22 November


WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Confirms 2017 Abu Dhabi Test Driver Line-up

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22/11/2017
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is pleased to confirm it will run Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin for the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test, alongside current race driver Lance Stroll.

The Pirelli tyre test will take place over two days at the Yas Marina circuit during the week following the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Preview

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22 November 2017

A thrilling 2017 Formula One season concludes with Round 20 from the Yas Marina Circuit
Toto Talks Abu Dhabi
Featured this Week: On Your Marks...
Stat Attack: Abu Dhabi and Beyond
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21 November


Preview – Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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21.11.2017
The Sauber F1 Team is heading to Abu Dhabi for the final race of the 2017 FIA Formula One season on the Yas Marina Circuit. After having made some progress in the last few races, the team is going into the season finale feeling positive.
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20 November


2017 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX- PREVIEW

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Sahara Force India gets ready for this weekend’s season finale, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Vijay Mallya: “Whatever happens in Abu Dhabi this weekend, 2017 has already been our most successful season to date. I can’t stress just how proud I am of our achievements. Claiming fourth place in the World Championship for two consecutive years doesn’t happen by accident and I have to pay tribute to each and every one of the 400 staff who played their part in making it possible.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

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24-26 NOVEMBER 2017
YAS MARINA CIRCUIT
ROUND 20 OF 20
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXVIEW

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20th November 2017

Our drivers about Abu Dhabi…
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19 November


AHEAD OF THE ABU DHABI GP

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Max Verstappen
“We will of course try and end the season with a strong result in Abu Dhabi. Last year was actually quite a good race after skipping a pit stop following a spin at Turn 1, it was hard to manage the tyres to the end of the race but we did it and finished fourth.
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16 November


PIERRE AND BRENDON TO STAY FOR… 2018!

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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

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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

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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

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12.11.2017
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

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12/11/2017

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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2017 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX-RACE REPORT

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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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BRAZILIAN GP – RACE

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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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2017 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 12/11/2017

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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

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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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FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO HEINEKEN DO BRASIL 2017 - São Paulo

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Race Official Classification after 71 Laps - 305.909 Kms

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
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
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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
FASTEST LAP
33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:11.044 on lap 64 218.349

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11 November


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – “TODAY IT WAS CLOSE, AND TOMORROW…”

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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

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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

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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

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11/11/2017
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

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11.11.2017
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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2017 Brazilian Grand Prix - Saturday

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11 November 2017
Valtteri storms to pole position in São Paulo
Valtteri claimed his third career pole position - his first at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace and third of the 2017 season
After an accident in Q1, Lewis failed to set a time and will start tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix from the back of the grid
Today's result marks the 14th pole position for the Silver Arrows in 2017
Valtteri completed one run on the SuperSoft tyres in Q1, then two runs in both Q2 and Q3 [Read More!]
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2017 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX- QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India delivered a strong showing in Sao Paulo today with Sergio Perez set to start the Brazilian Grand Prix from fifth place ahead of Esteban Ocon in tenth.
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BRAZILIAN GP – QUALIFYING

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11 NOVEMBER 2017

MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 4th, 1:08.925 (Practice 3 – Position: 9th, 1:10.445)
“I think we maximised the result in Qualifying today but we were just not fast enough. In general the pace has been simply not quite good enough across the whole weekend. I think both Daniel and I have been chasing the car balance and we could never find the full grip and potential. In Qualifying the grip was a little bit better; we lose a lot of time on the straights here but I think there are also one or two tenths we could have found. I never expected to beat Ferrari and Mercedes on this track as it’s just not strong for us, but I did expect to be a little closer. For sure I would love some rain in the race, but I don’t think it looks like that’s going to happen. Maybe I will do some praying tonight! We may need a bit of luck to be honest, but you never know what can happen up front and it can still be an exciting race.”
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2017 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 11/11/2017

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Brendon Hartley (STR12-04, Car 28)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:11.085, pos. 17th, 30 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:10.625, (Q2) no time, pos. 15th
Brendon will serve a 10 grid position penalty for tomorrow’s race
“Not a bad day, I’m pretty happy to have got through to Q2 today! We then didn’t go out to set a time in Q2 in order to save all the tyres and keep all the options available for tomorrow’s race, so we just used the session to do a couple of practice starts – something I needed considering my first two starts in F1, which haven’t been the best… Hopefully this pays dividends tomorrow! It’s going to be quite a tough ask to finish in the points, but we’re definitely going to try, do our best and push for that – I’m really looking forward to the race!”
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FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO HEINEKEN DO BRASIL 2017 - São Paulo

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Qualifying Session Official Classification

POS NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 77 V. BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:09.452 10 100.067 1:08.638 6 1:08.322 6
2 5 S. VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:09.643 9 100.342 1:08.494 6 1:08.360 6
3 7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:09.405 6 100.000 1:09.116 6 1:08.538 6
4 33 M. VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:09.820 6 100.597 1:09.050 6 1:08.925 6
5 3 D. RICCIARDO Red Bull Racing 1:09.828 6 100.609 1:09.533 7 1:09.330 6
6 11 S. PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:10.145 7 101.066 1:09.760 8 1:09.598 6
7 14 F. ALONSO McLaren Honda 1:10.172 5 101.105 1:09.593 6 1:09.617 6
8 27 N. HULKENBERG Renault Sport F1 Team 1:10.078 9 100.969 1:09.726 6 1:09.703 6
9 55 C. SAINZ Renault Sport F1 Team 1:10.227 5 101.184 1:09.768 6 1:09.805 6
10 19 F. MASSA Williams Martini Racing 1:09.789 8 100.553 1:09.612 3 1:09.841 5
11 31 E. OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:10.168 7 101.099 1:09.830 10
12 8 R. GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:10.148 8 101.070 1:09.879 8
13 2 S. VANDOORNE McLaren Honda 1:10.286 9 101.269 1:10.116 6
14 20 K. MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:10.521 10 101.607 1:10.154 8
15 28 B. HARTLEY Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:10.625 10 101.757 DNS 5
16 94 P. WEHRLEIN Sauber F1 Team 1:10.678 12 101.834
17 10 P. GASLY Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:10.686 10 101.845
18 18 L. STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:10.776 8 101.975
19 9 M. ERICSSON Sauber F1 Team 1:10.875 12 102.118
44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team DNF 2
QUALIFYING CRITERIA
1:14.263 107.000
POLE POSITION LAP
77 V. BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:08.322 227.048 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
77 V. BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:08.322 227.048 KPH

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FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO HEINEKEN DO BRASIL 2017 - São Paulo

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Third Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:09.281 24 223.905
2 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:09.284 26 +0.003 223.895
3 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:09.326 20 +0.045 223.760
4 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:09.339 21 +0.058 223.718
5 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:10.244 14 +0.963 220.835
6 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:10.288 15 +1.007 220.697
7 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:10.322 21 +1.041 220.590
8 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:10.357 23 +1.076 220.481
9 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:10.495 9 +1.214 220.049
10 55 C. SAINZ ESP Renault Sport F1 Team 1:10.599 23 +1.318 219.725
11 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:10.637 21 +1.356 219.607
12 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:10.671 14 +1.390 219.501
13 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:10.721 19 +1.440 219.346
14 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:10.743 18 +1.462 219.278
15 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:10.762 20 +1.481 219.219
16 10 P. GASLY FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:10.981 32 +1.700 218.542
17 28 B. HARTLEY NZL Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:11.085 30 +1.804 218.223
18 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:11.126 25 +1.845 218.097
19 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:11.480 27 +2.199 217.017
20 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1

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Team Clarification

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11th November 2017
Due to recent accusations made in the media from the team’s engine supplier, Toro Rosso wishes to clarify the actual situation regarding the power units.

It comes as a big surprise to the team that Cyril Abiteboul has suggested to the media that the problems Toro Rosso suffers with the power unit are primarily team related, and the way in which the power unit is operated in the STR12 chassis.
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10 November


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – MAKING THE BEST OF A DRY FRIDAY

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Seb and Kimi just under the 50-lap mark

Interlagos, November 10th – Both practice sessions at the Autodromo Carlos Pace turned out to be quite uneventful, as despite the ever-present threat of rain, drivers only had to contend with a few intermittent and harmless drops during FP2. Scuderia Ferrari drivers jumped at the opportunity to rack up the laps of the 4.3 Km circuit, working mostly in preparation for Sunday’s race, which is supposed to be run in dry conditions. Sebastian covered 48 laps and Kimi 45.
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2017 Brazil Grand Prix - Free Practice

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Grand Prix, Brazil, Practice | 10/11/2017
“MORE TO FIND FROM BOTH CARS”
McLaren Honda kicked off its Brazilian Grand Prix weekend in warm sunshine after the threat of afternoon rain subsided.
Neither driver was completely happy with the balance and drivability of their MCL32s, each ending the day with a degree of head-scratching after the car proved reluctant to fall into its regular sweet-spot.
Fernando encountered a small PU issue at the start of the afternoon session, choosing to stop in the pit-lane as a precaution. The issue was promptly resolved by his mechanics with minimal delay to his run-plan.
Armed with plenty of data, our engineers will chew through the numbers this evening in a bid to get us back on track for tomorrow.
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2017 Formula 1 Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix, Friday

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10 November 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team ended the first day of the Brazilian Grand Prix
– Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brazil - with Nico Hülkenberg leading the charge for the team with the ninth fastest time, a 1min 10.396secs. After being faster than his team-mate in the morning, Carlos Sainz ended the day two positions off Nico with the eleventh fastest time in the afternoon. Both drivers enjoyed trouble free uninterrupted sessions today.
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Brazilian Grand Prix: Friday Practice Recap

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Nov 10, 2017

Event: Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2)
Date: Friday, Nov. 10
Location: Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo
Layout: 4.309-kilometer (2.677-mile), 15-turn circuit
FP1 Weather: Sunny
FP1 Air Temps: 24.5-27.2 degrees Celsius (76.1-81 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP1 Track Temps: 38.5-50 degrees Celsius (101.3-122 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP2 Weather: Partly cloudy
FP2 Air Temps: 29.4-31.4 degrees Celsius (84.9-88.5 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP2 Track Temps: 42.5-54.7 degrees Celsius (108.5-130.5 degrees Fahrenheit)
Drivers: Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen and Antonio Giovinazzi
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Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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10.11.2017
Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 25-31°C air, 39-55°C track

During the first practice session ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc completed his fourth practice session for the Sauber F1 Team, during which he also tested the halo system for the first time. Pascal Wehrlein took over the cockpit of the Sauber C36-Ferrari in the afternoon. Marcus Ericsson had to cut his second free practice session short after touching the wall in turn 11.
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2017 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX- PRACTICE REPORT

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ESTEBAN OCON - VJM10-04

FP1 1:10.454 P9 26 laps
FP2 1:10.306 P7 49 laps

Esteban: “I’m happy with today. This morning the car was not at its best, but we made a massive step forward during second practice. The car feels much better now – close to where it should be, so it’s another good job by the team who made the correct decisions during the day. We need to keep improving ahead of tomorrow and hopefully we can be in our usual position for qualifying. It was very tough physically today because it’s very hot and humid – a bit like Singapore. I wasn’t expecting this and it was one of the toughest days in the car this year.” [Read More!]
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Brazilian Grand Prix Practice

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10/11/2017
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It’s been a good day here in Brazil with some fantastic weather, which is great considering rain was predicted. We got a lot of work done on both sides of the garage, with all of our homework, particularly on tyres, achieved. Our pace looks reasonably competitive, but it’s close here as usual in the midfield. It’s a very short lap around here so a tenth is quite a big percentage of the whole lap time, so we’ll have to work very carefully overnight to fine tune the car and make sure we can get those valuable grid spots tomorrow afternoon. Felipe looked particularly strong around here today, so hopefully that’s a good sign of a great weekend for him for his final home race.
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2017 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 10/11/2017

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Pierre Gasly (STR12-01, Car 10)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:14.034, pos. 19th, 5 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:11.422, pos. 16th, 44 laps
“A pretty good afternoon after a tough beginning of the day. This morning of course was not great for us with the engine issue, I had only one timed lap and Brendon none, so we didn’t learn much - for me about the track and for the rest of the team about the car and setup… it wasn’t ideal! I managed to do many laps in FP2 which was good, a short run on softs and super softs, and then long runs on the second part of the session so I think it was really good. We finally could seize the potential of the car and work towards qualifying and the race on Sunday. At least we have many things to analyse tonight and to work and improve on for tomorrow.“
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BRAZILIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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10 NOVEMBER 2017

DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:09.828 Position: 5, Laps: 38
Second Practice Session: 1:09.743 Position: 3, Laps: 37
“I’m pretty happy with Friday. For what we’ve got here we looked competitive. The long runs looked okay but the Mercs looked really strong. We can definitely find a little bit more for tomorrow but I don’t think we’re far off and we don’t have to make many changes tonight. It’s never a circuit where we have dominated in the past so to be close to Ferrari and at least in the fight with them seems positive. I’d like some rain for Qualifying tomorrow and I can try and fight for pole. I know if I get it I won’t start there because of my penalty, but anyway it would be good to start 11th for the race. That’s my target.”
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2017 Brazilian Grand Prix - Friday

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10 November 2017

Silver Arrows top the time sheets in both practice session in São Paulo
Lewis finished the morning session in P1 with Valtteri in P2
The order remained the same in the afternoon session, with half a tenth between them
In FP1, Lewis ran the Medium (install), Soft and SuperSoft compound tyres, with Valtteri running Soft and SuperSoft
Both drivers then used the Soft and SuperSoft compound tyres in FP2
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FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO HEINEKEN DO BRASIL 2017 - São Paulo

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Second Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:09.515 42 223.151
2 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:09.563 45 +0.048 222.997
3 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:09.743 37 +0.228 222.422
4 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:09.875 48 +0.360 222.002
5 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:09.886 38 +0.371 221.967
6 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:10.117 45 +0.602 221.235
7 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:10.306 49 +0.791 220.641
8 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:10.373 42 +0.858 220.431
9 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:10.396 39 +0.881 220.359
10 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:10.655 31 +1.140 219.551
11 55 C. SAINZ ESP Renault Sport F1 Team 1:10.685 42 +1.170 219.458
12 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:10.695 43 +1.180 219.427
13 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:10.902 38 +1.387 218.786
14 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:11.064 44 +1.549 218.287
15 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:11.300 39 +1.785 217.565
16 10 P. GASLY FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:11.422 44 +1.907 217.193
17 28 B. HARTLEY NZL Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:11.821 54 +2.306 215.986
18 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:11.857 43 +2.342 215.878
19 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:11.989 17 +2.474 215.482
20 50 A. GIOVINAZZI ITA Haas F1 Team 1:12.417 37 +2.902 214.209

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FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO HEINEKEN DO BRASIL 2017 - São Paulo

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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 1:09.202 36 224.161
2 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:09.329 43 +0.127 223.750
3 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:09.744 32 +0.542 222.419
4 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:09.750 31 +0.548 222.400
5 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:09.828 38 +0.626 222.151
6 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:09.984 32 +0.782 221.656
7 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:10.102 28 +0.900 221.283
8 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:10.402 26 +1.200 220.340
9 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:10.454 36 +1.252 220.177
10 14 F. ALONSO ESP McLaren Honda 1:10.476 24 +1.274 220.108
11 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:10.632 42 +1.430 219.622
12 35 G. RUSSELL GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:11.047 29 +1.845 218.339
13 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:11.188 29 +1.986 217.907
14 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:11.463 30 +2.261 217.068
15 55 C. SAINZ ESP Renault Sport F1 Team 1:11.467 32 +2.265 217.056
16 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:11.608 35 +2.406 216.629
17 37 C. LECLERC MON Sauber F1 Team 1:11.802 32 +2.600 216.044
18 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:11.898 28 +2.696 215.755
19 10 P. GASLY FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:14.034 5 +4.832 209.530
20 28 B. HARTLEY NZL Scuderia Toro Rosso 2

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04 November


Felipe Massa to Leave Williams Martini Racing

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04.11.17

WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING confirms that Felipe Massa will leave the team at the end of the 2017 Formula One season.

Felipe made his debut with Williams in 2014. During the last four years, he has helped the team secure third place in the Constructors’ Championship in 2014 and 2015, and fifth place in 2016. After initially indicating he would retire at the end of last year, he returned at Williams’ request for the 2017 season, and the team currently stands fifth in the Constructors’ Championship.
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