Top ten pictures from the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix weekend.

Caricatures

F1 caricatures, Interlagos, 2016
F1 caricatures, Interlagos, 2016

The revamped paddock at Interlagos came with some interesting new art.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Haas, Interlagos, 2016
Romain Grosjean, Haas, Interlagos, 2016

Romain Grosjean became the latest F1 driver to test the Halo.

Jenson Button

Jenson Button, McLaren, Interlagos, 2016
Jenson Button, McLaren, Interlagos, 2016

Jenson Button was pleased with his car’s handling on Friday when it was warm, but as the weekend got colder and wetter he found himself bemused by what the MP4-31 was doing.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Haas, Interlagos, 2016
Romain Grosjean, Haas, Interlagos, 2016

Race day dawned very wet. Romain Grosjean binned his car on a reconnaissance lap, putting him out of the grand prix before it had even started.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2016
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2016

Max Verstappen drove with tremendous verve in the rain. He began by passing Kimi Raikkonen and before the day was over he’d added Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and his own team mate to the list of scalps he’d claimed.

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2016
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2016

The conditions worsened rapidly. Raikkonen’s race ended when his car snapped out of control on the straight.

Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Interlagos, 2016
Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Interlagos, 2016

The track conditions were borderline almost all race long.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Williams, Interlagos, 2016
Felipe Massa, Williams, Interlagos, 2016

It was an emotional farewell to his home crowd for Felipe Massa after crashing out of his last race in Brazil.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Interlagos, 2016
Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Interlagos, 2016

Valtteri Bottas gambled on intermediate tyres but it didn’t pay off. Fernando Alonso, who spun before the final restart, beat him to the last points place.

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2016
Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2016

Lewis Hamilton was never under threat from Nico Rosberg all race long – and he knew it.

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4 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix”

  1. Alonso got a podium!!! #placeswhereAlonsowouldratherbe

    I guess it means “last points place” ;)

  2. That caricature of Bernie holding the trophy is awesome!

    1. with Alonso and Button fighting for 3rd and 4th, wishful thinking :)

      1. I disagree, Steve74 – they were also on the podium in 2015 😋

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