F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Vettel takes victory for a Ferrari 1 & 3; Bottas 2nd!

Vettel wins in Brazil ahead of Mercedes’s Bottas. Kimi Raikkonen finished third and on the podium. Hamilton was a close fourth.

The Formula 1 Brazil Grand Prix had a mix of everything, from drama to emotions. There was the drama in qualifying when Hamilton crashed out and had to start from the back of the grid. This was Massa’s last home grand prix and second last career race.

Ferrari managed to emerge out ahead of Mercedes despite the qualifying victory by Bottas. Hamilton provided some entertainment with his charge from the back till the last lap when he tried to take third from Raikkonen but settled for fourth. Verstappen finished fifth ahead of teammate Ricciardo who also drove a superb recovery drive.

Massa finished as the best of the rest in seventh, after a tough battle for position with Alonso who finished eighth, just ahead of Perez in his Force India. His teammate Ocon had a first lap retirement after colliding with Grosjean, his first career retirement. Hulkenberg took the last points scoring position, finishing the race in 10th.

The next race is in Abu Dhabi and the season ender, fingers crossed for some racing entertainment!

2017 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Race result

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time
1 germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 1’31:26.260
2 finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 2.762
3 finland Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Ferrari 4.600
4 united_kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 5.468
5 netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG 32.940
6 australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG 48.691
7 brazil Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes 68.882
8 spain Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 69.363
9 mexico Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 69.500
10 germany Nico Hulkenberg Renault Renault 1 lap
11 spain Carlos Sainz Renault Renault 1 lap
12 france Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso Renault 1 lap
13 sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1 lap
14 germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari 1 lap
15 france Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 2 laps
16 canada Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 2 laps
new_zealand Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso Renault
france Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes
denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari
belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda

2017 F1 Drivers’ standings

POS DRIVER POINTS
1 Lewis Hamilton 345
2 Sebastian Vettel 302
3 Valtteri Bottas 280
4 Daniel Ricciardo 200
5 Kimi Raikkonen 193
6 Max Verstappen 158
7 Sergio Perez 94
8 Esteban Ocon 83
9 Carlos Sainz 54
10 Felipe Massa 42
11 Lance Stroll 40
12 Nico Hulkenberg 35
13 Romain Grosjean 28
14 Kevin Magnussen 19
15 Fernando Alonso 15
16 Stoffel Vandoorne 13
17 Jolyon Palmer 8
18 Pascal Wehrlein 5
19 Daniil Kvyat 5
20 Marcus Ericsson 0
21 Pierre Gasly 0
22 Antonio Giovinazzi 0
23 Brendon Hartley 0

2017 F1 Constructors’ standings

POS CONSTRUCTOR POINTS
1 Mercedes 625
2 Ferrari 495
3 Red Bull/Renault 358
4 Force India/Mercedes 177
5 Williams/Mercedes 82
6 Toro Rosso/Renault 53
7 Renault 49
8 Haas/Ferrari 47
9 McLaren/Honda 28
10 Sauber/Ferrari 5

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