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2016-11-14 14:12

EASY VICTORY: Lewis Hamilton charges to his maiden Brazil Grand Prix victory at Interlagos. Image: AP /Andre Penner

Cape Town - It was a marvelous race that had rain, safety car periods, crashes and inevitably a moan from Sebastian Vettel. 

Lewis Hamilton won the race with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg second, Max Verstappen drove courageously to finish on the podium. The Dutch teen was voted 'Driver of the Day'.

The race took over three hours to complete because of stoppages, but the franticness when the cars were on track was palpable. 

Here are five stories that recap the slippery events that took place at Interlagos in Sao Paulo on Sunday (November 13). 

1. Hamilton wins to take title showdown to final race

The Formula 1 world championship will go down to the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi after Lewis Hamilton won the race in Sao Paulo. 

Yes!!!!! #MercedesAMGF1 #LewisHamilton #NicoRosberg #Benz #Petronas #F1 #Brazil #Interlagos #BrazilianGP #FormulaOne

A photo posted by MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS (@mercedesamgf1) on

2. Alonso warns Vettel over track behaviour

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso plans to ensure that the under-fire Sebastian Vettel understands that "the track belongs to everybody" after the pair clashed during the race.

A photo posted by Xave TheRave (@xavetherave) on

3. Felipe Massa in tears after emotional guard of honour at Brazil GP 

An emotional Felipe Massa received a rapturous reception from his home crowd and a guard of honour from rival teams after crashing out during the race.

The team commiserate @massafelipe19 after his #BrazilGP retirement, following emotional displays from @mercedesamgf1 and @scuderiaferrari

A photo posted by Williams Martini Racing (@williamsmartiniracing) on

4. Rosberg 'OK' with second as Hamilton cuts into championship lead

After finishing second in the Grand Prix, Rosberg said: "I can live with second today. I was hoping for the win, but second is OK." 

obrigado ????

A photo posted by NICO ROSBERG (@nicorosberg) on

5. Verstappen's great escape

The Dutch teen had a massive moment when he aquaplaned his Red Bull and somehow managed to catch it. He told Martin Brundle on the podium after the race that it came down to 50% skill and 50% luck. 

A video posted by Bia Figueiredo (@biaracing) on


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