F1 gossip: Ocon, Verstappen, Hamilton, McLaren, Szafnauer

<!–<!–[if lte IE 8]><![endif]–> Monday, 12 November Force India boss Otmar Szafnauer has described claims his driver Esteban Ocon intentionally tried to take out race leader Max Verstappen during Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix as a “conspiracy theory”. (F1i.com) Red Bull driver Verstappen must carry out two days of “public service at the direction of the

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Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Brazil

World champion Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton was 0.093 seconds clear of his former title rival at the end of a tight and tense battle, with their team-mates Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen next. Vettel, though, faces an investigation for an infraction at the weigh-bridge,

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Max Verstappen fastest in Brazilian GP practice

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen headed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in first practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Just 0.096 seconds separated the three drivers around one of the shortest tracks on the calendar. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was fourth, 0.384secs off his team-mate, ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and the second Mercedes

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