29 November


Romain scores to secure sixth in Constructors’, Pastor retires


Romain Grosjean pulled off two late overtakes to grab ninth at the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for a fitting Enstone farewell, and in the process secure sixth in the Constructors’ standings after Pastor was forced to retire.

Initially handed the setback of a five place grid penalty due to a gearbox replacement, eventually starting in 18th, the Frenchman pulled off an impressive 24 lap first stint to haul himself into points contention. [Read More!]
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2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – The Race


THE LAST LAP.
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Sunday 29 November 2015

STEVENS │ Chassis 02 P18 1:49.610

MERHI │ Chassis 03 P19 1:51.213

Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi delivered the Manor Marussia F1 Team their 14th two-car finish of 2015 in this evening’s season finale at Yas Marina Circuit. They brought the workhorse MR03Bs home for a final time, in P18 and P19 at the end of the 55 lap Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, under the floodlights of this spectacular 5.554km circuit. [Read More!]
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina


29 November 2015
Maurizio Arrivabene: “Kimi drove a very good race today, as I expected him to do, and Seb charged from fifteenth on the grid to fourth place across the finish line. This is a result which wraps up a bit the whole season. Already at the first test last winter, we had had some positive feedback: but then we also knew that we had a mountain to climb, and the guys in the team did it step by step, both at the circuits and at the factory. It’s a whole team effort we were able to put on, with everybody working hard to improve. A big thanks to all of them, they’ve been fantastic and deserve the highest grades! Special thanks to our President, who never stopped pushing and supporting us from behind the curtains. Now we know that we face an even bigger challenge for next year, not only catching up on our rivals but also trying to stay ahead of them.” [Read More!]
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2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Yas Marina Circuit, Sunday November 29

As the curtain fell on the 2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi this evening, McLaren-Honda endured some dramatic moments en route to delivering perhaps its most convincing and confidence-building race performance of the season. [Read More!]
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2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Race


29 November 2015, Abu Dhabi
Historic weekend for the Silver Arrows as Nico and Lewis wrap up the 2015 season in style at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix!
Nico today claimed his third consecutive Grand Prix victory - a career first - to make it six wins in 2015 and 14 in Formula One to date
Lewis pushed hard to make an offset strategy work but eventually came home in P2 - setting the fastest lap of the race in the process
The Silver Arrows have now sealed a record-breaking 12 one-two finishes in 2015 - surpassing the teams' 2014 benchmark
With 703 World Constructors' Championship points, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS has also exceeded its 2014 total - without the boost of double points at the season finale
Lewis wraps up a spectacular 2015 season in P1 with 381 World Drivers' Championship Points, with Nico finishing runner-up on 322 [Read More!]
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Abu Dhabi GP Race


29.11.15
Felipe Massa finished eighth and Valtteri Bottas 13th in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Both drivers were able to make up positions after the first lap, during the short first stint of the race on the super soft tyre.
Felipe spent most of the race in a battle for seventh place. He passed Kvyat for P8 in the final stint but was unable to catch Hulkenberg before the finish.
Valtteri made contact with Button in his first pit stop, damaging his front wing. He had to pit again for a new nose and later serve a five-second penalty, which dropped him down the field.
Valtteri and Felipe clinched fifth and sixth places in the Drivers’ Championship, with the team having already sealed third in the Constructors’. [Read More!]
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2015 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 29/11/2015


Carlos Sainz (STR10-01, Car 55)
Race: 11th
“I’d say it’s been a good day and a positive weekend overall after a very tough start. I’m pleased because we managed to overcome all the problems we had on Friday and we put a very good race together to finish in P11 – I think it was the maximum we could do today. It shows that when we don’t suffer any problems we can be there. My rookie season ends with a positive feeling because I think we’ve had a good year and overall I’ve definitely learned a lot every race, become a better driver and this will make me stronger. I’d also like to thank the whole team for all their hard work during this year, it’s been great!” [Read More!]
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Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 29.11.2015
Weather: dry, 27-25°C air, 29-28°C track

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix night race, the 2015 season finale, in P14 (Marcus Ericsson) and P15 (Felipe Nasr). The Swiss team finished eighth in the constructors’ championship. In the drivers’ championship Nasr and Ericsson were 13th and 18th with the Sauber C34-Ferrari. At the same time, Nasr is the second best rookie in his first Formula One season. Both drivers are already looking forward to racing again for the Sauber F1 Team in the 2016 season. At the factory in Hinwil, the focus is now on next year’s Sauber C35-Ferrari. [Read More!]
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT


The 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship drew to a close under the lights of the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi today.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing finished the season with a double-points haul; Daniel Ricciardo crossing the line in sixth and Daniil Kvyat tenth. Scuderia Toro Rosso featured strongly in the 55-lap race but ultimately finished out of the points with Carlos Sainz 11th and Max Verstappen 12th.* [Read More!]
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ABU DHABI GP – RACE


29 November 2015
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 6th, Start Position: 5th
“Top 5 would have been a bit sweeter, but I couldn’t hold off Seb, whom we expected to get past us more towards the end of the race. I held him off for a lap and then, especially on those Options, his pace was so much quicker. I tried to get Perez, but couldn’t get close enough. At the start I had a sniff at Hulkenberg and went for it and that paid off. Parts of it were fun. I would have liked more battles though, but it looked quite spread out. It’s a circuit I enjoy fighting on. I have confidence in the big breaking zones here. I think we ended the season well and feel I got the most out of the car, so I’m leaving the season more happy than I was a few races ago. Sixth is probably not that representative of how good our weekend was, but I’m pretty pleased. I would love to go racing next weekend but at the same time I’m happy the season is over and I’m optimistic that next year will be better. I think we ended the season with a lot more feeling and confidence in the chassis. This season has made us stronger as a unit and I’m happy to move forward with these guys to be better next year.” [Read More!]
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2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Race


Sahara Force India ended its season with a strong showing and 16 points as Sergio Perez raced to fifth place ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in seventh at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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28 November


Issue hampers Romain in 15th, Pastor ahead in 13th.


Romain Grosjean’s final Grand Prix with the team took another twist in Abu Dhabi, as gearbox damage left the Frenchman two places behind team-mate Pastor in fifteenth after qualifying.

An issue during Q2 meant the team had to attempt a fix within the time limit. Romain was able to return to the track, but soon came to a stop on the Yas Marina circuit. [Read More!]
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2015 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 28/11/2015


Carlos Sainz (STR10-01, Car 55)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:43.429, pos. 10th, 22 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:42.911, (Q2) 1:42.482, (Q3) 1:42.708, pos. 10th
“I’m very pleased and happy with today, especially after such a difficult day yesterday! I definitely needed a clean Saturday. I managed to build up my confidence and set-up my car as I wanted during what was a very smooth FP3. Today’s qualifying was tough, as I had to get used to the twilight conditions and get the braking references right – something I wasn’t able to do yesterday in FP2 because of the lack of running. It was important for me to have a good qualifying here and I have to say I’m very satisfied with P10. I was able to stay calm and did a very good lap when it mattered. It wasn’t an easy day to get into Q3 but we managed it and it feels good!” [Read More!]
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2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying


“The car feels the best it has all year”
Yas Marina Circuit, Saturday November 28

Today was a day of mixed fortunes for our drivers in Abu Dhabi.

It’s a mark of the progress we’ve made this weekend that Jenson Button’s 12th position in qualifying felt like something of a disappointment – particularly after he’d posted an extremely impressive ninth-fastest time in Q1.

Fernando Alonso, too, looked set to vault into Q2, having set a strong Q1 banker lap. However, on his final flying lap, he suffered a left-rear puncture, bringing his ambitions to a halt. Pirelli’s technicians have examined the tyre, and their analysis clearly shows that the cut in the sidewall was caused by an external agent. [Read More!]
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2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying


28 November 2015, Abu Dhabi
Record-Breaking Night for the Silver Arrows in Abu Dhabi!
Nico took a sixth consecutive pole position - the 22nd of his Formula One career and seventh of the 2015 season
Lewis will line up on the front row for the 18th time in 19 races this season - the 90th time he has started in the top two throughout his career to date
A 15th front row lockout of the season for the Silver Arrows sets a new Formula One record
Both drivers completed one run in Q1 (option), one run in Q2 (option) and two in Q3 (option/option) [Read More!]
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Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying


Saturday, 28.11.2015
Weather: dry, 28-25°C air, 34-28°C track

The Sauber F1 Team will start the final Grand Prix of the 2015 Formula One season, the night race in Abu Dhabi, from 14th (Felipe Nasr) and 18th (Marcus Ericsson). While Nasr was able to make it into Q2, Ericsson had to abort his flying lap on his second run in Q1 due to an unidentified problem. The reason for this is under investigation. [Read More!]
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ABU DHABI GP – QUALIFYING


28 November 2015
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 5, (3rd Practice – 6, 1:42.726)
“I’m happy with the session; I think we’ve done really well. We were able to improve in every session and the weekend so far has been pretty smooth. Our lap time kept on getting better and better and that’s when you know the session’s gone well. You find a few tenths each run. Last year, one of my best qualifying performances was here and today sort of backed that up. Our target for tomorrow is definitely to keep the Williams behind us and find a way around Perez. He was really quick today. I hope they fade a bit in the race. It should be interesting tomorrow. We won’t have an easy time passing them on track but at least it’s a track where you can overtake. The DRS zones are good and you can definitely have a go.” [Read More!]
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2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India shone under the lights of Yas Marina as Sergio Perez qualified in a season-best fourth place ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg in seventh for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying


TWILIGHT TEASER.
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Saturday 28 November 2015
STEVENS │ Chassis 02 FP1 P19 1:46.297 7 laps
MERHI │ Chassis 03 FP1 P20 1:47.434 8 laps

In this afternoon’s final qualifying session of the 2015 season at Yas Marina Circuit, the Manor Marussia F1 Team’s Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi ended the day in 19th and 20th positions respectively. The session was held in the twilight conditions representative of tomorrow’s 55 lap 2015 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will take place under the floodlights at this spectacular 5.554km circuit. [Read More!]
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Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying


28.11.15
Qualifying Notes
Valtteri Bottas qualified sixth and Felipe Massa eighth for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Both drivers improved their lap times throughout the three segments of qualifying, but did not have the grip required to challenge the second row of the grid.
The positions from fifth to ninth were closely-contested with five drivers covered by just four tenths of a second. [Read More!]
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27 November


Pastor shows pace, more to come from Romain


Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado took one step closer to the end of the 2015 Formula 1 season, as the pair completed the first two practice sessions for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Pastor set the team’s fastest time of the day in the second session on the Yas Marina Circuit, clocking a 1min 43.431secs for tenth, finishing in the top ten of both sessions. [Read More!]
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2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Practice


“Fernando’s performance was very encouraging”
Yas Marina Circuit, Friday November 27

Today’s were a busy pair of practice sessions: not only did we refine MP4-30 for its last competitive outing on Sunday, but we also spent a considerable amount of time collecting and correlating data for use for our 2016 car.

Fernando’s car ran with a test rear suspension set-up for today, and he also ran an interim 2016-spec steering wheel. Both drivers conducted aero correlation work as we continue to improve our understanding of our car’s behaviour, with a view to optimising next year’s chassis. [Read More!]
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2015 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 27/11/2015


Max Verstappen (STR10-02, Car 33)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:45.718, pos. 12th, 32 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:43.662, pos. 13th, 40 laps
“This morning’s FP1 was a good start to the weekend. We started to understand the track and the car, as well as working on the balance. Of course, the position where we ended up this morning isn’t where we wanted to be, but we are not that worried yet. We had a similar situation in Brazil and in the end we were competitive. In this afternoon’s FP2 we continued our programme, trying to set up the car in a better way and I think we went in the right direction. If we now put everything we’ve learned from today in place, we are almost there. I hope for a good rest of the weekend here in Abu Dhabi.” [Read More!]
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ABU DHABI GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


27 November 2015

DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:44.893, Laps: 26
Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:42.647, Laps: 37
“Today was a good day for us. This afternoon we made some adjustments with the set-up from this morning and the evening session is the one that reflects the conditions we will see in qualifying and the race. I was happy with the balance and think we were more or less where we want to be. As always, there’s some fine tuning to do but I’m pleased with where we ended today. Force India were quick and surprisingly strong here. I’m happy with the car. We are pretty much 95% to where we want to be so that’s good for a Friday. As always on Saturday, Ferrari and Williams seem to make a bit more of a step. Hopefully the others don’t close the gap too much but let’s see what happens tomorrow. Sure we can find a little bit more but probably not a whole lot. If we qualify top 5, we’ll be happy.” [Read More!]
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2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Practice


27 November 2015, Abu Dhabi
Lewis and Nico light up Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina sunset
Lewis topped the afternoon session with Nico second fastest
Nico came out on top during the evening session with Lewis P2
Both drivers used the prime (soft) tyre in P1 followed by the prime and option (super soft) in P2 [Read More!]
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2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Free Practice 1 & 2


THE FINAL COUNTDOWN.
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Friday 28 November 2015
STEVENS │ Chassis 02 FP1 P19 1:48.836 19 laps │ FP2 P19 1:46.450 35 laps
MERHI │ Chassis 03 FP1 P20 1:49.888 20 laps │ FP2 P20 1:47.022 27 laps
The season finale got underway at Yas Marina Circuit today with the first of the Free Practice sessions for Sunday’s 2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Roberto Merhi was back in the hot seat for the first time since the Russian Grand Prix early last month, and he spent the early part of the first session acclimatising to what, for him, is a new circuit, before progressing the day’s tyre evaluation and race set-up programme. Will Stevens, meanwhile, is racing at Yas Marina for the second time in his career this weekend, having made his F1 debut here 12 months ago. He ended the day as the lead Manor driver in 19th, with Roberto in 20th. [Read More!]
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Abu Dhabi GP Practice


27.11.15
Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work.

Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: Everything went according to plan. We were doing some development work for next year's car as well as the work for this weekend on the tyres and the set-up. We need to find a bit of time on both the low and high fuel, looking at where we were today, but we've got a lot to go through from today so that shouldn't be a big deal. If we can find that bit of time, we can be towards the front. [Read More!]
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Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Practice


Friday, 27.11.2015
Weather: sunny and dry, 29-25°C air, 37-28°C track
A difficult practice day for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the season finale in Abu Dhabi. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr both struggled to get the tyres to work, especially in the more important FP2 session, as the night race will take place under similar conditions. The Sauber F1 Team will analyse the data collected in order to make further improvements for the rest of the weekend. [Read More!]
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2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India delivered a strong performance in today’s two practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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25 November


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview


Focus on…Abu Dhabi 2012
The Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi has provided some championship showdowns, and some classic races. One of the most enjoyable came in 2012 when Kimi Raikkonen took an unexpected win for Lotus F1 Team. Lotus had had several podiums over the year, but strong competition from Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren meant that a win had so far eluded them. Kimi Raikkonen’s engine engineer, Ricardo Penteado, recalls when the team finally secured that victory: [Read More!]
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DESTINATION YAS MARINA


For the 2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
All you need to know about Round 19 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship > Race dates 27-29 November…Location Yas Marina Circuit…Debut race 2009…Number of laps 55…Circuit length 5.554km…Race distance 305.355km…Left hand corners 12…Right hand corners 9…Race start time 17.00hrs local…Driver numbers Will Stevens 28 Roberto 98 [Read More!]
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24 November


2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Preview


24 November 2015 , Brackley
The 2015 Formula One World Championship season concludes with Round Nineteen, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, from Yas Island

Lewis Hamilton
The Yas Marina really is a stunning place to hold the season-ending Grand Prix. The organisers clearly spent a lot of time and effort on designing the most spectacular venue imaginable and the track is one I really enjoy driving. It's actually a really challenging circuit. There are a couple of high speed corners but it's mostly medium to low speed, so despite the long straights you need to set the car up with a downforce level tuned for low speed grip. It's also a twilight race, starting late afternoon and running into the night, which is quite unusual and I imagine must be pretty cool to watch on TV. Last year, this place brought probably the most intense weekend of my life. I didn't sleep much through nerves and not knowing what was ahead. But this time around there's no pressure, so I'll be well-rested and aiming to go out on a high. A lot of British fans come out to Abu Dhabi so it's like another home crowd for me. To win for them and show how grateful I am for the fantastic support I've had all year would be the best way to end an incredible season.
[Read More!]
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23 November


Abu Dhabi GP Race Preview


23.11.2015
RACE PREVIEW
Abu Dhabi
27 – 29 November

It’s just six years since Abu Dhabi arrived on the calendar with Formula One’s first ever day-into-night race, yet the Yas Marina circuit already feels like one of the long-established homes. The ultra-modern design stands apart due to its unique features, including the LED-lit hotel sprawling over the circuit and tunnelled pit lane exit, as well as joining the likes of Monaco and Singapore in boasting a trackside yacht-filled marina. The long straights and open nature of the circuit promote entertaining racing, and the venue was the scene of celebrations for Williams in 2014 as a double podium for Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas cemented third in the 2015 Constructors’ Championship for the team. [Read More!]
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Preview – 2015 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


19th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 27th to 29th November 2015

Hinwil, 23rd November 2015 – The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the final race of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship, which will take place on the Yas Marina Circuit. This track, surrounded by the desert sands, is quite spectacular in a unique setting with a stunning hotel that overlooks the track. After the Grands Prix in Bahrain and Singapore, it will be the third race of this season to be held under floodlights – the start is at dusk, the finish at night. [Read More!]
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2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Preview


Vijay's Vision
Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, toasts the team’s most successful season ahead of the final race and a special milestone for the team.

VJM: “Heading to Abu Dhabi with fifth place in the championship already secured feels pretty good. It means we can approach the last weekend of the season free from pressure and with nothing to lose. Our focus is simply on enjoying the race and ending the season in style. Abu Dhabi will be a special race for us as it marks the 150th of our history as Force India, and we will aim to celebrate it with a strong performance on the track. [Read More!]
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20 November


Red Bull Race Preview: Abu Dhabi 2015


Daniel Ricciardo, Abu Dhabi GP
Daniel, you won three races last year but perhaps your best performance came in Abu Dhabi. Fair assessment?
Honestly yeah, I think it really was my best weekend of 2014. It wasn’t a win but I nailed qualifying, I nailed the race, I nailed the whole thing. Pace, consistency, everything was awesome and it got me from the back of the grid to fourth, so yes, in terms of pure performance, it was my best race. [Read More!]
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15 November


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2015 – THE RACE


Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Sunday 15 November 2015

STEVENS │ Chassis 02 P18 1:19.098

ROSSI │ Chassis 03 P19 1:18.617 [Read More!]
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Double points return for Romain and Pastor


Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado combined for a double points score in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The duo’s points rewarded two well executed strategies, coupled with some excellent overtakes from the Enstone duo to complete a pair of strong recovery drives. [Read More!]
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Brazilian Grand Prix - Interlagos, 15 November 2015


Maurizio Arrivabene: “Our pace today was good: on some laps we were close to the Mercedes, on some other stages we were matching their lap times and on some occasions we managed to be even quicker. Overall, though, they were quicker than us on more occasions. Looking at the data, we see that despite having no safety car period in this race, we were closer at the end than in most other races this year. And our cars were the only ones not to be lapped! With Seb, we switched from two to three pit stops, fitting Options on his second stint for purely strategic reasons, a three stopper would have allowed Seb to be more aggressive. He really pushed throughout the race. With Kimi, we stayed on the two stops to cover every possible situation, and this explains why he had more tire degradation than Seb. Much of the credit goes to our car and all the people who worked on it all year. Now we move on to Abu Dhabi and the last race of the season. We said we wanted to end up this year in style, and that means we’ll be trying everything we can to achieve a brilliant result!” [Read More!]
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Petrobras Brazilian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday


15.11.2015 - A disappointing Brazilian Grand Prix for the Sauber F1 Team. Felipe Nasr finished his home race in P13, while Marcus Ericsson was 16th.

Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 29-25°C air, 44-33°C track [Read More!]
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2015 Brazilian Grand Prix - Race


Sao Paulo, Nov 15, 2015
Nico and Lewis bring home a Brazilian Grand Prix double after intense battle at Interlagos
Nico claimed his second consecutive Brazilian Grand Prix victory – the 13th win and 40th podium finish of his Formula One career to date
Lewis pushed his team-mate hard throughout the race to eventually come home second – claiming the 2015 Fastest Lap Award 2015 in the process with his seventh fastest race lap of the season
The Silver Arrows have now sealed 11 one-two finishes in 2015 – equalling the teams’ 2014 benchmark with one race to spare
Nico today confirmed second position in the Drivers' Championship – holding a lead of 31 points over Sebastian Vettel with one race remaining [Read More!]
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2015 Brazilian Grand Prix


“Finishing the race today was our first priority”
Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Sunday November 15

#14 Fernando Alonso
MP4-30-01
Started 20th
Finished 16th
Fastest Lap 1m16.519s on lap 54 (+1.689s, 15th)
Pit-stops Three: lap 13 (2.59s), lap 32 (2.70s), lap 52 (3.53s) [Opt-Pri-Opt-Opt]
“Finishing the race today was our first priority after having suffered retirements on recent Sunday afternoons, so it’s good news that both cars saw the chequered flag and we collected some good data, especially for next year and especially for the chassis, to see which is the best way to go to keep moving forward. [Read More!]
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14 November


Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2015 - Qualifying


Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Saturday 14 November 2015
ROSSI │ Chassis 03 Q1 P18 1:16.151 6 laps
STEVENS │ Chassis 02 Q1 P19 1:16.283 6 laps [Read More!]
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Morning pace, afternoon disappointment


Lotus F1 Team endured a disappointing qualifying session for the Brazilian Grand Prix with Romain Grosjean classified fifteenth and Pastor Maldonado sixteenth at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace at Interlagos, São Paulo.

Both drivers had displayed promising pace in the morning FP3 session where Romain was seventh fastest and Pastor ninth, but this sadly did not translate to the afternoon qualifying. A ten position grid penalty for Daniel Ricciardo means both drivers gain one position on the starting grid. [Read More!]
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BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – INTERLAGOS, 14 NOVEMBER 2015


Kimi Raikkonen: “I don’t think it’s ever going to be easy but you know, today it was not too bad. I went sideways in the last lap in turn 11 and this also affected the run into the last corner. So the end of my lap was not ideal and I lost time, but apart from that the car has been working well, so let’s see what we can do tomorrow, trying to make a good start and moving on from there. The balance of the car was ok, it has been behaving pretty well, although obviously not fast enough for beating the Mercedes. For sure we could have been a bit higher up the time chart, but I think it was not too bad. I’ll start from fourth anyway tomorrow and maybe the weather will be different from today. I heard about Paris this morning, it’s very sad. Unfortunately, in the world these odd things seem to happen.” [Read More!]
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Petrobras Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday


14.11.2015 - The terror attacks in Paris have overshadowed the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Weather: sunny and dry, 26-31°C air, 41-51°C track [Read More!]
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2015 Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying


“Formula 1 matters little, today, in comparison...”
Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Saturday November 14

#14 Fernando Alonso
MP4-30-01
FP3 14th 1m13.850s (+1.780s) 19 laps
Q1 - (on Options)
Q2 -
Q3 - [Read More!]
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2015 Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying


Sao Paulo, Nov 14, 2015
Inseparable Silver Arrows Sizzle in São Paulo!
Nico took his fifth consecutive pole position and second in a row at Interlagos
A career first for Nico sees him become the 13th driver to claim five consecutive Formula One poles
Lewis will start P2 after missing out to his team-mate by just 0.078s
The pair sealed the 14th Silver Arrows front row lockout of 2015, claiming the 100th and 101st front row grid slots for the marque in the process
Both drivers completed one run in Q1 (option), one run in Q2 (option) and two in Q3 (option/option) [Read More!]
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13 November


2015 Brazilian Grand Prix - Practice


Sao Paulo, Nov 13, 2015
Productive start in Brazil as Lewis and Nico rack up the laps around Interlagos
Lewis topped the morning session with Nico second fastest
Nico came out on top during the afternoon session with Lewis P2
Both drivers used the prime (medium) tyre in P1 followed by the prime and option (soft) in P2
Today saw the first fully dry Friday since the Singapore Grand Prix [Read More!]
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10 November


Preview – 2015 Petrobras Brazilian Grand Prix


18th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 13th to 15th November 2015

Sao Paulo, 10th November 2015 – The Brazilian Grand Prix will be another highlight of the season for the Sauber F1 Team – especially for Felipe Nasr and Banco do Brasil. Felipe Nasr is thrilled that he will drive in his first ever Formula One race in his home country. [Read More!]
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09 November


Brazilian GP Race Preview


09.11.2015
RACE PREVIEW
SAO PAULO
13 – 15 OCTOBER

It may be one of the shortest tracks on the Formula One calendar, but the 4.3km José Carlos Pace Circuit presents a number of challenges to teams. It combines a long sweeping start/finish straight with a tricky infield section so choosing the right setup compromise is paramount. The high altitude (800m) leaves the power units feeling breathless, and the bumps and undulations keep the drivers on their toes. The Brazilian crowd always give their countrymen a raucous reception and Felipe secured a podium last season that sent the José Carlos Pace Circuit into a memorable frenzy. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobras do Brasil 2015, Preview


Vijay's Vision
Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, previews the race in Brazil as the championship nears its conclusion.

VJM: “We travel to Brazil off the back of a memorable and successful weekend in Mexico. Everybody I spoke to said how much they enjoyed the event and the warm welcome we received. It was a race where we maximised our opportunities to bring both cars home well inside the points and edge closer to securing fifth place in the championship. [Read More!]
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2015 Brazilian Grand Prix - Preview


09 November 2015, Brackley

The 2015 Formula One World Championship season continues with Round Eighteen, the Brazilian Grand Prix, from São Paulo [Read More!]
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06 November


AHEAD OF THE BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX


Daniil Kvyat

We’ve just come from a race in Mexico that had an incredible atmosphere and now we’re going to another with a similarly crazy crowd – the Brazilian Grand Prix. Is it a race you enjoy?
Definitely. It’s one of F1’s classic tracks and the atmosphere is always great. I think they have done some rebuilding there and I’m looking forward to seeing how the paddock has changed. It was the smallest of the year and kind of difficult for teams to work in and it will be good to see what has been done.
But whatever they have done I don’t think it will change the atmosphere. It’s always amazing, with the fans so close to the track. They really have a big passion for Formula One and the feeling is always good on the grid there – even though it’s a bit crazy! [Read More!]
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01 November


Mexican Grand Prix - Mexico City


1 November 2015
Maurizio Arrivabene: “Over the course of this season we had already managed to touch the sky. This time we reached the bottom. But today’s race was a lesson of humility that we must put to good use and that will further bind the team together and strengthen the character of everybody. I had already seen yesterday how this team can react to difficulties, having had to replace both engine and gearbox in so little time. Today, we are not blaming anybody: we are a team, we win and lose together. I regret the result as we had a really good pace in the race, but that’s racing, you can always have a bad day. This does not change our targets for the season, as Seb can still catch Rosberg in the point standings and Kimi can do the same with Bottas”. [Read More!]
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2015 Mexican Grand Prix - Race


01 November 2015, Mexico City
Sensational Mexican Grand Prix debut for the Silver Arrows with an emphatic 1-2 finish at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez!
Nico produced a flawless drive from pole to clinch his fourth win of the season - the 12th of his Formula One career - setting the fastest lap in the process
Lewis pushed his team-mate all the way to finish just two seconds adrift after 71 laps, completing a 10th Silver Arrows 1-2 of the season with his 15th podium of 2015 [Read More!]
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Mexican Grand Prix


01.11.15
Valtteri Bottas finished third and Felipe Massa sixth in today’s Mexican Grand Prix.
Both cars had good starts but were caught out when Vettel slowed with a puncture and lost ground to the Red Bulls.
Early pitstops gave the drivers free air to push and each overtook a Red Bull as the pitstops evened out.
A late safety car allowed Felipe and Valtteri to pit for new option tyres and Valtteri took the opportunity to overtake Kvyat at the restart for the final podium spot. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Premio De Mexico 2015, Race


Sahara Force India scored ten points in today’s Mexican Grand Prix with Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez racing to seventh and eighth places. [Read More!]
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Mexican Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 1.11.2015
Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 22-25°C air, 57-42°C track

A difficult Mexican Grand Prix for the Sauber F1 Team. As expected, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr both struggled throughout the race with brake issues. Ericsson was able to finish the race in P12, while Nasr had to stop his Sauber C34-Ferrari out on the track. [Read More!]
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MEXICAN GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT


The FIA Formula One World Championship returned to Mexico in spectacular fashion this weekend. The challenging, twisty Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was the atmospheric venue for its first visit in over 20 years.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing capped a good weekend with fourth for Daniil Kvyat – just shy of the podium – and fifth for Daniel Ricciardo, while Scuderia Toro Rosso put a third Renault-powered car into the points with ninth overall. Carlos Sainz passed the flag in 13th. [Read More!]
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MEXICO GP – RACE


1 November 2015
DANIIL KVYAT, Finish Position: 4th Start Position: 4th
“As a team I think today we did a perfect job, scoring solid points from a solid race. The podium was very close and we were fighting until the end, but on the restart after the safety car we didn’t have enough pace on the straight and Williams went full bananas, so Bottas passed me quite easily. It was a shame about not getting on the podium, I thought we had it and we deserved it today, and maybe without the safety car we would have, but that’s racing and we have to accept it. The race was still fantastic though; good racing, good controlled laps and I’m happy with how all 71 laps went. We’ve been very strong this weekend and the track has suited us quite well. I think this weekend showed we can be champions if we get back on the path. I believe in this team, I believe in us and I believe in our future.” [Read More!]
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