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The Decision: a conversation with...

This series is about the 3-4 critical life decisions everyone makes. Some of the world's greatest achievers in and outside F1 told us about their key moments and how they shaped who they've become.

Finding an Edge with Lewis Hamilton

In our new video Finding an Edge, we see Lewis Hamilton in a brand new optic as he dissects some key factors in his life that made him one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers on the planet.

Fast asleep: apply F1's model to optimize your performance

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport are working together with experts on the topic of sleep and recovery. Within the scope of their collaboration with Hintsa Performance and Professor Steven Lockley, the whole team is sticking to individual sleep plans, enabling them to get the best out of their hectic schedule.


Full version, 2018 (3 mins 28 secs) The Decision: a conversation with Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver

Full version, 2017 (4 mins 30 secs) Finding an Edge with Lewis Hamilton

Full version, 2017 (3 mins 59 secs) Fast asleep: apply F1's model to optimize your performance


Mexico, Mexico City

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

October 27- October 29, 2017

Brazil Facts – Sao Paulo

Autódromo José Carlos Pace

November 10 - November 12, 2017

Abu Dhabi Facts – Yas Marina 

Yas Marina Circuit

November 24 - November 26, 2017

  • First Grand Prix: 1963
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.304 km
  • Race distance: 305.354 km
  • Lap record held by Nico Rosberg (2015): 1:20.521

The circuit has an elevation of 2,285 m (7,500 ft); the thin air causes difficulties for both the drivers and their cars: For drivers, lack of oxygen can lead to symptoms like slight fatigue, dizziness, difficulties to breathe or mild headaches. As air is less dense in high altitudes, it can affect the car's engines and diminish acceleration.

  • First Grand Prix: 1973
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.309 km
  • Race distance: 305.909 km
  • Lap record held by Juan Pablo Montoya (2004): 1:11.473

Interlagos is considered interesting because it was not built on flat terrain, but follows the ups and downs of hilly ground, which makes it harder to drive and demands more power from the car's engines.

  • First Grand Prix: 2009
  • Number of laps: 55
  • Circuit length: 5.554 km
  • Race distance: 305.355 km
  • Lap record held by Sebastian Vettel (2009): 1:40.279

This venue is hosting the championship finale for the 6th time,. The world championship has been decided here three times; Sebastian Vettel’s title in 2010, Lewis Hamilton’s success in 2014 and Nico Rosberg last year.

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