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Vettel wins Brazilian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel has won the Brazilian Grand Prix after gaining the lead of the race in the first corner. Pole sitter Valtteri Bottas ran the entire Grand Prix in second position while Kimi Raikkonen completed the podium. Lewis Hamilton who started from the pits finished a close 4th.

Analysis – How Vettel lost the pole position

Sebastian Vettel secured the second starting position for the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix. The German driver was, however, disappointed as he was controlling the qualifying action until the dying seconds of the session.

Weather conditions to decide 1 or 2-stop strategy - Pirelli

Despite predictions of rain during qualifying, the session remained mainly dry, although with track temperatures that were 20 degrees cooler compared to yesterday. This helped the performance of the supersoft tyres, ending up approximately 6 tenths faster than the soft compound tyres.

Toro Rosso insist engine failures have nothing to do with chassis

The ending relationship between Scuderia Toro Rosso and Renault Sport has become sour just 2 weeks before the end of the season. Renault's Cyril Abiteboul and Toro Rosso's Franz Tost have made it no secret who they believe is to blame for the situation.

Bottas takes pole for Brazilian GP as Hamilton crashes out

Valtteri Bottas has secured pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, narrowly edging out Sebastian Vettel. Kimi Raikkonen completed the top three. New world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out early on in the session and is set to start from the back.

Ferrari match Mercedes in final free practice

An extremely close third free practice session at Sao Paulo saw Valtteri Bottas edge out his Mercedes team mate by just three thousandths of a second. The battle for qualifying later today certainly looks intense, with both Ferraris only marginally behind.

Technical news - Brazilian GP weekend

Formula 1 assembled in Brazil to hold its second-to-last round, the Brazilian Grand Prix. The season is edging closer to its end, but teams are still working diligently on their developments which could give ideas regarding the design of the 2018 concepts.

Hamilton stays ahead in Brazilian FP2

Lewis Hamilton topped the times in the second practice session of the day at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Valtteri Bottas was second fastest again, but contrary to the morning session, the competition was close, with Daniel Ricciardo at little more than 2 tenths off the pace setting Mercedes.

Mercedes easily fastest in first practice at Brazil

Mercedes got off to a comfortable start at Sao Paulo as it saw both its drivers end the first practice session on top of the timesheet. Lewis Hamilton was the faster of both, with Bottas little more than a tenth down on this year's World Champion.

Power unit usage before the end of the season

The 2017 Formula 1 Championship season is slowly coming to its end, so is the power unit allocation of every driver. Some drivers have already exceeded the permitted amount of power unit parts, the McLaren-Honda team stands out with its extremely high number of elements.