Brazilian GP (2019)

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Hamilton can learn from "gloves off" Brazilian GP

World champion Lewis Hamilton says his Brazilian Grand Prix woes were an important learning exercise for him in experiencing what it is like to race in Formula 1 with ‘the gloves off.’

Hulkenberg feels he is not "leaving" Formula 1

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg admits he does not feel like he is leaving Formula 1, and says he wil be ready for any opportunity that might arise in 2020.

Allison's first GP in lead role marred by "mess of a race"

Mercedes Formula 1 technical director James Allison enjoyed being the team's most senior person at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Toto Wolff's absence, bar the "mess of a race" factor.

Why Sainz escaped penalty for "muscle memory" DRS use

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has explained why drivers, including podium finisher Carlos Sainz, escaped any potential sanction for opening DRS under yellow flags.

Ferrari: Timing of Vettel/Leclerc Brazil clash "lucky"

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says the Formula 1 team is “lucky” Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have collided this season so they can clarify what is needed for 2020.

Sainz: Brazilian GP charge "definitely" my best-ever race

Carlos Sainz has no doubts that his charge from the back of the grid to take his maiden podium finish in Formula 1 at the Brazilian Grand Prix was the best race of his life.

Masi had no choice over safety car for "stuck" Mercedes

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the safety car deployed when Valtteri Bottas retired his Mercedes in Brazil was a standard reaction to the use of a recovery crane.

Vettel or Leclerc should "follow Hamilton's example" - Brawn

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc should take a leaf out of Lewis Hamilton’s book and be more honest about their mistakes when they mess up, says Ross Brawn.

F1 considers rule change to recreate Brazil GP restart magic

Formula 1 chief Ross Brawn has suggested that the sport’s bosses will look at tweaks to the rules in the future to try to recreate the kind of spectacular restarts seen at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Gasly's podium finish "Incredible", says Verstappen

Max Verstappen called Pierre Gasly's first Formula 1 podium in the Brazilian Grand Prix "incredible", while Lewis Hamilton labelled it "really awesome" after the Toro Rosso driver's mid-season demotion.

Kubica "couldn't do anything" in Verstappen incident

Robert Kubica has apologised to Max Verstappen for getting in his way as he left the pits during the Brazilian Grand Prix, but says he did not know his Red Bull rival was so close.

Brazilian Grand Prix driver ratings

A wild race inevitably led to a wild variety of scores in our rankings - from three full-marks performances to some slatings for poor performances and inexplicable errors

FIA: Hamilton opted not to defend himself to stewards

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton was penalised by the FIA stewards for his clash with Alex Albon on the penultimate lap of the Brazilian GP after declining to take up an opportunity to defend himself.

How Red Bull forced Mercedes into clumsiness

Outpaced and outduelled, the usually flawless Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes combination ended up making a lot of mistakes in Brazil as they tried to respond to the brilliance of Max Verstappen and Red Bull-Honda

Red Bull: Strategist's podium visit reward for "brave" call

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says putting Red Bull’s strategist Hannah Schmitz on the podium was the right reward for her "brave" call in helping Max Verstappen win the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Binotto: Leclerc and Vettel get on better than people think

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto says Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have a better relationship than people think, but admits their Brazilian Grand Prix clash “may not help”.

Binotto labels Vettel/Leclerc clash a "silly action"

Ferrari's Mattia Binotto has labelled the Brazilian Grand Prix clash between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc a "silly action" that will be dealt with at the Formula 1 team's headquarters.

Sainz's Brazilian Grand Prix podium confirmed

Carlos Sainz's first Formula 1 podium and McLaren's first in five years is secure, after the FIA looked into alleged illegal DRS use in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Mercedes: Offering late stop to Hamilton was "plain dumb"

Mercedes Formula 1 team technical director James Allison has called the decision to give Lewis Hamilton the opportunity to pit under the final safety car in the Brazilian Grand Prix “dumb” and a “rookie error.”

Ferrari drivers escape punishment for clash

The Brazilian Grand Prix stewards have ruled that neither Charles Leclerc nor Sebastian Vettel was "predominantly to blame" for the collision between the Ferrari Formula 1 teammates.

Gasly: "Insane" podium "the best day of my life"

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly says his Brazilian Grand Prix podium was “insane”, “really emotional” and “just the best day of my life”.

Hamilton accepts full responsibility for Albon collision

Lewis Hamilton said he accepts full responsibility for the Brazilian Grand Prix collision with Alex Albon that led to him being penalised by the Formula 1 stewards.

Vettel, Leclerc called to stewards over accident

Ferrari Formula 1 teammates Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been summoned to see the Brazilian Grand Prix stewards over the collision that took them both out of the Interlagos race.

Hamilton loses podium after penalty for Albon clash

Lewis Hamilton has been stripped of his third-place finish in the Brazilian Grand Prix due to a post-race penalty.

Remorseful Hamilton summoned to stewards over Albon clash

Lewis Hamilton has been summoned to the stewards for the clash with Alex Albon that denied the Red Bull driver his first Formula 1 podium in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Verstappen wins from Gasly after crazy finish

Max Verstappen won a crazy Brazilian Grand Prix in which Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly claimed his first Formula 1 podium in second and the two Ferraris collided with each other.

Ricciardo not bitter over "impressive" Red Bull-Honda surge

Daniel Ricciardo insists he feels happy rather than bitter over the ‘impressive’ form of Red Bull-Honda in Brazil, as former teammate Max Verstappen took another pole position.

Mercedes hurt by altitude weakness more than expected

Mercedes’ performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix is being affected by the high-altitude conditions more than the Formula 1 team expected, says Valtteri Bottas.

Ferrari form dip "interesting" after pole run – Allison

Ferrari’s inability to score pole position at the last two Formula 1 race having held a strong qualifying advantaged before that is “interesting”, says Mercedes technical director James Allison.

Sainz vows to take “maximum attack” approach in Brazil

McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz says he’ll take a “maximum attack” approach to the Brazilian Grand Prix after an ignition wiring issue caused a loss of power in his engine, forcing him to start from the back of the grid.

Leclerc blames "stupid" mistake for missing 'pole' shot

Charles Leclerc said his Ferrari Formula 1 car was fast enough to top Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying and only a "stupid" mistake on his part prevented it.

Vettel, Hamilton surprised by Red Bull's straightline speed

Max Verstappen’s Formula 1 rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel say they are surprised by Red Bull’s straightline speed performance in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying.

Hamilton: Mercedes "down on power" against Red Bull, Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton has blamed being down on power against Red Bull and Ferrari for Mercedes failing to seal a spot on the front row for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Verstappen beats Vettel, Hamilton to pole

Max Verstappen claimed his second Formula 1 pole position in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Hamilton edges Verstappen in FP3

Lewis Hamilton narrowly defeated Max Verstappen to top final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, hinting at a tight Formula 1 qualifying battle between Mercedes and Red Bull.

Why Ferrari is back in business in Brazil

Amid the undercurrent of accusations over its engine and after a lacklustre weekend last time out in America, Ferrari showed revitalised form in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix. But can it capitalise on its single-lap pace to beat Mercedes?

"Complete shutdown" caused Kvyat's practice off

Daniil Kvyat's off at the end of Friday practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix was caused by a "complete shutdown" of his Honda-powered Toro Rosso Formula 1 car.

Kubica says spin triggered by water thrown up by Magnussen

Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says water thrown up from a kerb by Kevin Magnussen triggered his heavy crash in second practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Vettel pips Leclerc by 0.021s in second practice

Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in the second Formula 1 second free practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Albon not to blame for FP1 crash, says Horner

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says Alex Albon should not be blamed for crashing on a damp track in opening practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Albon goes quickest, then crashes in wet FP1

Red Bull driver Alex Albon set the fastest lap in opening practice for Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix before crashing, while Lewis Hamilton failed to set a time.

Hamilton reveals latest Senna tribute helmet

Lewis Hamilton has revealed his latest helmet design that pays tribute to the late Formula 1 great Ayrton Senna for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Albon "smartest" choice for Red Bull

Max Verstappen says his Red Bull Formula 1 team’s decision to give Alex Albon a full-season drive in 2020 is the “smartest way of continuing” next year.

Leclerc to take Brazil grid penalty for new Ferrari engine

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc will take a new engine and thus receive a grid penalty for the penultimate round of the season in Brazil, the team has confirmed.

Massa and Fittipaldis star at Ayrton Senna festival in Sao Paulo

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, his grandson Pietro and ex-Ferrari star Felipe Massa all starred as Sao Paulo’s streets echoed to the sound of Ayrton Senna’s F1 cars last weekend.

Wolff to miss first F1 race since 2013

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is to miss his first Formula 1 race since 2013 when he skips this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix now that the championships have been won.

Brazil’s president declares Grand Prix is moving to Rio in 2020

The Brazilian Grand Prix will move next year to a new purpose-built circuit in Rio de Janeiro that could be named after Ayrton Senna, the country’s president revealed on Wednesday.