It was always going to end in tears for Lewis Hamilton in his 110th and last race for McLaren.
Jenson Button believes he will benefit from Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes, saying it will give him the best chance to win another Formula One world championship.
I really have no idea.
In the Red Bull garage on Friday the mechanics, preparing for the two practice sessions, were busier than sailors in a storm, although a storm is the very last thing they want here on Sunday.
In the end there was a serenity about Michael Schumacher, in his final pre-race press conference. Interlagos, it seems, will this weekend see a valediction rather than a last hurrah for the most successful Formula One driver of all.
Formula One arrived in Brazil for the showdown between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso for the drivers' title, with each driver having his own concerns leading up to Sunday's finale.
Lewis Hamilton explained on Sunday night how he coaxed his car home to win the first United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of Americas and keep alive the Formula One world title pursuit until the final race in São Paulo next week.
It was Nico Rosberg who did the outing. We had been talking about his father, Keke, who lifted the 1982 Formula One word championship in 1982, despite winning only one race. Rosberg junior, recalling the Flying Finn's win in Dallas in 1984, said: "It was 40 degrees and while the other drivers wore refrigerated suits, Dad was bare-chested in the sun, smoking a cigarette."
The gripping battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the closing laps at the Bahrain International Circuit last year could not have offered a better showcase for both Formula One and the host nation on the track.
Nico Rosberg has admitted he may have made a psychological mistake in making public his frustration with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton after last week’s Chinese Grand Prix.
A major report from Amnesty International released to coincide with this weekend’s Formula One grand prix has warned that human rights abuses in Bahrain continue “unabated” despite repeated assurances from the authorities that the situation is improving.