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The Brazilian Grand Prix is a Formula One championship race which is currently held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos neighborhood, Socorro district, São Paulo.
Motor racing started in Brazil before World War II, with races on the 7.9-mile Gavea circuit in Rio de Janeiro starting in 1934. In 1936 construction began on Brazil's first permanent autodrome in the São Paulo neighborhood of Interlagos and was finished in 1940. Brazil held Grands Prix during the early parts of WWII at Interlagos and Gavea. Interlagos quickly gained a reputation as being a tough and demanding circuit with many challenging corners, elevation changes, a rough surface, and little room for error.
Five Brazilian drivers have won the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna and Felipe Massa each winning twice, and Jose Carlos Pace winning once. The most wins ever is by the Frenchman Alain Prost, who has won the race 6 times (including 5 times at Jacarepaguá). Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann and Michael Schumacher have both won 4 times.
On 10 October 2013 it was announced that the contract for the Brazilian Grand Prix had been extended until 2022.
Lewis Hamilton took a lucky win in the Brazilian Grand Prix after Red Bull's Max Verstappen lost the lead in a collision with backmarker Esteban Ocon.Verstappen was on course for a superb win when Force India's Ocon left his car on the inside of the Red Bull at the Senna S and pitched it into a spin.
The incident dropped the Dutchman back to second place and although he came back at Hamilton, he could not quite catch him.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third, the red cars unable to challenge for the lead despite what had been perceived as an advantageous strategy. Ricciardo took fourth, ahead of Bottas, with Vettel, who also made a second stop, a struggling sixth.
Hamilton's win helped Mercedes secure the constructors' championship. Result List
Pos/ Driver/Car/Laps/Time/Retired /Pts
1/Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes/71 /1h 27:09.066/25
2/Max Verstappen/Red Bull/Renault/71/1.469/18
4/Daniel Ricciardo/Red Bull/Renault/71/5.193/12
10/Sergio Perez/Force India/Mercedes/70/1 Lap/1
11/Brendon Hartley/Toro Rosso/Honda/70/1 Lap/
12/Carlos Sainz/Renault/70/1 Lap/
13/Pierre Gasly/Toro Rosso/Honda/70/1 Lap/
14/Esteban Ocon/Force India/Mercedes/70/1 Lap/
15/Stoffel Vandoorne/McLaren/Renault/70/1 Lap/
16/Sergey Sirotkin/Williams/Mercedes/69/2 Laps/
17/Fernando Alonso/McLaren/Renault/69 /2 Laps
18/Lance Stroll/Williams/Mercedes/69/2 Laps
Pos /Driver /Car /Pts
1 /Lewis Hamilton /Mercedes /383
2 /Sebastian Vettel /Ferrari /302
3 /Kimi Räikkönen /Ferrari /251
4 /Valtteri Bottas /Mercedes /237
5 /Max Verstappen /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /234
6 /Daniel Ricciardo /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /158
7 /Nico Hulkenberg /Renault /69
8 /Sergio Perez /Force India Mercedes /58
9 /Kevin Magnussen /Haas Ferrari /55
10 /Fernando Alonso /McLaren Renault /50
1 /Mercedes /620
2 /Ferrari /553
3 /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /392
4 /Renault /114
5 /Haas Ferrari /90
6 /McLaren Renault /62
7 /Force India Mercedes /48
8 /Sauber Ferrari /42
9 /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /33
10 /Williams Mercedes /7 Popular Tweets
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