Lewis Hamil­ton Wins Nail-Bit­ing Brazil­ian Grand Prix

The Day After - - SPORTS -

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.

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