Formula 1 Formula 1 Grand Premio Do Brasil 2017

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  1. TenEightyOne

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    The world championship might be settled but second place is still up for grabs. Interlagos has brought some incredible drama to racing over the years, let's hope this one's no exception. Lots of drivers still have plenty to prove - either that they can make the podium or just remain relevant for 2018.

    Here's a recap of the 2008 race in honour of retired un-retired soon-to-retire Felipe Massa, the 2017 race will definitely be his last Brasilian GP, and that's an almost certain fact.

     
  2. baldgye

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    I really hope we get mixed conditions, when the track is try for the whole race it can be dull due to how hard it is to overtake, and I imagine this year it will be even harder.
     
  3. Jimlaad43

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    If qualifying is dry, the laptimes should be insane
     
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  4. Carbon_6

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    The nerves were well and truly shot that day...
     
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  5. TenEightyOne

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    Mercedes will be trialling 2018-spec ideas during free practice and may carry them over to quali/race if they work as hoped. Sky.
     
  6. baldgye

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    Pretty excited to see what they bring, given how radically they developed and changed the W08 during the season
     
  7. Carbon_6

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    It's normally common practice to trial parts for the new season if the development of the current car is no longer required.

    They did something similar towards the end of 2016 if I remember right: a trial version of the 2017 engine was bolted in during free practice in Singapore.
     
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  8. TenEightyOne

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    I don't think much of it will be outside the skin where the other teams can see it.
     
  9. EngieDiesel

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    Considering both the manufacturer's and driver's championship are wrapped up, Mercedes really has nothing to lose by using the rest of the season as a shakedown trial for next year's components.
     
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    Ricciardo has to start with a grid penalty. Probably 10 places.

    And the weather forecast (for what's it worth): training / quali wet and race dry... Hopefully vice versa.
     
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  11. DK

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    Tyre selections for the weekend:
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  12. andrea

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    There goes another Renault engine for Hartley. 20 minutes into FP1.
     
  13. SuperDiscoDaz

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    I think Renault are the new Honda.
     
  14. Jimlaad43

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    They're getting some practice in for McLaren next season.
     
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    Meanwhile Toro Roso will storm to 3rd in the constructors championship next season ahead of Red Bull due to Honda power and reliability.
     
  16. BrainsBush

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    Was FP1 worth watching? I had to work so missed it.
     
  17. spyrrari

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    Nope...nothing really interesting at the front.



    Spy.
     
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    As I said elsewhere, as the championships are all done and dusted, everyone should just take new bits at the same time for the last 2 races. If everyone has the same penalty, the grid will form up as it should do, and everyone's engine should last the race.
     
  19. Jimlaad43

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    Why is Giovinazzi in the Haas in FP2 not FP1?
     
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    :lol:

    Funny man.
     
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  21. BrainsBush

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    Anyone has a clue why Ferrari used so much tire sets?

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  22. Jimlaad43

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    No, that's all stints on the same tyre
     
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    Thanks! Learning every day :) Seriously I never realized this :dopey:
     
  24. Whodoyouthink

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    1:07.6 for pole maybe??? We've already seen 1:09s in FP.
     
  25. TenEightyOne

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    Verstappen cheated the odds in the last race and, though I hate to say it, is doing so even more in Brazil.
     
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    Ah, yes. The infamous "Is that Glock?" race that stirred plenty of conspiracy theories on whether he intentionally slowed down on that final lap.



    Nine years to finally see the onboard! Nine! I really thought it was going to be never.
     
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    Are they really going to start FP3 at 11 or are they going to wait 2 mins?
     
  28. Jimlaad43

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    It's at 11 in Brazil. I don't know about how Brazil deals with armistace day, as to whether the minutes of silence are observed or not.
     
  29. TenEightyOne

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    Their remembrance (little-r) days are in April and August. As they were only in WWI for roughly 3 weeks I doubt they make a big deal of the Armistice. Can't see them on this list of observers.
     
  30. SuperDiscoDaz

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    Yet another robbery in Brazil and I don’t mean Hamilton stealing title from Massa but some Mercedes team members held up at gun point