Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian
Grand Prix on November 12, 2017, held at the Interlagos circuit. It is Scuderia
Ferrari’s 229th Formula One win, the fifth this season for the team and for
Seb. Kimi Raikkonen also made it to the podium having finished third.
Both Scuderia Ferrari drivers
started the race on the Supersoft tyres, making a single pit stop to switch to
the Softs. There were three key moments: the start with Seb managing to get
ahead of Bottas; the pit stops, carried out perfectly by the team and Kimi’s
defence of third place, when under attack from Hamilton in the closing stages.
In face Lewis Hamilton recovered
from a from a pit-lane start to almost snatch the final podium spot from Kimi
Unfortunately for Sahara Force
India, it could only score two points in the Brazilian Grand Prix with Sergio
Perez fighting hard to finish in ninth place, while teammate Esteban Ocon was
taken out of the race on lap one.
“It was disappointing to see
Esteban’s fantastic run of consecutive finishes come to an end on the opening
lap. He was tapped into a spin as he was making a move on Grosjean into turn
six: there was nothing he could really do to avoid the incident because he was
simply the innocent victim of another driver’s mistake” said Robert Fernley,
Deputy Team Principal, Sahara Force India.
Red Bull Racing
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was
a distant fifth ahead of team mate Daniel Ricciardo, while Williams’ Felipe
Massa narrowly won a race-long battle with McLaren’s Fernando Alonso to finish
his final home Grand Prix in seventh. Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg completed the
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