THE Brazilian Grand Prix began in dramatic fashion as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided with each other moments after Daniel Ricciardo crashed out of the race.
The safety car came out to clear up debris but the race but Hamilton and Verstappen collided moments after it was all cleaned up.
In the ensuing chaos, Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris also crashed into each other, but both men are still racing.
- Start time: 6pm
- Stream/TV: Sky Sports F1
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All eyes to Abu Dhabi
So we’re nearly there then. Just one race left in the 2022 season in Abu Dhabi in a week’s time.
Who will finish this season in 2nd? Find out if it’ll be Charles Leclerc or Sergio Perez right here next week.
God Save the King
Finally, the British national anthem gets its yearly outing, as Russell stands top of the tree in Formula 1 for the very first time.
Russell overcome with emotion
“What an amazing feeling”
“I’m speechless. All of these memories keep flooding back.”
An emotional George Russell is finally a grand prix winner.
Hamilton: “This is an incredible result.”
“Huge congratulations to George, he truly deserves it.”
On his incident with Max Verstappen: “What can I say, you know how it is with Max [Verstappen]”
Sainz “We can be happy with that”
The Spaniard also offers his congratulations to the maiden winner,
Harsh on Perez
After being asked on the last lap of the race, Verstappen refused to let his teammate through to help his quest for second in the Drivers’ Championship.
Russell is delighted
“This is just the beginning” says Russell over the radio/
1-2 for Mercedes!
Hamilton follows Russell home in second, with Sainz making up the final podium place!
GEORGE RUSSELL WINS THE BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX!
Lap 70/71 – Can Russell hold on?
A great lap from Russell, who is dealing with the pressure so well right now.
1.4seconds still the gap between the front two.
Lap 69/71 – Hamilton pushing towards DRS
He’s getting closer every lap, but is Hamilton going to run out of time to catch Russell?
Lap 67/71 – Team orders don’t favour Perez again
Despite being in the battle for second in the championship. Verstappen is allowed to overtake Perez to try and catch Leclerc.
Lap 65/71 – 1.3second lead for Russell
Can he hold off Hamilton for his first win?
Meanwhile, Alonso overtakes Perez who is really struggling here.
Lap 64/71 – Leclerc past Perez
What a recovery from Leclerc.
Perez will now be continuing to look behind his shoulder for the foreseeable future.
Lap 63/71 – Sainz into P3
The medium tyres are costing Perez right now, and now he has Leclerc breathing down his neck.
Lap 63/71 – No DRS for Hamilton yet
The Mercedes pair are split by just over a second, and that means there will be no DRS yet for Hamilton.
Lap 61/71 – Huge fight for P3
Perez is doing everything to hold off from Sainz, who has Leclerc for company now in his fight for a podium.
Lap 60/71 – Great restart from Russell
Russell gets away well and remains up front by nearly a second.
Leclerc is all the way up to P5!
Lap 59/71 – Back underway
A four-way battle for the lead commences!
Lap 57/71 – Hamilton fearing for restart
The Mercedes man is fearing the drivers behind him who have fresher tyres than him.
Lap 56/71 – No team orders at Mercedes
Russell has been informed that him and Hamilton will be racing when the safety car comes in.
Lap 54/71 – Nightmare day for McLaren
Both McLaren’s are now out, and their Sunday goes from bad to worse.
The VSC has now become a full safety car.
Lap 53/71 – VSC brought out
Not quite a full safety car, and the Spaniards are pitting to try and revive their races – Sainz and Alonso.
Lap 52/71 – Norris is out!
The McLaren has lost power, could this bring a safety car?
Lap 51/71 – Sainz a sitting duck
The pace of the two Mercedes’ on their new soft tyres speak for themselves, and Sainz looks helpless in between the pair of them.