Brazilian GP (2017)

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Brazil given security prompt after F1 robbery scares

The promoter of Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix has been issued with a series of security recommendations in the wake of the problems surrounding this year’s race.

The rules flaw that caused F1's latest civil war

Renault and Toro Rosso engaged in civil war over the Brazilian GP in F1's latest political wrangle. Most disputes have their roots in the same regulation flaw, says former F1 technical director Gary Anderson.

Strategy Report: Dramatic moves with nothing to lose

James Allen takes a strategic review of the Brazilian Grand Prix, where the end-of-term feel was apparent in the teams’ grand designs.

Tech analysis: The 2018 F1 season starts here

With both championships already decided, Formula 1 teams are taking advantage of the final two races to look at and understand set-up that they can't normally explore during the course of a race weekend.

The chronic weaknesses that cost Mercedes the Brazilian GP

Ferrari's three-month Formula 1 victory drought ending in the Brazilian Grand Prix was mostly down to two Mercedes shortcomings – one in the cockpit, one in the car – that have been plain to see all season…

Brazilian Grand Prix driver ratings

Several drivers came very close to perfection during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, but they all let themselves down at some point at Interlagos...

Bottas' performance in Brazil "embarrassing" - Villeneuve

Valtteri Bottas's performance in the Brazilian Grand Prix was "embarrassing" and the level of a "number two" driver, says 1997 Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.

"Conservative" engine mode hurt Red Bull in Brazil

Red Bull says that a combination of track characteristics and being forced to run conservative engine modes were to blame for its failure to challenge Mercedes and Ferrari in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Analysis: How Hamilton went from last to fourth in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton didn't win the Brazilian Grand Prix, but with a stirring drive from the back of the grid to fourth place, he made it perfectly clear that had he started anywhere near the front he would have won, and won comfortably.

F1 stewarding inconsistency getting worse, says Steiner

Haas team principal Gunther Steiner has criticised Formula 1's stewards for a lack of consistency after Romain Grosjean was penalised in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

"Astonishing" Hamilton could have won in Brazil - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff reckons Lewis Hamilton had the potential to win Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix from the pitlane after his "astonishing" drive that just fell short of a podium.

Brazilian GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: 1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), 2 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), 3 – Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari).

Opinion: Why Ferrari can smile again after title defeat

James Allen gives his take on the Brazilian Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari bounced back from their disappointment in Mexico.

Pirelli staff targeted by robbers in latest Brazil attack

Brazilian Grand Prix organisers are likely to face further questions about why security was such a failure at last weekend’s event – following another attack on Sunday night.

Grosjean "struggling to understand" Ocon clash penalty

Romain Grosjean says he is "struggling to understand" why he was handed a penalty for his clash with Esteban Ocon at the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Gasly "completely lost power" 200 metres before finish

Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly has revealed he "completely lost power" from his Renault engine 200 metres before the finish line on the final lap of Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Magnussen didn’t see Ricciardo in three-way clash with Vandoorne

Brazilian Grand Prix stewards have deemed the three-way collision on the opening lap at Interlagos’s Turn 2, which took Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne out of the race, to be a racing incident.

Alonso: Honda's lack of power "worrying for Toro Rosso"

Fernando Alonso reckons the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team should be worried about the Honda engine's lack of power following a frustrating Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton: I was quickest "by a long way" in Brazilian GP

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton feels he was quickest “by a long way” in the Brazilian Grand Prix, as he fought his way through to fourth place from a pitlane start.

Bottas says he "lost" the Brazilian GP at first corner

A disappointed Valtteri Bottas admitted he lost the Brazilian Grand Prix by getting a poor start and letting eventual winner Sebastian Vettel beat him into the first corner.

Brazilian GP: Top 10 quotes after race

It is Scuderia Ferrari’s 229th Formula One win, the fifth this season for the team and for Sebastian Vettel

Brazilian GP: Vettel wins as Hamilton recovers to fourth

Sebastian Vettel secured his fifth victory of the 2017 Formula 1 season in the Brazilian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton recovered to fourth position.

Bottas now "putting the dots together", says Wolff

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says Valterri Bottas’s Brazilian GP pole reflects the fact that the Finn is now getting more out of the W08 after struggling in recent races.

Massa saddened by attacks on F1 personnel in Brazil

Local hero Felipe Massa says he is saddened by the spate of attacks on Formula 1 personnel during the Brazilian GP weekend, with Sauber the latest team to suffer an incident on Saturday night.

Brazilian GP: Post-qualifying press conference

DRIVERS: Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari).

Brazilian GP installs police reinforcements after armed robbery

Brazilian Grand Prix organisers have arranged for ‘heavy police reinforcements’ around the Interlagos track following the armed robbery against Mercedes team members on Friday night.

Hamilton to start from pitlane after "surprise" crash

Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix from the pitlane after the Mercedes Formula 1 team broke parc ferme rules to fit new parts.

Sainz says Massa accusation "doesn't make any sense"

Renault driver Carlos Sainz says Felipe Massa's accusation that he impeded the Williams driver on purpose during Formula 1 qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix "doesn't make any sense".

Verstappen reveals size of Renault F1 engine deficit

Max Verstappen says Red Bull’s engine power deficit to Mercedes and Ferrari is “painful” at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where he was unable to compete for pole position.

Angry Massa claims Sainz admitted he ruined Q3 lap "on purpose"

Felipe Massa claims Carlos Sainz admitted that he disrupted his first Q3 lap in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying – but Sainz has subsequently denied doing so.

Vettel says he "chickened out" in Brazilian GP pole fight

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel says he "chickened out" on the brakes in his final lap in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying, as he was pipped to pole by Valtteri Bottas.

Brazilian GP: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Valtteri Bottas claimed his third career pole position - his first at Interlagos and third of the 2017 season

Brazilian GP: Bottas beats Vettel to pole, Hamilton last

Valtteri Bottas narrowly claimed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, as Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Q1.

Hamilton out in Q1 in Brazil after heavy crash

Lewis Hamilton is set to start from the back of the grid at the Brazilian Grand Prix after he crashed out on his first flying lap in qualifying.

Brazilian GP: Bottas outpaces Hamilton by 0.003s in FP3

Valtteri Bottas set the pace in a tight Formula 1 final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix as the top four were separated by just a fraction of a second.

Brazilian GP: Friday's press conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Yusuke HASEGAWA (Honda), Franz TOST (Toro Rosso), Paddy LOWE (Williams), Frédéric VASSEUR (Sauber).

The renewed threat that Hamilton faces in Brazil

He's beaten Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari to the title, then faced a new challenge from Max Verstappen and Red Bull. Now Lewis Hamilton looks like he'll have a different fight on his hands in 2017's final chapters…

Rivals fear Mercedes is out of reach in Brazil

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen fear Formula 1 rival Mercedes will be unbeatable in Brazil after the world champion outfit dominated practice.

Brazilian GP: Hamilton leads Bottas by 0.048s in FP2

Lewis Hamilton pipped Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas to the fastest time in second practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at the Brazilian GP

A selection of the best technical images from Interlagos courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT Images.

Force India awaiting "right circumstance" to scrap team orders

Force India is open to letting its drivers fight each other again in Formula 1, but a decision to unleash them will only be made by the team when the Brazilian Grand Prix is underway.

Brazilian GP: Hamilton leads dominant Mercedes 1-2 in FP1

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton headed a comfortable Mercedes 1-2 in the opening free practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Thursday's press conference

DRIVERS – Felipe MASSA (Williams), Lance STROLL (Williams), Marcus ERICSSON (Sauber), Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari), Esteban OCON (Force India), Brendon HARTLEY (Toro Rosso).

Gasly, Hartley set for grid penalties in Brazil

Toro Rosso duo Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly are likely to take engine grid penalties for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Renault suspecting it needs more power unit elements to finish the season.

Vandoorne gets McLaren front wing upgrade for Brazil

Stoffel Vandoorne has confirmed that he will get McLaren’s latest upgraded front wing for the Brazilian Grand Prix, as he sets sights on the team’s most competitive Formula 1 weekend for a while.

Ricciardo "likely" to take grid penalties in Brazil

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo is "likely" to take a Formula 1 grid penalty for this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix following his Renault engine failure in Mexico.

Analysis: Liberty facing first big test with F1 battle lines drawn

Formula 1’s world championship fight may be done and dusted, but just as big a battle is set to be unleashed at the Brazilian Grand Prix, as new owner Liberty Media faces perhaps its biggest test yet.

Massa column: No regrets as F1 career nears its end

Having announced he would leave Formula 1 at the end of 2017, columnist Felipe Massa has no regrets about the way his Williams comeback has panned out.