F1: Lewis Hamilton wins in Brazil
Lewis Hamilton leads in Brazil in wet conditions (photo courtesy of Formula 1).
After two red-flag stoppages and several safety-car periods, it was Lewis Hamilton who rode out the Sao Paulo storm to win Sunday’s Formula 1 Grande Premio do Brasil 2016 from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, thus taking their championship battle down to the wire in Abu Dhabi in two weeks’ time. The other star was Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, whose stunning late-race charge hauled him onto the Interlagos podium in the dying laps.
Evidence of the poor conditions came early as Romain Grosjean spun his Haas into retirement en route to the grid. After a ten-minute delay to the start, the first seven laps were run under the safety car and when it pulled in at the start of Lap 8 it was Verstappen who made an immediate impression, diving down the inside of Raikkonen at Turn 1 to seize third place, as polesitter Hamilton led from Rosberg.