F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2021 LIVE! Hamilton wins - Race result, latest news, overtakes, strategies, TV channel

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F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 2021 LIVE! Hamilton wins - Race result, latest news, overtakes, strategies, TV channel
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Lewis Hamilton kept his distant hopes of an eight world championship alive by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Despite starting in last on the grid after being disqualified from Friday’s session, Hamilton gained nine places in a dramatic battle with Max Verstappen at Interlagos.

Championship leader Verstappen finished second and never looked like reclaiming top spot after being overtaken while Valtteri Bottas was third.

Hamilton, who appeared to be enjoying the support of the crowd, described it has the “hardest weekend” he’d had.

“Wooo, yes, come on guys,” roared a jubilant Hamilton on the radio. “Thank you so much, let’s keep going, lets keep pushing.”

Hamilton, starting down the order following a combined 25-place grid penalty, gained four spots on the opening lap to move up to sixth before roaring past Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc on successive laps.

Verstappen was then slapped on the wrists by the stewards with a black-and-white warning flag for his weaving antics on lap 58.

Up front, Hamilton kept his composure to cross the line 10.4secs clear and claim his first victory since the Russian Grand Prix in September and only his second since the summer break.

Additional reporting from PA

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Key Points

  • Hamilton wins 101st Grand Prix

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How the constructor standings are shaping up

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Verstappen’s verdict on Hamilton

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Relive the best moments

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Lewis Hamilton fined €5k

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The Grand Prix winner has been slapped with a €5k fine for undoing his safety belt while in motion on the track.

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101 up for Lewis Hamilton!

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Hamilton wins!What a story in Sao Paulo as the Mercedes driver wins his 101st Grand Prix.

Stunning.

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Hamilton ahead!

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LEWIS HAMILTON OVERTAKES VERSTAPPEN!

WHAT A DRIVE!

Hamilton close again!

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Lap 58: Verstappen blocks Hamilton again heading into Turn 3.

What a battle this is.

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No investigation needed!

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Verstappen cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Lance Stroll and Daniel Riccardo retire

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Both men bow out while Hamilton’s clash with Verstappen is under investigation.

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DRAMA!

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Hamilton tries to overtake Verstappen, who forces him wide before going off the track himself.

Will that be Hamilton’s only chance?

Bottas not happy

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“We just threw away an easy one-two.”

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What a season this is

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One wrong move from Verstappen and Hamilton is there waiting to pounce.

The battle between the two is one for the ages.

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Bottas with the fastest lap

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The Finn goes some way to winning Mercedes an extra point by recording the fastest lap so far.

Hamilton cuts Verstappen’s lead

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Lap 32 - Now, the gap between the top two has gone from around 4 seconds to roughly 1 second.

What a performance from Hamilton so far.

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Verstappen heading for the pits

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Verstappen needs a compound switch.

Verstappen’s tires are dropping

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The race-leader has told his team his tyres are dropping and he’s starting to slide.

Hamilton overtakes Perez

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The gap

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Lap 26/71- 3.589s between Verstappen and Hamilton.

The Red Bull driver has been told by his team he holds the advantage in the middle third.

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Hamilton in second!

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Perez overtaken! Hamilton now in second.

Drama!

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Lap 18/71 - Hamilton overtakes Perez after dancing around the outside of Turn 3 but the Red Bull man managed to reclaim second.

Tsunoda penalised

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Yuki Tsunoda deducted-10 seconds for that earlier clash with Stroll.

Perez to Team Red Bull

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“Get Max to give me DRS.”

Back underway!

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After a safety car intervention, Perez has managed to pull away from Hamilton, with a 2.5 second gap.

Hamilton has Perez in his sights

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Hamilton is driving aggressively and now has Perez in his sights.

The Mexican is looking under pressure with Verstappen having bolted.

Big lock up at turn 1

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Lap 10/71: Bottas and Hamilton hunting Perez and Verstappen. Very congested at turn one on lap 10 but the Mercedes drivers just can’t reach Red Bull.

Hamilton to Team Mercedes

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“Tell Valterri to follow me.”

Stroll in the pits

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Lance Stroll needs his Asten Martin fixed after colliding with Tsunoda.

A closer look at the start

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Safety car could be needed

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A lot of debris on the track could threaten to ruin later laps.

Norris was lucky to only get a puncture!

Hamilton making good progress

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Lap 5/71 - Hamilton up to third in what now looks like a straight battle between him and Verstappen.

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Hamilton up to fifth!

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Brilliant start from the Mercedes driver as he’s already halved the defecit. Very quick pit-stop allows Norris back through, Verstappen still leads.

Hamilton up to sixth!

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Very congested already, Lando Norris has a puncture.

Hamilton has it all to do but has started well.

Light out!

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Dramatic opening with Verstappen leads Bottas, a Red Bull 1-2 to start us off.

Searingly hot track in Brazil

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Toto Wolff angry

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Th Mercedes boss was not in the mood to talk after Hamilton’s penalty.

A closer look at Lewis Hamilton’s brilliance yesterday

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Soon time for lights out

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Strategy Guide

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All you need to know about Interlagos

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Built in the 1940s, Interlagos has managed to keep much of its charm and character despite frequent updates to suit the demands of F1.

Hosting its first Grand Prix in 1973, Valtteri Bottas set the lap record on the current landscape in 2018 in 1:10:540.

26 turns await across 2.677 miles in what looks a fascinating contest.

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Max Verstappen is coming of age

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‘No one has ever questioned Verstappen’s race pace - the son of two racers, he is quite possibly genetically the quickest driver the sport has ever seen.

But as a teenager and then early twenty-something growing up in the sporting spotlight, there were moments when he allowed his fire to burn over.

Sure, there have been on-track moments with Hamilton – think Silverstone and Monza primarily – but he has not let them get to him. Aged 24, there is a maturity that could finally make the difference between him being world champion and not.’You can read Matt Majendie’s deep-dive into how Red Bull turned the tide in F1 here.

Hamilton not giving up

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Lewis Hamilton insisted his world championship title hopes are still alive after a brilliant drive to finish fifth in the sprint race at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver started Saturday’s race last, after a rear-wing infringement resulted in his disqualification from qualifying, but he showed his class to bounce back from the major setback.

Hamilton’s punishment promoted Max Verstappen to the front of the grid but Valtteri Bottas beat the Red Bull man off the line to win the 24-lap dash and claim pole position for Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Verstappen finished runner-up to claim two points and extend his lead from 19 to 21 points. Carlos Sainz took third for Ferrari.

Will there be rain in Sao Paulo?

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For now, there is no rain forecast and more sun is expected in place of the clouds that presided over yesterday’s sprint.

Starting Gird

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How can I watch live in the UK?

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TV channel: Today’s race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports’ Main Event and F1 channels.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the action through the Sky Go App.

Highlights: Channel 4 will show free highlights of the race at 23:00pm on Sunday 14 November 2021.

Welcome

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Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The race is scheduled to start at 17:00pm GMT on Sunday November 14, 2021.

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