Lewis Hamilton was the fastest in qualifying for Saturday’s sprint race, which will determine the starting line for the race for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Max Verstappen was more than 0.4 seconds behind the Briton, while third place was won by second Mercedes racer, Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull’s second racer, Sergio Perez, was fourth. https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/status/1459250350138003458 Lewis Hamilton, 1st place "Today was a really good qualification. I'm very happy. But I don't know what tomorrow will bring. I'm grateful. I feel like it's this is my first best starting position, as a long time has passed since the last one. " Max Verstappen, 2nd place "They used a new powertrain, so they have more power available for this weekend, so the result didn't surprise me. Glad
At Dorna, they were somewhat surprised today with the news that the motorcycle caravan will return to Brazil in 2022. The races will take place there at the Rio Motorpark, with which they have signed a five-year contract. It is a 4,5-kilometer-long thirteen-turn racetrack, which is expected to be built by 2021. The last time the best motorcyclists in the world competed in this country was in 2004 at the Jacarepagui racetrack, which was in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games. undermined. Dorne CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said at the announcement of the signing of the contract: "I can proudly say that MotoGP is returning to Rio, one of the most iconic cities in an exceptional country. A country that represents an important market for motorcycles and a rich history." Mayor Marcelo Crivella emphasized
Organizers of the MotoGP World Championship have signed a preliminary contract with Brazil’s Rio Motorsports to build a new racetrack in Rio, Brazil’s second largest city. The races are expected to take place there from 2021 onwards. “We would like to see if MotoGP would return to Brazil,” Dorne boss Carmelo Ezpeleta said. "Our sport is global and we always want to add new venues to the race calendar, especially if they are like Brazil. It will be a real pleasure to race in a country known for its passion and amazing atmosphere." The 1987 Brazilian Motorcycle Championship took place at the Goiania racetrack and later at the Interlagos track, where Formula 1989 races are still held. The new racetrack will replace the torn Jacarepagua track in Rio, where the races took place between 1 and 1995.
Former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi has also been hit by the economic and financial crisis in Brazil. The Formula One world champion in the 1972 and 1974 seasons is in big financial trouble, according to the Associated Press. Failing to meet major financial obligations, equipment and exhibits at his museum were confiscated last week. Thus, the state authorities seized a large number of winning trophies, a Formula 1 race car and a race car with which he won the famous Indy 1993 race in 500. This equipment was part of his private collection in his museum. The Brazilian, who even tested himself with his own Copersucar-Fittipaldi team in 1980, explained that he would find a solution to the current situation in the coming days.
Lewis Hamilton, who has already become this year’s champion, finished his first free practice on the track in Interlagos, finishing at the top with a time of 1: 13.543 and was thus more than half a second faster than Nic Rosberg, in second place. Sebastian Vettel, who is chasing second place in the racing championship, was Ferrari’s fastest racer in third place. Fourth was Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Kimi Raikkonen in a second Ferrari. The Finn was a second behind Hamilton. Ricciard's teammate Danil Kvjat was sixth, and Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, Nico Hulkenberg and Pastor Maldonado were also in the top ten. Most racers have installed a number of external sensors and measuring devices on the race cars, the most visible being McLarn and Ferrari.
Felipe Massa said Nico Rosberg would not do him any favors on the way to the title as the German had asked. Nico Rosberg has to win in Abu Dhabi if he wants to become champion, and then he needs someone else to prevent Lewis Hamilton from finishing in second place. And Massa is supposed to be a competitor capable of that. "He's right. I need some help from Felipe," Rosberg said, but Massa has bad news for the German: "I'm not going to help anyone! I told Rosberg I wanted to win the race and not help him. Nobody helped me, when I could have won the title. In fact, a certain German even mocked me, "Massa said, aiming for the last race of the 2008 season, where for a moment it looked like the Brazilian had become champion, and then Hamilton was just a few turns ahead.
Lewis Hamilton won second place behind teammate Nico Rosberg in today’s race in Brazil. Now Hamilton is leading by just 17 points before the final race, where riders will get double points. So everything is still open in the championship, and this, of course, angers the Englishman, who thinks that without the mistake he made today, he would celebrate the victory: “I think it cost me the victory. All the way through, I was faster than Nice, even a second per lap. I thought I was going to drive into the pits, but even before that I completely lost grip on the tires. So I drove into the pits too late. Blocking the rear tires is entirely my fault and I don’t blame anyone for that. ”On the other hand, Rosberg was thrilled with the result:“ I didn’t show good enough form in the US, which is why I had to improve here. For on
Felipe Massa drove one of the best races for Williams today, where he stepped on the podium for the winners in the home race in Brazil. Otherwise, the Brazilian made quite a few mistakes during the race, namely he drove through the pits too fast at the first stop and thus earned a five-second penalty at the next stop. “I think the race was great, but it just happened to me,” Massa said, adding, “I’m very happy, but not because of my mistakes. I had problems at the first stop, I pressed the speed limit button, but it didn't work. With this penalty, I already thought the podium for the winners was lost, but in the end I just came to this magical ranking. I was very careful with the tires and drove as fast as I could. In addition, I stopped at McLarn at the third stop. I have to say we are
The track in Brazil is newly covered with an asphalt surface, which is why Pirelli warns that in the event of rain, it could be very slippery. Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said: “In the event of rain, you would pull oil from bitumen, and oil and water you know what it does. So in short, if it rains we have to be especially careful. The racing line will change drastically, and racers will drive on parts of the track that, for example, they did not follow on Friday. So that's what we knew, oil was coming from the top of the track. ”Finally, many teams complained about tire wear at high temperatures, but Paul believes they will be much better at lower temperatures:“ When we went from harder to softer and from softer to softer, we knew k
Jenson Button no longer sees any hope for McLaren after Brazilian training, as he is nowhere to be found. The 2009 champion finished training in sixth place, 2,1 seconds behind. Otherwise, Angle is expecting rain over the weekend, which could help them, but that will not be enough: “We need a dry third training session, as we are not anywhere at the moment and we need to prepare better. If we stay in current form, then it won’t be good. Definitely, however, our car is better than what we see now, we just haven’t gotten the most out of it yet. We tried quite a few different settings, but they obviously didn't work. I have a feeling that we made a lot of mistakes, but now at least we know what to do with the settings. ”