Tag Archive: Brazil GP

Nov 14

Brazil GP: Messy F1 splits, Massa’s final triumph and Bernie’s back

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Nov 14

Massa bids emotional farewell after Brazil GP exit

“It is so difficult to explain the feeling by not managing to finish the race for my fans and for Brazil” – Massa

Massa bids emotional farewell after Brazil GP exitDespite a bittersweet end to his final home race, Felipe Massa has described his walk back to the pit lane as ‘special and amazing’ as he prepares to say a final goodbye to Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

Boycott threat still lingering for Brazil GP

Two hours before Sunday’s US grand prix, the risk that only 12 cars would race still existed.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - Brazil As promised, Bernie Ecclestone negotiated an eleventh hour solution, and the boycott threat posed by angry privateers Lotus, Sauber and Force India was put down. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 17

$65m Interlagos upgrade saved Brazil GP – mayor

Brazil had to spend millions on upgrading the ageing Interlagos circuit or risk losing its place on the formula one calendar.

Interlagos logo That is the claim of Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, after inspecting the first phase of $65 million improvements to the popular venue this week. The biggest change ahead of next month’s Brazilian grand prix, set to be the penultimate round of the 2014 world championship, is a full resurfacing of the asphalt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

Ecclestone eyes Brazil switch to Rio for 2016

“The mayor has told me they can get it done” – Ecclestone.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is considering dropping Interlagos from the F1 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Interlagos could lose Brazil GP – Castroneves

The Brazilian grand prix could be set to move from Interlagos.

Interlagos logoNow the popular and traditional home of Brazil’s annual race, the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace is however regarded as perhaps the worst venue on the grid in terms of its ageing facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

New Sao Paulo mayor wants to keep Brazil GP

The incoming mayor of Sao Paulo wants to keep formula one at Interlagos.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilInterlagos logoBernie Ecclestone has warned that, without substantial upgrades to the ageing Brazilian grand prix venue, he might not extend the city’s race contract. But the German-language Speed Week reports that the demolition equipment will soon arrive at Interlagos to raze the old buildings, with new ones to be built at an estimated cost of EUR 60 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 09

Brazil GP planning retirement send-off for Schumacher

Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix are planning to send Michael Schumacher back into retirement in style.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 022011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 01In late 2006, the seven time world champion entered his first retirement with a pre-race celebration on the Interlagos grid involving soccer legend Pele. Now, with the 43-year-old’s ultimate trip into retirement also coinciding with a Brazilian season finale, race organisers are planning a similar send-off. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Force India not ready for 2012 podiums – Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg has played down claims Force India could be a podium-getting ‘dark horse’ of the 2012 season.

2012-02-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 022012-02-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - 01Behind the top battle involving Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes, there appears a closely-packed midfield, with potential challengers including Ferrari, Toro Rosso, Sauber and Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 18

Villa eyes Brazil GP debut in Liuzzi’s seat – report

Vitantonio Liuzzi could lose his seat at HRT later in 2011 as the Spanish team eyes a place for Javier Villa.

2011-07-09 - HRT F1 Team - Britain - Vitantonio Liuzzi 04GP2 - Super Nova Racing - Javier Villa 0123-year-old Spaniard Villa, who drives a BMW in the world touring car championship, has reportedly been targeted for a prominent role in 2012 by Hispania’s new owner Thesan Capital.

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Apr 21

Another fatality at Brazil GP venue Interlagos

Yet another racer has died at Interlagos, the scene of November’s formula one season finale.

interlagos2010-11-06 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 4Less than three weeks after the death of Brazilian stock car driver Gustavo Sondermann, 67-year-old Stock Paulista driver Paulo Kunze has been declared dead a few days after another high speed crash. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Security issue no threat to Brazil GP future – Ecclestone

“But as for the race, I’m happy.  We’ll be here for another hundred years”

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2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Bernie Ecclestone - Christian Horner 01Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday slammed suggestions that security fears have endangered the future of the Brazilian grand prix. “I’ve been coming here for 40-odd years, walking about, and I’ve never, ever had a problem,” the F1 chief executive said at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Blue skies for race but dark cloud over Brazil GP

More stories about the threat of armed muggers were doing the rounds in the paddock.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - Brazil

There are blue skies above Interlagos on Sunday morning, but a dark cloud above the future of the Brazilian grand prix. While there is no threat of rain falling on race day at the circuit on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.

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Oct 25

Sao Paulo mayor not worried about losing Brazil GP

“There’s no reason for Brazil to not be in the loop” – Kassab

Interlagos aerialinterlagosThe mayor of Sao Paulo has played down fears poor circuit facilities will see the Interlagos venue fall off the annual formula one schedule. Mayor Gilberto Kassab was at the scene of next weekend’s Brazilian grand prix at the weekend, as the circuit performed safety checks for the forthcoming race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Drivers discuss hard racing of Brazil GP

Driving standards were however discussed at length

It was a long drivers’ briefing in Abu Dhabi on Friday, but not everyone in attendance saw the value. “(It was) a lot of talk about nothing,” Sebastian Vettel smiled to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Sponsor stays at Renault after crash-gate

Rumour – Grosjean out, di Grassi in for Brazil GP

Romain Grosjean 02One of Renault’s existing on-car sponsors has announced it will not be following ING and Mutua Madrilena by pulling out of the French team with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 24

Brazil GP not F1 farewell – Barrichello

“I’m not seeing it as my last race” -Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello insists he is not approaching next weekend’s Brazilian grand prix as his farewell to the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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