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Open-Wheel Open Mic: F1 Teammate Tension in Brazil

Formula 1 held its penultimate contest of the season last Sunday (Nov.  12) at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, and Frontstretch open-wheel editors Jack Swansey and Alex Gintz are breaking out the microphones to break down the teammate drama and surprises from the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

The race saw a shock pole position for Haas F1’s Kevin Magnussen, a first-time race winner in Mercedes-AMG’s George Russell, and enough intra-team conflict at Alpine, Aston Martin and Red Bull to fill up several episodes of a certain Netflix documentary series.

See also
F1 Review: George Russell Notches #1 With Sao Paulo Grand Prix Win

Additionally, Jack and Alex tackle F1’s biggest questions heading into the offseason: are team orders ever appropriate? Will Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez ever forgive each other? How will Russell and Lewis Hamilton race each other in 2023?

About the author

Jack Swansey primarily covers open-wheel racing for Frontstretch and co-hosts The Pit Straight Podcast, but you can also catch him writing about NASCAR, sports cars, and anything else with four wheels and a motor. Originally from North Carolina and now residing in Los Angeles, he joined the site as Sunday news writer midway through 2022 and is an avid collector (some would say hoarder) of die-cast cars.

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