Brazilian Grand Prix: Full coverage

Formula 1

A round up of all of our coverage of the penultimate round of the 2017 Formula One season in Brazil. The F1 circus arrives at Interlagos with a newly-crowned world champion, Lewis Hamilton, but there is still plenty at stake for all 10 teams as the season nears its conclusion. 


Report: Vettel beats Bottas to win in Brazil
Sebastian Vettel claimed his fifth win of the season after beating Valtteri Bottas to victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Story of the Race: Massa signs off in style, Ferrari returns to the top step
Following Sebastian Vettel's first victory since July's Hungarian Grand Prix, ESPN rounds up the major talking points from a dramatic race at Interlagos.

Alonso: Toro Rosso should worry about switch to Honda
Fernando Alonso took a swipe at Honda after his drive to eighth in Brazil, saying Toro Rosso should be concerned by its 2018 engine partner's "amazing" lack of power at Interlagos.

Vettel: Brazil win a great relief for Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel admits his victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix comes as a "great relief" for Ferrari, having been beaten to the Formula One world championship title by Lewis Hamilton.

Raikkonen bored with lack of overtaking in Brazil
Kimi Raikkonen says he is getting bored by Formula One's new-for-2017 regulations after struggling to make up positions in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Bottas explains poor start that cost him win
Valtteri Bottas admits a poor start cost him victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix after he finished second to Sebastian Vettel at Interlagos.

Hamilton: I had pace to win without Q1 crash
Lewis Hamilton admitted he had no-one to blame but himself after missing out on a win at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where he battled back to fourth after starting in the pit lane.

Massa: Brazil send-off felt like a win
Felipe Massa likened his emotional send-off at the Brazilian Grand Prix to one of his 11 career victories.


Report: Bottas takes pole after Hamilton crashes out
Valtteri Bottas beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to pole position with a last-gasp effort in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, after newly-crowned Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out in the first session.

Story of qualifying: Mercedes, Ferrari primed for close fight, Alonso impresses again
After a battle for pole which came down to just three-hundredths of a second, a round-up of the main talking points from qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton crashes out of qualifying in Brazil
Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the first qualifying session at the Brazilian Grand Prix, meaning he will start Sunday's race towards the back of the grid.

Driver reaction: Who said what after Brazilian GP qualifying
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Interlagos paddock following qualifying for the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton takes the blame for qualifying spin
Lewis Hamilton took full responsibility for the accident that saw him fail to set a time in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Bottas dedicates pole to Mercedes after gunpoint hold-up
Valtteri Bottas says he was determined to claim pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix because he wanted to "cheer everyone up" at Mercedes after members of the team were caught up in an armed robbery.

Massa, Sainz disagree over 'deliberate' block
Felipe Massa says Carlos Sainz admitted to deliberately impeding his first Q3 lap during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, but Sainz has denied the claim.

Vettel admits he 'chickened out' on final Q3 lap
Sebastian Vettel was left rueing his conservative approach to Turn 1 during his final attempt in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, saying he "chickened out" and cost himself pole.

Verstappen: Red Bull losing 0.5s a lap in Brazil
Max Verstappen claims Red Bull is losing 0.5s a lap to Mercedes and Ferrari in Brazil.

Tost: Renault started engine nonsense
Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost is adamant his Formula One team has nothing to apologise for following its spat with engine supplier Renault at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Mercedes team members unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint
A Mercedes minibus full of team members was robbed at gunpoint in Sao Paulo on Friday night after leaving the circuit following practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Toro Rosso hits back at Renault over reliability issues
Toro Rosso has hit back at Renault after its engine supplier suggested that its spate of recent failures may have been related to the installation of the power unit in the car.

Friday practice

Hamilton leads Bottas during first practice in Brazil
Mercedes led the way in the opening practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton 0.127s faster than teammate Valtteri Bottas at the top of the timesheets.

Hamilton completes Friday double in Brazil FP2
Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' strong start to the Brazilian Grand Prix by topping Friday's second practice session ahead of Valtteri Bottas as he had in FP1.

Who said what: Brazil Friday
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Interlagos paddock following Friday practice for the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg: Hamilton likes to play around
Nico Hulkenberg has brushed off his encounter with Lewis Hamilton during opening practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix and said the recently-crowned four-time world champion simply drove off track.

Vettel: It will be difficult to match Mercedes
Sebastian Vettel says Mercedes is the clear favourite for victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix after the first two sessions of Friday practice.

Ricciardo: We need to be smart with engines
Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull spent Friday practice being smart with its engine usage, having being forced into another component change ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.


Vettel says Baku 'stands out' as biggest mistake of 2017
Sebastian Vettel says his controversial collision with Lewis Hamilton in Baku was a bigger mistake than any of the supposed driver errors which cost Ferrari the title this year.

Alonso says Hamilton deserves his 'easier' Mercedes titles
Fernando Alonso rates 2017's newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton as one of Formula One's all-time greats.

Hamilton won't change approach at final two races
Lewis Hamilton insists he will continue to race flat-out at the final two races of the Formula One championship, despite clinching the title in Mexico two weeks ago. 

Ricciardo grid penalty 'likely' in Brazil
Daniel Ricciardo is expecting to take a grid penalty at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix after his recent spate of reliability issues looks set to spill over into another round.

Raikkonen: Ferrari only needs small changes for 2018
Kimi Raikkonen is convinced Ferrari has all the right pieces in place to win both F1 championships in 2017 and after losing out due to "small things" this season. 

Preview: Can Red Bull stay on top?
A look at whether Red Bull can build on its recent form and continue to compete against Mercedes and Ferrari for wins at the final two races.


Can Ferrari build momentum into 2018?
ESPN's Jonathan Legard discusses whether Ferrari's win in the Brazilian Grand Prix can give them momentum going forward into the 2018 season.

Did complacency cost Hamilton in Brazil?
Jonathan Legard shares his thoughts on whether complacency cost Lewis Hamilton during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend causing him to finish fourth.

Massa bows out of Brazil on a high
ESPN's Jonathan Legard discusses an emotional Felipe Massa's last Formula 1 race of his career in Brazil.

Can F1 offer more opportunities to overtake in races?
Jonathan Legard shares his thoughts on how the FIA and Ross Braun can encourage more genuine wheel-to-wheel overtaking and less use of the DRS.

Bottas shows fight at Interlagos
With Lewis Hamilton spinning out in Q1, Valtteri Bottas took the Mercedes fight into his own hands and fought off his rivals in Brazil.

Alonso impresses for McLaren
Nate Saunders discusses another impressive drive from Fernando Alonso, as doubts still loom over when he'll be given a more competitive car.

Maurice's Memories: Brazilian Grand Prix
Maurice Hamilton recalls the most dramatic of championship finishes at Interlagos in 2008. 

Could Ferrari quit F1?
ESPN's Jennie Gow and Sam Collins discuss whether Ferrari could potentially quit Formula 1 at the end of the season.

Tech Corner: The future of F1
Sam Collins and Jennie Gow assess the key engine changes being proposed for Formula One in 2021.

Who will replace Massa at Williams?
A look at Felipe Massa's successful F1 career as well as looking at who could replace him at Williams.

Did driver error cost Ferrari the drivers' championship? 

Jennie Gow and Sam Collins give their thoughts on whether Sergio Marchionne's comments were correct and driver error was to blame for Ferrari's poor season.

Will we see a three-way fight in Brazil?
A look at the possibility of a three-way fight between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull in Brazil.

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