Brazilian Grand Prix LIVE: F1 race result and reaction as Lewis Hamilton beats Max Verstappen

Follow all the fallout from the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

Alex Pattle
Monday 15 November 2021 08:56
Lewis Hamilton Facing Engine Penalty At Brazil GP

Lewis Hamilton has won the Brazilian Grand Prix, climbing from 10th place to overtake Max Verstappen and narrow the gap to his Formula 1 title rival to 14 points.

Hamilton was excluded from qualifying in Sao Paulo and demoted to the back of Saturday’s sprint race after his Mercedes fell foul of the technical regulations and his pole lap at Interlagos was chalked off. The Briton performed impressively to finish fifth in the sprint, but he also served a five-place grid penalty for using his fifth power unit of the season – when only three are permitted.

But the defending champion surged from 10th on the grid up to second at the Brazilian GP on Sunday, before engaging in a thrilling battle with championship leader Verstappen. Hamilton’s first attempt to overtake the Red Bull driver saw the Dutchman force the seven-time title-winner off the track, but Hamilton got past Verstappen on Lap 59 of 71. Hamilton then retained the lead to win in Sao Paulo, narrowing the gap to Verstappen with three races left this year. Verstappen finished second, while Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas – who had started on pole – rounded out the podium.

Re-live all the action and follow all the fallout from the Brazilian Grand Prix:


Brazilian GP – Hamilton’s reaction

Lewis Hamilton: Brazilian GP was my ‘hardest weekend’ in F1

The seven-time world champion kept his hopes of defending his title alive with a stunning charge through the field in Interlagos

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 19:28

Brazilian GP – Driver ratings

F1 driver ratings as Hamilton and Verstappen battle in Brazilian GP thriller

The seven-time world champion battled from tenth to claim one of the most thrilling victories of his F1 career at Interlagos

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:57

Brazilian GP – Hamilton wins

“I tried everything I could, but we were just not quick enough. Still, good points. Good job,” Verstappen says.

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:39

Brazilian GP – Hamilton wins

Hamilton does it!

“WOOOOOOO!” the Briton screams as he finishes first, ahead of second-placed Verstappen and third-placed Bottas.

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:38

Brazilian GP – Lap 71

The fireworks in Sao Paulo have gone off a little early...

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:35

Brazilian GP – Lap 70

Verstappen is nine seconds behind Hamilton with a lap to go.

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:35

Brazilian GP – Lap 70

Hamilton asks where Bottas is. “P3,” he’s told.

“Good job,” the Briton says.

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:35

Brazilian GP – Lap 64

Ricciardo is out, retiring due to a power unit issue.

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:27

Brazilian GP – Lap 62

“Go get him,” Toto Wolff tells third-placed Bottas, who is about 10 seconds behind Verstappen.

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:24

Brazilian GP – Lap 61

Ten laps to go.

How are your nerves, Hamilton and Mercedes fans?

Alex Pattle14 November 2021 18:23

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