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Live Reporting

Niamh Lewis

All times stated are UK

  1. Farewell

    So, there wasn't much to be taken from a wet free practice one, and FP2 gave us a few spins, slides and crashes.

    It looks like the Toro Rosso team will have earned their barbequed meat (or whatever other local Brazilian dish floats their Italian boat) with two cars to repair for tomorrow. Meanwhile, Williams have got their work cut out with Robert Kubica's car after not even one lap of running.

    We will be back in the usual places across the BBC at 14:30 GMT tomorrow for final practice, with qualifying at 18:00 GMT.

    From here you can read Andrew Benson's report, and listen to the Brazilian Grand Prix Preview on BBC Radio 5 live at 09:30 GMT this evening, with the podcast available to download afterwards.

    For now, here's a recipe for Feijoada: a Brazilian dish which is a "true meat feast packed with pork ribs, pork belly, sausages and bacon."


  2. Post update

    Max Verstappen says today's running doesn't really matter: "It's a bit of a messy day of course with the weather, and we just have to look at the positives - the car is working well, we will start all over again tomorrow because the weather will be different.

    "I don't mind if it's wet or dry! At the end of the day I can't really tell you where we are (compared to Ferrari), because tomorrow will be different."

    Max Verstappen
  3. BreakingSebastian Vettel quickest in FP2

    The session ends only a minute-and-a-half early this time, and Ferrari top the times.

    Charles Leclerc follows his team-mate in second by two hundredths of a second, and Max Verstappen slots in third, one tenth behind, which means the times are close!

    Sebastian Vettel
  4. Post update

    The Russian is out of the car, helmet removed, and looks a bit disappointed with the car as it's lifted on to the rescue truck.

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  5. Kvyat in the wall

    He locks up and skids out of Turn 12 onto the grass and lightly kisses the wall with his right rear tyre, so there didn't look to be any flying carbon fibre. But there's lots of smoke, and the car has been sprayed with fire extinguisher foam.

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  6. Yellow flag

    The other Toro Rosso also has smoke coming out of it, after Kvyat put it in the wall.

  7. Post update

    If you're listening to the 5 live commentary, you'll hear the jingle has drastically improved!

  8. Post update

    Tyres are a mixed bag out there. Most drivers have tried the mediums and softs, but Bottas, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Norris, and Kubica have tried out the hards too.

  9. Vettel - Brazilian Grand Prix 2012

    He dominated for four straight years in one of the best cars Red Bull's Adrian Newey ever designed after building on the double diffuser idea of the 2009 Brawn.

    But it was 2012 when Sebastian Vettel won his third world title in Brazil by only three points ahead of Fernando Alonso.

    It was wet, and incident-packed and Vettel had a collision on the first lap which dropped him to the back of the grid. He finished in sixth which was enough to seal the championship. Vettel became the third driver to win three titles in a row, after Juan Manuel Fangio who won four, and Michael Schumacher who won five in a row.

    Sebastian Vettel 2012 Brazilian grand prix
  10. Post update

    Final one of the world champions in Brazil, and it's Vettel...

  11. Radio message - to Magnussen

    "Good laps good lap, how are the tyre now?"

    KM: "Good."

  12. Post update

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    It looks like the big end has gone.

    It is an F1 term... but that's probably one for innuendo bingo.

  13. Yellow flag

    Gasly grinds to a halt to the side of the track with smoke coming out of the car. He gets himself out of the car, and the marshals run over to help.

  14. Radio message - Verstappen

    "Can we please look at this engine braking it's playing up again."

    Engineer: "Copy. Engine 14, position 1."

  15. Get Involved

    Matthew Randle: I suggest we cut Ferrari's & Mercedes budget, that would make good racing

    Join us again in 2021.

  16. Post update

    On first glance, Lando Norris looks miles behind his team-mate in 18th, as Sainz is in 10th. But looking at the times, Norris is three tenths behind Sainz, which just highlights how close the midfield has become this season.

  17. Chequered Flag

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    You can listen to the 5 live commentary team discuss all things F1 and Brazil tonight on BBC Radio 5 live at 21:30, and the podcast will be available to download later on.

  18. Get Involved

    Kayleigh: FP2 is my least fave session of the whole weekend.

    But that's when Long Run Corner with Andrew Benson happens...!

  19. Radio message - Giovinazzi

    "Losing power."