Both drivers made promising starts at an overcast Interlagos with Carlos passing Nico on the opening lap. Nico’s race didn’t make the halfway mark as excessive engine temperatures meant he was forced into retirement on lap 32 as a precautionary measure. Carlos was able to push to the chequered flag with his two-stop strategy, but he eventually fell short of the points.
Lando was once again in the cockpit of Fernando’s car in FP1, where he spent time getting to know the Interlagos circuit and dialling in the car for the weekend ahead. His session ran smoothly and he finished in 16th position.
Is it that time already? We’re Brazil-bound for the penultimate round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship. This time last year, Sao Paolo set a fitting scene as the crowd gave their home hero Felipe a (second) fond farewell ahead of his F1 retirement. This year, the team takes his successor Sergey for his first Brazilian Grand Prix, whilst Lance returns for a second crack of the whip.