George Russell WINS for the first time in Sao Paulo with fellow Brit and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton second… as Max Verstappen finishes down in sixth after he was penalised for colliding with veteran rival as he tried to overtake him

George Russell, 24-year-old Mercedes driver from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, drove brilliantly through the gloom of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to become only the fourth British grand prix winner this century. Lap 45/71: Hamilton has caught Perez and the two battle but the seven-time World Champion eventually gets it done down the straight. Lap 45/71: Russell’s asked for softs for the final stint of the race. Hamilton is catching Sainz at nearly a second a lap. Hamilton goes 1.4s quicker than Sainz and over a second quicker than Russell. Lap 28/71: Russell a tenth quicker than Hamilton on the new mediums. Lap 24/71: Leclerc pits from the back and he’s back in 17th. Hamilton is now closing on Sainz, 3.3s back right now, as Aloso pits. Lap 11/71: Hamilton is up to sixth but may have a penalty coming his way. Russell backs the pack up and the Red Bulls are all over Hamilton. Lap 2/72: Russell and Hamilton get away well and we’re through all clean!.

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