F1. George Russell wins the sprint race and will start the Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position

21:17

πŸŽ™οΈ Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 3rd in the sprint race:

How many followers we have today! Congratulations to George. What we have achieved today applies to everyone who works at the plant. Tomorrow we have to work as a team to keep others behind. If we can manage the degradation well tomorrow, if we can keep the good weather… To win here would be incredible!

21:16

πŸŽ™οΈ Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), 2nd in the sprint race:

I damaged my tires a bit while attacking. I had to be aggressive because I have a grid penalty (5 places) tomorrow. Mercedes has clearly picked up the pace lately. We have decent pace this weekend, maybe Max has a bit more than us, we’ll see if we have to test the environments.

21:14

πŸŽ™οΈ George Russell (Mercedes), 1st in the sprint race:

I did not expect that we would have such a pace. The car has been really good since Austin. It was not easy to pass him (Max Verstappen) because it is a sprint race, you have to manage the risks. It’s great that we’re both on the front row tomorrow (with Lewis Hamilton).

21:10

On the French side, Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) finished in a good 10th place, with disappointment claiming 18th place for Esteban Ocon (Alp).

21:07

Complete results of the sprint race

21:07

Currently, George Russell will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix 1st, followed by his teammate Lewis Hamilton. So we have a 100% Mercedes front row. However, it will be necessary to check whether the seven-time world champion received a penalty for a possible mistake at the start. If he doesn’t, it could give the Silver Arrows a great chance for the team’s first success this season.

21:04

Carlos Sainz took the 2nd place, Lewis Hamilton the 3rd place, Max Verstappen the 4th place, Sergio Perez the 5th place, Charles Leclerc the 6th place.

21:03

πŸ”΄ George Russell won the Sao Paulo circuit and will start the Grand Prix on Sunday!

21:03

🏁 Round 24: The final round is in sight

Once we reach the last lap of the exciting sprint race. It should be noted that poleman Kevin Magnussen (Haas) is currently 8th.

21:02

🏁 Round 23: two Red Bulls at the foot of the podium

Lacking rhythm, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are far from the first places in the 4th and 5th rows.

21:01

🏁 Round 22: Russell should win

The Mercedes driver is 3.8 seconds ahead of Carlos Sainz and should win this sprint if he doesn’t leave the track.

21:00

🏁 Round 21: 100% Mercedes front row for now

It should be noted that Carlos Sainz received a 5-place penalty on the starting grid of the Grand Prix tomorrow due to an engine change. This means that currently the two Mercedes of Russell and Hamilton will start from the front row. But at the end of the race, it will be necessary to check that Hamilton has not executed a penalty.

20:58

🏁 Lap 20: Hamilton overtakes Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton is ahead of Max Verstappen on the starting straight. Which, recently, Mercedes driver, who is a citizen of Brazil, caused the applause of the public.

20:57

🏁 Lap 19: Carlos Sainz moves into 2nd

The Spaniard passed Verstappen and finished 2nd. There was contact, the Dutchman’s front wing was hit. He should be overtaken by Lewis Hamilton soon.

20:56

🏁 Round 18: Max Verstappen must defend his place

Although George Russell is alone in the lead, there is a big fight for 2nd place. Verstappen is pressed by Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).

20:55

🏁 Round 18: The Alps are destroyed

After their shock, Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso lose this race. The French is 16th, the Spanish 18th.

20:54

🏁 Round 17: Russell departs

British Max Verstappen (Red Bull) is 2.2 seconds ahead. Behind, 4th Lewis Hamilton is very close to 3rd Carlos Sainz. Two Mercedes aim for the podium.

20:52

🏁 Round 15: Russell takes control

In a straight line, the Briton overtook Max Verstappen and took the lead in this sprint race. Mercedes has a very good rhythm, Lewis Hamilton is 4th.

20:51

🏁 Round 13: Albon has to retire 🟨

The Williams driver left the track. He must refuse. A yellow flag came up and was quickly removed. Albo’s car was quickly evacuated.

20:49

🏁 Lap 13: big battle for the lead

The fight between Verstappen and Russell continues in a great duel. The Dutchman is holding up well so far.

20:49

🏁 Round 12: George Russell aims for first place

The Briton from Mercedes returned to the height of Max Vertsappen (Red Bull). Russell set the fastest time on the Dutchman, but Verstappen regained the lead. The two cars are still in contact and the Brit will be able to take advantage of DRS. Verstappen’s medium tires (he was the only one wearing them with Latifi) seem less effective than the softs.

20:47

🏁 Round 11: Lack of rhythm for Ocon

His car was damaged after contact with Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon lost his rhythm and was passed by Sebastian Vettel. The Frenchman is now 11th, which will not help his Alpine team in the fight for 4th place in the constructors’ championship.

20:46

🏁 Round 10: A duel between Aston Martins

Sebastian Vettel leads Lance Stroll after a storming lap in which the Canadian defended himself by sending his team-mate to the grass. The German threw a laconic “OK” into his radio to explain the move.

20:44

🏁 Round 9: Perez ahead of Magnussen

Sergio Perez (Red Bull) is ahead of Kevin Magnussen (Haas), who in turn drops to 6th place.

20:43

🏁 Round 8: two French duel

Pierre Gasly overtook Esteban Ocon to finish 9th.

20:43

πŸ“Έ Video: relive the start of a sprint race

20:42

🏁 Lap 7: Kevin Magnussen is now 5th

The Dane is trying to defend himself at all costs, but is now 5th after being overtaken by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).

20:41

🏁 Round 6: Gasly is in the top 10

Starting 12th, the Frenchman from Alpha Tauri raced well and is now 10th.

20:40

🏁 Round 5: two Alps collide

Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso collided, forcing the Spaniard to pit after a problem with his front wing. The former world champion is now last, Okon is 9th.

20:37

🏁 Lap 3: Verstappen leads

Under pressure, Verstappen held Russell down as he crossed the line at the start of lap three, even ahead of Kevin Magnussen. The Dutchman is now first.

20:35

🏁 Round 2: Verstappen threatened

The Dutchman is threatened by Russell for 2nd place. It will be a tough fight!

20:34

🏁 Round 1: Very good start from Kevin Magnussen

The Dane from Haas started very well and was able to maintain pole position in the first corners.

20:33

πŸ”΄ Lights out, let’s go sprinting in Sao Paulo!

20:30

Let’s go to the formation circuit!

20:14

Ocon fastest in free practice 2 this afternoon

Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alp) set the fastest time in the second free practice session of the Brazilian Grand Prix today at noon. In 1 minute 14 seconds 604 thousand, he surpassed the Mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull) by 184 thousand, and the British George Russell (Mercedes) by 312 thousand.

Results:
1. Esteban Ocon (FRA/Alp-Renault) 1:14.604 (28 laps)

2. Sergio Perez (MEX/Red Bull) 1:14.788 (36)
3. George Russell (GBR/Mercedes) 1:14.916 (31)
4. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Alpine-Renault) 1:15.049 (29)
5. Max Verstappen (NED/Red Bull) 1:15.098 (30)
6. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 1:15.137 (33)
7. Pierre Gasly (FRA/AlphaTauri-Red Bull) 1:15.636 (32)
8. Mick Schumacher (Germany/Haas-Ferrari) 1:15.684 (40)
9. Kevin Magnussen (DEN/Haas-Ferrari) 1:15.815 (38)
10. Lando Norris (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes) 1:15.851 (25)
11. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/Ferrari) 1:15.856 (38)
12. Yuki Tsunoda (JPN/AlphaTauri-Red Bull) 1:15.865 (32)
13. Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari) 1:15.868 (37)
14. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/McLaren-Mercedes) 1:15.994 (28)
15. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Alfa Romeo) 1:16.047 (34)
16. Nicolas Latifi (CAN/Williams-Mercedes) 1:16.181 (34)
17. Lance Stroll (CAN/Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1:16.263 (43)
18. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1:16.400 (44)
19. Zhou Guanyu (CHN/Alfa Romeo) 1:16.468 (37)
20. Logan Sargent (USA/Williams-Mercedes) 1:16.480 (28)

Photo: Fernando Bizerra/EPA/MAXPPP

20:10

Haas jokes about Magnussen’s first place πŸ˜…

About Kevin Magnussen’s pole position, the American team writes: “What is this strange and unfamiliar place?”

20:08

Argument in the paddock around the sprint race

Although the Brazilian Grand Prix will adopt a sprint race format for the third time this season, Formula 1 leaders are still looking for solutions to make these race weekends attractive, with six races on the program for the 2023 season. Changes may occur next time. year

20:02

Difficult season continues for Ferrari 😟

Having qualified for the sprint race at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Ferrari was again distinguished by numerous mistakes. The season for the Italian team will be complicated until the last Grand Prix.

19:35

🏎 Starting grid for sprint race 🏎

First line

Kevin Magnussen (Haas) / Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

Second row

George Russell (Mercedes) / Lando Norris (McLaren)

Third line

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) / Esteban Ocon (Alp)

Fourth row

Fernando Alonso (Alp) / Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Fifth row

Sergio Perez (Red Bull) / Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

Sixth row

Alexander Albon (Williams) / Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)

Seventh row

Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) / Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)

Eighth row

Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) / Nicholas Latifi (Williams)

Ninth row

Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) / Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)

Tenth row

Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) / Mick Schumacher (Haas)

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