Max Verstappen continues to break records and recorded win #17 after some great driving at the track in Brazil.
The Dutchman took the lead from the start and did not allow any surprises until the very end.
Second was Lando Norris, and third was Fernando Alonso after an incredible battle and overtook Sergio Perez on the last lap, after the roles were reversed in the penultimate lap. The difference between the two turned out to be 0.053 seconds.
In the warm-up lap, Charles Leclerc crashed after a hydraulic problem.
The next race is on November 18th in Las Vegas.
Max Verstappen started today’s Interlagos race from pole position, followed by Charles Leclerc and Friday’s surprise Lance Stroll.
In yesterday’s sprint, Max triumphed again, and Lando Norris and Sergio Perez completed the podium.
A year ago, the Mercedes team performed at the highest level and grabbed the victory through George Russell.
In the warm-up lap, Charles Leclerc crashed after a hydraulic problem. The Ferrari team experienced a nightmare after the Monegasque was positioned second on the grid and ambitions were very high.
At the very start there was also a blow. In the middle of the column, Kevin Magnussen and Alex Albon dropped out after both cars went off the track. Nico Hulkenberg was also at the center of events, with one of Magnussen’s tires hitting Daniel Ricciardo’s rear wing and putting his participation in doubt.
At the front, Lance Stroll reacted very slowly and Lando Norris improved to second place, while Verstappen calmly held the first position.
A short while later the race was suspended with a red flag.
Max Verstappen made a good start again and took first place. Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton entered a tire-to-tire battle, but the McLaren driver was able to protect himself. Seconds later, Fernando Alonso pushed past Hamilton for third.
McLaren and Lando Norris showed good pace and closed in on Max Verstappen. Norris even tried an overtake, but couldn’t pull it off. A few quick laps by the Dutchman followed and the distance increased.
Sergio Perez tried a maneuver against George Russell and it proved successful. The Mercedes driver tried to counterattack, but the Mexican was careful and did not allow that to happen.
Perez proved that he is in great form this weekend and reached 4th place. The Red Bull driver overtook Lewis Hamilton and chased down Fernando Alonso in a battle for the podium.
The Alpha Tauri team withdrew Guanyu Zhou’s car due to a technical problem.
Max Verstappen and Lando Norris changed tires at the same time. The teams in the pits made no mistakes and the positions at the front did not change.
Lewis Hamilton’s pace dropped sharply. Carlos Sainz managed to get past the Mercedes driver, while Perez got very close to Alonso.
Many of the drivers came in for a second tire change. Sergio Perez tried to cross Fernando Alonso, and Aston Martin responded immediately.
Max Verstappen changed tires for the second time, the battle between Alonso and Perez continues. Lando Norris remains determined to stay longer on the track.
George Russell drops out of the race. Mercedes informed the pilot that he had to return the car.
Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso have an amazing battle for third place. The Spaniard with a unique defense managed to keep his lead. The final laps will determine the final podium spot.