November 13, 2016 – Lewis Hamilton kept his championship title hopes alive by claiming victory at a rain-hit Brazilian Grand Prix to become the first driver in Formula 1 history to win at 24 different circuits.

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Hamilton put in an imperious drive in wet weather to beat team-mate Nico Rosberg to the chequered flag, therefore cutting Rosberg’s championship lead to 12 points going into the decider in Abu Dhabi.

Max Verstappen drove an immense race, passing Rosberg early on but then his Red Bull team stumbled on strategy – putting him on intermediate tyres when the rain then intensified. He stormed his way back to a podium finish with some stunning overtaking moves.

The race was red-flagged twice, firstly for Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen spinning into the wall at a restart, and then after a further aborted attempt to restart under the safety car.

Further down the field, Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz finished sixth behind Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel while Sauber’s Felipe Nasr finished in ninth in front of his home crowd. It’s a result which means Sauber have climbed above Manor in the Constructors’ Championship.

Pos. Driver Chassis Engine Gap
1  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 3:01’01.335
2  Nico Rosberg Mercedes Mercedes 11.455
3  Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG 21.481
4  Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 25.346
5  Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 26.334
6  Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso Ferrari 29.160
7  Nico Hulkenberg Force India Mercedes 29.827
8  Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG 30.486
9  Felipe Nasr Sauber Ferrari 42.620
10  Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 44.432
11  Valtteri Bottas Williams Mercedes 45.292
12  Esteban Ocon Manor Mercedes 45.809
13  Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso Ferrari 51.192
14  Kevin Magnussen Renault Renault 51.555
15  Pascal Wehrlein Manor Mercedes 1’00.498
16  Jenson Button McLaren Honda 1’21.994
 Esteban Gutierrez Haas Ferrari
 Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes
 Jolyon Palmer Renault Renault
 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Ferrari
 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari
 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari


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