Cory Mackey emerged the winner of a rather chaotic SRHF1 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix. Riera lead the way in Qualifying when he obtained the Pole Position by 194 thousands of a second ahead of Montero. The start of the race saw Montero diving into turn 1 to take the lead from Riera but his braking point was rather too long and he had to go over the grass only to rejoin the track in an unsafe manner and take out Riera and Mackey at the front. Chaos unfolded from that point on as multiple cars collided and were forced to take a trip down the pit-lane for new wings.
After a number of laps, the field settled down and a nice fight for the lead started to unfold with Mackey holding off Riera all the way to the end of the race for a 6-second gap victory. Richard Haynie came in a remarkable third place 34 seconds from the lead while his teammate Acosta put up a fantastic recovery from last place after colliding at the start and finishing up in 4th. With that result, Williams exteded their advantage over Sahara Force India for third place in the Teams Championship.
Which team will end up third? We'll find out in just three days time when we head for the final round of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi!
Argenis Riera has finally put to an end Ezequiel Montero's six-race winning streak with a victory in Mexico last Thursday. Otto Acosta claimed the Pole Position after both Riera and Montero saw their fastest lap times in Q1 being disallowed for exceeding track limits. This forced Riera to start back in 11th and Montero all the way at the back of the grid. The start of the race gave us a thrilling half lap when Acosta and Mackey battled for the race lead until a sudden mechanical problem hindered Acosta's Williams only to cause Mackey to heavily crash into the Williams and end both drivers' races. Richard Haynie assumed the lead briefly and then it was exchanged to Sean Higgins in the Haas. At this point, the race was wide open until Riera and Montero crawled their way back to the top. Riera would secure the first spot on the podium, Montero ended up in second place, and Richard Walcott got his fourth podium finish of the season with a third place.
With this result, Renault F1 have crowned themselves Champions with 2 rounds to go. Well done to the French team and congratulations to Ezequiel Montero and Alejandro Sanabria!
Two races to go now as we move further south to Sao Paulo for the SRHF1 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.