Lewis Hamilton fined after dramatic Brazilian Grand Prix win to cap off turbulent weekend

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Lewis Hamilton has been fined for undoing his safety belts after the chequered flag. 

The 36-year-old was celebrating an unlikely win in Sao Paulo after gaining nine places from his starting berth of ten and duly reached for a Brazilian flag after beating championship leader Max Verstappen

Hamilton, who appeared to enjoy the support shown to him at Interlagos, was demoted to tenth after failing a technical inspection and that came after a five-place grid penalty following a fifth engine change of the season. 

While the Mercedes driver reveled in what was a stunning victory - one that even he admitted he did not think was possible - his dramatic weekend was not over. 

Footage shows him unbuckling his belt while in motion on the track and, as a result, he has been hit with a financial penalty. 

“The driver is fined €5,000 with an additional €20,000 which is suspended through the end of 2022,” read an official release from the stewards. 

Hamilton now trials Verstappen by 14 points heading into the final three races of the season in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. 

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