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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)

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

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice for Formula 1′s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday, edging Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber on a wet Interlagos track.

Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 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 Brazilian GP.

Nov 22

F1: Johnnie Walker Releases Video Of Glass McLaren Car

Johnny Walker – a partner of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team – has released a 90-second film showing a McLaren race car made out of 1,750 whiskey glasses to help boost its Join The Pact campaign.

The short ad was inspired by the fragility of glass, beautiful and powerful, yet so easily shattered. It features a stunning CGI model of a McLaren F1 car and a breathtaking crash scene at 300 frames per second.

“Staying in control is what matters in racing,” said two-time F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen. “Split second decisions are the difference between finishing first and finishing last — or not finishing at all.

Nov 22

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

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

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

Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton 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 Sebastian Vettel’s late surge bumped him into third, pushing Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso down into fourth and fifth, respectively. Vettel’s Red Bull teammate, Mark Webber, posted the sixth-quickest time.

Nov 21

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

Part of McLaren’s team is reflected on a helmet during the F-1 World Championship season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, November 22

On Demand – British Motocross Championship | Whiltshire (www.Speed2.com)

7 a.m. – Formula 1 | Brazilian GP P1

11 a.m. – Formula 1 | Brazilian GP P2

Saturday, November 23

On Demand – GT Open | Italy Race 1 (www.Speed2.com)

8 a.m. – Formula 1 | Brazilian GP P3

11 a.m. – Formula 1 | Brazilian GP Qualifying

3 p.m. – Lucas Oil Off Road | Las Vegas (FOX Sports 2)

Sunday, November 24

On Demand – GT Open | Italy Race 2 (www.Speed2.com)

9 a.m. – Lucas Oil Drag Boats | Arizona (FOX Sports 2)

10 a.m. – Lucas Oil Off Road | Las Vegas (FOX Sports 2)

11 a.m. – Formula 1 | Brazilian GP Race

12 p.m. – Lucas Oil Off Road | Las Vegas (FOX Sports 1)

2 p.m. – Lucas Oil Drag Boats | Lake Havasu (FOX Sports 1)

10 p.m. – FIA World Touring Car Championship | Austria (FOX Sports 2)

**All times Eastern Standard

Nov 21

F1: Perez More Confident Of Landing 2014 Seat

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

Sergio Perez is on his way out at McLaren. (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 F1 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.