Tag Archive: Brazilian grand prix

Nov 09

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg holds off Hamiton in thrilling race (+result)

Rosberg wins by just 1.4s with Felipe Massa third at home race

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (25) Nico Rosberg held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton for a crucial victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after a race-long battle at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Rosberg wins one trophy but eyes another

Nico Rosberg secured a trophy after qualifying on pole for Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (20) But it’s not the one he really wants.  That one was packed into a box last week by outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel and sent back to the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Brazil moves tractor after Bianchi crash

“The Bianchi accident certainly made us think”

Interlagos aerial Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix have tweaked safety measures in light of Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening Suzuka crash a month ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

‘Base payment’ could resolve boycott threat – Lopez

F1 authorities are scrambling this week to put down a lingering boycott threat ahead of the Brazilian grand prix.

2014-05-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerard Lopez As the sport’s air freight touches down in Sao Paulo, the Brazilian news agency Estado reports that organisers of the Interlagos race are dismissing claims of a boycott threat, insisting that 18 cars – every team with the exception of insolvent Caterham and Marussia – will line up on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Tyre nomination for Brazilian Grand Prix altered

This new choice is the same nomination as the United States Grand Prix the weekend before

PirelliAfter a meeting of the Tyre Working Group, the tyre nomination for the Brazilian Grand Prix (November 6-9) has been changed, following Pirelli’s proposal and with the unanimous agreement of all the teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Massa slams Pirelli’s tyre choice for Brazil

Felipe Massa has criticised Pirelli’s tyre choice selection for the forthcoming Brazilian grand prix, saying it may even be “dangerous”.

2014-06-05_0047 Last year’s dominant topic, when drivers regularly complained about the quality and high degradation of Pirelli’s tyres, now seems a distant memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Mercedes confirms Brawn exit

Mercedes to announce Brawn exit on Thursday

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01As predicted, Mercedes on Thursday confirmed reports team boss Ross Brawn is stepping down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Only Vettel ‘sad’ 2013 season finally over

“Next year, the simulator will be running virtually around the clock” – Dr Helmut Marko

Sebastian Vettel sous la pluieSebastian Vettel says he is “sad” the 2013 season, characterised by his history-making dominance, is now over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Maldonado triggers final ‘silly season’ dominoes

The final pieces of the 2014 grid are now set to fall into place.

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 03With the possible – albeit unlikely – exception of Caterham and Marussia, the only team with full driver stability heading into next season will be Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Farewell Formula One!

“It was a good way to end my career”

Mark Webber - thank you - photo Getty ImagesAn emotional final race weekend in Formula One ended with Mark taking the 42nd podium of his career.

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Nov 24

Formula One teams Brazil Grand Prix race report

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Hulkenberg signs 2014 Force India deal – report

“The deal should be announced in the next few days”

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 06Nico Hulkenberg has signed a one-year deal to return to Force India next year, Germany’s authoritative Auto Motor und Sport reports from Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Formula One teams Brazil Grand Prix qualifying report

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Shell’s tribute to Felipe Massa

Inside track

20130705-0023 The 2013 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix represents a significant landmark for Shell’s Technical Partnership with Ferrari with Felipe Massa driving in his final race for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Mark Webber will waste no time at all before leaping into his new Le Mans career.

Webber gets early release for new Porsche era

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99007News Limited newspapers say the Australian’s Porsche era will begin on the day after Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Laureus Ambassador Nico Rosberg shows Sao Paulo youngsters life in the fast lane at Interlagos

Mercedes AMG Petronas star Nico Rosberg welcomes Laureus youngsters to the Brazilian Grand Prix

Laureus - Nico Rosberg‘Brazil is one of the most special countries to race in. Formula One is a passion here. The atmosphere is always wonderful at Interlagos and I was really pleased to show the guys around’ – says Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Formula One teams Brazil Grand Prix preview

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One preview

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos.

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Nov 18

Brazil expects big finale crowd, despite Vettel

All thoughts about the title now relate to the 2014 battle

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilInterlagos is still expecting a big crowd, despite Sebastian Vettel’s utter dominance and with the 2013 title already decided. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Di Resta could replace cousin Franchitti in Indycar

“Racing in America is slightly different, isn’t it?” – di Resta

2013-06-06_0092Paul di Resta could rescue his career in America’s premier open wheel series Indycar in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Mark Webber has admitted he came “very close” to ending his career in a Ferrari

Webber admits Ferrari switch was ‘very close’

2013-06-09_0395“So close,” he is quoted by Speed Week in the Abu Dhabi paddock, “that I had to take the phone in my hand and call (Red Bull team owner) Dietrich Mateschitz.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Ecclestone ‘very happy’ with 2020 Brazil GP deal

Brazil will continue to host a grand prix every year at Interlagos until at least 2020

2013-06-07_0008In July, we reported that Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad had “guaranteed” to Bernie Ecclestone that the ageing venue will be upgraded. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Interlagos moves to secure F1 future through 2020

Interlagos has moved a step closer to securing its future on the F1 calendar.

Interlagos logoEarlier this year, the future of the Brazilian grand prix came into doubt when F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said the venue in Sao Paulo must be upgraded. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Dec 01

HRT not on FIA’s 2013 entry list

HRT is missing from the FIA’s official entry list for 2013.

11 - HRT F1 TeamFlagworld - FIAIt was already known that the Spanish team has not signed the crucial Concorde Agreement for next season and beyond, and that staff had been told in Brazil the outfit will fold within a week if a buyer is not immediately found. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Vettel overtaking saga ‘now closed’ – Ferrari

Ferrari on Friday said the controversy about Sebastian Vettel’s alleged illegal overtaking move is “now closed”.

Thumbnail03 - Scuderia FerrariThe Italian team had contemplating protesting the result of the championship-deciding Brazilian grand prix, after video footage purportedly showed Red Bull’s German driver passing a Toro Rosso under yellow flags. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Ferrari ‘evaluating’ Vettel overtaking footage

Ferrari has until Friday to lodge a protest against the results of Sunday’s championship-deciding Brazilian grand prix.

Thumbnail03 - Scuderia FerrariThe possibility that Sebastian Vettel could lose his 2012 title, to the benefit of Fernando Alonso, has arisen after video footage emerged on the internet depicting Vettel overtaking at Interlagos possibly under yellow flags. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Another video shows Vettel made illegal pass in Brazil

A video has emerged that clearly depicts Sebastian Vettel overtaking under yellow flag conditions during Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

ThumbnailThumbnailIt is a separate incident to the 2012 world champion’s pass on Kamui Kobayashi at Interlagos, which turned out to have actually taken place under yellow and orange caution flags. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Nov 27

Ralf Schumacher defends brother for letting Vettel past

Ralf Schumacher has defended his brother, after Michael let Sebastian Vettel easily overtake during Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

2010-10-10 - Mercedes GP - Ralf Schumacher - Norbert Haug - Michael Schumacher2012-11-18_0020Seven time world champion Schumacher, 43, has received some criticism for letting his friend and countryman Vettel overtake without a fight as the latter raced for his third consecutive drivers’ world championship at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Vettel did not pass illegally en route to third title

Champion Vettel slams rivals’ ‘dirty tricks’

Sebastian Vettel  - Ecclestone -  photo Getty ImagesDHL Fastest Lap Award - Sebastian Vettel 2Fernando Alonso and Ferrari’s supporters were clinging to hope even after Sebastian Vettel sealed his third consecutive world championship on Sunday. After sealing his third consecutive drivers’ title on Sunday, Sebastian Vettel bemoaned the “dirty tricks” his rivals deployed to try to stop him. Read the rest of this entry »

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