Posted on November 22, 2013

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was the fastest driver in a wet final Friday afternoon practice session for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, ahead of World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Heikki Kovalainen popped in a fast time at the end for Lotus to go fourth quickest. Rosberg set the pace for most of the session in the Mercedes, but was pressed in the closing stages of the afternoon session by Vettel and Webber. With unpredictable weather forecast for the rest of the weekend – some forecasts say it will be warm and dry, others say rain – the Mercedes certainly looks More…

Posted on November 21, 2013

This Sunday in Brazil, Mark Webber bows out of F1, after a 12 year career featuring 215 Grands Prix starts and nine wins. He’d dearly love to make it ten, with a third victory at Interlagos, but F1 is an unsentimental business and his team mate Sebastian Vettel is in no mood to give him presents. Memories will be fresh for both men of the start of last year’s race, where Webber took an aggressive stance in the opening corners towards Vettel, who was fighting for the world championship. In the ensuing sort-out Vettel and Bruno Senna tangled, sending Vettel More…

Posted on November 20, 2013

The Brazilian Grand Prix is often looked on by engineers and strategists in F1 as the biggest uncertainty of the season – it’s a very difficult race to plan for. The weather often plays a part; last year was a perfect example. It was the championship deciding race, held in tricky wet/dry conditions. When it rains it is very hard to predict how long it will last and how hard it will rain. Then when it stops, there can be dry parts of the circuit and rivers running across other areas. Last year’s race was won by not switching to More…

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