Lewis Hamilton Wins Brazilian Grand Prix thriller

Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix, edging Championship leader Max Verstappen into second spot at Interlagos.

Despite several days of equipment changes, investigations and penalties, Hamilton fought against starting on 10th spot to potentially record one of the biggest wins of his amazing career.

Verstappen and Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez moved past Valtteri Bottas during the opening stages, while Hamilton was making his way through the pack with authority from 10th spot.

At some stage, it appeared Hamilton will have to settle with a place on the podium, but the defending champion closed the gap on his rival during the closing stages of an absorbing race.

Hamilton felt aggrieved when the officials sided with Verstappen, despite the Dutchman appearing to force the Mercedes driver off the track.

 

After all odds, Hamilton finally overtook his rival Verstappen with 11 laps remaining, and he was able to fire through to the chequered flag.

Verstappen has 14-point advantage with three races left, the next chapter in the title race due to be written in Qatar next week.

Bottas finished ahead of Perez for the final place on the podium, with the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jnr in fifth and sixth respectively.