a tenth of a second adrift in ninth position. Both drivers enjoyed trouble-free FP3 sessions and proceeded to the top ten determining Q3 session without drama.
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Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying

Qualifying Notes
Felipe Massa qualified 10th and Lance Stroll 18th for the Brazilian Grand Prix
A gearbox failure at the beginning of FP3 ruled Lance out of the session, limiting his amount of running on Saturday, and resulting in both a gearbox and power unit change ahead of qualifying
Despite improving on each lap, Lance was knocked out in Q1
Felipe was competitive throughout both Q1 and Q2 before traffic on his first flying lap in Q3 caused him to abort his lap, and he was unable to improve higher than 10th on his final run
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Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

Weather: FP3: sunny and dry, 19-20°C air, 26-28°C track; Qualifying: cloudy and dry/light rain, 17-19°C air, 26-29°C track

The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix in P16 (Pascal Wehrlein) and P19 (Marcus Ericsson). The first qualifying session on the Autódromo José Carlos Pace was close, with Wehrlein missing Q2 by only half of a tenth of a second.
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