2017 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Qualifying
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Hamilton walks over to congratulate team-mate Bottas
Vettel and Raikkonen have parked on the grid, rather than parc ferme - they'll have to hop over the barriers
"And that's pole!" Bottas' engineer shouts
"Yes! Yes!" Alonso shouts, when told that he is seventh, and will move up to sixth after Ricciardo's grid drop
Ricciardo will lose 10 places with his engine penalty
Perez takes sixth, ahead of Alonso, Hulkenberg, Sainz Jr. and Massa
Raikkonen holds third, from Verstappen and Ricciardo
...but Bottas does! It's a 1:08.322 and pole position!
Vettel is unable to improve...
Chequered flag - times to follow
Plenty more green sector splits out there...
Bottas goes purple through the first sector!
Drivers head back out for their finals runs, as rain drops fall...
Massa abandons that lap, pitting for fresh tyres
Massa has a huge moment at Curva do Laranjinha, where Hamilton went off in Q1 - he was compromised by Sainz Jr.
Perez leads the chasing pack, ahead of Hulkenberg, Alonso and Sainz Jr., with Massa the only driver yet to post a time
Raikkonen slots into third, from Verstappen and Ricciardo
Vettel went purple in S1 and S2, but slightly slower through S3
But Vettel edges ahead with a 1:08.360!
Bottas kicks off Q3 with a 1:08.442 - another new track record!
We're underway for the pole shootout
Ricciardo made it through on the Soft tyre, the only driver to do so - remember, he has an engine-related grid penalty
Out in Q2: OCO, GRO, VAN, MAG, HAR
Grosjean is shuffled down to 12th, from Vandoorne, Magnussen and Hartley, the latter not posting a lap time in Q2
A mini-shock as Ocon misses out in 11th
But Vettel produces a 1:08.494! What a lap
Bottas improves to 1:08.638 up front
Alonso moves up to sixth, just in front of Massa
Hulkenberg goes seventh, ahead of Perez and Grosjean
Drivers are gradually heading back out for the second and final runs - around three minutes left on the Q2 clock
So it was indeed confusion over the weighbridge call
"It wasn't very clear," added Verstappen
"We're not sure if it was for you or Fernando," said Verstappen's engineer, regarding the pit entry incident
Current top 10: BOT, VET, RAI, VER, RIC, MAS, ALO, PER, SAI, OCO
Mechanics now push Verstappen back to the garage
He came into the pits behind a McLaren and it looks as though the red light was on for the weighbridge - so perhaps Verstappen thought he was being called in
Verstappen has stopped just after the pit entry line
Massa goes fifth, splitting the Red Bull drivers
Raikkonen is third, from Verstappen, Ricciardo and Alonso
All drivers bar Ricciardo (Softs) are running on Super Softs
Vettel goes second, a tenth away from Bottas
Bottas posts a 1:08.901! That's the fastest time of the weekend so far, and another new track record...
"Light drizzle out of the pit lane," Verstappen reports
Bottas is told about some drops of rain in the pit lane
After that short break, Q2 begins
Massa is congratulated for his final lap - he was a second quicker than team-mate Stroll, who drops out
Out in Q1: WEH, GAS, STR, ERI, HAM
Wehrlein narrowly misses out in 16th
Ericsson fails to improve in 19th
Gasly and Stroll can only go 17th and 18th
The crowd enjoyed that one!
Massa shoots up to fourth with his final lap of the session, between Vettel and Verstappen
Chequered flag - times to follow
Drop zone with two minutes to go: WEH, GAS, ERI, STR, HAM
A few seconds later, Hartley demotes Wehrlein...
Wehrlein goes 15th, getting himself out of the drop zone
But he continues and gets himself into the top 10
Grosjean's T-wing appears to have broken in half
"I'm boxing!" Raikkonen adds, with his engineer chipping in: "Box then!"
"What do you mean?!" Raikkonen shouts over the radio, when told he is safe, but that Ferrari is slightly concerned, with nine minutes still to go
Stroll improves his time, but can only go 18th
In the drop zone: WEH, ERI, HAR, STR, HAM
Current top 10: RAI, BOT, VET, VER, RIC, PER, OCO, ALO, SAI, MAS
Verstappen is fourth, just ahead of team-mate Ricciardo
"There's definitely something not right with my engine," reports a concerned Verstappen
Raikkonen pumps in a 1:09.405 moments later
Bottas surges ahead on 1:09.452
Hartley reports a "scruffy" first attempt, after locking up, so he backs off and prepares for another attempt
Vettel (Softs) now slots ahead with a 1:09.796 - times are coming thick and fast!
Verstappen (Super Softs) is the first driver into the 1m09s
Raikkonen slots into second, 0.138s back, on Softs
Bottas is the early leader with a 1:10.053 on Super Softs
A huge queue in the final sector as drivers try to find some space
That red flag helped Williams - Stroll's car is now ready to go
We're back underway in Q1
Hamilton's car is craned away, with bits and pieces falling off
Replays show Hamilton losing the rear through Ferradura/Curva do Laranjinha - he slid over the run-off and into the wall
Hamilton now gets out of his car and assesses the damage
But his car is heavily damaged - his session is over
"I'm OK guys," Hamilton comments over the radio
Hamilton has crashed!
Ferrari sends its drivers out on Softs - all others are on Super Softs
Hamilton and Bottas are quick to head out
Green light! Q1 begins
That was after he stopped on track in final practice: https://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/360851/stroll-to-take-on-new-engine-gearbox/
Stroll is sitting on a box at the front of the Williams garage - his car is still up on jacks as mechanics complete gearbox and engine changes
As usual, five drivers will drop out in Q1, and five more in Q2, leaving 10 for the pole position shootout
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place - the first comes along the Reta Oposta (between Turns 3 and 4), with the second on the main straight
As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres here
Talking of Red Bull, advisor Helmut Marko has moved to cool the engine row between Toro Rosso and Renault: https://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/360857/marko-no-questions-over-renault-parity/
Red Bull saved engine mileage and finished a long way off, as Max Verstappen struggled - let's see if that changes this afternoon
Mercedes completed a practice clean sweep in FP3, with Valtteri Bottas this time leading the way, but Ferrari got much closer...
Rain was initially expected throughout Saturday's running at Interlagos, but it has stayed away so far - will it finally hit during qualifying?
Hello and welcome to live coverage of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix!