Lewis Hamilton WINS a thrilling Sao Paulo Grand Prix after starting 10th on the grid as Mercedes driver reignites title battle with Max Verstappen as he closes championship gap on Red Bull rival to 14 points

Lewis Hamilton drove brilliantly at the Brazilian Grand Prix – taking a superb victory to narrow his world championship deficit to Max Verstappen to a tantalising 14 points. He comes out JUST behind Nicholas Latifi… As Martin Brundle points out on commentary, if Hamilton overtakes Verstappen into first, it will be a 14-POINT swing. And Verstappen, Hamilton, Bottas and Perez are miles ahead of the rest of the field. Hamilton’s less than a second away from the leader, meaning he is now in DRS range and can pick up Verstappen’s slipstream… He comes out in third, behind Verstappen in first and Hamilton in second. Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who hasn’t pitted yet, leads from Verstappen and then Hamilton in P2 and P3. Is Bottas there to slow Verstappen down and let Hamilton catch up to the Dutchman? So Verstappen’s gap to Hamilton, which was four seconds before their respective pit stops, is now down to a second and a half. Now, Hamilton is in clean air, with title rival Verstappen in his sights. Bottas, Verstappen, Sainz, Perez, Norris, Leclerc, Gasly, Ocon, Vettel, Hamilton the top 10.

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