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Strategy Report: The decisions that spawned hot-headed clashes

James Allen analyses the Brazilian Grand Prix, where the variation in the tyres offered by Pirelli served to spice up the action on many levels.

Whiting dismisses calls for weighbridge rule change

Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has hit back at complaints over the FIA’s weighing procedure after Sebastian Vettel was punished for “destroying” the weighbridge at Interlagos last weekend.

Gallery: Verstappen vs Ocon clash in pictures

Relive the on-track clash and off-track scuffle in detail with our gallery from Motorsport Images.

Ocon must learn respect or he'll squander his career

Esteban Ocon's clash with Max Verstappen in the Brazilian Grand Prix can't be taken in isolation. It's part of a pattern of incidents in his Formula 1 career that hints at a worrying trait.

New FIA crash response system makes F1 debut in Brazil

New rapid crash assessment technology from the FIA made its debut over the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend and is due to be rolled out beyond Formula 1.

Insight: Toro Rosso's latest tech experiments

Red Bull's impending Honda deal means Toro Rosso has been virtually playing a test role for the parent team's 2019 season - but that doesn't mean it has ceased concurrent chassis developments.

Issue #43 of GP Gazette is online now

The latest issue of GP Gazette is online, with all of the news and insight from a dramatic Brazilian GP.

Brazilian GP: Best of team radio

Recap the Brazilian Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

Verstappen claims Ocon’s reaction triggered his shoves

Max Verstappen says that the verbal response he received from a grinning Esteban Ocon in the weighing area after the Brazilian Grand Prix was the cause of his subsequent physical altercation with the Force India driver.

Verstappen can’t manage his emotions, says Brawn

Formula 1 sporting boss Ross Brawn says Max Verstappen showed he is not capable of keeping his emotions in check in his post-race confrontation with Esteban Ocon in Brazil. 

Gasly: Hartley should have passed me on merit

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly says that he defied team orders in the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix because he was racing teammate Brendon Hartley for position.

Hamilton faced "imminent" engine failure in Brazil

Mercedes believed that Lewis Hamilton's engine was about to fail early in the Brazilian Grand Prix before the world champion went on to win.

What made Ocon’s Verstappen move "unacceptable"

FIA Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting says Esteban Ocon was not wrong to try to unlap himself in the Brazilian Grand Prix but fighting Max Verstappen was "wholly unacceptable".

Brazilian Grand Prix driver ratings

Several highly-rated drivers let themselves down in Brazil, in ways ranging from headline-grabbing shock clashes to some "pointless belligerence" in the midfield.

How one Mercedes driver handed another victory

The idea that Esteban Ocon deliberately hit Max Verstappen so Lewis Hamilton could win is madness. But this was still a race in which Verstappen had done everything right, and made clear to Mercedes how big a future title threat he is.

Why Hamilton escaped Brazil near-miss investigation

Lewis Hamilton escaped an investigation into his near-miss with Sergey Sirotkin in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying because it was viewed as an unfortunate misunderstanding by Formula 1 race officials.

Villeneuve: Ocon an "embarrassment" for Verstappen clash

Ex-Formula 1 champion Jacques Villeneuve has called Esteban Ocon an “embarrassment” after the Frenchman’s controversial collision with Max Verstappen in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Post-race press conference

1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) 2 – Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing) 3 – Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari).

F1 Debrief: Verstappen’s fury at Ocon and “pathetic” lobbying

Good morning. Welcome to your morning Motorsport F1 Debrief from an explosive Brazilian Grand Prix that was perhaps the race of the season – and prompted a pretty big controversy after it…

Ferrari reveals sensor problem hurt Vettel's race

Sebastian Vettel’s Brazilian Grand Prix was compromised by a sensor problem that forced him to run different setting and made his Ferrari Formula 1 car difficult to drive.

Verstappen gets "public service" punishment for Ocon shoves

Max Verstappen has been ordered to complete two days of "public service at the discretion of the FIA" as punishment for his post-race altercation with Esteban Ocon in Brazil.

Alonso, Vandoorne punished for ignoring blue flags

McLaren Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne have both received points on their licences for ignoring blue flags while being lapped during the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Ocon a "p***y" after the race

Max Verstappen says Esteban Ocon was "being a p***y" when the two Formula 1 drivers started shoving each other in retaliation to their controversial Brazilian Grand Prix clash.

Verstappen and Ocon summoned over shoving

Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon have been summoned to the Formula 1 stewards over the post-race altercation prompted by their Brazilian Grand Prix collision.

Horner: Ocon "lucky to get away with a push" in Verstappen row

Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner has defended Max Verstappen over his physical altercation with Esteban Ocon after the collision that cost him Brazilian Grand Prix victory.

Ocon hits out at "not professional" Verstappen after shoving

Esteban Ocon said Max Verstappen lacked professionalism by confronting and shoving him after their controversial clash in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton questions Verstappen mindset in Ocon "racing incident"

Brazilian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton says he would have taken a different approach to Max Verstappen in the incident with Esteban Ocon that cost the Red Bull driver victory.

Verstappen blasts "idiot" Ocon after crash

Max Verstappen labelled Esteban Ocon "such an idiot" for crashing into him as he was being lapped in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Hamilton wins after Ocon spins Verstappen

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix after Max Verstappen was taken out of the race lead while lapping Esteban Ocon.

Live: Follow the Brazilian GP as it happens

Follow all the action from the Brazilian Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Hamilton: "I was wrong" to call Sirotkin disrespectful

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he was wrong to label Sergey Sirotkin "disrespectful" over their near miss in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo calls for weighbridge rule tweak after Vettel anger

Daniel Ricciardo understands why Sebastian Vettel was frustrated when called into the weighbridge during Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying, and believes the FIA should make a rule tweak.

Leclerc: Last-ditch Q2 lap most surprising of my career

Charles Leclerc was left stunned by his 'number one surprise' Q2 lap in Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying, admitting progressing to Q3 “wasn't realistic” when he started it.

Mercedes: Ferrari favourite to win after "big gamble"

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has declared Ferrari the favourite to win the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix after the Italian team staked everything on a risky strategy in qualifying.

Magnussen now one reprimand away from grid penalty

Kevin Magnussen is now just one reprimand away from a 10-place grid penalty, after being found guilty of driving too slowly on his in-lap in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Starting grid in pictures

Here’s how the grid lines up for the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, the 19th round of the Formula 1 World Championship. Click on the images below to cycle through the grid…

Sirotkin says Hamilton did nothing wrong in Q2 near-miss

Sergey Sirotkin says Lewis Hamilton did nothing wrong in their near-miss during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel gets reprimand, heavy fine for weighbridge offence

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel has received a reprimand and a heavy fine after a stewards' investigation into his behaviour at the weighbridge during Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying.

Sirotkin's "disrespectful move" led to near-miss - Hamilton

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton says Sergey Sirotkin acted in a "disrespectful" manner by passing him on an out-lap as the pair nearly came to blows in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying.

Brazilian GP: Hamilton beats Vettel to pole

Lewis Hamilton claimed his 10th pole position of the 2018 Formula 1 season in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, while nearest challenger Sebastian Vettel faces a stewards investigation.

Vettel under investigation for "destroying" weighbridge scales

Sebastian Vettel has been summoned to the Brazilian Grand Prix stewards for a weighbridge incident during Formula 1 qualifying in which he “destroyed” the scales.

Brazilian GP: Vettel pips Hamilton in final practice

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel went fastest in the third practice session for the 2018 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, beating Lewis Hamilton by 0.2s.

Live: Follow qualifying for the Brazilian GP

Follow all the action from the Brazilian Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Renault "back to reality" in Brazil, says Sainz

Carlos Sainz Jr believes the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend will bring the Renault Formula 1 team “back to reality” after bumper hauls in the previous two races.

Why it's payback time for F1 2018's big injustice

Valtteri Bottas is the only man in the top six cars yet to win a race this year, and has been a rear gunner to his team-mate's title bid. Freed of that role, Brazil is his first chance to hit back.

Force India hopes hit by Ocon Brazilian GP grid penalty

Esteban Ocon will take a grid penalty in the Brazilian Grand Prix as the Racing Point Force India Formula 1 team has opted to change his gearbox. 

Hulkenberg: Brazil crash result of "small error"

Renault Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg says his heavy Brazilian Grand Prix practice shunt was the result of a “small error”.

Vettel: Loose screw prompted cheeky radio joke

Sebastian Vettel says a loose screw in his Ferrari Formula 1 car's cockpit prompted the cheeky joke he made to his team during the second Brazilian Grand Prix practice session.

Marshal's fire extinguisher caused Ricciardo turbo penalty

Daniel Ricciardo needed to take a new turbo for the Brazilian Grand Prix because a marshal damaged his old one beyond repair with fire extinguisher chemicals in Mexico.

Brazilian GP: Bottas outpaces Hamilton by 0.003s in FP2

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas topped the second Friday Formula 1 free practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Brazilian GP: Verstappen edges Vettel, Hamilton in FP1

Max Verstappen edged a tight battle between Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes to top the opening practice session for Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo to get grid penalty in Brazil

Daniel Ricciardo will be hit with a grid penalty in the Brazilian Grand Prix after needing a new turbocharger ahead of the Interlagos event.

Live: Follow Brazilian GP practice as it happens

Follow all the action from the Brazilian Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Brazilian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the latest Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Interlagos pitlane at the Brazilian GP on Thursday.

F1 drivers to discuss tyre concerns in Brazil

Formula 1 drivers' body, the GPDA, plans to discuss concerns about tyres and the state of racing in a meeting in Brazil on Friday, amid mounting frustrations with the sport.

Hamilton: No plans to give win back to Bottas

Lewis Hamilton says he “wouldn't be doing many favours” to Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas if he was to hand the Finn a grand prix win in return for Sochi.

Supersoft tyres preferred for Brazilian GP

Pirelli has confirmed Formula 1 teams’ tyre choices for next weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, with the supersoft compound favoured.