Vettel flies to pole in wet qualifying

Even an Interlagos downpour could not stop Sebastian Vettel as the 2013 Formula 1 champion took Brazilian Grand Prix pole by six tenths of a second. The Red Bull driver utterly dominated a Q3 session delayed by 45 minutes due to intense rainfall. Although Romain Grosjean briefly held provisional pole by virtue of taking intermediates

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‘Rival reneged on Magnussen deal’

Sergio Perez would still be at McLaren next season if one unnamed Formula One principal had not reneged on a deal to give Kevin Magnussen a drive for 2014, according to team boss Martin Whitmarsh. McLaren announced this month that 21-year-old Danish rookie Magnussen, son of their former racer Jan, would be replacing the young

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Brawn linked with Ferrari return

Ross Brawn is being linked with a sensational return to Ferrari. Mercedes’ current team boss, who was technical director at Maranello during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era, was spotted meeting with Stefano Domenicali in Ferrari’s hospitality area at Interlagos on Friday. Briton Brawn, 58, has been considering his future at Mercedes, with the Brackley based

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Rosberg again …

Nico Rosberg remains top in second practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, although with conditions again wet the times are pretty academic; Sebastian Vettel comes in second – 0.225 seconds slower – followed by Mark Webber and Lotus’ Heikki Kovalainen; Lewis Hamilton rounds out the top five…. [table] Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps

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“Hulk one of the best” sais Alonso

Fernando Alonso has come out in support of Nico Hulkenberg, claiming the German is amongst one of the best drivers on the current grid. Hulkenberg looks set to lose out on a top seat once again – amidst rumours the Lotus/Quantum deal is a non-starter – despite often being rated highly by fans and those

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Briatore over Kovalainen

Formula 1 returnee Heikki Kovalainen has responded to his former Renault manager Flavio Briatore, after the Italian claimed Lotus should not have signed him. Drafted in to replace the injured Kimi Raikkonen for the last two races of 2013, fellow Finn Kovalainen initially impressed in Austin last weekend but finished the US Grand Prix a

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