Redemption for Verstappen in a ‘crazy’ race around Interlagos

Max Verstappen won the Brazilian Grand Prix to give Honda powered cars their first one-two since the day Ayrton Senna clinched his third world title, as both Ferrari cars collided.

It was a masterful drive from Verstappen to take victory from pole, as him and Hamilton went wheel-to-wheel in a terrific battle for the lead.

But that was only the start of it, both Ferrari drivers collided and gave each other a puncture in the run-in to turn four, which left the two furious with each other.

A safety car was then signalled for the second time in the race, as more drama unravelled.

As a result of the safety car, Hamilton pitted for a third time which dropped him into fourth for the restart, as all three front-runners at the time were Honda powered.

Hamilton quickly overtook Gasly for third place with Alex Albon next in his sight for second, but the two collided.

The world champion saw a gap and tried to overtake, but clipped Albon’s right rear wheel to send him the wrong way to see the strong possibility of a maiden career podium vanish for the rookie.

But in the midst of all this drama, Verstappen and Red Bull’s strategy department had the perfect race to give him his eighth career victory.

 

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