F1 – Brazil GP – Race
The Brazilian Grand Prix has finished and the drivers are heading into the final race of the Formula 1 season. Vettel finally won after coming back from the summer break, but the championship was decided on the last Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas started on pole at Interlagos, but Sebastian Vettel overtook him without problems before reaching the 1st turn. The chaos appeared at the 10th position where Grosjean hit Ocon, having to retire the Force India driver and causing a safety car, but also we had at the Senna’s S another crash between Ricciardo, Magnussen and Vandoorne, having to retire the last two drivers.
When the safety car left, Hamilton and Ricciardo started an overtaking show, reaching the top 10 before lap 15. Both drivers showed an incredible pace and we saw how powerful was the Mercedes and how agressive was Ricciardo overtaking.
Bottas tried to make an undercut to Vettel, but the Ferrari team could avoid it without problems. After the pitstop of the top 2 drivers, now it was Hamilton the one who was leading the race… after starting the race in last position!
Meanwhile at the medium zone of the grid, the Renault boys were overtaking a few drivers to reach the top 10 positions. While Sainz overtook both Saubers, Hulkenberg was overtaking Gasly. On lap 43 Hamilton and Ricciardo made their pitstop and started again another show with a softer tire than everyone and recovering time to the drivers who have ahead.
On the final laps we saw Hamilton overtaking Verstappen and catching Raikkonen with 5 laps to the end of the race while Pérez arrived to Alonso and Massa. A double battle while Stroll had a puncture on his front left tire.
Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix with Valtteri Bottas 2nd and Kimi Raikkonen who could stay on 3rd position. The top 10 was completed with Hamilton who could make an awesome comeback like Vettel in Malaysia, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Felipe Massa who could say goodbye to their fans this time finishing the race, Alonso, Pérez and Hulkenberg.
In two weeks Formula 1 will say goodbye to the fans with the final race of the season at Abu Dhabi. With both championships closed, the drivers will have fun at the Yas Marina circuit.