2017 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Race

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Fans now flood the track, ahead of the podium celebrations
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Massa returns to the pits to huge cheers - Alonso applauds him
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Vettel parks up in the pit lane and embraces his mechanics - that's Ferrari's first win since Hungary, before the summer break
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Massa shouts in delight over the radio - that result meant a lot to him...
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Vettel completes some donuts on his way back to the pits
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"Wooooohoooo! Grazie!" Vettel shouts over the radio
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Hulkenberg completes the points for Renault
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Massa holds on to take seventh in his final home Grand Prix, ahead of Alonso and Perez - what a battle!
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Massa, Alonso and Perez are still scrapping over seventh!
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Verstappen is fifth, ahead of Red Bull team-mate Ricciardo
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Bottas comes home second, as Raikkonen keeps Hamilton at bay for the final podium spot
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Sebastian Vettel wins the Brazilian Grand Prix!
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As Hamilton pushes to catch Raikkonen, there's a massive scrap for seventh, involving Massa, Alonso and Perez
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Vettel begins his final lap of the race
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Hamilton is closer to Raikkonen this time around, but still can't make a move into Turn 1 - Raikkonen holds on, for now...
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He now pits for a replacement set, dropping him to the back
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Stroll's front-left tyre appears to be breaking up
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Hamilton is struggling to get a run on Raikkonen - a much closer level of performance between the Mercedes and Ferrari, of course...
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A big lock-up for Hamilton into Turn 1 and he drops back
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Just over five seconds covering the top four...
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That's a new race lap record, beating Juan Pablo Montoya's from 2004
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Verstappen, on fresh tyres, posts a new fastest lap
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Bottas is informed that Vettel has been told to manage his tyres - "If there's anything left, let's go and get him," says his engineer
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Hamilton posts another 1m11s lap...
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After a friendly argument with his engineer, he pits for fresh tyres
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"Can we make a pit-stop?" Verstappen asks
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In the midfield, Gasly passes Wehrlein for 12th
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Hamilton clocks a 1:11.932! He's flying...
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Raikkonen is Hamilton's next target, 4.2s down the road
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"Nothing you could do about that, Max," says Verstappen's engineer
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Hamilton has another go at the exit and slips past for P4!
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Hamilton gets very, very close to Verstappen with DRS, but Verstappen holds the position into Turn 1
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Alonso is now within DRS range of Massa - he's worked very, very hard to close the gap over recent laps
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"The tyres feel like rocks," comments Verstappen
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Retirements: HAR, OCO, MAG, VAN
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Current order: VET, BOT, RAI, VER, HAM, RIC, MAS, ALO, PER, HUL, SAI, WEH, GAS, STR, ERI, GRO
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But he duly served it and is running at the back, in 16th
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Radio replays reveal a surprised response from Grosjean, when he was told about his penalty - "For what?!" he shouted
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Verstappen is 4.4s ahead of Hamilton - that gap is coming down quickly
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Hamilton is back in a rhythm and under 15s behind Vettel
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Vettel's lead over Bottas is 3.3s, with Raikkonen 1.8s further back
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"I've lost another two seconds there," laments Hamilton, as he gets held up by Stroll
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"Fantastic job," Gasly is told, as he passes Stroll for 13th with DRS into Turn 1
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Ricciardo comfortably passes Massa for sixth position
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Hamilton's last lap was almost a second quicker than leader Vettel's
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He's closing rapidly with fastest lap after fastest lap...
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Hamilton is told that he's in the mix for a podium - he's seven seconds away from Verstappen, and a further four seconds down on Raikkonen
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Stroll reclaims P15 from Grosjean with DRS into Turn 1
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"They just keep racing!" Verstappen complains, as he struggles to clear the battling Grosjean and Stroll
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Top 10 update: VET, BOT, RAI, VER, HAM, MAS, RIC, ALO, PER, HUL
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Hamilton rejoins in fifth, 18s down on leader Vettel
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Ricciardo also comes in for the red-marked rubber
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Hamilton finally pits! He takes on Super Softs
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But Vettel will also have to pass this group of cars...
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Hamilton loses some time as he works his way through traffic
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"We have to retire the car," Hartley is told...
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Grosjean and Stroll go wheel-to-wheel into Turn 1 - Grosjean grabs 15th and turns his attention to the Saubers
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"Let's go get him!" Alonso is urged, as he chases Massa
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No change to the gaps up front...
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Hulkenberg clears Gasly on the main straight with DRS for 10th and the final points-paying position
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Sainz Jr. battles his way past Wehrlein for 12th position - a down on power Renault engine against a year-old Ferrari unit...
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His Honda-powered McLaren is at the bottom of the speed trap
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"I need to catch Massa, to get the DRS," says Alonso
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Very similar lap times for Hamilton and Vettel - Hamilton is just under four seconds ahead of his rival
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Ricciardo moves over for team-mate Verstappen - they are running in fifth and sixth at the moment
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Remember, Hamilton has yet to pit...
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Current top 10: HAM, VET, BOT, RAI, RIC, VER, PER, MAS, ALO, SAI
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Hamilton is lapping at a similar pace to team-mate Bottas, despite the significant difference in tyre condition
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Hamilton, yet to stop, now leads the race
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While that was happening, Ricciardo passed Perez into Turn 1 for P5
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Vettel rejoins just ahead of Bottas - that was close!
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Vettel now pits from the lead!
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Massa also pits, matching the strategy
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He moves on to Softs, as expected
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Bottas pits from second position
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"This is almost undriveable now," he adds
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"I'm struggling a lot now," comments Verstappen
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Another new fastest lap from Hamilton - he's now 16.5s down on Vettel, having made up 1.5s over the past few laps
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Hamilton has the extra grip to look forward to on his next stint
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That will be in reference to how long the frontrunners are stretching out their stints on the red-marked rubber
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"Super Softs are looking pretty good, huh?" Hamilton comments
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He's running 15th, just ahead of team-mate Ericsson, with Grosjean bringing up the rear in 17th
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"I'm losing a lot of power," reports Wehrlein
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Top 10 reminder: VET, BOT, RAI, VER, HAM, MAS, ALO, PER, RIC, HUL
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Hamilton posts a new fastest lap of the race - he's 18 seconds away from race leader Vettel
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Grosjean has been given a 10-second time penalty for running into Ocon at Ferradura on the first lap of the race
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"Ahh, the rear tyres, they're getting warm," reports Verstappen
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Hamilton clears Massa along Reta Oposta for fifth
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He's keeping the pressure on Vettel - that will make tyre saving difficult, and play into Hamilton's hands
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Bottas pumps in a new fastest lap of the race
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Hamilton makes a clean DRS-assisted move on Alonso into Turn 1 for sixth position - next up, Massa...
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Another lunge from Ricciardo - he passes Hulkenberg into Turn 1 for P9
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Hamilton continues to close on Alonso and Massa ahead...
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Hartley's radio is working again
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Raikkonen says his car is "moving around a lot", with his engineer explaining that his rear-right tyre temperature is high
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But his engineer suggests that Vettel will need to slow his pace to make a one-stop strategy work
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"I see Vettel's pulling away," says Hamilton
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Verstappen is closing on Raikkonen - "We're faster, but I'm stuck," he comments over the radio
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Ricciardo moves into the points, clearing Sainz Jr.
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Vettel leads Bottas by just under two seconds, with Raikkonen three seconds further back
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Top 10 update: VET, BOT, RAI, VER, MAS, ALO, HAM, PER, HUL, SAI
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More progress for Hamilton - he overtakes Perez around the outside of Turn 1 and defends well on the exit
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Ricciardo clears Gasly into Turn 1 for P11
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The opening lap incident involving Magnussen, Vandoorne and Ricciardo will be investigated after the race
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Hamilton's charge continues - he passes the Renault pair for P8
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"Nice job, mate - great stuff," he is told by his engineer
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Ricciardo dives past Stroll and Ericsson in quick succession - they both came from a long way back!
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It looks as though Hartley's radio is broken - no response from the WEC champion as his engineer sends several messages
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Hulkenberg is told that his "right hand side tyres are starting to get into the danger zone" - he's one of many Super Soft starters
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Hamilton breezes past Gasly on the main straight - he's into the points!
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Another lap, another move from Hamilton - he passes Ericsson
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Hamilton now clears Stroll into Turn 1 for P12
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Hamilton is up to 12th, with a smart move on Hartley at Ferradura - that's where he went off in qualifying yesterday
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Massa gets the jump on Alonso for fifth position
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Vettel bolts clear at the restart, as Bottas covers Raikkonen
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The Safety Car will be in at the end of this lap!
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"Yeah... sunny," he responds...
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"How are the track conditions, Max?" Verstappen is asked
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The incidents involving Magnussen/Vandoorne/Ricciardo and Grosjean/Ocon have been noted
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But that's a long way to go...
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Alonso is told that Wehrlein, Grosjean and Ricciardo, who have all pitted, could try to go to the end on these sets of tyres
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Ricciardo continues, having changed his tyres
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Out of the race: OCO, MAG, VAN
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Start replays show Magnussen tagging Vandoorne, who in turn thumped Ricciardo - the latter then spun on the exit
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Top 10 update: VET, BOT, RAI, VER, ALO, MAS, PER, HUL, SAI, GAS
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Magnussen is another to retire - quite a start here!
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Hamilton is already up to 14th, amid that drama
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Vandoorne has also parked his car
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The Safety Car now leads the pack through the pit lane
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Ocon pulls off the track to retire
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It looks as though Vandoorne and Ricciardo made contact at the Senna 'S'
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Replays show Grosjean sliding into Ocon at Ferradura - he got a snap of oversteer mid-corner
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"Not sure," says Ricciardo, when asked if he has damage
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The Safety Car has been deployed
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Now Ocon and Grosjean collide!
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Contact in the midfield! Ricciardo spins out
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Vettel snatches the lead from Bottas into Turn 1!
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We're racing in Brazil!
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On come the lights...
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"Thanks for getting the car ready, guys," says Hamilton, as he heads to the end of the pit lane
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All other drivers are on the Super Softs
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On Softs: RIC, ERI, GAS, HAM
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"Thank you, I love you guys," says Massa over the radio - his father and brother watch on from the Williams garage
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Vettel is slow to pull away, but he does get going
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Bottas leads the field away on the formation lap
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Raikkonen is told that there were questions over his car's telemetry signal, but the situation now appears to be under control
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The risk of rain in this session is officially 0 per cent - not that there were any concerns, amid clear blue skies
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Raikkonen gets in his car - he'll be hoping all is well
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He is in conversation with his engineer as mechanics work frantically
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It looks as though there's an issue for Raikkonen...
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Huge cheers from the grandstands as the anthem ends - drivers now head back to their cars for final preparations
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Massa is with his son Felipinho for an emotional home farewell
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It's time for the national anthem - drivers have gathered at the front of the grid
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So the drivers will be worked hard today!
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After a mild start to the weekend, it's incredibly hot out there today - air and track temperatures are sitting at 28°C and 60°C
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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
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But expect Hamilton and Ricciardo to go for alternative strategies from the back
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres here - a one-stop strategy is expected, amid warm, dry conditions
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Massa will start his final home race in ninth, with Esteban Ocon 10th in the other Force India
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Sergio Perez therefore moves up to fifth in his Force India, from McLaren's Fernando Alonso and the Renault drivers
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Max Verstappen lines up fourth for Red Bull - Daniel Ricciardo qualified just behind in fifth, but drops back with a grid penalty
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Bottas grabbed top spot after team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Q1 - he will start from the pit lane with new power unit components
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will be starting today's race on pole position, just in front of the Ferraris, pictured below
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With half an hour until lights out, the pit lane opens - fittingly, Felipe Massa is the first to emerge, ahead of his final home Grand Prix
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