This was a very boring race. Well deserved victory for Vettel, after a controlled race. Kimi fenced off driver of the day Lewis, who almost made it to the podium after starting the race from the pitlane. Bottas is just not good enough IMO. Not for Mercedes anyway.
This race proved once more that the difference between the front runners and the rest of the field is way too big. It can not continue like this, that would be bad for the sport. Even Ferrari will have to admit that.
Brazil needs rain to be interesting it appears.
The squabble between Red Bull and Renault will most likely continue, after Renault detuned their engines to prevent faillure. This destroyed any chance for RBR to keep up with Ferrari and Mercedes this whole weekend.
Even with these conservative settings, Hartleys engine blew again (Toro Rosso).
Renault started to verbally attack Toro Rosso, by suggesting that it was probably due to their chassis that the engines failed. Just ridiculous. If they want to seek excuses like that, they fail big time. The race in Mexico engine fail was due to the MGU-H unit....
Toro Rosso thinks Renault gives them scrap engines so the works team can become 6th in the championship. Something fishy is going on there and Renault starting this debate is a works team unworthy.
A lot of damage control will have to be done in the upcoming weeks. Red Bull pays 42 Million $ a year for the engines for both teams. For that amount you might expect Renault to deliver. Period. This lame attempt to seek the cause of the engine fails externally is immature and very silly indeed.
Makes me wonder what Renault Boss Carlos Ghosn thinks of that....
Race results - 2017 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix
Pos. Driver Team Time
1. S. Vettel Ferrari 1:31:26.260
2. V. Bottas Mercedes +2.762
3. K. Räikkönen Ferrari +4.600 +1.838
4. L. Hamilton Mercedes +5.468 +0.868
5. M. Verstappen Red Bull +32.940 +27.472
6. D. Ricciardo Red Bull +48.691 +15.751
7. F. Massa Williams +1:08.882 +20.191
8. F. Alonso McLaren +1:09.363 +0.481
9. S. Pérez Force India +1:09.500 +0.137
10. N. Hulkenberg Renault +1 Lap
11. C. Sainz Jr. Renault +1 Lap
12. P. Gasly Toro Rosso +1 Lap
13. M. Ericsson Sauber +1 Lap
14. P. Wehrlein Sauber +1 Lap
15. R. Grosjean Haas +2 Laps
16. L. Stroll Williams +2 Laps
Did not finish
17. B. Hartley Toro Rosso +31 Laps
18. E. Ocon Force India +71 Laps
19. S. Vandoorne McLaren +71 Laps
20. K. Magnussen Haas +71 Laps