The 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil 2017)[1] was the nineteenth race of the 2017 Formula One season, the forty-fifth time the Brazilian Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar, and the thirty-fifth time it was held at Autódromo José Carlos Pace. It was held between 10 November and 12 November 2017.

In qualifying, recent four-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton crashed into the tyre barrier on his first flying lap at the start of the first session. His teammate Valtteri Bottas took his third pole position, with Sebastian Vettel joining him on the front row, and Kimi Räikkönen qualifying third on the grid.

In the race, Vettel snatched the lead at the first corner, continued leading ahead of Bottas following an early safety car period, and took his 47th victory, which was also Ferrari's first win at the Brazilian Grand Prix since 2008. Bottas settled for second, whilst Räikkönen finished third after managing to hold off Hamilton, who finished fourth after starting from the pit lane.


Background[edit | edit source]

Entry list[edit | edit source]

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
Free Practice 1 only
35 United Kingdom George Russell India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
37 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
50 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
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Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

FP1[edit | edit source]

FP2[edit | edit source]

FP3[edit | edit source]

Practice Results[edit | edit source]

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:10.402 8 1:10.902 13 1:10.637 11
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:09.828 5 1:09.743 3 1:10.244 5
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:09.984 6 1:09.875 4 1:09.339 4
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:09.744 3 1:10.117 6 1:09.326 3
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:11.188 13 1:11.300 15 1:10.762 15
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:11.898 18 1:11.989 19 1:11.480 19
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 1:14.034 19 1:11.422 16 1:10.981 16
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes DNP 1:10.695 12 1:10.322 7
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:10.476 10 1:10.655 10 1:10.288 6
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:10.632 11 1:11.064 14 No Time 20
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:10.102 7 1:10.373 8 1:10.671 12
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:11.463 14 DNP 1:10.721 13
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:11.608 16 1:10.396 9 1:10.743 14
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso No Time 20 1:11.821 17 1:11.085 17
31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 1:10.454 9 1:10.306 7 1:10.357 8
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:09.750 4 1:09.886 5 1:10.495 9
35 United Kingdom George Russell India Force India-Mercedes 1:11.047 12 DNP DNP
37 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:11.802 17 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:09.202 1 1:09.515 1 1:09.284 2
50 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United States Haas-Ferrari DNP 1:12.417 20 DNP
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:11.467 15 1:10.685 11 1:10.599 10
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:09.329 2 1:09.563 2 1:09.281 1
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:11.857 18 1:11.126 18
Source: [2][3][4]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Q1[edit | edit source]

Q2[edit | edit source]

Q3[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 2 1:09.452 2 1:08.638 1 1:08.322 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 3 1:09.643 1 1:08.494 2 1:08.360 2
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1 1:09.405 4 1:09.116 3 1:08.538 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 5 1:09.820 3 1:09.050 4 1:08.925 4
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 6 1:09.828 5 1:09.533 5 1:09.330 14*
6 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 8 1:10.145 9 1:09.760 6 1:09.598 5
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 11 1:10.172 6 1:09.593 7 1:09.617 6
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 7 1:10.078 8 1:09.726 8 1:09.703 7
9 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 12 1:10.227 10 1:09.768 9 1:09.805 8
10 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 4 1:09.789 7 1:09.612 10 1:09.841 9
11 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 10 1:10.168 11 1:09.830 10
12 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 9 1:10.148 12 1:09.879 11
13 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 13 1:10.286 13 1:10.116 12
14 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 14 1:10.521 14 1:10.154 13
15 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso 15 1:10.625 15 no time 18
16 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 16 1:10.678 15
17 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 17 1:10.686 19
18 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 18 1:10.776 16§
19 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 19 1:10.875 17**
107% time: 1:14.263
NC 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 20 no time PL††
Source: [5]
  • * Ricciardo was given a ten-place grid penalty for using his eighth MGU-H.[6]
  • Hartley was given a ten-place grid penalty for using his eighth MGU-H.[6]
  • Gasly was given a 25-place grid penalty for using his eighth and ninth MGU-H and seventh turbocharger.[6]
  • § Stroll was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[7]
  • ** Ericsson was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[8]
  • †† Hamilton failed to set a lap time within the 107% rule due to crashing out on his first flying lap, but was given permission from the stewards to race.[9] He started from the pit lane due to a fifth ICE, fifth TC and fifth MGU-H fitted to his car whilst it was under parc fermé conditions, along with an unscheduled gearbox change.[10]

Grid[edit | edit source]

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Valtteri Bottas
Sebastian Vettel ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Kimi Räikkönen
Max Verstappen ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Sergio Pérez
Fernando Alonso ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Nico Hülkenberg
Carlos Sainz, Jr. ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Felipe Massa
Esteban Ocon ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Romain Grosjean
Stoffel Vandoorne ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Kevin Magnussen
Daniel Ricciardo* ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Pascal Wehrlein
Lance Stroll ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Marcus Ericsson
Brendon Hartley§ ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Pierre Gasly**
Lewis Hamilton†† ______________
  • * Ricciardo was given a ten-place grid penalty for using his eighth MGU-H.[6]
  • Stroll was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[7]
  • Ericsson was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[8]
  • § Hartley was given a ten-place grid penalty for using his eighth MGU-H.[6]
  • ** Gasly was given a 25-place grid penalty for using his eighth and ninth MGU-H and seventh turbocharger.[6]
  • †† Hamilton failed to set a lap time within the 107% rule due to crashing out on his first flying lap, but was given permission from the stewards to race.[9] He started from the pit lane due to a fifth ICE, fifth TC and fifth MGU-H fitted to his car whilst it was under parc fermé conditions, along with an unscheduled gearbox change.[10]

Race[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 71 1h 31m 26.262s 2 25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 71 +2.762 1 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 71 +4.600 3 15
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 71 +5.468 PL 12
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71 +32.940 4 10
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71 +48.691 14 8
7 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 71 +68.882 9 6
8 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 71 +69.363 6 4
9 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 71 +69.500 5 2
10 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 70 +1 Lap 7 1
11 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 70 +1 Lap 8
12 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 70 +1 Lap 19
13 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 17
14 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 15
15 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 69 +2 Laps 11
16 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 Laps 16
Ret 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso 40 Engine 18
Ret 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 0 Accident 10
Ret 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 0 Accident 12
Ret 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 0 Accident 13
Source: [11]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings after race[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil 2017". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2017/Brazil.html. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. "2017 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 10 November 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/977/brazil/practice-1.html. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. "2017 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 10 November 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/977/brazil/practice-2.html. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  4. "2017 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 11 November 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/977/brazil/practice-3.html. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  5. "2017 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 11 November 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/977/brazil/qualifying.html. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 "Ricciardo, Hartley, Gasly all set for Brazil grid penalties". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 10 November 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/11/ricciardo--hartley--gasly-all-set-for-engine-penalties.html. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 29". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 11 November 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/63323/download?token=xLgArvqp. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 40". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 12 November 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/63348/download?token=F2LzZvE8. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 31". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 11 November 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/63324/download?token=LGcPoX-p. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 39". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 12 November 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/63347/download?token=us3yVXT7. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  11. "Brazil Grand Prix 2017 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 12 November 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/977/brazil/race-result.html. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
V T E 2017 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Button • di Resta • Ericsson • Gasly • Giovinazzi • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Kvyat • Magnussen • Massa • Ocon • Palmer • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel • Wehrlein
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 18 Stroll • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 36 Giovinazzi • 39 Hartley • 40 di Resta • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Calderon • Celis • Fong • Fuoco • Kari • Matsushita • Russell • Turvey
Cars Ferrari SF70H • Force India VJM10 • Haas VF-17 • McLaren MCL32 • Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB13 • Renault R.S.17 • Sauber C36 • Toro Rosso STR12 • Williams FW40
Tyres Pirelli
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Tests Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2
See also 2016 Formula One Season • 2018 Formula One Season • Category
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