2018 Brazilian Grand Prix
Get 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix essential facts below. View Videos or join the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix discussion. Add 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
2018 Brazilian Grand Prix
2018 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 20 of 21 in the 2018 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Layout of the Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Race details[1]
Date 11 November 2018 (2018-11-11)
Official name Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil 2018
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.309 km (2.677 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.879 km (190.064 mi)
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:07.281
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
Time 1:10.540 on lap 65 (lap record)
Podium
First Mercedes
Second
Third
Ferrari

The 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil 2018) was a Formula One motor race held on 11 November 2018 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil. The race was the twentieth and penultimate round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 47th running of the Brazilian Grand Prix and the 46th time that the race was run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950. Following Felipe Massa's retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2017 season, this running of the race had also marked the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix entered the Formula One World Championship calendar in 1973 that no Brazilian driver took part.

The race was won by Lewis Hamilton from pole position. Hamilton's race win combined with teammate Valtteri Bottas finishing 5th meant that Mercedes were able to claim the Constructors' Championship for the 5th consecutive season.[2]

Background

Going into the penultimate round of the 2018 season Lewis Hamilton had already claimed the Drivers' Championship, however Ferrari and Mercedes could both still claim the Constructors' Championship.[3] Ferrari needed to outscore Mercedes by 13 points or more to prevent Mercedes winning the title after the race's completion.[4]

Qualifying

Qualifying classification

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:08.464 1:07.795 1:07.281 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:08.452 1:07.776 1:07.374 2
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:08.492 1:07.727 1:07.441 3
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:08.452 1:08.028 1:07.456 4
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:08.205 1:08.017 1:07.778 5
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:08.544 1:08.055 1:07.780 111
7 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:08.754 1:08.579 1:08.296 6
8 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 1:08.667 1:08.335 1:08.492 7
9 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:08.735 1:08.239 1:08.517 8
10 10 France Pierre Gasly 1:09.046 1:08.616 1:09.029 9
11 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:08.474 1:08.659 10
12 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:09.217 1:08.741 12
13 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:09.264 1:08.770 182
14 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:09.009 1:08.834 13
15 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 1:09.259 1:10.381 14
16 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 1:09.269 15
17 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:09.280 16
18 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 1:09.402 17
19 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:09.441 19
20 2 McLaren-Renault 1:09.601 20
107% time: 1:12.979
Source:[5]
Notes
  • ^1  - Daniel Ricciardo received a five-place grid penalty for a change in turbochargers.[6]
  • ^2  - Esteban Ocon received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

Race

Max Verstappen was leading and extending his lead over Lewis Hamilton in second until, on lap 44, Verstappen made contact with Esteban Ocon, who was trying to unlap himself, causing both drivers to spin allowing Hamilton to take the lead and eventually the win. Following the collision the stewards gave Ocon a ten-second stop-go penalty for the incident. After the race Ocon and Verstappen were involved in an altercation which consisted of the drivers pushing each other angrily.[7] Verstappen would latter be given community service for the post-race altercation.[8]

Race classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 1:27:09.066 1 25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 71 +1.469 5 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 71 +4.764 4 15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 71 +5.193 11 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 71 +22.943 3 10
6 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 71 +26.997 2 8
7 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 71 +44.199 7 6
8 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 71 +51.230 8 4
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 71 +52.857 10 2
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 lap 12 1
11 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 70 +1 lap 16
12 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 70 +1 lap 15
13 10 France Pierre Gasly 70 +1 lap 9
14 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 lap 18
15 2 McLaren-Renault 70 +1 lap1 20
16 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 laps 14
17 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 69 +2 laps1 17
18 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 laps 19
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 32 Overheating 13
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 20 6
Source:[9]
Notes

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "Brazil". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix 2018: Mercedes clinch constructors' title for fifth successive year". formula1.com. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix 2018 preview information, start times, weather". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix 2018: Lewis Hamilton now focused on winning constructors' title for Mercedes". formula1.com. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil 2018 - Qualifying". Formula1.com. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Ricciardo set for Brazil engine penalty". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Verstappen and Ocon in war of words over race-defining Interlagos clash". formula1.com. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix 2018: Verstappen required to do 'public service' after post-race scuffle with Ocon". formula1.com. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil 2018 - Race Result". Formula1.com. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Brazil 2018 - Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.

External links



  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

2018_Brazilian_Grand_Prix
 



 



 
Music Scenes