Five Key Moments from the Brazilian Grand Prix

November 18, 2019
Race Report
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Sergio secures a solid P9 in a Brazilian Grand Prix epic at the Autodromo José Carlos Pace, for the penultimate round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Take a peek at the five key moments that made our weekend at Interlagos…

1. Lightning Lance Strikes Again!

Popular culture has many iconic duos – but Lance Stroll and fast starts have gone hand-in-hand better than most in the 2019 season so far.

After marginally missing out on a spot in Q2, Lance found himself starting the penultimate race of the season from P17. This didn’t stop our star starter, however, who found himself in P14 within the first 4kms of Sunday’s race, advancing three positions.

By making inroads at the first available opportunity yet again in São Paulo, Lance has now gained a total of 69 places on the first lap alone this season!

2. Points Mean Prizes

Continuing an upturn in form since the summer break, our points-scoring record was extended once again in Brazil as Checo secured ninth place at the chequered flag.

Starting from P15, his never surrender mentality prevailed amidst a tricky challenge at Interlagos – recording two points for the team in a frantic finale to the race.

Finishing inside the top 10 yet again, Checo has been in fine form this season, with this result marking his seventh points-scoring result in the last eight races.

3. The Boys Duke it Out

Amidst the carnage of the Brazilian Grand Prix, out boys battled through the field and never lost heart – pressing on no matter what to challenge.

The opening exchanges even saw them sparring with each other in a hard but fair battle – proving just how competitive they both are even at the end of a tough weekend.

While the race didn’t fall our way, we’ll bounce back for Abu Dhabi and the final on-track scrap of the year!

4. Welcome to the Team, Jesus!

As part of a recent activation in conjunction with Claro, we welcomed a very special guest to the Racing Point garage in Brazil.

Competition winner, Jesus, arguably had the best seat in the house at Interlagos, gaining first-hand experience of working with a Formula 1 team by whipping up a storm in the press pen, helping with preparations for the weekend and watching the race from the garage.

Thanks for all your help, Jesus!

5. #ObrigadoSenna

For any true motorsport fan, no matter their affiliation, the Brazilian Grand Prix will forever be synonymous with one name – Ayrton Senna.

It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since the great man was tragically taken from this world – and he was remembered in a style befitting his legend in São Paulo last weekend.

The sight of Bruno Senna flying the Brazilian flag around Interlagos behind the wheel of one his uncle’s iconic race cars was enough to send shivers down the spine of all those present.

Now and always, we say #ObrigadoSenna – an inspiration to us all.