Interlagos
Nov 22

F1: Rosberg Quickest Again As Rain Continues To Fall At Interlagos

Nico Rosberg drives during practice at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during practice at the circuit in , Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice for ′s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday, edging and his Red Bull teammate on a wet Interlagos track.

Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons.

Rosberg timed 1 minute, 27.306 seconds in the afternoon session at the 4.3-kilometer (2.6-mile) track in Sao Paulo, .225 ahead of Vettel and .286 in front of Webber, who is competing in his last F1 race at the .

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Nov 22

F1: Rosberg Leads Mercedes One-Two In First Interlagos Practice

Nico Rosberg looks on before practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

looks on before practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and led the way in the first practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Rosberg set his fastest lap of 1:24.781 early in the damp 90-minute session and as conditions worsened, no driver was able to bump the German from the top spot. Hamilton finished the session 0.449 seconds off the pace in second.

Four-time World Champion ’s late surge bumped him into third, pushing and down into fourth and fifth, respectively. Vettel’s Red Bull teammate, , posted the sixth-quickest time.

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Nov 21

F1: Perez More Confident Of Landing 2014 Seat

Sergio Perez is on his way out at McLaren. (Photo: Getty Images)

is on his way out at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Sergio Perez says his prospects for 2014 are looking up – and he says that he has a “95 percent” chance of having a seat next year.

Like everyone else, Perez has been linked with Sauber, Force India and Lotus. The Swiss team would appear to be the main possibility at the moment, with Carlos Slim discussing the possibility of ‘Checo’ teaming up with Esteban Gutierrez – although the alternative scenario is that the two drivers are in effect fighting for the same backing.

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Nov 20

F1: Massa expects emotional Ferrari farewell at home race

Felipe Massa's run with Ferrari will end this weekend at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images

’s run with will end this weekend at . (Photo: Getty Images

Felipe Massa is heading into his final race for Ferrari on home ground at Interlagos, and the weekend is bound to be full of emotion for the Brazilian.

Intriguingly, when reviewing his Ferrari career he cited Hockenheim 2010 – the day of the infamous ‘Fernando is faster than you’ incident – as the low point, along of course with his accident in Hungary the previous year.

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Aug 31

Sao Paulo WEC Notebook

Dagys_ 2013_1588731 DEBUTS NEW AERO — In a bid for its first victory of the year, Toyota has rolled out with an updated aero package for its solo TS030 Hybrid this weekend in . The Japanese manufacturer’s high downforce package features modifications to the front wheel arches, engine cover and wing, aimed to better suit the upcoming stretch of races on the calendar.

“It’s bodywork that’s suited to the requirements in terms of aero efficiency of this track,” Toyota Racing technical director Pascal Vasselon explained. “Basically, some additional drag but a lot more downforce. This is what we need. Even though there’s a very long straight, you have a lot of low speed corners. Here, you need downforce, not only for pure performance but for consistency.”

According to Vasselon, development of the high downforce kit began before and went into production shortly after, prior to a recent two-day test at EuroSpeedway Lausitzring.

So far, the package has seemed to have payed dividends on the high-speed and technical 15-turn, 2.676-mile circuit, with the No. 8 entry of Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi posting the quickest time on Friday.

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