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FIA delays F1 decision on Mercedes' review request to Friday Brazilian GP
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FIA delays F1 decision on Mercedes' review request to Friday

Formula 1's race stewards have delayed until Friday their decision over whether or not to grant Mercedes right to review on Max Verstappen's driving in Brazil.

Analysis: Ferrari’s latest F1 brake experiments

Ferrari continued to assess the new Formula 1 brake disc material and design that it first tried in Mexico at the Brazilian Grand Prix last weekend.

The principles at stake in the Verstappen/Hamilton Turn 4 clash

OPINION: The FIA's decision not to investigate Max Verstappen for his move to repel Lewis Hamilton's challenge for the lead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, which resulted in both going off the track, has become the latest polarised incident in the dramatic 2021 Formula 1 title battle. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on, the lack of consistency from those upholding the rules should be seen as a point of concern.

Masi denies Red Bull favouritism over F1 rear wing changes Brazilian GP
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Masi denies Red Bull favouritism over F1 rear wing changes

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi insists the FIA has not given Red Bull preferential treatment on recent rear wing changes, despite Toto Wolff's suggestions.

Mercedes asks for right to review over Verstappen/Hamilton incident Brazilian GP
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Mercedes asks for right to review over Verstappen/Hamilton incident

Mercedes has asked for a right to review over Max Verstappen's driving at Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix, following the appearance of new onboard footage.

Mercedes: "Diplomacy has ended" after Brazil F1 "punches in the face"

Toto Wolff says that "diplomacy has ended" after a turbulent Brazilian Formula 1 race weekend for Mercedes that saw the team hit by "many punches in the face" through race control's calls.

F1 chassis crack caused Ricciardo's Brazil GP retirement Brazilian GP
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F1 chassis crack caused Ricciardo's Brazil GP retirement

McLaren has revealed that a crack in Daniel Ricciardo’s chassis was the cause of the power loss that triggered his retirement from Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Worn tyres triggered Turn 4 washout with Hamilton Brazilian GP
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Verstappen: Worn tyres triggered Turn 4 washout with Hamilton

Max Verstappen says worn tyres were the reason why he ran wide at Turn 4 during his defence against Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

F1 Podcast: Reviewing the turbulent Brazilian GP Brazilian GP
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F1 Podcast: Reviewing the turbulent Brazilian GP

Lewis Hamilton recovered from exclusion from qualifying to win the Brazilian Grand Prix as the Formula 1 title fight between Mercedes and Red Bull continued at Interlagos.

FIA didn't look at Verstappen onboard before ruling out investigation Brazilian GP
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FIA didn't look at Verstappen onboard before ruling out investigation

The FIA has revealed that it didn't check onboard footage of Max Verstappen's Turn 4 incident with Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix before ruling out an investigation.

10 things we learned from 2021's Brazilian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton produced a memorable comeback victory in Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix after his exclusion from qualifying in Interlagos, denting the momentum of championship leader Max Verstappen. We pick out the key talking points from a weekend in which a team boss's future was the subject of discussion while one drivers' heroics again kept his squad in the hunt for a top-five constructors' championship finish

Mercedes unsure "oddball" one-stop strategy would have worked

Mercedes is unsure that an “oddball” one-stop Formula 1 strategy in Brazil would have worked despite Valtteri Bottas’s in-race message saying it had thrown away a 1-2 finish.

Brazilian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The final trial of F1's new sprint race format in 2021 delivered arguably its best spectacle yet, as the qualifying pace-setter surged from the back to a memorable win over the two events. Meanwhile, for others, it was a weekend to forget on the long-awaited return to Interlagos

How a Mercedes "Achilles' heel" cost Verstappen in Hamilton's masterclass

The qualifying exclusion which forced Lewis Hamilton to start from the back of the 2021 Interlagos sprint appeared to put Max Verstappen in the box seat for the Brazilian Grand Prix. But a common issue for Mercedes this year for once worked against the Red Bull ace, as Hamilton's rapid Mercedes stormed to a memorable comeback win

F1 Grand Prix race results: Hamilton wins wild Brazilian GP

Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos in Sao Paulo on Sunday, storming through the field from 10th and passing title rival Max Verstappen for the lead with 12 laps to go.

Verstappen's Turn 4 defence was "fair", says Horner

Red Bull boss Christian Horner thinks the controversial Turn 4 incident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix was completely fair.

Hamilton fined over undoing seat belt on Brazil victory lap Brazilian GP
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Hamilton fined over undoing seat belt on Brazil victory lap

Lewis Hamilton has been hit with a fine for undoing his seatbelts on the cooldown lap following Sunday’s Formula 1 race at Interlagos.

Wolff: Decision not to penalise Verstappen for Turn 4 move "laughable" Brazilian GP
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Wolff: Decision not to penalise Verstappen for Turn 4 move "laughable"

Toto Wolff believes the decision not to penalise Max Verstappen for his Turn 4 defence against Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton was “laughable”.

Hamilton summoned over seat belt rules breach in Brazilian GP

Lewis Hamilton has been summoned to the stewards following his victory in Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix following a potential seat belt rules breach.

Hamilton: Brazil F1 comeback victory "feels like the first"

Lewis Hamilton says his victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix “feels like the first” after recovering from 10th on the grid to defeat Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen.

Brazilian GP: Hamilton passes Verstappen to win from 10th on grid Brazilian GP
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Brazilian GP: Hamilton passes Verstappen to win from 10th on grid

Lewis Hamilton charged from 10th to win Formula 1's 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, beating world title rival Max Verstappen in a thrilling and controversial wheel-to-wheel duel late in the race.

The Brazilian Grand Prix as it happened

All of the action from Sunday's Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit

Alfa: Raikkonen/Giovinazzi crash a "misunderstanding"

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team boss Fred Vasseur says that the clash between Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen in the sprint qualifying event at Interlagos was a "misunderstanding."

Mazepin opens up on "challenging period" after tearful interview

Nikita Mazepin revealed his emotional post-qualifying interview in Brazil was due to a "pretty challenging period" in which some of his Haas Formula 1 colleagues have left the team.

The hope and alarm Mercedes faces versus Red Bull in Brazil

Although Mercedes has been mired in controversy for much of Formula 1’s 2021 Interlagos weekend, it still ended the sprint race in an excellent position. There are signs it could be in for repeat glory in the grand prix, while others highlight major dangers that favour Red Bull

Red Bull will "keep an eye" on Mercedes wing after "mind-boggling" speed Brazilian GP
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Red Bull will "keep an eye" on Mercedes wing after "mind-boggling" speed

Christian Horner says Red Bull will “keep an eye” on Formula 1 rival Mercedes’ rear wing after seeing Lewis Hamilton’s “mind-boggling” straight-line speed in Brazil on Saturday.

Bottas: Sprint race shows Mercedes can have ‘great result’ in Brazil Brazilian GP
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Bottas: Sprint race shows Mercedes can have ‘great result’ in Brazil

Valtteri Bottas believes Mercedes’ performance in Saturday’s Formula 1 sprint race proves it can still have “a great result” at Interlagos despite its setbacks this weekend.

Sainz took soft tyre F1 "gamble" after spotting temperatures fall

Carlos Sainz says he opted for soft tyres in Formula 1’s Brazil sprint race, which helped him gain places at the start, after spotting falling temperatures on the grid. 

Wolff: 'Common sense' buffer missing in Hamilton DRS disqualification Brazilian GP
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Wolff: 'Common sense' buffer missing in Hamilton DRS disqualification

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the lack of a ‘common sense’ buffer over Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying exclusion for Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix has triggered a new car repair precedent.

Perez: ‘Not much risk worth taking’ in F1 sprint races

Sergio Perez is unchanged in his opposition to Formula 1 sprint races after the final trial of the format in 2021 at Interlagos, saying there’s “not a lot of action”.

Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Sao Paulo returns to the Formula 1 calendar after nearly two years this weekend. Here's how you can watch Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Mercedes: Hamilton’s F1 wing failed tests by just 0.2mm Brazilian GP
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Mercedes: Hamilton’s F1 wing failed tests by just 0.2mm

Mercedes has revealed that Lewis Hamilton’s disqualification from qualifying at Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix was triggered by his DRS failing tests by just 0.2 millimetres.

F1 Grand Prix sprint results: Bottas wins for Brazilian GP pole Brazilian GP
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F1 Grand Prix sprint results: Bottas wins for Brazilian GP pole

Valtteri Bottas won the Formula 1 sprint event to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix for Mercedes, the 19th race of the 2021 F1 World Championship season.

Verstappen suspected "flexing" in Mercedes F1 rear wing incident

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says he had suspicions regarding Mercedes’ rear wing flexing, in explaining why he touched Lewis Hamilton’s car in parc ferme after Formula 1 qualifying in Brazil.

Hamilton: Brazil F1 DSQ "devastating" ahead of sprint recovery Brazilian GP
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Hamilton: Brazil F1 DSQ "devastating" ahead of sprint recovery

Lewis Hamilton says the decision to disqualify him from qualifying ahead of Formula 1's Sao Paulo Grand Prix was "devastating", but could reset to perform a stunning sprint race recovery.

Brazilian GP: Bottas beats Verstappen in F1 sprint, Hamilton 5th Brazilian GP
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Brazilian GP: Bottas beats Verstappen in F1 sprint, Hamilton 5th

Valtteri Bottas beat Max Verstappen to win Formula 1's Brazilian sprint race, with Lewis Hamilton recovering from last on the grid to finish fifth.

Brazilian GP sprint qualifying race as it happened

Live commentary and updates on Saturday practice and sprint for Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Mercedes rules out appeal against Hamilton Brazil quali DQ

Mercedes has announced it will not appeal Lewis Hamilton's disqualification from Formula 1 qualifying in Brazil, leaving him last on the grid for Saturday's sprint race.

Full FIA stewards' statement on Hamilton's F1 DRS rules breach

Lewis Hamilton was excluded from qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix after a post-session checks showed the DRS (drag reduction system) on Hamilton's car was not in compliance with the rules.

Hamilton excluded from Brazil F1 qualifying over DRS infringement Brazilian GP
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Hamilton excluded from Brazil F1 qualifying over DRS infringement

Lewis Hamilton has been excluded from Formula 1 qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, resigning him to a back of field start for Saturday’s sprint race.

Verstappen fined €50k for touching Hamilton's wing

Max Verstappen has been fined for breaching parc ferme rules after Formula 1 qualifying in Brazil on Friday by touching the rear wing on Lewis Hamilton's car.

Horner would be "amazed" if Verstappen got an F1 penalty

Christian Horner says he "would be amazed" if Max Verstappen was penalised for touching Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton's rear wing as the wait continues for a stewards' decision.

Brazilian GP: Alonso tops FP2 from Verstappen, Bottas

Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in second free practice for Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix, the Alpine driver holding off Red Bull's Max Verstappen in a session overshadowed by off-track intrigue.

Russell does not know where Williams' F1 pace has gone

George Russell says Williams does not know where its Formula 1 pace has gone, after a disappointing qualifying at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: The latest F1 technical images on display

Join us as we delve into the latest technical photos from the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Mercedes F1 engine reliability concerns a legacy of 2019 Ferrari fight Brazilian GP
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Mercedes F1 engine reliability concerns a legacy of 2019 Ferrari fight

Mercedes says its current Formula 1 engine reliability concerns are a legacy of it having stretched itself too much in a bid to match Ferrari’s power back in 2019.

Red Bull: Hamilton's new F1 engine worth "couple of tenths" Brazilian GP
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Red Bull: Hamilton's new F1 engine worth "couple of tenths"

Red Bull believes that Lewis Hamilton’s fresh engine is worth a few tenths at Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix – but it remains confident about its chances for the race.

The key issues behind the Hamilton/Verstappen F1 investigations

Formula 1’s championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen has taken an amazing twist at the Brazilian Grand Prix – with both drivers under stewards' investigation.

Brazilian GP sprint qualifying race: Start time, how to watch, channel

The sprint qualifying race will make its third and final appearance of the 2021 Formula 1 season during the Brazilian Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch it.

F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton takes sprint pole in Brazil Brazilian GP
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F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton takes sprint pole in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton will start Saturday’s Brazilian Grand Prix sprint event on pole position after qualifying at Interlagos on Friday for the 19th round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship.

Verstappen to face F1 stewards over Brazil parc ferme incident Brazilian GP
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Verstappen to face F1 stewards over Brazil parc ferme incident

Max Verstappen will face the Formula 1 race stewards on Saturday morning in Brazil over a potential rule breach when checking title rival Lewis Hamilton’s car in parc ferme.

F1 stewards adjourn Hamilton DRS rule break hearing at Brazilian GP Brazilian GP
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F1 stewards adjourn Hamilton DRS rule break hearing at Brazilian GP

The Formula 1 race stewards in Brazil have adjourned the hearing over the technical breach by Mercedes on Lewis Hamilton’s car until the morning, awaiting further evidence.

Hamilton risks qualifying exclusion after Brazil F1 DRS infringement Brazilian GP
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Hamilton risks qualifying exclusion after Brazil F1 DRS infringement

Lewis Hamilton faces a stewards' investigation over a DRS technical infringement following Formula 1 qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday.

Hamilton: Mercedes F1 car gave "everything I wanted"

Lewis Hamilton was pleased to overcome his set-up struggles with Mercedes' 2021 Formula 1 car to top qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, saying it gave "everything I wanted".

Verstappen: 'No shock' to trail Hamilton after F1 engine change Brazilian GP
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Verstappen: 'No shock' to trail Hamilton after F1 engine change

Max Verstappen felt it was “not a big shock” to trail Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix after the Mercedes driver took a new engine.

Brazilian GP: Hamilton tops Friday qualifying by 0.4s from Verstappen Brazilian GP
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Brazilian GP: Hamilton tops Friday qualifying by 0.4s from Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton topped Friday qualifying for Formula 1's 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, ahead of title rival Max Verstappen.

Honda ‘cannot believe’ streak of Mercedes F1 engine penalties

Honda’s Formula 1 technical chief Toyoharu Tanabe says he ‘cannot believe’ the run of engine penalties that rival Mercedes is facing in the closing stages of the season.

Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying as it happened

Live commentary and updates on Friday practice and qualifying for Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Mercedes explains Hamilton F1 engine penalty decision in Brazil

Toto Wolff has revealed that concerns over degradation on Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 engine prompted Mercedes to take a grid penalty in Brazil to get a fresh one.

Red Bull: Hamilton F1 grid penalty ‘doesn’t change anything for us’

Christian Horner says Lewis Hamilton’s grid penalty in Brazil “doesn’t change anything” for Red Bull as Max Verstappen looks to capitalise and extend his championship lead.