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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.

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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?

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