F1: Brazil Grand Prix FP-1 Results, Ferrari Strong on the Pace
Valtteri Bottas topped a F1 practice session for the first time in the Y 2018 season, while Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) look to be strong when it comes to race pace.
Leading the way by a small margin from MercedesAMG teammate Lewis Hamilton, Mr. Bottas Topped the time-sheets in Brazil Friday,as all of the attention focused on Ferrari, the Italian team trying out yet another revised floor.
The new part, featuring 9 small winglets on either side of the car, is a revision of an update which was run from the Singapore Grand Prix until F1’s visit to America, an update that upset the balance of the car.
Both Mr. Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen reverted back to the flat original version to complete the majority of the session, sans the winglets
“We need to find ‘it’ still,” Mr. Vettel said. “The car’s been OK, but not good yet so still some work to do. I think, especially come Sunday — I don’t know. It’s supposed to be hotter so it could be a tricky one for tires. It was already tricky for us today so we are in the ball park but we can still launch forward from where we are.”
With a constant threat of rain looming over the circuit, drivers were keen to get out on track quickly to run their qualifying simulations but everything ground to a halt early on when Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg ran wide out of the final corner and slammed into the barrier.
Although a relatively minor crash in F1 terms, the g-forces were still enough to call the medical car into action as one side of the car was entirely destroyed by the unforgiving barriers.
F1 officials today announced that the series will visit the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi for the 1st time in Y 2020 on a track that looks stunning, have a look here.
|Free Practice Two|
|1||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes AMG Petronas||1:08.846 (SS)|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG Petronas||+0.003 (SS)|
|3||Sebastian Vettel||Scuderia Ferrari||+0.073 (SS)|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||Aston Martin Red Bull||+0.318 (SS)|
|5||Max Verstappen||Aston Martin Red Bull||+0.493 (SS)|
|6||Kimi Raikkonen||Scuderia Ferrari||+0.566 (SS)|
|7||Romain Grosjen||Haas F1 Team||+0.923 (SS)|
|8||Charles Leclerc||Alfa Romeo Sauber F1||+1.097 (SS)|
|9||Kevin Magnussen||Haas F1 Team||+1.161 (SS)|
|10||Esteban Ocon||Racing Point Force India||+1.313 (SS)|
|11||Sergio Perez||Racing Point Force India||+1.474 (SS)|
|12||Pierre Gasly||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||+1.484 (SS)|
|13||Fernando Alonso||McLaren F1 Team||+1.486 (SS)|
|14||Carlos Sainz||Renault Sport Formula One Team||+1.612 (SS)|
|15||Marcus Ericsson||Alfa Romeo Sauber F1||+1.686 (SS)|
|16||Sergey Sirotkin||Williams Martini Racing||+1.723 (SS)|
|17||Stoffel Vandoorne||McLaren F1 Team||+1.750 (SS)|
|18||Lance Stroll||Williams Martini Racing||+1.816 (SS)|
|19||Brendon Hartley||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||+1.888 (SS)|
|20||Nico Hulkenberg||Renault Sport Formula One Team||+2.828 (M)|
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Here are the schedule and viewing details for the race:
We could be in for a cloudy weekend with the possibility of thunderstorms and rain predicted Sunday as per Accuweather.com.
Date: Sunday, 12 November
Start Time: 4 p.m. GMT/11:00a ET
TV Info: Sky Sports F1, NBCSN
Tune in and enjoy the racing.