World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy that the driver who finished way back in second place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joked that he should have eased up a bit. Hamilton’s 84th career win saw him finishing around 17 seconds clear of Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver had started from second place behind Hamilton.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended disastrously for both Ferrari drivers. Verstappen controlled nearly all the race at Interlagos, which saw a dramatic late collision between Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc when they fought for the fourth position. Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly got his first F1 podium after finishing second ahead of six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton.
The wetter and wilder the German Grand Prix became, the more it suited Max Verstappen's nerveless driving. The 21-year-old Red Bull driver's brilliant performance came alongside a rare collapse from Mercedes. Verstappen mastered Sunday's treacherous conditions on a rain-soaked track to seal a second win in three races, and seventh of a career which appears destined to take the ice-cool Dutchman to the top of Formula One before too long.
Honda hailed a fresh start in Austria on Sunday after celebrating the Japanese engine maker's first Formula One race victory since 2006. After three difficult and painful years with McLaren, and a season with Toro Rosso in 2018, the Red Bull partnership bore fruit with Max Verstappen beating Mercedes and Ferrari. "We finally made it," said Honda F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe.
Result confirmed after wheel-banging late-race pass was investigated.
"It was definitely my best race ever."
Hamilton becomes the first driver to score more than 400 points in a season.
Red Bull's Verstappen led until he was spun by Esteban Ocon on lap 44.
Only Michael Schumacher has won more F1 championships.
Through rock tunnels and by the Continental Divide they go.
Valtteri Bottas "was a real gentleman to let me by."
Fills the vacancy created by Daniel Ricciardo's move to Renault.
Vettel bumps off Hamilton heading into British Grand Prix.
"They keep developing, they keep putting people in the right places."
'I feel one got away from me a few years ago.'
Lewis Hamilton celebrated one of the luckiest wins of his career on Sunday after a crash-strewn and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix that catapulted him into the lead of the Formula One world championship.
We imagine the laps will be fast.
In one race, just one car was overtaken.