Lewis Hamilton Wins Nail-Biting Brazilian Grand Prix
New five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton steered his Mercedes to a nail-biting victory in Brazilian Grand Prix, a triumph that clinched the constructors championship for a fifth consecutive season for the team. The 33-year-old Briton took advantage of a collision that cost Max Verstappen the lead in the closing stages to regain the initiative and then hang on with worn tyres as the Red Bull came home second. Kimi Raikkonen finished third on his 150th start for Ferrari ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in the second Red Bull.
The result ended Ferrari’s hopes of stopping Mercedes’ title triumph, brought Hamilton his tenth win this year. It was also the first time he had won a late-season race after winning the drivers’ title. Charles Leclerc finished seventh for Sauber ahead of the two Haas cars driven by Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen with Sergio Perez 10th for Force India.