Formula 1 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix

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2018-11-11
20
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Valtteri Bottas
lap 65 - 1:10.540
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The 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The race in Brazil was round 20 of 21 of the 2018 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 11 November 2018 17:10 GMT (raceday).

Drizzle
rain
76.98°F
70%
9.94 mph
166°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 71 1:27:09.066 25
2 71 +1.469s 18
3 71 +4.764s 15
4 71 +5.193s 12
5 71 +22.943s 10
6 71 +26.997s 8
7 71 +44.199s 6
8 71 +51.230s 4
9 71 +52.857s 2
10 70 +1 Lap 1
11 70 +1 Lap 0
12 70 +1 Lap 0
13 70 +1 Lap 0
14 70 +1 Lap 0
15 70 +1 Lap 0
16 69 +2 Laps 0
17 69 +2 Laps 0
18 69 +2 Laps 0
32 Overheating 0
20 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:7.000
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.000
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.000
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +0.000
7 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +1.000
8 Charles Leclerc Sauber +1.000
9 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +1.000
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +2.000
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +1.000
12 Sergio Pérez Force India +1.000
13 Esteban Ocon Force India +1.000
14 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +1.000
15 Sergey Sirotkin Williams +3.000
16 Carlos Sainz Renault +2.000
17 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +2.000
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren +2.000
19 Lance Stroll Williams +2.000
20 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +2.000

driver positions through the laps

2018 Brazilian Grand Prix

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is an ongoing motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are competing in twenty-one Grands Prix for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championship titles.

Lewis Hamilton is defending his World Drivers' Championship, after winning his fourth championship title at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes, are the defending Constructors' Championship, having secured their fourth consecutive title at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. After one round, Sebastian Vettel leads Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship by seven points. Kimi Räikkonen is third, a further three points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari lead Mercedes by eighteen points, with Red Bull Racing third.

A revision of the sport's technical regulations means that a new cockpit protection device—commonly known as the "halo"—was introduced for the 2018 championship. The introduction of the halo in Formula One is the first stage of a planned roll-out that would see the device adopted in all FIA-sanctioned open-wheel racing series by 2020.


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Verstappen was ordered to carry out two days of “public service” with the FIA as punishment for the incident, where he shoved Ocon as they disputed their collision that cost the Red Bull driver the victory at Interlagos. In his regular post-race media debrief, Brawn said Verstappen’s behaviour could not be justified.  “Max vented his anger in parc ferme, making physical contact with ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen lost what looked like a certain victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after crashing with Esteban Ocon while leading. While Hill believes that Ocon was primarily at fault in the controversial collision with Verstappen, he says that a more experienced driver would have left enough margin than the Red Bull driver did, and not become involved in contact. "There was ...

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Gasly and Hartley were running very different strategies which resulted in Hartley closing rapidly on his teammate late in the race. Although Gasly was running in 11th, out of the points, Hartley was coming under pressure from Renault's Carlos Sainz, and put in a request to the pitwall for the Toro Rossos to swap places. "In the end, you know, we finished P11 and P13," Gasly told ...

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On lap 28, the Mercedes power unit engineers reported that a failure was "imminent" for Hamilton, due to an exhaust issue that had led to high temperatures. At the time Hamilton was urgently trying to make up ground after his early pitstop dropped him out of the lead. "We have the engine guys here in the back, and then we have them back at base," team principal Toto Wolff explained. "I ...

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Verstappen was taken out of the lead of the race after Ocon, recently out of the pits on fresh supersoft tyres, attacked him around the outside into Turn 1 and then tried to pass him on the inside of Turn 2. Ocon was handed a 10-second stop-go penalty for causing a collision, but was backed after the race by his team, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton, who inherited the win as ...

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The 2018 world champion and Williams rookie narrowly avoided a huge crash when Sirotkin approached Hamilton at high speed while both were on out-laps in Q2. Hamilton spotted Sirotkin late and moved to the left to try to get off-line just as Sirotkin swerved in the same direction to get past. The incident was not investigated by the stewards, which surprised many onlookers as it was a ...

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Ocon received a 10-second stop-and-go penalty after the clash at the Senna S with Verstappen while he was trying to unlap himself from the race leader. Villeneuve also cited past incidents involving the Force India driver, and suggested that he lacks racecraft. “Ocon is an embarrassment,” he told Motorsport.com. “That was ridiculous. And the worst bit is everyone has seen what ...

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HAMILTON WINS AS VERSTAPPEN IS SPUN OUT Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ celebrates in Parc Ferme Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images Lewis Hamilton’s infamous record of never having won a race after clinching a world championship came to an end in Brazil when he took a hard fought – and perhaps fortuitous – victory. The Mercedes driver had ...

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Vettel started on the front row of the grid at Interlagos but was passed by Valtteri Bottas into the first corner, by Max Verstappen a few laps later and then fell to fifth when he ran wide after locking up at Turn 4. He eventually finished a distant sixth after being overtaken by Daniel Ricciardo and making a second pitstop. Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said after the race ...

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The Red Bull driver confronted Ocon while the drivers were being weighed after the race, shoving the Frenchman in reaction to their collision during the race that cost Verstappen victory. Both drivers were summoned to the stewards for the off-track incident, and it was decided that Verstappen was guilty of making "deliberate physical contact" with Ocon. The verdict from the stewards said ...

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The pair were also given five-second time penalties. Alonso's was awarded during the race, and demoted him from 16th to 17th. Vandoorne's penalty was only decided after a post-race hearing in which an incident where he blocked eighth-place finisher Romain Grosjean's Haas while battling with Lance Stroll was discussed. The penalty will drop Vandoorne from 14th to 15th, elevating Esteban ...

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Verstappen spun from the lead of the race after he and Ocon made contact at the second corner, where Ocon was trying to unlap himself. That dropped Verstappen to second and after the race he confronted Ocon while they were being weighed, shoved the Frenchman and was shoved back. Asked by Motorsport.com to explain what happened, Verstappen said: "I don't really have lots to comment on that ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen had been leading the race when pushed into a spin by Ocon's Force India, which was trying to unlap itself having pitted for new supersoft tyres. The incident cost Verstappen victory, and afterwards he confronted Ocon while they were being weighed Verstappen was filmed pushing Ocon several times while they argued.   Both drivers must now appear before the ...

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Verstappen was pushed into a spin by Ocon's lapped Force India while leading at Interlagos, demoting him to second behind Lewis Hamilton. After the race an enraged Verstappen was filmed shoving Ocon when they encountered each other while being weighed.   "I think Max has been pretty restrained," Horner told Sky Sports F1 when quizzed about the shoving incident. "It's cost him a grand ...

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A furious Verstappen stormed to find Ocon in the FIA garage after the race, and was seen aggressively pushing his Force India rival as he lambasted him for colliding with him as he tried to unlap himself.   Speaking about the incident, and how the FIA had to intervene to prevent the fight escalating, Ocon told TV reporters: "What I am really surprised about is the behaviour of Max coming ...

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Verstappen was leading the race from Hamilton and seemingly in control when Ocon attempted to unlap himself at the first sequence of corners, initially attacking on the outside into Turn 1, before trying to hold on for the inside at the next corner and hitting the Red Bull. The contact spun Verstappen down to second, behind Hamilton, and gave his car significant floor damage that prevented him ...

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A furious Verstappen, who later confronted and shoved Ocon after the race, lost victory at Interlagos after being pitched into a spin by his Force India rival at Turn 2. Ocon had been trying to unlap himself and was on fresher tyres, but was handed a 10-second stop-go penalty for his part in the clash.   Speaking straight after the race, Verstappen said: "We had a great car. Then, by ...

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Verstappen had blasted past Hamilton early in his second stint and was edging clear when his Red Bull was pitched into a spin after being clobbered by Ocon at the second corner. That dropped Verstappen behind Hamilton, who managed engine and tyre concerns to stay clear and win a race after clinching the title for the first time – he was winless in the grands prix he completed after wrapping ...

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F1’s tyre supplier introduced softer compounds for 2018 but these have suffered from overheating and blistering at several tracks.  Instead of high-degradation grands prix leading to multiple pitstops and more variety, races have been run at a slower pace as drivers try to manage their tyres.  Pirelli introduced a 0.4mm thinner tread in Spain, France and Britain to combat this on ...

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The Mercedes driver and his Williams rival nearly collided in the early stages of Q2, with Hamilton running slowly on track to prepare for a qualifying lap while Sirotkin was pushing hard to warm up his tyres. After the incident, Hamilton hit out at Sirotkin for not showing respect in the way that he overtook him on an out lap. "Respectfully, between all the drivers, we all do respect [the ...

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Vettel was stopped by the FIA for a weight check early in Q2 after competing only an out-lap after Ferrari decided to switch from supersoft to soft tyres. With rain threatening, Vettel showed his obvious frustration by knocking over a marker come, initially not switching off his engine, and driving off the scales under his own power, which broke them. After a hearing, he was given a ...

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In 2017 Alonso contested the race as an Andretti Autosport entry, and while that had obvious McLaren marketing support, the only direct technical connection with Woking was the presence of Formula 1 team veteran Neil Oatley in an observer capacity. The time there will be a more direct involvement with a team put together under the McLaren Racing banner, which is expected to be run with Andretti ...

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Sauber instructed Leclerc to return to pitlane in the dying stages of Q2 due to intensifying rainfall, yet the Ferrari-bound driver opted for one last flying lap. Facing elimination from qualifying when he began his lap, Leclerc managed to produce a 1m08.335s on used and flat-spotted supersoft rubber to lift himself into Q3, where he went on to qualify eighth – which becomes seventh due to a ...

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Ferrari changed both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen onto Pirelli’s soft compound after just one sighting lap on supersofts at the beginning of Q2, at a point when rain was believed to be imminent. That timing was of the essence was emphasised by Vettel’s momentary indiscretion when the FIA called him in to the weighbridge at pit entry. Vettel and Raikkonen lapped quickly enough to ...

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The Haas driver was found to have not kept below the maximum time for his in-lap in Q2, having been knocked out in the second session. But although he explained to the stewards that he had driven so slowly because of giving way to other cars, plus tricky track conditions with the rain, he was still sanctioned. Reprimand news: Vettel gets reprimand, heavy fine for weighbridge ...

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The Formula 2 title favourite, who has signed a multi-year deal to race for Williams, has tested for Force India and Mercedes this season. However, he had only driven on Williams's simulator before convincing the team to give him his grand prix debut. Williams has not confirmed its Abu Dhabi test line-up but chief technical officer Paddy Lowe said Russell would "almost certainly" be ...

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The Russian came close to a big crash at the start of Q2 when his Mercedes rival moved into his path as he closed rapidly in on him in the final sequence of corners. Although Hamilton was upset about the situation – saying that Sirotkin should not have tried to pass him ahead of their qualifying runs – the Williams driver has explained that he had no choice but to go so fast. He said ...

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Vettel, called up to the weighbridge when he came into the pits without setting a laptime early on in the second segment of qualifying, was anxious to get through the process as he hit a cone and hurried FIA staff through the motions. He subsequently incurred the wrath of technical delegate Jo Bauer, who reported the four-time world champion had ignored instructions, didn't switch off the ...

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Most teams were in a rush to log flying laps at the start of the second segment due to weather conditions, and when Williams driver Sirotkin arrived at the back of a slowing Hamilton at the end of his out-lap, he tried to clear the Mercedes. But Hamilton, who had been on the racing line, jinked to the left and wound up nearly collecting Sirotkin, who at speed dipped two wheels off the track as ...

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Hamilton went fastest using supersoft Pirellis on the first runs in the Q3 top 10 shootout, setting a time of 1m07.301s. The Mercedes driver was the only one of the frontrunners to improve on his second run, shaving off a further two-hundredths of a second to make sure of pole position. Vettel had been up on Hamilton after the first sector on his final run, but a lock up in Turn 8 ...

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Vettel was rushing back to the pits before setting a laptime during the second qualifying segment in changeable conditions at Interlagos, as Ferrari sent him out on supersoft tyres but wanted him to come in to switch to softs. Upon entering the pitlane Vettel was called into the weighbridge but the scales were coned off.  Vettel hit the cone immediately blocking the entry and gesticulated ...

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Pirelli brought a thinner-gauge tyre to the Spanish, French and British GPs in 2018 to combat overheating and blistering issues at three high-speed tracks with new surfaces. Extreme tyre management has been a theme of several grands prix this year, with drivers forced to be “completely cruising” at times to keep temperatures under control. Pirelli is optimistic that changes to the ...

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In September, F1 announced that it had signed a deal with the Interregional Sports Group concern to promote new ways of in-play betting on the championship, using live data. In addition, ISG acquired the right to sub-license betting partnership rights to betting brands worldwide. The move had led to criticism of F1 linking itself with betting at a time when the relationship between sport and ...

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The Ferrari pairing made the early running on the Pirelli supersofts - Vettel fastest of all with a 1m08.857s - but there was little appetite among Ferrari's rivals to emerge from their garages straight away. A quarter of the session elapsed before the Mercedes of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas hit the track, and Hamilton was instructed to abort his practice start and return to the pits straight ...

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Ericsson was announced as Sauber's reserve when Antonio Giovinazzi was confirmed as a race driver last month, but he has subsequently landed an IndyCar seat with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. There are eight clashes between the F1 and IndyCar schedules in 2019, and other weekends where it would make little sense for Ericsson to travel to a grand prix just be on standby. However, he would be ...

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Renault’s performance in the United States and the Mexico gave the French manufacturer a welcome boost in a difficult second half of the season and has helped it all-but-cement fourth place in the constructors’ championship. However, after finishing best-of-the-rest behind Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes in the previous two GPs, Renault struggled in Friday practice at Interlagos and ...

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Having struggled to find a benefit from a new package of updates that arrived at the Singapore Grand Prix and was tried at the next few races, Ferrari elected in the United States to abandon much of the developments and go back to what it had before. That move helped trigger a return to form and delivered Kimi Raikkonen his first win since he rejoined Ferrari. While the team has continued to ...

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Fernando Alonso, who is at Interlagos for the penultimate race on the F1 schedule in Brazil, took part in a press conference Friday at Phoenix via Skype as both drivers discussed their upcoming ride swap at Bahrain. “I will probably have the best information coming from Jimmie as I said and some tips and recommendations with the team,” Alonso said. “So, yeah, I’m really curious ...

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The gathering had been widely expected to focus on the drivers’ misgivings about the current generation of Pirelli tyres. The sensitivity of the compounds has resulted in a tendency for races to be dictated by tyre management, narrowing strategic choices and forcing drivers to run slower than they would prefer. But in the event, the meeting – held immediately after the ...

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