F1 Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying LIVE RESULTS: Lewis Hamilton gets five-place GRID PENALTY after second ICE change

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying LIVE RESULTS: Lewis Hamilton gets five-place GRID PENALTY after second ICE change

November 12, 2021

MAX VERSTAPPEN and Lewis Hamilton bring their F1 Drivers' Championship battle to Sao Paulo this weekend.

Dutchman Verstappen leads by 19 points as we head into the final four races of a thrilling season.

But the Brit is already up against it after it was confirmed he will receive a five-place grid penalty after changing his internal combustion engine for a second time this season.

However, he has bounced back by finishing fastest in practice.

And remember there will also be a Sprint Race here during in a stacked weekend at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

  • TODAY: Practice 1: 3.30pm/ Qualifying: 7pm (GMT)
  • SATURDAY: Practice 2: 3pm/ Sprint Race: 7pm
  • SUNDAY: Race: 5pm
  • TV/ live stream: Sky Sports Formula 1

Follow ALL of the latest updates below…

  • Joshua Jones

    HAM-MER BLOW

    Just a quick reminder before we get underway in Brazil, reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has been handed that five-place grid penalty for Sunday's Grand Prix.

    The Brit’s needed a new engine for this weekend.

    The penalty comes into force after the Sprint race.

    All of this means it is another challenge in pursuit of catching Max Verstappen, 19 points ahead in the drivers' championship.

  • Etienne Fermie

    FP1 RESULTS

    Ahead of qualifying, let's have another look at how FP1 played out earlier this afternoon.

  • Etienne Fermie

    TOT-ALLY NECESSARY

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has offered his thoughts after FP1.

    He told Sky Sports: "I think we started on the wrong foot right at the beginning of the session and the Red Bulls didn't run at the end,.

    "But we have more performance to come that we know we have in the pocket. At least it's not as bad as it wasn't at the beginning of the session."

  • Etienne Fermie

    QUAL SYSTEMS GO

    Qualifying gets underway tonight, instead of its usual Saturday slot.

    This is because tomorrow there's a special sprint race to determine who starts where in Sunday's GP.

    Tonight's qualifying will decide the order for tomorrow's sprint race.

  • Etienne Fermie

    LEW ARE YA?

    Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton WILL take a five-place grid penalty in Sao Paolo.

    The Brit's car requires an engine change for this weekend's Brazilian GP.

    It makes his task of overhauling Max Verstappen's 19 point lead in the standings even more challenging.

    The penalty comes into force after the Sprint race, meaning he will start that in the place that he qualifies on Friday.

    Qualifying is on Friday evening after Practice One, followed by Practice Two and the Sprint Race on Saturday night.

    So the best possible place Hamilton can start from on Sunday's race is fifth on the grid.

    It's the fifth time Hamilton has had an engine change this season – two over the three allowed swaps.

  • Etienne Fermie

    FULL FP1 STANDINGS

    Here are the full results from FP1.

    It's the first time Lewis Hamilton has topped a first practice session since the Turkish Grand Prix last month.

  • Etienne Fermie

    SCORES ON THE DOORS

    Here is your top ten at the end of FP1!

  • Etienne Fermie

    LEW BEAUTY

    It's tight! But Lewis Hamilton currently has the edge over rival Max Verstappen.

  • Etienne Fermie

    RED BULLISH

    Things are looking good for the Red Bulls so far in Sao Paulo.

  • Etienne Fermie

    HAMILTON BLOW!

    Brit star Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's Grand Prix.

  • Kostas Lianos

    PRACTICE ONE

    Hamilton has sent a message to his Mercedes team on the radio expressing some complaints about the car.

    He said: “Please come up with another solution for front suspension.”

    The seven-time world champion can't afford any problems in the weekend with a five-place grid penalty

  • Kostas Lianos

    PRACTICE ONE

    Verstappen and Hamilton are fighting for position in the early stages.

    Verstappen is still comfortably ahead, 0.6s ahead of team-mate Perez and 0.8s quicker than Hamilton.

    But it's obvious this is between the two rivals

  • Kostas Lianos

    PRACTICE ONE

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen has set the early pace with a time of of 1.10.853 in the opening stages.

    Lewis Hamilton is fifth, some 1.7seca off Verstappen.

    There was a little mishap from Kimi Raikkonen, who lost control of his rear as he went off the track with his Alfa Romeo

  • Kostas Lianos

    HAMILTON UPDATE

    It has just been confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will be taking a new engine in Brazil.

    Mercedes star Hamilton will also face a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's race.

    The British star won't drop places for the Sprint, but will line up five places lower on Sunday than he finishes the day before

  • Kostas Lianos

     THE BRAZILIAN GP PRACTICE ONE IS OFF!

  • Kostas Lianos

    MEXICO GP RECAP

    Max Verstappen extended his lead in the Formula One rankings following a comfortable victory at the Mexico Grand Prix.

    Verstappen picked up the lead early in the race, which saw Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas spinning after starting on pole.

    Hamilton finished second just barely ahead of the winner's Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez.

    The British superstar admitted the Dutch star's car was superior after the race

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  • Kostas Lianos

    MORE FROM VERSTAPPEN

    Red Bull star Max Verstappen is totally focused on winning the Formula One title.

    Verstappen added: "The only winner is the one who finishes on top. It doesn't matter how many races you win.

    "So far I have had a great season. I've had a lot of wins, nice pole positions and exactly whatever happens at the end, it's not going to change my life, I've said it many times. I'm just enjoying what I'm doing.

    "Of course, I will try to win the championship and we are looking good. But I also said a lot of things can happen"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    LAST CHANCE SALOON

    Max Verstappen is loving his title fight with British superstar Lewis Hamilton because he is not too sure if it will happen again.

    Verstappen said: "Otherwise, it's pretty depressing, if you know that you can't win. Of course you know when you get to Formula One, you have to accept it.

    "This is how Formula One is. Normally there's only one or two teams that can fight for a championship.

    "But you hope that one day you get into a car where you can win, right? And as soon as you get into that car, it is very enjoyable.

    "You're happy, because how many times will you have this opportunity? You don't know, maybe from next year onwards, you never get that opportunity again.

    "So I'm just really enjoying the moment"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    MAX POWER

    Lewis Hamilton is not totally optimistic ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

    Hamilton said: "It doesn't play into your hands if they're quicker.

    "This is not a very good track for overtaking. Of course you've got that long straight, but I believe it's close to one of the hardest places for overtaking of the year.

    "I think you've got to have something like 1.1second advantage to have a 50 per cent chance of overtaking the car ahead"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    GOOD AFTERNOON FROM BRAZIL

    Welcome to SunSport's live coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix!

    Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen continue their heated rivalry today at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

    Verstappen leads Hamilton by 19 points in the standings – and if the British legend fails to score points in the next two races the title will go to the Dutch superstar.

    The 24-year-old triumphed in the Mexico GP where Hamilton barely finished second ahead of the former's team-mate Sergio Perez

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