The McLaren-Honda Formula One team, in its final weeks with that terrible “H” word tacked onto the name, planned to stick around after the Brazilian Grand Prix for a Pirelli tire test during the week. But after several robbery attempts on teams in Brazil over the weekend, the test got canceled.
Sunday’s very wet Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix ended in sadness for the nation’s favorite driver. Brazilian Williams driver Felipe Massa, who is retiring this year, spun out into the wall on the slippery track, but was cheered on and thanked by legions of fans, track workers and other teams anyway.
We already saw a car eat wall right before pit lane, so when everyone saw Red Bull Formula One driver Max Verstappen get loose on lap 39 and start to spin in the same place, we knew we were probably seeing a second-place retirement. Verstappen miraculously got the car straight again and kept going like a boss.
Before the Brazilian Grand Prix’s first red flag, Renault driver Jolyon Palmer actually ran into the back end of Daniil Kvyat’s Red Bull car due to the poor visibility.
Today’s Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix is a very wet race. No one can see. Perfect time to spin out as traffic comes at you, then. Feel the pain of these wet-weather spins and smashes.
Haas Formula One driver Romain Grosjean already crashed out at a very wet Brazilian Grand Prix. Has the race started yet? Nope!
Brazil may be hosting the Olympics this year, but one of their greatest sporting triumphs is in a discipline not eligible for the Olympics at all: Formula One. That doesn’t mean that Brazilians won’t use Senna’s retelling of his incredible drive from the 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix as motivation to win, though.
Mercedes AMG driver Nico Rosberg won his second Brazilian Grand Prix in a row on Sunday, finishing a whole 7.7 seconds ahead of teammate and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. For those wondering, Hamilton did show up for the top-three photo this time around.
The Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying results look about like everyone expected them to, with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel topping the charts. But no one would know by just looking at the top-three (or two-ish?) photo after qualifying, because Hamilton skipped out on it.
Male models will be joining the usual ladies on the grid for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix. Finally, F1-devoted men of the world have the equal opportunity to be a human signpost before a race! Surprisingly, F1 head honcho Bernie Ecclestone even approves of the move.
Fernando Alonso isn't the only one leaving the track in a cloud of smoke this weekend. Romain Grosjean's Lotus lived up to its British roots, letting its smoke out of the wiring harness in catastrophic fashion.
Ooooooops! Not a McLaren yet buddy.
Poor Daniel Ricciardo. His Infiniti Red Bull Racing car retired with 30 laps to go in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Watch that left wheel. Also, watch that suspension bar that, uh, doesn't look particularly attached over there.
Cars are en route to Austin for the United States Grand Prix, and per Bernie Ecclestone, two teams are missing from the shipment: Caterham and Marussia. Only nine teams and eighteen cars will make the USGP the smallest Formula One grid since 2005.
The Toleman TG183B Hart S4 might have had a double rear wing and a 1,459 cc turbo four in the middle, but the young Ayrton Senna could only get eight laps out of it around the Jacarepaguá Circuit in Rio de Janeiro in front his home audience thanks to a turbo failure.
Our current favorite driver, 2007 world champion and inveterate no-shit-giver Kimi Räikkönen, got lost at the Brazilian Grand Prix over the weekend, taking an escape road that was gated shut. That's the drive of a champion right there.
The Formula One World Championship just came to a finish after an absolutely astounding Brazilian Grand Prix.
Zombie season’s over! As always at Interlagos, it was an entertaining Grand Prix, with some rather surprising results. Behind the Red Bulls, that is. Warning: spoilers.
It’s a Nigel Mansell thing and you would never understand.
Lewis Hamilton contested the season’s last Formula One race on Sunday in this yellow-and-green helmet, which is even more Senna-esque than his regular yellow helmet. Hamilton, who is something of a Senna incarnation on his good days, is looking to end his stormy season on a roll: hot off his victory in Abu Dhabi, he…