Race Notes – Hamilton wins Brazilian GP ahead of Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton, who started yesterday’s Sprint race in last in his Mercedes GP, started 10th and won the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos, passing Max Verstappen on lap 59 to take the lead. Verstappen finished in second place in his Red Bull-Honda, 10.496 seconds behind. Verstappen leads Perez, Hamilton, Bottas, Leclerc, Sainz, Vettel, Gasly, Ocon and Ricciardo in tenth. The next lap Hamilton does the same move into turn one and gets past Perez and makes it stick. Verstappen reports, “it is starting to slide a bit more now.”. Verstappen pits the next lap for hard tyres and rejoins ahead of Hamilton. On lap 28 Perez pits from the lead for hard tyres and rejoins fifth. On lap 35 Alonso pits from sixth for hard tyres and rejoins in 14th. The next lap Bottas pits from second for hard tyres and he rejoins in fifth. Hamilton pits from the lead for more hard tyres and rejoins in second behind Verstappen. On lap 44 Hamilton sets fast lap at 1m12.135s, and again the next lap at 1m11.982s, and chases Verstappen by under a second. On lap 54 Sainz pits for hard tyres and rejoins in sixth behind Leclerc. On lap 58 Hamilton looks to the outside on the DRS with Verstappen.

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