30 September


2017 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

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Qualifying Session Official Classification

POS NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:31.605 6 100.000 1:30.977 6 1:30.076 6
2 7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.259 5 100.713 1:30.926 3 1:30.121 6
3 33 M. VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:31.920 3 100.343 1:30.931 3 1:30.541 6
4 3 D. RICCIARDO Red Bull Racing 1:32.416 4 100.885 1:31.061 6 1:30.595 6
5 77 V. BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.254 5 100.708 1:30.803 6 1:30.758 6
6 31 E. OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:32.527 5 101.006 1:31.651 6 1:31.478 6
7 2 S. VANDOORNE McLaren Honda 1:32.838 6 101.345 1:31.848 6 1:31.582 6
8 27 N. HULKENBERG Renault Sport F1 Team 1:32.586 8 101.070 1:31.778 6 1:31.607 3
9 11 S. PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:32.768 5 101.269 1:31.484 7 1:31.658 6
10 14 F. ALONSO McLaren Honda 1:33.049 5 101.576 1:32.010 6 1:31.704 6
11 19 F. MASSA Williams Martini Racing 1:32.267 6 100.722 1:32.034 6
12 30 J. PALMER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:32.576 8 101.059 1:32.100 6
13 18 L. STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:33.000 8 101.522 1:32.307 6
14 55 C. SAINZ Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:32.650 8 101.140 1:32.402 6
15 10 P. GASLY Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:32.547 8 101.028 1:32.558 6
16 8 R. GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:33.308 8 101.859
17 20 K. MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:33.434 6 101.996
18 94 P. WEHRLEIN Sauber F1 Team 1:33.483 9 102.050
19 9 M. ERICSSON Sauber F1 Team 1:33.970 9 102.581
5 S. VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari DNF 2
QUALIFYING CRITERIA
1:38.017 107.000
POLE POSITION LAP
44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:30.076 221.532 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:30.076 221.532 KPH

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2017 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

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Second Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.880 19 217.183
2 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.042 14 +0.162 216.801
3 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:32.091 16 +0.211 216.685
4 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.329 24 +0.449 216.127
5 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.539 20 +0.659 215.636
6 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:32.579 17 +0.699 215.543
7 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:33.209 20 +1.329 214.086
8 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:33.240 20 +1.360 214.015
9 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:33.290 21 +1.410 213.900
10 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:33.321 16 +1.441 213.829
11 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:33.530 17 +1.650 213.351
12 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:33.538 21 +1.658 213.333
13 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:33.787 14 +1.907 212.767
14 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:33.871 14 +1.991 212.576
15 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.924 22 +2.044 212.456
16 10 P. GASLY FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.206 24 +2.326 211.820
17 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:34.475 12 +2.595 211.217
18 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:34.914 19 +3.034 210.240
19 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:34.936 19 +3.056 210.192
20 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:35.045 19 +3.165 209.951

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29 September


Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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29.09.2017
Weather: FP1: rainy/cloudy and wet, 25-27°C air, 27-32°C track; FP2: sunny/cloudy and dry, 30-32°C air, 39-45°C track

The Sauber F1 Team was unable to run through the planned programme during FP1 after the FIA delayed the session due to heavy rainfall. Charles Leclerc finished his first free practice session with the Sauber F1 Team in tricky conditions. Marcus Ericsson took over the Sauber C36-Ferrari cockpit from Leclerc for the second practice session, driving alongside Pascal Wehrlein in the afternoon.
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2017 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 29/09/2017

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Pierre Gasly (STR12-04, Car 10)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:52.380, pos. 9th, 14 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:34.043, pos. 15th, 22 laps
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MALAYSIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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29 SEPTEMBER 2017

DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:49.719 Position: 2, Laps: 12
Second Practice Session: 1:32.099, Position: 3, Laps: 19
“It was interesting in these conditions but it was actually nice to get these runs in the wet and dry today. We were both looking pretty good in the wetter conditions and on the intermediates we were at the pace and significantly quicker than everyone else, which we’ll take. This afternoon we weren’t that competitive looking at Ferrari, but it looked like Mercedes struggled as well. If we can focus on ourselves we can still improve; on the short runs we needed to improve the front grip and on the long runs we needed to improve the rear, so we have just got to find a better compromise with the set-up. Just looking after that I think will be the key on Sunday. I think if we can find half a second somewhere then we’ll be in the fight, we have still got a bit of work to do but we were OK. If we get some light drizzle across the weekend then we’ll be looking pretty good; I won’t complain if Qualifying and the race is wet!” [Read More!]
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2017 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE REPORT

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SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02

FP1 1:54.669 P15 4 laps
FP2 1:32.862 P8 20 laps

Sergio: “All the interruptions, both this morning and this afternoon, meant it wasn’t an ideal day. We missed out on part of our programme so we couldn’t prepare as well as we would have liked. The positive is that the pace of the car seems to be there. I am pretty happy with the balance up to now, but there is always some improvement to be found.”
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2017 Malaysian Grand Prix - Friday

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29 September 2017
Work to do for the Silver Arrows after the first practice sessions in Malaysia
Lewis finished the morning session in P6 with Valtteri in P7 on a damp track at Sepang International Circuit
Lewis ended the day in P6, with Valtteri in P7 when the afternoon session was suspended due to a red flag
Both drivers ran the Intermediate compound tyres in FP1
In FP2, Lewis and Valtteri then used the Soft compound tyres before changing onto the SuperSofts for short and long runs
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Malaysian GP Practice

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29/09/2017

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It was quite a mixed day, and unusually for Malaysia it was rainy this morning, which meant that the first practice session was all wet with us eventually running on the intermediate tyre with Lance. Unfortunately Felipe had a hydraulics problem so he didn’t get much track time, but we got some good feedback from Lance and showed reasonable pace in the wet. This afternoon’s session was dry so we chose to run two sets of supersofts with both cars. The pace was reasonable on low fuel and the drivers were relatively happy with the car. On high fuel runs, Felipe only managed a few laps and Lance had only just started before the session was red flagged. We need to do some more work this evening and see where we can position ourselves ready for qualifying tomorrow. [Read More!]
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2017 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

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Second Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.261 23 218.656
2 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.865 19 +0.604 217.218
3 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:32.099 19 +0.838 216.666
4 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:32.109 11 +0.848 216.643
5 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:32.564 14 +1.303 215.578
6 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.677 15 +1.416 215.315
7 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.720 21 +1.459 215.215
8 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:32.862 20 +1.601 214.886
9 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:33.060 24 +1.799 214.429
10 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:33.096 24 +1.835 214.346
11 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:33.381 26 +2.120 213.692
12 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:33.394 20 +2.133 213.662
13 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:33.673 15 +2.412 213.026
14 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:33.818 16 +2.557 212.696
15 10 P. GASLY FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.043 22 +2.782 212.188
16 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.104 19 +2.843 212.050
17 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:34.118 18 +2.857 212.018
18 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:34.343 17 +3.082 211.513
19 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:35.246 29 +3.985 209.508
20 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:35.697 27 +4.436 208.520

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2017 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

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First Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:48.962 11 183.135
2 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:49.719 12 +0.757 181.871
3 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:50.597 6 +1.635 180.428
4 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:50.734 12 +1.772 180.204
5 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:51.009 12 +2.047 179.758
6 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:51.518 8 +2.556 178.937
7 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:52.007 10 +3.045 178.156
8 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:52.295 9 +3.333 177.699
9 10 P. GASLY FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:52.380 14 +3.418 177.565
10 46 S. SIROTKIN RUS Renault Sport F1 Team 1:53.521 10 +4.559 175.780
11 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:53.625 10 +4.663 175.619
12 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:53.771 10 +4.809 175.394
13 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:53.896 6 +4.934 175.201
14 38 S. GELAEL INA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:54.610 13 +5.648 174.110
15 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:54.669 4 +5.707 174.020
16 37 C. LECLERC MON Sauber F1 Team 1:55.280 10 +6.318 173.098
17 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:55.652 10 +6.690 172.541
18 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:56.211 8 +7.249 171.711
19 50 A. GIOVINAZZI ITA Haas F1 Team 1:56.339 6 +7.377 171.522
20 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 3

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28 September


Malaysian Grand Prix Preview

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29 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER 2017
SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
ROUND 15 OF 20

The Malaysian Grand Prix leads us into the final quarter of the 2017 Formula One World Championship. Hosted at the Sepang International Circuit, this year’s race bids farewell to the final Malaysian GP since its inception in 1999. The circuit has been famously temperamental with regards to weather so we head into the weekend prepared for all eventualities. Due to its stadium-like layout, Sepang’s street circuit is another firm favourite for spectators, providing a view of almost half the track for those with grandstand seats. Malaysia’s final Formula One race, coupled with all that’s left to play for in both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship, makes for an exciting weekend with large and passionate crowds expected!
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26 September


Preview – 2017 Formula One Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix & Japanese Grand Prix

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26.09.2017
15th and 16th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship

The Sauber F1 Team continues its travelling in Asia for the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix – the fourth back-to-back race weekend in this year’s Formula One calendar. The next stop is Sepang near Kuala Lumpur, where the final Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix will take place. The Japanese Grand Prix will then follow one week later, an event famous for its great atmosphere created by the fans, as well as for the popularity of the Suzuka Circuit with the drivers.
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Pierre Gasly to drive with Scuderia Toro Rosso

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26th September 2017

For the next Grands Prix, Pierre Gasly will be driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso, standing in for Daniil Kvyat, alongside Carlos Sainz.

Gasly, one of the Red Bull Junior Programme drivers, has been racing in Japan this year in the Super Formula category. The 2016 GP2 Champion finished second in last Sunday’s race, having won the two previous rounds. The 21 year old will therefore get his chance to prove himself in F1. This is not a case of goodbye for our Daniil, as he still remains part of the Red Bull Family. [Read More!]
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25 September


2017 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW

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Sahara Force India gets ready for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Vijay Mallya: “Leaving Singapore with 11 points to help consolidate our fourth place in the championship was a very satisfactory outcome from a tricky weekend. It reminds us that even after a tough qualifying session, there is always plenty to fight for on Sunday. We also took a lot of positives from the pace of the VJM10 during the race and it’s clear that we have the potential for some more strong performances in the final six events.
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2017 Malaysian Grand Prix - Preview

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25 September 2017

Battle continues with Round 15 of the 2017 season from the Sepang International Circuit
Toto Talks Malaysia
Featured this Week: Handling the Heat in Malaysia
Stat Attack: Malaysia and Beyond
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Driving future innovation - Red Bull Racing confirms Aston Martin as title partner from 2018

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25 SEPTEMBER 2017

• Red Bull Racing extends Aston Martin to title and Innovation Partner from 2018
• The team will race from 2018 as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
• New Advanced Performance Centre to open at the team’s campus in Milton Keynes
• Advanced Performance Centre will aid in the two organisations adopting both F1 and road car technology
• Further products in the pipeline from the Innovation Partnership producing the Aston Martin Valkyrie
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21 September


Charles Leclerc to set for FP1 sessions

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21.09.2017
The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to confirm that Charles Leclerc will be in the cockpit of the Sauber C36-Ferrari during four free practice sessions ahead of the upcoming 2017 Formula One Grand Prix. Leclerc, the current leader in this year’s F2 series, will be participating in FP1 sessions during the race weekends in Malaysia, US, Mexico and Brazil.

At the Malaysian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc will be driving the Sauber C36-Ferrari for the first time in FP1 on Friday at the Sepang International Circuit. Regular driver Marcus Ericsson will take over the car from FP2 onwards.
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17 September


2017 Singapore Grand Prix

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Singapore, Race | 17/09/2017

“STOFFEL DROVE INCREDIBLY WELL”

Stoffel Vandoorne finished seventh and brought home six valuable world championship points for McLaren Honda at the end of a long and chaotic Singapore Grand Prix.
The race was started in rainy conditions, which contributed to a Turn One accident that left a fast-starting Fernando Alonso with significant damage to his car. Despite soldiering on for a couple of laps, the car was too badly damaged to continue and Fernando was forced to retire.
Stoffel took avoiding action to miss the first-lap crash, but was able to consolidate his position inside the top 10. He always looked competitive on-track whether running in the wet or dry, and was set to challenge for the top six until being delayed during a slow pit-stop on lap 27.
Seventh was a solid reward for both his and the team’s efforts all weekend.
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Singapore Grand Prix: Race Recap

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Sep 17, 2017
Event: Singapore Grand Prix (Round 14 of 20)
Date: Sunday, Sept. 17
Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Layout: 5.065-kilometer (3.147-mile), 23-turn track
Weather: Rain at start before clearing
Air Temps: 28.2-28.7 degrees Celsius (82.8-83.7 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps: 29.6-32.3 degrees Celsius (85.3-90.1 degrees Fahrenheit)
Race Winner: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes
Haas F1 Team:
● Romain Grosjean – Started 15th, Finished 9th (Running, completed 58/58 laps)
● Kevin Magnussen – Started 16th, Finished 13th (Electrical, completed 50/58 laps)
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Singapore Grand Prix - Singapore 17 September

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Maurizio Arrivabene: “That was very disappointing and it was definitely not the result we were expecting. But it doesn’t mean that the battle is all over, just that it has become more difficult. We are very disappointed for our fans, but we will be back. We proved that we have an excellent car and two great drivers. All of us, those here in Singapore today and those working back in Maranello, we all have the Prancing Horse stamped on our hearts and we guarantee that we will be fighting right to the final corner of the very last Grand Prix of the year.”
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2017 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 17/09/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-01, Car 55)
Race: Pos. 4th
“WOW! What a day, what a result! I’d say this is probably my best day in Formula 1 up until now! After a weekend with so much media attention, to put together a perfect weekend and finish the race in P4 is just amazing. To start the race on intermediate tyres, then switch to the supersoft - where I struggled a bit during the first laps - and then make it to the end without losing positions is just the perfect way to celebrate a difficult weekend…it’s definitely one I will always remember! I have to say that the most difficult part of the race for me was the start of my stint on the supersoft – it was not easy at all! I tried to do my best during the out-lap but Hulkenberg managed to overcut me… Luckily for me he then had a problem and from then onwards it was all about defending from Checo, who had been faster than us on Friday and also was on ultras! It was very difficult to keep him behind, looking in my mirrors the whole time, but in the end we did it! I had my flight booked to go back home tonight, but I’m definitely cancelling this – we need to celebrate this excellent result all together, this team have also done an amazing job this weekend… Thank you!”
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2017 Singapore Grand Prix - Sunday

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17 September 2017

Silver Arrows convert third row start into a double podium in Singapore
• Lewis took his 60th F1 victory- his third in Singapore and seventh of the 2017 season
• Valtteri finished in P3, his best result in Singapore and his tenth podium of the season
• Lewis completed the fastest lap of the Grand Prix in the first ever wet night race
• Today's result is 73rd F1 win for the Silver Arrows One and the ninth of the 2017 season
• Lewis (263 points) extends the lead in the Drivers' Championship to 28 points from Sebastian Vettel (235 points), with Valtteri (212 points) a further 23 points behind in P3
• Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (475 points) lead Ferrari (373 points) by 102 points in the Constructors' Championship
• Paul Mills, Human Resources Director, accepted the Constructors' trophy for the Team
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Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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17.09.2017
Weather: rainy/damp/dry, 29-28°C air, 32-30°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished the Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street Circuit in P12 (Pascal Wehrlein). Marcus Ericsson did not see the chequered flag after spinning out of the race on lap 36. It was the first race in the history of the Singapore Grand Prix to be driven in wet conditions. [Read More!]
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2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, Sunday

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17 SEPTEMBER 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team moved ahead to seventh position in the Constructors’ Championship and driver Jolyon Palmer posted his F1 career best result finishing sixth at the Singapore Grand Prix. The first wet evening race in Formula 1 was full of drama and Jolyon drove a solid race, capitalized on the wet conditions and safety cars to earn a valuable eight points for the team. After an incident involving cars ahead at the start of the race, driver Nico Hülkenberg swiftly avoided the drama and advanced four positions in the first lap. Fortunes didn’t favour Nico as his car had an oil leak and was force to retire for preventative measures before the end of the race.
• Nico started the race from P7 on a new set of Wet (blue) Pirelli tyres which he ran for twelve laps before switching to Intermediates (green) under the safety car. He pitted again under another safety car, this time switching to Ultrasoft (purple) tyres.
• Jolyon started the race from P11 on a set of Wet tyres, pitting after eleven laps under a safety car, switching to Intermediates which he ran for twenty-nine laps before pitting for a set of Ultrasofts.

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SINGAPORE GP – RACE

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17 SEPTEMBER 2017

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: 3rd
“The rain made it all pretty hectic today. Everyone was in the same boat though and we hadn’t driven in the wet here before so it’s all about switching on early, being aware of the situation and trying to adapt as quick as you can. My start was quite slow off the line. In hindsight probably a good thing, because it allowed the chaos to unfold in front of me. Then in the first few laps I felt we were okay in the wet but then I felt we were a bit harsh on the tyres. Even when we pitted and had fresher tyres, we couldn’t really make an impact on Lewis. The team was asking me to manage the gears through the race and after I learned we had a leak and were losing oil pressure in the gearbox from early on. Of course I came here to win and really wanted it, but second place is great and I’m not going to complain about it.”
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Singapore Grand Prix - Race Notes

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17/09/2017
• Lance Stroll finished eighth with Felipe Massa 11th in the Singapore Grand Prix
• Rain started to fall shortly before the race, making this year’s Singapore GP Formula One’s first ever wet night race
• Lance started on the intermediate tyre with Felipe opting to start on the extreme wet
• On lap 1, Lance jumped to P13 with Felipe P14 following a multi-car incident at the start, resulting in the first of several safety car periods
• Lance made his one-stop onto ultrasoft tyres on lap 26, driving a solid race up to P8 on his debut at the Marina Bay Street Circuit
• Felipe had to switch to intermediates before moving to dry tyres, but was one of the first to switch to the ultrasofts, re-joining in P14
• Felipe made the most of a late safety car period, where he pitted for a fresh set of ultrasoft tyres, and worked his way up to P11
• Felipe is 11th in the Drivers’ Championship, ahead of Lance in 12th. The team remains fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with 59 points
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2017 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT

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Sahara Force India scored 11 points in today’s Singapore Grand Prix as Sergio Perez raced to fifth place ahead of Esteban Ocon in tenth.

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2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

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Race Provisional Classification after 58 Laps - 293.633 Kms

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 58 2:03:23.544 142.780
2 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 58 2:03:28.051 +4.507 142.693
3 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 58 2:03:32.344 +8.800 142.610
4 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 58 2:03:46.366 +22.822 142.341
5 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 58 2:03:48.903 +25.359 142.292
6 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 58 2:03:50.803 +27.259 142.256
7 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 58 2:03:53.932 +30.388 142.196
8 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 58 2:04:05.240 +41.696 141.980
9 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 58 2:04:06.826 +43.282 141.950
10 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 58 2:04:08.339 +44.795 141.921
11 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 58 2:04:10.080 +46.536 141.888
12 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 56 2:04:50.858 +2 LAPS 136.247
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20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 50 1:50:19.008 DNF 137.665
27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 48 1:46:19.835 DNF 137.109
9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 35 1:21:36.352 DNF 130.239
26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 10 25:48.837 DNF 117.408
14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 8 21:55.139 DNF 110.542
5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 0 DNF
33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 0 DNF
7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 0 DNF

FASTEST LAP
44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:45.008 on lap 55 173.643

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Sergio Perez to race with Sahara Force India in 2018

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Sahara Force India is delighted to confirm that Sergio Perez will continue racing with the team in 2018. The contract extension sees Sahara Force India field an unchanged driver line-up in 2018 with Sergio racing alongside Esteban Ocon.
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16 September


Singapore Grand Prix: Qualifying Recap

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Sep 16, 2017

Event: Qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix (Round 14 of 20)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16
Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Layout: 5.065-kilometer (3.147-mile), 23-turn track
Weather: Clear and humid
Air Temps: 28.5-28.9 degrees Celsius (83.3-84 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps: 32.8-33.7 degrees Celsius (91-92.7 degrees Fahrenheit)
Pole Winner: Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari (1:39.491 – new track record)
Result: Romain Grosjean qualified 15th / Kevin Magnussen qualified 16th
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2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, Saturday

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16 SEPTEMBER 2017

Renault Sport Formula One Team had a good qualifying session tonight at the Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore. Driver Nico Hülkenberg has qualified seventh – equalling his best qualifying performance this season. Jolyon Palmer matched his second-best qualifying performance of the year with the eleventh-fastest time.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – “WE BELIEVE IN EACH OTHER”

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Seb praises teamwork for overnight progress. Kimi: “We’ve got a chance”

Marina Bay, September 16th – At the end of an incredibly tense qualifying session, in which as many as 13 drivers improved over last year’s pole position time, Sebastian took the top slot on the grid for Scuderia Ferrari. Today’s result takes the team’s total number of pole positions to 212, its third at the Marina Bay circuit and the fourth for Seb with Scuderia Ferrari, three of which have been achieved with the SF70H car. Kimi Raikkonen paid a heavy price for a small mistake in his very last run and had to settle for P4, nevertheless showing consistent improvement since the beginning of the weekend.
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Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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16.09.2017
Weather: dry, 30-29°C air, 38-33°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished today’s qualifying ahead of the Singapore GP in 19th (Pascal Wehrlein) and 20th (Marcus Ericsson). After Ericsson touched the wall in FP3, the gearbox on his Sauber C36-Ferrari had to be changed before the beginning of the qualifying session due to damage. [Read More!]
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2017 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India will start tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix from P12 with Sergio Perez and from P14 with Esteban Ocon.

P12 - SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02
Q1 1:43.594
Q2 1:42.246
Sergio: “It was a difficult qualifying session. All the way up to my final run in Q2 I was struggling with the front end of the car. We made some changes which helped the front, but I lost rear grip instead. I’m not really sure what went wrong so we need to look into the data to really understand why we didn’t deliver tonight. It’s going to be a long and tough race tomorrow, and we need to be patient. We are only a couple of positions away from the top ten so we will fight for as many points as possible.”
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SINGAPORE GP – QUALIFYING

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16 SEPTEMBER 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 2nd, 1:39.814 (Practice 3 – Position: 1st, 1:41.829)
“All weekend has been a good build up, getting faster and faster and finding a smooth rhythm so to come away with second is a really good result. I took a little bit of risk to put down a good lap as we had predicted the others would improve from yesterday and this morning’s sessions. Perhaps there was a bit of time in the last sector to find but in general I am very pleased with how the car and I performed. That was the best balance in terms of set-up I have had with the car in Qualifying all year and that is a big positive. My quickest time was more or less the maximum I could do, Sebastian just had an even better lap. Race pace is good so we have a chance tomorrow but it looks like Ferrari have found quite a lot. The start will be important and maybe if there are a couple of safety cars that could impact the result too.”
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Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying

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16/09/2017
Qualifying Notes
Felipe Massa qualified 17th with Lance Stroll 18th for the Singapore Grand Prix
Felipe hit the wall in the final corner on his first flying lap, which forced him to pit for new tyres
On his second timed-lap, Felipe suffered a big oversteer moment in the last corner, which cost him time as well as the chance to progress into Q2
Lance suffered with changing track conditions on his debut on the Marina Bay Street Circuit
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2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

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Qualifying Session Classification

POS NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 5 S. VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:43.336 6 101.299 1:40.529 6 1:39.491 7
2 33 M. VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:42.010 5 100.000 1:40.332 6 1:39.814 7
3 3 D. RICCIARDO Red Bull Racing 1:42.063 5 100.051 1:40.385 6 1:39.840 7
4 7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:43.328 6 101.292 1:40.525 6 1:40.069 6
5 44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:42.455 5 100.436 1:40.577 6 1:40.126 6
6 77 V. BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:43.137 4 101.104 1:41.409 6 1:40.810 6
7 27 N. HULKENBERG Renault Sport F1 Team 1:42.586 6 100.564 1:41.277 6 1:41.013 6
8 14 F. ALONSO McLaren Honda 1:42.086 8 100.074 1:41.442 6 1:41.179 6
9 2 S. VANDOORNE McLaren Honda 1:42.222 8 100.207 1:41.227 5 1:41.398 6
10 55 C. SAINZ Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.176 8 100.162 1:41.826 6 1:42.056 6
11 30 J. PALMER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:42.472 6 100.452 1:42.107 6
12 11 S. PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.594 3 101.552 1:42.246 5
13 26 D. KVYAT Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.544 8 100.523 1:42.338 6
14 31 E. OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.626 5 101.584 1:42.760 6
15 8 R. GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:43.627 8 101.585 1:43.883 5
16 20 K. MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:43.756 8 101.711
17 19 F. MASSA Williams Martini Racing 1:44.014 6 101.964
18 18 L. STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:44.728 9 102.664
19 94 P. WEHRLEIN Sauber F1 Team 1:45.059 9 102.988
20 9 M. ERICSSON Sauber F1 Team 1:45.570 6 103.489
POLE POSITION LAP
5 S. VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.491 183.272 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
5 S. VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.491 183.272 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:41.829 12 179.064
2 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:41.901 13 +0.072 178.938
3 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:41.971 16 +0.142 178.815
4 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:42.383 11 +0.554 178.095
5 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:42.439 13 +0.610 177.998
6 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:42.517 11 +0.688 177.863
7 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:42.549 10 +0.720 177.807
8 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:42.592 16 +0.763 177.733
9 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:42.708 16 +0.879 177.532
10 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.010 10 +1.181 177.011
11 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.109 15 +1.280 176.841
12 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:43.356 17 +1.527 176.419
13 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:43.368 11 +1.539 176.398
14 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:43.574 17 +1.745 176.048
15 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:43.724 17 +1.895 175.793
16 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:44.041 16 +2.212 175.257
17 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:44.223 18 +2.394 174.951
18 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:44.295 16 +2.466 174.831
19 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:45.760 15 +3.931 172.409
20 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:46.339 7 +4.510 171.470

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15 September


2017 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 15/09/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-01, Car 55)
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:43.236, pos. 12th, 38 laps
“After sitting out in this afternoon’s FP1, I obviously had to take my time to get used to driving here in FP2 – I had to do some extra laps at the beginning to make sure I recovered the lost time. I think we still haven’t recovered it fully but we have until tomorrow before qualifying to be ready and I’m confident we will get there. For the rest, I’m happy with my performance in today’s session. We still need to understand a few things we’ve introduced on the car for this race a bit better because at the moment we’re not 100% sure, but we will work hard overnight to solve this. Bring on tomorrow!”
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Singapore Grand Prix Practice

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Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: Generally, we had a good day. We did most of the running we wanted to do apart from that Lance had a gearbox failure in FP1 which meant he only got running in the first forty minutes. It was a failure of a development part so no effect for the race, but unfortunately it lost him the track time which was a double blow because the focus for him today was to learn the circuit. It’s a track he’s not raced at and one that takes a lot of experience to understand how to optimise, simply from a driving point-of-view. On both sides of the garage we conducted some aerodynamic and systems tests, as well as our basic homework on tyres and different fuel levels. Our pace still needs some work, but we will do a lot of analysis overnight. I think we can extract more from the car. It’s going to be very tight in the midfield as usual, but I think if we can find two or three tenths, we can make a big difference.
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Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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15.09.2017
Weather: dry, 31-29°C air, 35-33°C track

The Sauber F1 Team used the free practices day at the Singapore GP to conduct mechanical tests (Ericsson) and take aerodynamic measurements (Wehrlein). Both drivers completed the planned programme, testing all three tyre compounds (ultrasoft, supersoft, and soft) on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The team is now analysing the collected data to prepare for the rest of the weekend.
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2017 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE REPORT

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Sahara Force India completed a busy practice programme in Singapore with 119 laps covered between the two cars during the day.

SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02

FP1 1:43.423 P5 25 laps
FP2 1:42.826 P8 35 laps

Sergio: “I feel very happy with how things have gone today. We had some new parts on the car and everything appears to be working well. It was probably our best Friday of the year in terms of what we learned and the improvement we made with the car. Qualifying is very important here so we need to make the most of tomorrow. There is still room to improve and I think we can be strong in qualifying. I’m enjoying things so far and it’s great fun driving these cars around this circuit.”
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ITALIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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15 SEPTEMBER 2017
DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:42.489 Position: 1, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session: 1:40.852, Position: 1, Laps: 33
“It was a good day out there today, but I expected this, to be honest, and am not really surprised with our performance. I knew we would come here with a good car. We made some progress from the morning and even though we were the quickest in FP1, I still wanted to get more out of the car and the set up in the afternoon. We took another step forward throughout the day, which was good and we now hope there is still more room to improve for tomorrow. I’m after a dominant weekend and so far this has been a good start. It’s important that we obviously keep that for tomorrow but I have faith that we can perform on this level all weekend. I know the challenge in Qualifying will be a potentially stronger Ferrari and Mercedes but I’m confident we can stay up there and fight with them at the top.”
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2017 Singapore Grand Prix - Friday

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15 September 2017
Silver Arrows prepare for challenging battle in the Singapore heat
Lewis finished the morning session in P4 with Valtteri in P6 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit
Lewis ended the day in P3 in the afternoon session, with Daniel Ricciardo quickest
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Second Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:40.852 33 180.799
2 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:41.408 28 +0.556 179.808
3 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:41.555 36 +0.703 179.548
4 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:42.104 35 +1.252 178.582
5 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:42.448 33 +1.596 177.982
6 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:42.501 34 +1.649 177.890
7 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:42.788 32 +1.936 177.394
8 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:42.826 35 +1.974 177.328
9 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:42.835 30 +1.983 177.313
10 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.054 34 +2.202 176.936
11 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:43.104 33 +2.252 176.850
12 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:43.236 38 +2.384 176.624
13 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:43.608 32 +2.756 175.990
14 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:43.795 32 +2.943 175.673
15 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:43.836 32 +2.984 175.603
16 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:44.301 32 +3.449 174.820
17 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:44.417 32 +3.565 174.626
18 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:44.928 29 +4.076 173.776
19 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:45.673 34 +4.821 172.551
20 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:45.721 35 +4.869 172.472

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McLaren Racing and Renault Sport Racing confirm partnership

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McLaren Companies, Racing | 15/09/2017
Renault Sport Racing and McLaren Racing are pleased to announce they have agreed an engine supply partnership for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. The deal will see Renault Sport Racing supply McLaren with Formula 1 power units, while also establishing a close working relationship with McLaren’s engineers and technicians.
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McLaren and Honda to Conclude F1 Partnership

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September 15, 2017
TOKYO, Japan, September 15, 2017 -- Honda and McLaren announced that a decision has been reached to discontinue their partnership for the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of the 2017 season. The partnership has been ongoing since the team returned to F1 racing in 2015 and will continue to compete in the remaining races through the end of the 2017 season.
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SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO TO JOIN FORCES WITH HONDA

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15th September 2017
Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. to run Honda power units starting from the 2018 Formula 1 season.
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2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

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First Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:42.489 21 177.911
2 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:42.598 21 +0.109 177.722
3 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:42.610 23 +0.121 177.701
4 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:42.904 27 +0.415 177.194
5 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.423 25 +0.934 176.305
6 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:43.434 27 +0.945 176.286
7 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:43.734 25 +1.245 175.776
8 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:43.759 19 +1.270 175.734
9 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:44.101 24 +1.612 175.156
10 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.220 25 +1.731 174.956
11 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:44.340 25 +1.851 174.755
12 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:44.961 25 +2.472 173.721
13 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:45.053 25 +2.564 173.569
14 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:45.084 27 +2.595 173.518
15 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:46.456 20 +3.967 171.282
16 50 A. GIOVINAZZI ITA Haas F1 Team 1:46.782 27 +4.293 170.759
17 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:47.190 11 +4.701 170.109
18 38 S. GELAEL INA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:47.570 26 +5.081 169.508
19 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:47.699 23 +5.210 169.305
20 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:47.886 24 +5.397 169.011

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14 September


Singapore Grand Prix Preview

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15-17 SEPTEMBER 2017
MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT
ROUND 14 OF 20

Held at the glamorous Marina Bay street circuit, the Singapore night race sees Formula One enter the final international leg of the season. The circuit is famous for being the first night race to ever be held, as well as the first street circuit in Asia to host an F1 race. Typically, the twisty layout of the track means it’s a great viewing opportunity for the fans with slower laps and the added likelihood of a safety car. The circuit has been adjusted several times since its opening to meet new safety regulations and create added thrill during the race; the last change occurring in 2015. Being 137 kilometres from the equator, the temperature within the cockpit can reach staggering highs of 60 °C, adding to the challenge within the tropical climate.
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13 September


Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Valtteri Bottas together in 2018

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13 September 2017
2018 Driver Line-Up

The Finnish driver will continue to race for the Silver Arrows in 2018
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has agreed a new contract with Valtteri Bottas for the next season
Toto Wolff: "His performances and his upward trajectory made it a no-brainer to continue for 2018."
Valtteri Bottas: "I am honoured and proud to continue to work with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in 2018. However, there's always room for improvement and I still have not shown my full potential." [Read More!]
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12 September


Preview – 2017 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix

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12.09.2017
After competing in the last of the European races at Monza, the Sauber F1 Team is heading out to Singapore for the first of three races in Asia during the second half of the 2017 Formula One season. Popular among fans and drivers alike, the bright skyline of the city gives the night race a spectacular atmosphere, making it one of the highlights on the calendar.
Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
“I am really looking forward to racing in Singapore again. It is a pleasure to be in such a great city, and night races are always a lot of fun. In terms of the driving experience, I’d say it is one of the best tracks of the year. The Marina Bay Street Circuit is a city track, and has the highest number of corners out of all tracks on the calendar. The high temperatures and humidity add an extra challenge to all the drivers and team members. As for the fan experience – there are a lot of events taking place around the city, so it will be an exciting weekend all-round.”
Pascal Wehrlein (car number 94):
“I can’t wait to be back in Singapore – it is my favorite race of the season. I generally like night races, but Singapore takes the experience of driving in one to the ‘next level’, especially in terms of the atmosphere. The city is lit up and I like the challenge of driving on a city circuit. We also get to break out of our usual weekend routine there, as most of our on and off-track activities take place at night – that’s nice for a change. Overall, this race weekend will be an exciting one and I am looking forward to climbing back into the car there.”
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2017 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX- PREVIEW

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Sahara Force India gets ready for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Vijay Mallya: “It feels pretty good for our team to be sitting in fourth place in the championship as we get ready for the Singapore Grand Prix. The strong showing in Monza brought us our tenth double points finish of the season, which is a tremendous effort by the entire team.
“With seven races to go, the season is rushing by quickly and we just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing all year long. It’s about being consistent, picking up the points and taking our opportunities.
“We haven’t eased off. Development of the VJM10 continues and will bring benefits for the 2018 car too. We are still bringing new parts to the track and both cars will have developments this weekend.”
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11 September


2017 Singapore Grand Prix - Preview

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11 September 2017

Battle continues with Round 14 of the 2017 season from the Marina Bay Street Circuit
Toto Talks Singapore
Stat Attack: Singapore and Beyond
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03 September


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA 2017 - Monza

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Race Official Classification after 53 Laps - 306.720 Kms

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 53 1:15:32.312 243.626
2 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 53 1:15:36.783 +4.471 243.386
3 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:16:08.629 +36.317 241.690
4 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 53 1:16:12.647 +40.335 241.477
5 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:16:32.394 +60.082 240.439
6 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 53 1:16:43.840 +71.528 239.841
7 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 53 1:16:46.468 +74.156 239.704
8 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 53 1:16:47.146 +74.834 239.669
9 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 53 1:16:47.588 +75.276 239.646
10 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 52 1:15:50.678 +1 LAP 238.060
11 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 52 1:16:01.108 +1 LAP 237.516
12 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:16:01.993 +1 LAP 237.470
13 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 52 1:16:04.711 +1 LAP 237.328
14 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:16:05.728 +1 LAP 237.275
15 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 52 1:16:35.985 +1 LAP 235.713
16 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 51 1:15:41.806 +2 LAPS 233.933
17 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 50 1:13:38.015 DNF 235.768
18 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 49 1:13:30.721 DNF 231.429
NOT CLASSIFIED
2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 33 48:39.838 DNF 235.319
30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 29 43:12.641 DNF 232.842
FASTEST LAP
3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:23.361 on lap 49 250.174

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02 September


Formula 1 Heineken Italian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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02.09.2017
Weather: cloudy/rainy and wet, 14-15°C air, 18-15°C track

The weather conditions dictated the course of today’s qualifying ahead of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Q1 was first interrupted and then delayed repeatedly by the FIA due to heavy rainfall and difficult track conditions. At 16:40 hrs, the green light for the second half of the session was given. Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein finished in P18 and P19, respectively.
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Italian Grand Prix Qualifying

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02/09/2017
Lance Stroll qualified fourth with Felipe Massa ninth for the Italian Grand Prix
Qualifying was red-flagged for several hours due to poor weather conditions but both cars displayed excellent pace when the session restarted
Lance and Felipe both qualified on the wet tyre
Due to engine penalties, Lance and Felipe gain two positions for tomorrow’s starting grid meaning they will start second and seventh respectively
Lance will become the youngest ever front-row starter
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ITALIAN GP – QUALIFYING

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MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 2nd, 1:36.702 (Practice 3 – No Time Set)
“Qualifying was positive today and I was happy with it. To be second is, of course, a very nice surprise and in the wet I always enjoy it. Q1 and Q2 with the tyre choice was a bit difficult as the intermediates never seemed to work very well. In Q3 on the new extremes I didn’t have a lot of grip, I was sliding around and I never really felt that comfortable. I cooled the tyres for one lap and then my final lap was luckily not too bad, it wasn’t perfect but second was a good result for us. We always knew we had the penalties to take tomorrow and having a good Qualifying means I hopefully start 15th rather than at the back. Let’s hope we can overtake, move to the front and I think realistically the aim will be for fifth or sixth.”
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2017 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX- QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India enjoyed a strong afternoon in Monza as Esteban Ocon set the fifth fastest time during a delayed wet qualifying session. With grid penalties for other cars, he is expected to start from third. Sergio Perez qualified in P11 and is expected to start from ninth.
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2017 Italian Grand Prix - Saturday

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02 September 2017
Lewis claims all-time pole record with the 69th pole of his career
Lewis claimed his sixth pole at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and eighth of the 2017 season
Valtteri will start tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix from P4 on the grid
Today's result marks the 150th front row start for the Silver Arrows in Formula One
Both drivers completed two runs on the Wet tyres and one on the Intermediates in Q1, two Intermediate runs in Q2 and then one Intermediate and one Wet run in Q3
Owing to heavy rain, Q1 was interrupted at 14:04:30 and restarted at 16:40 [Read More!]
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2017 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 02/09/2017

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Daniil Kvyat (STR12-04, Car 26)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:45.033, pos. 7th, 4 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:39.183, (Q2) 1:38.245, pos. 14th
“It was definitely not easy out there today! We had a few balance issues and I was fighting to stay on track almost at every corner; a lot of wheel spin everywhere too! At times it was also difficult to decide what tyre to go out on – sometimes the track was for extremes, sometimes for inters… But I’m happy with the decisions taken today and, all in all, it was a decent session from my side, I did my best. For tomorrow, it’s not going to be an easy race, especially if it’s dry – this is not a track that suits us. Having said that, we will of course try our best and see where we end up.”
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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA 2017 - Monza

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Qualifying Session Classification

POS NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS

1 44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:36.009 11 100.306 1:34.660 10 1:35.554 8
2 33 M. VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:37.344 11 101.700 1:36.113 10 1:36.702 8
3 3 D. RICCIARDO Red Bull Racing 1:38.304 9 102.703 1:37.313 9 1:36.841 8
4 18 L. STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:37.653 10 102.023 1:37.002 9 1:37.032 8
5 31 E. OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.775 11 103.195 1:37.580 10 1:37.719 8
6 77 V. BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:35.716 12 100.000 1:35.396 10 1:37.833 7
7 7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.235 12 102.631 1:37.031 10 1:37.987 8
8 5 S. VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:37.198 11 101.548 1:36.223 9 1:38.064 8
9 19 F. MASSA Williams Martini Racing 1:38.338 10 102.739 1:37.456 9 1:38.251 8
10 2 S. VANDOORNE McLaren Honda 1:38.767 10 103.187 1:37.471 10 1:39.157 5
11 11 S. PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.511 10 102.920 1:37.582 9
12 27 N. HULKENBERG Renault Sport F1 Team 1:39.242 11 103.683 1:38.059 9
13 14 F. ALONSO McLaren Honda 1:39.134 7 103.570 1:38.202 4
14 26 D. KVYAT Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.183 11 103.622 1:38.245 10
15 55 C. SAINZ Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.788 11 104.254 1:38.526 10
16 20 K. MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:40.489 12 104.986
17 30 J. PALMER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:40.646 10 105.150
18 9 M. ERICSSON Sauber F1 Team 1:41.732 11 106.285
19 94 P. WEHRLEIN Sauber F1 Team 1:41.875 9 106.434
8 R. GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:43.355 3 107.980
QUALIFYING CRITERIA
1:42.416 107.000
POLE POSITION LAP
44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:35.554 218.251 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:34.660 220.312 KPH

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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA 2017 - Monza

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Third Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:40.660 4 207.180
2 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:40.888 4 +0.228 206.712
3 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:41.491 4 +0.831 205.484
4 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.515 5 +0.855 205.435
5 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:44.369 4 +3.709 199.817
6 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:44.701 3 +4.041 199.184
7 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:45.033 4 +4.373 198.554
8 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1
9 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1
10 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 3
11 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 4
12 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 2
13 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 4
14 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1
15 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1
16 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 2
17 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 2
18 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1
19 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1
20 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1

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01 September


Formula 1 Heineken Italian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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01.09.2017
Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 22-28°C air, 24-41°C track

The two practice sessions ahead of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza ran smoothly for the Sauber F1 Team. Pascal Wehrlein tested the halo system early in FP1, while Marcus Ericsson focused on testing various aerodynamic configurations. In the afternoon, both drivers concentrated on short and long runs on soft and supersoft tyres. Ericsson and Wehrlein completed 56 and 51 laps, respectively.
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2017 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 01/09/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-02, Car 55)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:23.680, pos. 11th, 22 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:23.150, pos. 11th, 21 laps
“Not the birthday I wished for! I knew since yesterday that we were going to get a grid penalty for changing part of the Power Unit, so that wasn’t a surprise, but today’s PU issue is definitely not something we welcome! This didn’t allow us to complete our programme and we know that we’re up for a very difficult weekend here in Monza. We will of course keep our chin up and keep pushing – I have to say I’m feeling good in the car, it’s very light as we are running very low downforce to try and compensate our engine deficit… It’s tricky out there, but at least I’m enjoying it and hopefully we can extract the maximum out of the car tomorrow and on Sunday.”
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2017 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE REPORT

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Sahara Force India completed a positive first day of action in Monza as the sun shone on the Northern Italian circuit.

SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02

FP1 1:23.317 P7 36 laps
FP2 1:23.352 P14 43 laps

Sergio: “It’s been a busy day and I feel quite happy heading into the weekend. We expected to lose some track time due to the rain, but it didn’t hit us so we were able to maximise our mileage. We collected some important information to help us set the car up for tomorrow. I wasn’t as happy with the car balance during the afternoon session, but we have enough data to look into the issue and understand how to fix it overnight.”
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ITALIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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01 SEPTEMBER 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN
First Practice session: 1:22.749, Position: 6, Laps: 23
Second Practice Session: 1:22.409, Position: 5, Laps: 34
“We are more or less where we expected to be with the car today. It is hard for us on this track with the long straights which we have to combine with a very low downforce setting so we just try to make the best of it. We will start the race a bit further back with the penalties but hopefully I can enjoy overtaking a good number of cars on Sunday. It makes sense to take the penalties here as this track is already not that good for us, Singapore is better for our car so we don’t want to risk anything there.”
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Italian Grand Prix Practice

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01/09/2017
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: We managed to run our whole programme in FP1 and FP2 without any issues, running a number of different aerodynamic configurations, with both drivers pretty happy with the balance of the car. Quite quickly, Lance was familiar with this track. So the pace for both drivers looks to be in reasonable shape for qualifying and the race. It’s going to be an interesting qualifying as it always is at Monza. Lance flat spotted his supersoft tyre in FP2 so he couldn’t do his long run on that tyre, concentrating on the soft instead, but apart from that everything was normal. We’ve had some difficult Fridays in the last few races so it’s nice to get one where things have gone to plan.
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2017 Italian Grand Prix - Friday

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01 September 2017
Silver Arrows set the practice pace on Friday
Lewis finished the morning session in P1 with Valtteri in P2 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Valtteri ended the day in P1 in the afternoon session with Lewis in P2
Both drivers ran the Medium (Install), Soft and SuperSoft compound tyre in FP1
In FP2, both Valtteri and Lewis then used the Soft and SuperSoft compound tyre
The Silver Arrows were the only cars to finish FP1 in under 1:22 with Lewis over a second faster than the Ferraris in P3 and P4
In FP2, the four fastest cars finished within half a second of each other
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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA 2017 - Monza

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Second Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.406 25 256.182
2 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.462 24 +0.056 256.006
3 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.546 33 +0.140 255.742
4 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.804 34 +0.398 254.936
5 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:22.409 34 +1.003 253.064
6 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:22.752 22 +1.346 252.015
7 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:22.947 31 +1.541 251.423
8 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:22.968 31 +1.562 251.359
9 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.977 43 +1.571 251.332
10 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:22.985 42 +1.579 251.308
11 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.150 21 +1.744 250.809
12 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:23.272 14 +1.866 250.441
13 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:23.317 34 +1.911 250.306
14 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:23.352 43 +1.946 250.201
15 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:23.403 36 +1.997 250.048
16 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:23.567 31 +2.161 249.557
17 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:23.650 20 +2.244 249.310
18 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.253 28 +2.847 247.525
19 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:24.894 39 +3.488 245.656
20 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:25.295 25 +3.889 244.502

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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA 2017 - Monza

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First Practice Session Classification
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.537 28 255.770
2 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.972 31 +0.435 254.413
3 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.652 24 +1.115 252.320
4 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.689 28 +1.152 252.207
5 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:22.742 28 +1.205 252.046
6 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:22.749 23 +1.212 252.024
7 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:23.317 36 +1.780 250.306
8 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:23.400 34 +1.863 250.057
9 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:23.465 24 +1.928 249.862
10 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:23.561 37 +2.024 249.575
11 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.680 22 +2.143 249.220
12 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:23.973 22 +2.436 248.351
13 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:23.991 30 +2.454 248.298
14 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.012 27 +2.475 248.235
15 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:24.015 17 +2.478 248.227
16 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:24.079 22 +2.542 248.038
17 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:24.542 17 +3.005 246.679
18 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:25.166 21 +3.629 244.872
19 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:25.223 26 +3.686 244.708
20 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:25.687 17 +4.150 243.383

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