29 October


Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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30.10.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 22-24°C air, 38-43°C track

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Mexican Grand Prix on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez in P14 (Pascal Wehrlein). Marcus Ericsson retired in lap 56 due to a technical issue around the rear inboard suspension, which needs to be further investigated. The race concluded the competition for the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship title, which was won by Lewis Hamilton for the fourth time.
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2017 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX-RACE REPORT

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Sahara Force India scored 16 points in today’s Mexican Grand Prix as the team secured fourth place in the Constructors’ World Championship for a second consecutive year.
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MEXICO GP – RACE

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29 OCTOBER 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 2nd
“A great win and a fun podium, a Dutch DJ and Dutch driver, what a combination. The start of the race itself was not great but this allowed me to tuck in and get a tow from Sebastian, I had to be a bit aggressive but managed to get around the outside at turn one and from then on I was just doing my own race. I would go as far to say this was one of the easiest races of my career. I felt I missed out on pole yesterday so I had a lot of motivation to get the result I wanted today. To get not just a podium but the win is awesome. We calmed the pace and turned down the engine to make sure we brought the car home so I was just cruising towards the end. I was confident the car was going to be good today after studying the long run pace we have shown this weekend. This track with low speed and low grip suits our car, but even in Austin we had the balance and pace, I just had to come from way down the grid. Once we had got the balance of the car right it was easy for us to do quick lap times and sustain them. I think if we keep working this way and have a better start to the season next year we can look forward to achieving great things. The podium here in Mexico is special to be on as the fans are so passionate and being in the stadium section means the atmosphere is like nowhere else, it definitely made up for missing it last year. Like I said in the car on lap 1, it was simply, simply lovely.”
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2017 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 29/10/2017

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Pierre Gasly (STR12-01, Car 10)
Race: 13th
“It was good to finally drive on this track after a very tough weekend where I completed very few laps before today! Unfortunately, the race wasn’t as good as we wanted it to be – it took me a couple of laps to get used to the track and the car, but at least I continued to gain experience in the car, which was very useful, and go to the end of the race. We will now need to work hard and keep on improving for the next race weekend in Brazil.”
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Mexican Grand Prix

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29/10/2017
Lance Stroll finished sixth with Felipe Massa 11th in the Mexican Grand Prix
Both cars started on the ultrasoft Pirelli tyre with Felipe starting 10th and Lance 11th
Lance and Felipe both had good starts, initially running with Felipe eighth and Lance 10th at the end of Lap 1
Felipe ran as high as sixth before a slow puncture picked up at the start forced him to pit for the soft tyre on Lap 3, re-joining in 16th
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2017 Mexico Grand Prix - Sunday

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29 October 2017
#4TheTeam - Lewis wins the fourth title of his career and seals the fourth consecutive Drivers' Championship for the Silver Arrows!
Valtteri finished today's Mexico Grand Prix in P2 - his best ever result at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez and his 20th podium place in Formula One
After an accident in the first lap, Lewis finished today's race in P9
Lewis (333 points) leads the Drivers' Championship by 56 points from Sebastian Vettel (277 points) - an unassailable lead with two races remaining in the 2017 season [Read More!]
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2017 Mexico Grand Prix - Saturday

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Silver Arrows to start Mexico Grand Prix from second row

Lewis ended qualifying in P3 with Valtteri 0.024 seconds shy in P4
Both drivers completed one run on the Ultasoft compound tyres in Q1, and two runs in both Q2 and Q3

Driver Chassis No. FP3 Q1 Q2 Q3
Lewis Hamilton F1 W08 EQ Power+/05 P2 7 Laps 1:17.518 P1 7 Laps 1:17.035 P3 7 Laps 1:16.934 P3
Valtteri Bottas F1 W08 EQ Power+/03 P4 5 Laps 1:17.578 P2 7 Laps 1:17.161 P4 5 Laps 1:16.958 P4
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28 October


2017 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 28/10/2017

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Brendon Hartley (STR12-04, Car 28)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:18.602, pos. 11th, 23 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:18.683, (Q2) no time, pos. 13th
“Today was a little bit frustrating! I’m a bit disappointed as I didn’t get to put everything on the line and I think we had a chance to be fairly up the pack; to be ahead of the Williams was definitely on the cards today. Braking into Turn 1 in Q2 I felt like it was spot on and I was pumped up for the lap, when the engine went bang… I don’t know what happened! My confidence has been building all the time, lap after lap, and I was really looking forward to Q2 to really give it a crack. I’m feeling better and better in the car and, if Austin was a tough ask, I’ve come here a lot more prepared… that’s for sure. Mexico’s a track I really enjoy and I will give it all tomorrow to have the best possible race!"
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2017 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX- QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India showed strongly in Mexico as Esteban Ocon qualified in sixth place ahead of Sergio Perez in tenth.

P6 - ESTEBAN OCON - VJM10-04

Q1 1:18.336
Q2 1:17.827
Q3 1:17.437

Esteban: “It was an awesome qualifying session. I’m really happy. The car was not so easy to drive yesterday, but the team did an amazing job overnight to find some more performance. Everybody at the track and back at the factory worked hard to make some improvements and I could really feel the difference today. They gave me a really strong car and during the session the pace just got better and better. I actually made a small mistake on my final lap in Q3 so maybe I could have been even faster and ahead of Raikkonen. Even so, I’m really pleased with this result and excited for the race. We have strong race pace, good top speed and the potential is there for a very strong result.”
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MEXICO GP – QUALIFYING

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28 OCTOBER 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 2nd, 1:16.574 (Practice 3 – Position: 1st, 1:17.113)
“Another front row qualification so I am pretty satisfied with today’s result. Q2 was really good but somehow we lost a bit in Q3 with the tyres, I couldn’t get them to work and struggled for grip. I would say the Q3 lap was better but I just didn’t have the grip from the previous session. The plan was to abort the first lap in both sessions and use that as a build lap. At the end of the day we are still second and on the front row so no big issue. It is always nice to get a pole position but winning the race is more important. I am confident in the race pace of the car and that we can achieve a good result but we still have to show this tomorrow. Starting on the front row with such a long run into Turn 1 means we can hopefully get away well and ahead. We are usually quicker in the race than Qualifying so I am excited for tomorrow.”
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Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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28.10.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 13-22°C air, 26-50°C track

Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein finished qualifying at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez ahead of the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix in P16 and P17, respectively. Both drivers finished the session in Q1.
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Mexican Grand Prix Qualifying

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28/10/2017

Qualifying Notes
Felipe Massa qualified 11th and Lance Stroll 12th for the Mexican Grand Prix
Both cars ran the ultrasoft tyre in Q1, finishing with Felipe in 12th and Lance in 15th
In Q2, both Felipe and Lance had to abort their first flying laps after Hartley brought out the yellow flags in Turn 6
Both drivers qualified on the ultrasoft Pirelli tyre
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Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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27.10.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 16-25°C air, 28-48°C track

The practice sessions ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix went according to programme. In his third FP1 session for the Sauber F1 Team, Charles Leclerc had his first experience of driving on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. In the afternoon, Marcus Ericsson took over the cockpit. Together with Pascal Wehrlein, the drivers concentrated on short and long runs in the afternoon, in preparation for the rest of the weekend.
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2017 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 27/10/2017

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Brendon Hartley (STR12-04, Car 28)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:21.747, pos. 18th, 10 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:19.423, pos. 13th, 40 laps
“We had a bit of a slow start this morning because of an engine problem from the word go in FP1, so we lost a bit of time, but the team did a great job to get the car ready for this afternoon’s FP2. I feel I’m getting better on the short-runs and to end up P13 isn’t bad. I learned some good lessons on the longer runs and, even if we had an engine failure, the rest of the day was very positive and I got a lot out of it. I’m a lot more well-prepared than a week ago! We will now work hard tonight and I look forward to tomorrow!”
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2017 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX- PRACTICE REPORT

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SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02

FP1 1:19.240 P7 21 laps
FP2 1:18.728 P8 41 laps

Sergio: “I’m feeling happy with how things have gone today – it’s been a positive start to our Mexican Grand Prix weekend. We looked strong from the start of morning practice and we’ve taken some important steps to improve the car across the two sessions. It’s never easy finding the right balance here because the high altitude has a big impact on the car: you slide around more with the lack of downforce and it makes things quite tricky. It was important to cover so many laps today and we have a big job tonight to understand the tyres, the car balance and where we can improve ahead of qualifying.”
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MEXICO GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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27 OCTOBER 2017

DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice session: 1:18.421, Position: 4, Laps: 28
Second Practice Session: 1:17:801, Position: 1, Laps: 26
“Today was pretty positive and it’s always nice to be on top of the time sheets. I still feel we can improve a bit and we know Mercedes always find more on a Saturday when it counts. I think we still need to find a few tenths to stay in the fight, but we will work on that tonight. It’s nice not having to change much on the car because we don’t seem too far off. It’s always tricky here with the low grip and it’s very easy to make mistakes which you could see today with all the spins. You have to be careful, be very nice to your car, have a good feeling and that really helps around here. I think we managed to find a pretty good set-up today with the car and the tyre temperatures, but it doesn’t mean it will be easy for us all weekend. It doesn’t look like I will have to make an engine change, so unless something unplanned happens then I will race from my Qualifying position on Sunday. If she keeps ticking over then we are keeping her in! Sunday will be really close, but today was a good day, so we will try and keep it going for the rest of the weekend.”
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Mexican Grand Prix Practice

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27/10/2017
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It’s been a nice sunny day to start the weekend here in Mexico. We had a lot of work planned for today. We achieved most of it but missed out on some items because of the red flag in FP1. Generally, we had a problem-free day with a lot of tests in the morning and then more regular homework in the afternoon. As usual, the competition looks very tight in the midfield and there’s some trickiness around getting the best lap for qualifying with tyre preparation, which we’ll be working on a lot overnight and also in FP3 tomorrow.
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27 October


2017 Mexico Grand Prix - Friday

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27 October 2017
Silver Arrows show promising pace at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Valtteri finished the morning session in P1 with Lewis in P2
Lewis ended the day in P2 in the afternoon session, with Valtteri in P6
Valtteri ran the Soft (install), SuperSoft and UltraSoft compound tyres in FP1, Lewis the SuperSoft and UltraSoft tyre
Lewis then used the SuperSoft and UltraSoft tyre in FP2, Valtteri the Soft and UltraSoft
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23 October


2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Sunday

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23 October 2017
Renault Sport Formula Team claimed back seventh place in the Constructors’ Championship after a superb debut for Carlos Sainz in today’s United States Grand Prix. Carlos finished seventh and was pushing hard to equal the team’s season-best finishing position of sixth. Nico Hülkenberg wasn’t so fortunate despite making a strong start as he was forced to retire when his car experienced an oil pressure drop early in the race. [Read More!]
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2017 United States Grand Prix

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USA, Race | 23/10/2017
“WE REALLY DESERVED TO COLLECT SOME POINTS”
Reliability issues have plagued the McLaren Honda team all weekend, the result of which was a disappointing race day at the United States Grand Prix that finished outside the points.
This morning the team identified an issue with Stoffel’s MGU-H, but without sufficient time to change that element before the pit lane opened, the decision was made to change entire power unit. This inflicted a further 25-place grid penalty on his starting position in addition to the original five-place drop for changing the ICE on Friday morning. [Read More!]
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One down, one to go...!

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23 October 2017
So, how does it feel like to be world champions? Well, it never gets old, that's for certain! No matter whether it's your first title, or a repeat experience, every single time brings with it a unique cocktail of emotions. A mixture of delight, pride and humility - savouring an objective achieved, yet already looking ahead to the next challenge to be tackled.

As the team emerges from a night of celebration in Austin, and prepares to recognise its achievements back at base in Brackley and Brixworth, we turned to some of our leading lights to try and capture this incredible, intoxicating feeling in words.
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US GP – RACE

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22 OCTOBER 2017

MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 16th
“I am feeling good after the race but of course it is never nice to be about to step out onto the podium and then have it taken away. They should at least let us talk it through in the stewards’ room first and voice our opinions. I had a great race and I am happy with fourth but it’s the way I got there that hurts. I got a five second penalty and one penalty point for what? I ran wide on a track with no limits that everyone is running wide on all weekend, why do I get punished? The rule is we cannot protest so all we can do is move on to Mexico, weird rule. We have an amazing race with loads of overtakes and action and then due to 5cm or 10cm of kerb the result is changed, people don’t like to watch that. At the end of the day I had a lot of fun and a great race. I feel I made some really good overtakes and had nice rhythm with really strong pace and balance in the car. Taking all these factors into account and no engine penalties I’ll hopefully start near the front and achieve a better result in Mexico.”
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2017 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX-RACE REPORT

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Sahara Force India scored 12 points in today’s United States Grand Prix as Esteban Ocon raced to sixth place ahead of Sergio Perez in eighth.

P6 - ESTEBAN OCON - VJM10-04
Strategy: Used UltraSoft (14 laps) – New Soft (42 laps)

Esteban: “Sixth place feels very satisfying because it was not an easy race with so much pressure from Sainz in the final stages. I spent a big part of the race just managing my pace and looking after the tyres to make the one-stop strategy work. The team told me when to push and when to manage the pace, and to finish sixth shows we judged this almost perfectly. Before the race there was an issue on the grid with a control unit in my car, but the team did a really good job to make the repairs in time for the start. The car was strong today with good pace and it’s another race where we have come away feeling we achieved the maximum result that was possible.”
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Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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22.10.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 25-27°C air, 34-37°C track

The Sauber F1 Team finished the United States Grand Prix in P15 (Marcus Ericsson). Pascal Wehrlein had to retire from the race on lap six, after the floor of his Sauber C36-Ferrari was damaged in a collision with Kevin Magnussen at turn 12 on the first lap. The F1 teams are now packing up and travelling to Mexico City for the next Grand Prix.
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United States Grand Prix

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22/10/2017
Race Notes
Felipe Massa finished ninth with Lance Stroll 11th in the United States Grand Prix
Felipe and Lance both started on the supersoft tyre
On lap one, Felipe gained a place to go P9 with Lance initially dropping to P17 before climbing back up to P15
Felipe ran as high as sixth before making his one-stop onto the ultrasoft tyre on lap 29, re-joining in P12 before overtaking both Haas cars to claim P10
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2017 USA GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY

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22/10/2017

Daniil Kvyat (STR12-01, Car 26)
Race: 10th
“My best race of the season for sure! I’m very happy about the result and I did everything I could to bring the points home. I really enjoyed myself, it was a very clean and enjoyable race and overall a good job by the team. We kept it together with limited running and we still managed to get into the points. It’s a pity I couldn’t defend from Massa, but I had less grip with my soft tyre and we had some energy deployment issues so my straight-line speed was down. I came here with a fresh mindset, we shuffled some things in the team to give everyone some new motivation and some new focuses. Everything has been working fantastically this weekend and the race was just great.”
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22 October


United States Grand Prix: Qualifying Report

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Oct 21, 2017
Event:  Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix (Round 17 of 20)
Date:  Saturday, Oct. 21
Location:  Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas
Layout:  5.513-kilometer (3.426-mile), 20-turn track
Weather:  Partly sunny
Air Temps:  31.5-32.1 degrees Celsius (88.7-89.8 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps:  38.6-40.6 degrees Celsius (101.5-105.1 degrees Fahrenheit)
Pole Winner:  Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes (1:33.108 – new track record)
Result:  Romain Grosjean qualified 14th / Kevin Magnussen qualified 20th
NOTE:  Due to grid penalties incurred by others, Grosjean will start 12th.
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UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX – “WE HAVE A CAR WITH WHICH TO FIGHT”

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Seb and Kimi determined to attack right from the start

Austin, October 21st – A solid team effort and a fine piece of driving on his very last run means Seb will start from the front row of the grid tomorrow. Kimi was unable to fully capitalize on the potential of the SF70H and ended up with fifth fastest, setting exactly the same lap time as Daniel Ricciardo. However, as the Australian set the time first, he starts ahead of the Ferrari man. Now it’s time for Scuderia Ferrari drivers and the whole team to focus on tomorrow’s race, when temperatures are expected to be lower than in Qualifying. [Read More!]
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2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Saturday

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22 October 2017
Carlos Sainz was eighth-fastest on his Renault Sport Formula One Team qualifying debut at the Circuit of the Americas today whilst Nico Hülkenberg was ninth fastest in Q1, but sat out the rest of the session for strategic reasons in Austin for the United States Grand Prix. Due to various penalties through the field, Carlos is expected to start from P7 on the grid and Nico P19 tomorrow. [Read More!]
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2017 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX- QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India showed well at the Circuit of the Americas today as Esteban Ocon qualified in seventh place ahead of Sergio Perez in tenth for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix.
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US GP – QUALIFYING

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21 OCTOBER 2017
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 4th, 1:33.577 (Practice 3 – Position 9th, 1:35.723)
“I was happy when I crossed the line and could see I was fourth. But then I was only a hundredth off Valtteri so I was kind of happy but then I was like: a hundredth is nothing, but I felt with what I had that was all I could do. Q1 I was miles off the pace and even this morning in FP3 so it hasn’t been the easiest weekend up until now. The wind was a big struggle for everyone today. The track is really open and the wind blows from all directions so it’s quite strong. That factor combined with the track being a bit bumpy and slippery is why the lap times are not crazy fast this year. But then towards the end of Qualifying on the last lap we managed to find a little bit more so that was positive and I’m happy to end there. Second row is good enough to fight tomorrow.”
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United States Grand Prix Qualifying

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21/10/2017
Felipe Massa qualified 11th and Lance Stroll 17th for the United States Grand Prix
Lance was hampered by an energy deployment issue and was unable to get out of Q1, meanwhile Felipe finished the first session in sixth
In Q2, Felipe’s time put him inside the top 10 before late improvements from others knocked him down to 11th
Both drivers qualified on the ultrasoft Pirelli tyre
Felipe and Lance will both benefit from other drivers serving grid penalties however Lance has also been given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Grosjean during Q1 [Read More!]
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Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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22.10.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 26-32°C air, 30-41°C track

The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the United States Grand Prix at the “Circuit of the Americas” in P16 (Marcus Ericsson) and P19 (Pascal Wehrlein). Ericsson was close to entering Q2, missing P15 by only 0.008 seconds. Due to several penalties received by other drivers, Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein start tomorrow’s race from P13 and P15, respectively.
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2017 USA GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY

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21/10/2017

Daniil Kvyat (STR12-01, Car 26)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:38.500, pos. 20th, 6 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:36.073, (Q2) 1:35.529, pos. 12th
“I’m very pleased with today’s qualifying. We did a good job with the limited information we had and set the car up well after missing out on a lot of this morning’s FP3 – I think we reached the limit of the car with my last Quali lap, so we can be happy – the engineers did a fantastic job! I feel good in the car and we’ll try and turn today’s P12 into points tomorrow. Anything can happen in the race so we will just need to stay cool, look after the tyres, keep the strategy open and give it our all!” [Read More!]
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2017 United States Grand Prix - Saturday

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Lewis storms to pole position, Valtteri to start tomorrow’s Grand Prix from P3

Lewis claimed his 72nd career pole position as he sets a new track record at the Circuit of The Americas – his second pole position at this track and 11th of the 2017 season
Valtteri will start tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix from P3 on the grid
Today’s result marks the 13th pole position of the 2017 season for the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows
Today’s pole position marks Lewis’ 117th front-row start which is a new all-time record in Formula One
Both drivers completed one run on the SuperSoft compound tyres in Q1, then two runs on the UltraSofts in both Q2 and Q3
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2017 United States Grand Prix - Qualifying

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22/10/2017
"A CHANCE TO SCORE POINTS"
FP3 went to plan on both sides of the garage this morning in Austin. Fernando and Stoffel completed two trouble-free runs in dry and sunny but blustery conditions, finishing the session in 13th and 14th respectively.

In qualifying, the field faced similarly windy conditions out on the circuit, but with track temperatures five degrees Celsius higher than in the morning session. [Read More!]
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20 October


UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX – MIXED WEATHER AND A MIXED-UP DAY

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“The car is quick, no need to worry”

Austin – Once again, the SF70H car proved to be quick, but Seb’s practice was disrupted by a less-than perfect feeling with the car at the end of P2, when he was about to start long runs. In the end, he had to spend most of the afternoon session in the garage. Kimi had a more straightforward Friday and now Scuderia Ferrari is back at work to seek further improvement ahead of P3 and Qualifying tomorrow.
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2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Friday

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21 October 2017
The United States Grand Prix opening day marked Carlos Sainz’s debut behind the wheel with Renault Sport Formula One Team. Sainz registered the eleventh fastest time in FP2, five thousandths of a second ahead of new team-mate Nico Hülkenberg, who finished twelfth.
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2017 United States Grand Prix - Free Practice

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USA, Practice | 21/10/2017
“WE LOOK TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE GOING INTO SATURDAY”
Friday at the Circuit of The Americas ended productively for both drivers despite a challenging start. The morning session began under cloudy skies with drizzle in the air, making track conditions difficult to read and data gathering tricky.

On his first run after the installation lap, the team detected a hydraulic issue on Fernando’s car, and his session was aborted while the team investigated the issue and endeavoured to fix it. The team managed to get him back out on track 10 minutes before the end of the session, but weren’t satisfied with the fix, and despite a total of four installation laps did not set a time.
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2017 USA GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY

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20/10/2017
Daniil Kvyat (STR12-01, Car 26)
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:36.761, pos.13th, 40 laps
“I think it was a productive FP2. We were able to use plenty of the track time available and started the weekend on the right foot. We didn’t have the full day to correct the balance and issues we had, so we will now look at all of that overnight and see where we can make some progress. We’re not too far away of the guys ahead and we will aim to make a good improvement in order to be in that mix.”
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Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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20.10.2017
Weather: FP1: rainy/cloudy and damp/dry, 20-21°C air, 22-24°C track; FP2: sunny/cloudy and dry, 25-28°C air, 30-35°C track

Both practice sessions ahead of the United States Grand Prix went according to programme. In his second FP1 session for the Sauber F1 Team, Charles Leclerc had his first experience of driving on the Circuit of the Americas. In the afternoon, Pascal Wehrlein took over the Sauber C36-Ferrari. Together with Marcus Ericsson, he concentrated on the usual race preparations for the rest of the weekend.
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2017 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX- PRACTICE REPORT

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SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02

FP1 1:37.861 P9 20 laps
FP2 1:36.481 P9 28 laps

Sergio: “We can be quite happy about today’s work. We gathered a lot of data and we’re in a good place for the rest of the weekend, even if I wasn’t overly convinced about the development tyres we tried this morning. It’s going to be tight to be best of the rest, but I am confident we can do that: the car has been feeling good, especially in hotter conditions, so we have a good base to build on.”
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2017 US GP - FRIDAY PRACTICE

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20 OCTOBER 2017

MAX VERSTAPPEN
First Practice session: 1:37.339, Position: 4, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session: 1:35.065, Position: 2, Laps: 30
“After a challenging year it’s a good feeling to sign a new contract and continue this strong relationship. I really believe in the team and they believe in me, we have a great working relationship and they gave me the chance to start a career in Formula One. We have had our ups and downs this year but I still feel really good in the team, you can see they have been working really hard to improve and today shows that we are again competitive. I enjoy being in this team which is very important for me so that’s why I decided to extend my contract. If we can learn from what happened this year I have no doubt that this team can build the best car on the grid and start 2018 competing at the front. I have learnt a lot this year after what has happened, which is definitely positive. Today we showed good pace both in long run simulation and short stints so I think we have the ability to achieve a good result here.” [Read More!]
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United States Grand Prix Practice

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20/10/2017
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: We had a slightly damp start but we managed to get some good runs, comparing the baseline intermediate tyre with a new intermediate test tyre that Pirelli have brought to this event. We also managed a few of our own tests in the midst of that. In the rest of FP1, we completed a dry tyre run on each car and got a good baseline. FP2 was run to a more normal plan, comparing the soft and ultrasoft on Felipe’s car and the supersoft and ultrasoft on Lance’s car. Felipe’s pace looked reasonably good, unfortunately Lance had a loose headrest on his low fuel lap with the ultrasoft so his ultimate time on the sheet was compromised. It’s a very tight midfield, as always, so we need to work hard overnight to find every little bit of margin to get ourselves good grid positions tomorrow.
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2017 United States Grand Prix - Friday

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Lewis tops the timesheets in both practice sessions
Lewis finished the morning session in P1 with Valtteri in P3
Lewis ended the day in P1 with Valtteri in P4 in the afternoon session
Both drivers ran the Intermediate and the SuperSoft compound tyre in FP1
Lewis then used the Soft and UltraSoft tyres in FP2, Valtteri the SuperSofts and the UltraSofts
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17 October


Preview – 2017 Formula One United States Grand Prix & Mexican Grand Prix

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17.10.2017
The Sauber F1 Team is heading out to the United States and Mexico for the last two back-to-back races of the 2017 FIA Formula One season. After his debut in the Sauber C36-Ferrari in FP1 during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, Charles Leclerc will again be driving the Sauber C36-Ferrari in FP1 at both the Circuit of The Americas (in place of Pascal Wehrlein), and the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (in place of Marcus Ericsson). The respective regular Sauber F1 Team drivers will then take over their cars from FP2 onwards. [Read More!]
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United States Grand Prix Preview

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20-22 OCTOBER 2017
CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
ROUND 17 OF 20

Round 17 of the 2017 Formula One World Championship takes us to The Circuit of The Americas, a purpose-built race track designed to take Formula One to a new level in America. 2017 will be the sixth consecutive year the US race has been held at COTA, a favourite amongst drivers for its 5.5-kilometre anticlockwise track. The circuit, which can take up to 120,000 fans and boasts 20 corners, is known for its radical elevation changes which, coupled with 2017’s new generation cars, should make this year’s US Grand Prix a race to remember! Whether you’re in it for the Texans and their Stetsons, or the sunshine and steaks, you can’t ignore the magic of the US Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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16 October


2017 United States Grand Prix - Preview

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16 October 2017
Battle continues with Round 17 of the 2017 season from the Circuit of the Americas
Toto Talks USA
Featured this Week: The Team behind the Glamour
Stat Attack: USA and Beyond
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2017 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW

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Sahara Force India gets ready for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix in Austin.

Vijay Mallya: “The last few races have seen us take some significant steps forward with the performance of the VJM10. In Malaysia and Japan, we were the fourth fastest team and I’m confident we can remain there for the upcoming races. In Japan, for example, we finished over 20 seconds clear of the eighth-placed car, which is a big statement on such a technical track. It’s thanks to all the hard work in the wind tunnel, the factory, and trackside that we are sitting in a very strong fourth place in the championship with 81 points advantage to fifth place. The next race in Austin will be another opportunity to score well and consolidate our position.”
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14 October


AHEAD OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO GRANDS PRIX

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Max Verstappen:
“The first time I drove at COTA was just after making my Formula One debut in Japan in 2014. It rained in the morning so I went out on intermediates. It’s a hard track to learn in the dry and the 1 hour 30 minutes in the wet didn’t help. It is a really good circuit to drive though and I enjoyed my first experience regardless, especially the first sector.
“In 2015 I finished 4th in very wet conditions. There was so much water but I still had a really fun race as I like driving in the wet. Even when it started to dry it made things a bit more interesting in the latter stages.
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08 October


2017 Japanese Grand Prix - Sunday

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Lewis wins in Suzuka, Valtteri comes in fourth

Lewis took his 61st career victory today – his third at the Suzuka International Racing Circuit, eighth of the 2017 season and 40th win with the Silver Arrows
Valtteri finished today’s Japanese Grand Prix in P4, his best ever finish in Japan
Today’s result marks the tenth victory for the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows of the 2017 season
Valtteri scored the fastest lap of the race, making it the 150th fastest lap for Mercedes-Benz power
Lewis (306 points) leads the Drivers’ Championship by 59 points from Sebastian Vettel (247 points), with Valtteri (234 points) a further 13 points behind in P3 and with 100 points remaining to be scored in the 2017 season
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (540 points) lead Ferrari (395 points) by 145 points in the Constructors’ Championship with 172 points remaining to be scored
James Vowles, Chief Strategist, today accepted the Constructors’ trophy on behalf of the team
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JAPANESE GP – RACE

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08 OCTOBER 2017

MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: 4th

“This is my second year in a row on the podium here at Suzuka; it seems like Japan is a good place for me! Our car was very competitive in the corners but it meant we lost a bit on the straights and weren’t ever really able to have a proper go at it. The degradation on the soft was really good and the balance felt good throughout the race, which is really positive in terms of finishing the season strongly. Lewis had some difficulties when he had traffic in front but at the end of the day he was controlling it. The traffic gave me a bit of a chance to close up and potentially have a chance to take him. It was a bit of a shame the back-markers came into play but I don’t think it made a big difference, once Lewis had clean air I would have struggled to pass him. It just seems that the Mercedes struggle when following other cars closely. In the race it seems we are always more competitive than Qualifying, so I’m looking ahead to Austin and hoping we can carry this form on and get another podium. Two podiums in two weeks means I leave Asia extremely satisfied and excited to get back in the car in the US and try and extend this streak.”
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Japanese Grand Prix - Race Notes

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08/10/2017
• Felipe Massa finished 10th and Lance Stroll retired from the Japanese Grand Prix, his first since Bahrain 13 races ago
• Both drivers had strong starts, Felipe defending his eighth place in the opening corners, while Lance overtook four cars on the first lap to move up to P11
• The safety car was called out early when Sainz spun off and, shortly after the restart, Lance ran off the track and suspected a puncture, so pitted for a new set of tyres which dropped him down the order
• Felipe made his only pitstop on lap 18 from eighth, and earned the place back again when his rivals made their stops. But he suffered damage to his car during the race and struggled for pace, dropping to P10 on lap 43 when Magnussen passed him at Turn 2 and Grosjean also slipped through
• Lance was running 14th in the closing stages when he suffered a failure on the front right and was forced to retire
• Felipe remains 11th in the Drivers’ Championship, with Lance 12th. The team also holds position in fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with 66 points
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Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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08.10.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 26-27°C air, 39-45°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in P15 (Pascal Wehrlein). Marcus Ericsson did not finish the race, as his car was damaged after hitting the barriers on lap eight. The team is now travelling back to Switzerland to prepare for the next back-to-back race weekends in the United States and Mexico.
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2017 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT

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Sahara Force India scored 14 points in today’s Japanese Grand Prix as Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez raced to sixth and seventh places at Suzuka.
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2017 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 08/10/2017

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Pierre Gasly (STR12-04, Car 10)
Race: 13th
“It was quite a difficult race, I’m a bit disappointed. The overall pace was not great today, and I was struggling quite a bit with the car. I still tried to do my best and, at one point, I was doing well to keep behind a Haas, but as soon as I started to close the gap it became too difficult to stay behind or try to overtake. Then, after a massive lock-up, we had to pit earlier than expected… so definitely not an easy one, that’s for sure, but we’ll keep pushing! We now have to analyse today’s race and try to improve the overall performance.”
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07 October


JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – A FIGHT AND A MIRACLE

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Seb will start from P2, Kimi’s car rebuilt in time for Qualifying

Suzuka, October 7th – A first-row grid position rewarded Seb’s efforts today, while Kimi had a troublesome Saturday. After crashing in the P3 session at Degner curve, a race against time started in the garage, which saw Ferrari’s mechanics complete the almost impossible task of re-building the car around a new gearbox in time to send Kimi out in Q1. He will have to serve a 5-slot grid penalty though, while Seb’s third best time is good enough for second place, as Valtteri Bottas also had to fit a new gearbox to his car and will therefore drops down the order. [Read More!]
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2017 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING REPORT

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Japanese Grand Prix: Friday Practice Recap
Oct 6, 2017

Event: Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2)
Date: Friday, Oct. 6
Location: Suzuka Circuit
Layout: 5.807-kilometer (3.608-mile), 18-turn track
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2017 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India showed well at Suzuka today with Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez qualifying in seventh and eighth places for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix.
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2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Saturday

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7 October 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Nico Hülkenberg led qualifying for the team, setting the twelfth-fastest time at the Suzuka International Circuit ahead of tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. Team-mate Jolyon Palmer qualified fourteenth but will take a twenty-place penalty for PU component changes.
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JAPANESE GP – QUALIFYING

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07 OCTOBER 2017
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 4th*, 1:28.306 (Practice 3 – Position 5th, 1:30.018)
“Once again it was pretty close between myself and Max today. I got the half a tenth on Max this time and he’d had it on me in Qualifying in the last few races. It was pretty important to be ahead and I will start third now because of Bottas’ penalty which puts me on the cleaner side of the grid, so thank you Valtteri. I will take everything I can for now and I’m happy with that result. I had a slightly different set-up from Max today and chose to remove some downforce which I hope will help me in the race. I haven’t seen Lewis’ lap yet but I’ve seen his time and we can’t quite do that, I think we feel we got pretty much everything out of the car today and we definitely couldn’t find a second. We will see what tomorrow brings but I think if we can stay in a podium position we will be leaving here pretty happy. The start will be really important for us, it’s a pretty tricky track to overtake on and strategy is likely to play in to it but if I can get them on the start then hopefully that will be where I stay. I hope I get my first Suzuka podium, it’s always been a fun track but I’ve never stood on the podium so that’s my target.”
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2017 Japanese Grand Prix - Saturday

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07 October 2017
Lewis claims pole in Suzuka with Valtteri coming in second
• Lewis claimed his 71st career pole position - his tenth of the 2017 season and his first ever at the Suzuka International Racing Circuit
• Valtteri finished second but loses five places owing to a grid penalty
• Today's pole means that Lewis has secured a pole position at every circuit of the 2017 calendar over the course of his career
• Lewis ran the Soft compound tyre in Q1, while Valtteri used the SuperSoft
• In Q2, Valtteri completed one run on the Softs and one on the SuperSofts with Lewis completing two runs on the SuperSofts
• Both drivers completed two runs in Q3 (SuperSofts) [Read More!]
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2017 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 07/10/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-01, Car 55)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:30.799, pos. 13th, 23 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:30.565, (Q2) 1:30.413, pos. 15th
Carlos will serve a 20 grid position penalty tomorrow
“The results on the timesheet look worse than what it really is, because in Q2 we decided not to run any new tyres – we only went out on the ones used in Q1. The reason for this is that we want to have all the strategic options available to us for tomorrow as we’ll be starting from the very back of the grid due to the grid penalty. So today’s Q2 was a bit weird – we used it just to do some practice starts and ran on the used tyres… Not what we’re used to doing! Therefore, it’s a qualifying I didn’t really enjoy, but it was a sacrifice thinking about tomorrow, when I’ll appreciate it more than now. Hopefully we can have a good race and perform another good comeback using the new tyres still available from today!”
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Japanese GP Qualifying

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07/10/2017
Qualifying Notes
• Felipe Massa qualified ninth and Lance Stroll 18th for the Japanese Grand Prix
• Lance was unfortunate to be eliminated from Q1. He was blocked by traffic at the chicane at the end of both laps on his first run. He then had to abort his second run when Romain Grosjean crashed his Haas and brought an early end to the session
• Felipe made it safely through into Q3, with ninth place in both Q1 and Q2. He improved his time again in Q3 to retain ninth position again
• Both drivers will be promoted up the starting grid for the race, Felipe to eighth due to a penalty for Kimi Raikkonen, and Lance to 15th, due to penalties for Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz and Jolyon Palmer
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Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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07.10.2017
Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 22-23°C air, 25-28°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying at the Suzuka Circuit ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix in P19 (Marcus Ericsson) and P20 (Pascal Wehrlein). The last timed lap in Q1 could not be completed by either of the drivers due to a red flag after Romain Grosjean hit the barriers. [Read More!]
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06 October


JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – “IT WAS GOOD TO FEEL THE POWER”

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Seb and Kimi believe the car can be on the pace-also in the wet

Suzuka, October 6 – An encouraging first session and a nearly useless second one sums up the first day of practice at the Japanese Grand Prix. After setting first and fourth best times respectively in the morning P1, Seb and Kimi limited their running to an installation lap each in a rain-soaked afternoon session. “Today we were expecting to have difficult conditions in the afternoon, so we focused on the morning session”, said Kimi. [Read More!]
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Japanese Grand Prix: Friday Practice Recap

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Oct 6, 2017

Event: Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2)
Date: Friday, Oct. 6
Location: Suzuka Circuit
Layout: 5.807-kilometer (3.608-mile), 18-turn track
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2017 JAPANESE GP - FRIDAY PRACTICE

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DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:29.541 Position: 3, Laps: 27
Second Practice Session: Did Not Run (due to weather conditions)
“This morning in the dry we went out early because we thought the rain was going to come at the end of the session and we did quite a lot of running. Ferrari were quite strong and Mercedes always turn it up on a Saturday so we still have some pace to find, but the balance was pretty good and overall it was a good morning. We were losing a bit on the straight which I don’t think was all engine today, it looked like we had more downforce so we need to see if this is the best set-up for us or if we can find a better compromise for the corners and the straights. I do think next year they should change things a bit, we get an extra set of intermediate tyres on a Friday but not extremes which is why we didn’t run in FP2. There is a high chance of rain again tomorrow so we may need to save them for when it counts in Qualifying. It’s good that some cars ran but I think for everyone to go out in sessions like this we need an extra set of extremes. Any kind of uncertainty or changing conditions gives us options to take a bit more of a gamble, so let’s see what we can do tomorrow.” [Read More!]
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2017 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE REPORT

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SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02

FP1 1:31.530 P13 23 laps
FP2 1:51.345 P3 3 laps

Sergio: “We knew it would be a difficult day because of the weather, so we chose to maximise the morning session to complete as much dry running as we could. We did some aero testing and we need to analyse the data to make sure we choose the right direction for tomorrow. The car was working well in the dry, but we need to make some changes tonight to make sure I am totally comfortable. When the rain arrived this afternoon, I went out to do a few laps just to get a feel for the balance in the wet conditions. There was a lot of standing water so we didn’t do many laps, but at least we have run on the wet tyres in case it rains again tomorrow.”
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Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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Weather: FP1: cloudy and light rain, 19-20°C air, 23-24°C track; FP2: cloudy and heavy rain, 15-16°C air, 17-18°C track

During the first practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, the Sauber F1 Team tested a new front wing and focused on mechanical tests. The planned programme for FP2 could not be run in the afternoon, as heavy rainfall led to a delay of 45 minutes.
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Japanese GP Practice

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Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: We had dry conditions in FP1, almost throughout, just a spot here and there and some rain towards the end. We got in some good running with the time available. The pace on the soft tyre is looking reasonably encouraging. Unfortunately for both of our cars, their supersoft runs were interrupted by the red flag of Sainz, so we didn’t get the best out of those. We got some good data from various experiments we were doing as well, so overall it was a good session. FP2 was almost a complete washout, although we managed to get a lap or two with each car on the full wet tyre, again conducting some relevant experiments and getting some useful data. I feel sorry for the fans, who are incredibly enthusiastic, that they didn’t get any spectacle this afternoon, but hopefully the rest of the weekend will be dry.
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2017 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 06/10/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-01, Car 55)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:32.252, pos. 17th, 14 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: no time, pos. 13th, 1 laps
“A tricky Friday for us! Obviously, the accident in FP1 was a bit of a pity… I didn’t expect that to happen, I just clipped the outside kerb a bit too much and it sent me into a spin and then into the barriers. It looked quite incredible on the TV, but luckily it wasn’t such a big one from inside the cockpit. We can’t forget that a minimal miscalculation here can make you pay a big price! I’m happy that the mechanics could put the car back together for FP2 – they did an amazing job like they always do, pushing for me and the team. We were ready to run in FP2, but unfortunately the weather conditions didn’t help us and we were only able to complete an installation lap. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day!”
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2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Friday

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6 October 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team saw a mixed-weather first day at Suzuka in preparation for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. FP1 proved productive with dry conditions, whereas the afternoon saw extensive rainfall, meaning a delayed start to running, and only limited track action thereafter. Nico Hülkenberg set the eighth fastest time with a 1min 30.974 lap, while team-mate Jolyon Palmer was fifteenth in the morning. Although both drivers took to the track in the afternoon, due to the wet conditions neither driver completed a timed lap. [Read More!]
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01 October


Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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Weather: cloudy and dry, 30-32°C air, 37-42°C track

The Sauber F1 Team finished Malaysia’s final F1 Grand Prix in P17 (Pascal Wehrlein), and P18 (Marcus Ericsson). The team is now packing up and embarking on its journey to Japan, where the last of the three Asian races in the second half of the season will take place just next weekend.
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MALAYSIAN GP – RACE

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MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 3rd
“It is amazing to win the race today. Straight away I could see our pace was good and that Lewis was struggling with traction. I just went for it and used all the battery power I could to get past him. I knew that he was fighting for the championship and wouldn’t take too many risks, so I went for it. As soon as I passed Lewis I knew from there onwards I could control the race. The car was really good and our pace on the soft tyre was better than I expected. It was a very physical race and very warm in the car, plus I haven’t been feeling that well this weekend but we managed to bring it home. You can never predict how the rest of the season will go but we keep improving the car and it is looking positive. So hopefully from now onwards we can build on this for the rest of the year and then have a good start to next season. I didn’t expect yesterday that we would be so quick today and to win here was unexpected, so I’m very happy.”
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Malaysian Grand Prix

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01/10/2017
Lance Stroll finished eighth and Felipe Massa ninth in the final Malaysian Grand Prix
Lance and Felipe both started on the supersoft tyre
Both drivers had strong starts, gaining a number of positions on the opening lap. Contact with Ocon at Turn 2 pushed Felipe back to 10th, whilst Lance moved up to eighth
By Lap 12, Felipe had moved up to eighth before coming into the pits for a set of soft compound tyres
Lance pitted the following lap for softs, exiting the pitlane just behind his teammate before retaking the position. This left Lance and Felipe in 11th and 12th, respectively
The relatively early stop worked out well for both drivers, to claim a double-points finish for WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
Felipe is 11th in the Drivers’ Championship, ahead of Lance in 12th. The team also holds position in 5th in the Constructors’ Championship with 65 points
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2017 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT

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Sahara Force India scored nine points in the Malaysian Grand Prix as Sergio Perez raced to sixth place ahead of Esteban Ocon in tenth.

P6 - SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02
Strategy: Used SuperSoft (30 laps) – New Soft (26 laps)

Sergio: “It was probably the hardest race of my career, on a weekend in which I feared I would need to give up. It is an amazing result just to make it to the finish: I just kept going out of willingness to do it and I have to thank the doctors for helping me out. Having a good start was the key to my race and so was passing Vandoorne during the first few laps. After that, I was able to manage my race and it was all pretty uneventful. We were able to extend the first stint and manage our tyres well. I was only under pressure from Vettel, but that was not really my fight. We scored some more important points for the team and I am happy to come home with a good result after such a difficult weekend. I hope to be back to full fitness in Japan.”
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2017 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix - Sunday

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01 October 2017

Silver Arrows put up tense battle in the final edition of the PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix
Lewis took his ninth podium of the 2017 season, coming home second at the Sepang International Circuit
Valtteri finished today's PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix in P5 - his 60th points finish in F1
Lewis (281 points) leads the Drivers' Championship by 34 points from Sebastian Vettel (247 points), with Valtteri in P3 with 222 points
Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport (503 points) extend the lead to Ferrari (385 points) in the Constructors' Championship to 118 points
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