Brazilian GP
Nov 23

F1: Vettel Masters Tricky Conditions To Take Pole For Brazil Finale

Sebastian Vettel drives during qualifying at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives during qualifying at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel was fastest on a wet Interlagos track to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday and be in prime position for another record-setting performance.

In Formula 1′s season-ender on Sunday, Vettel can equal Michael Schumacher’s 2004 mark of 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in 1952-53.

The Red Bull driver, who wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title long ago, was more than half a second ahead of Nico Rosberg of Mercedes in treacherous conditions in a rain-delayed qualifying session.

Nov 23

F1: Webber Quickest In Final Brazilian GP Practice

Mark Webber prepares to drive during practice at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber prepares to drive during practice at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber of Red Bull was fastest on a wet track in the final practice before qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Webber, who is leaving Formula 1 after Sunday’s race, had a lap of 1 minute, 27.891 seconds at Interlagos, ahead of Lotus drivers Roman Grosjean and Heikki Kovalainen.

Nov 22

F1: Quantum Deal Is Still Happening, Says Lotus Team Boss

Lotus needs to finalize the Quantum deal before signing a second drive for 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lotus needs to finalize the Quantum deal before signing a second driver for 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lotus team principal Eric Boullier says that the Quantum deal is still happening, despite widespread skepticism in the paddock.

The team admits that no funding has arrived, despite the deal being announced in June. Until the situation is clear the team cannot confirm a partner for Romain Grosjean.

Nov 22

F1: Rain Washes Out Pirelli’s Chance To Test 2014 Tires

Drivers were unable to test the 2014 Pirelli dry-weather test tires Friday at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Drivers were unable to test the 2014 Pirelli dry-weather test tires Friday at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pirelli’s plans for teams to run its prototype 2014 tires in practice in Brazil Friday were scuppered by rain.

The day was about providing Pirelli with a comparison with its current tires and also giving the teams some aerodynamic information. To the surprise of many observers, Sebastian Vettel did complete one lap, in the rain, on the tires.

Nov 22

F1: Alonso, Massa Opposed To Car Weight Change

Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso are opposed to raising the 2014 car weight limit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso are opposed to raising the 2014 car weight limit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were the two most vocal opponents when the GPDA discussed the matter of raising the 2014 car weight limit today.

The subject of driver weight has been a topic of major debate recently, with taller drivers worried that they will be at even more of a disadvantage than in the past.