Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to win in Brazil
Brazil Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to win in Brazil

12/11/2017

Sebastian Vettel claimed his fifth win of the season after beating Valtteri Bottas to victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel never looked back after a bold move on the inside saw him take the lead from Bottas in the first corner and Ferrari's strategy ensured he retained the lead through the single round of pit stops.

Kimi Raikkonen completed the podium in third -- his sixth rostrum appearance at Interlagos -- having successfully fended off a late charge from the recovering Lewis Hamilton, who crossed the line just 0.8s behind the Ferrari driver and 5.4s adrift of Vettel in first after starting from the pitlane following his crash in qualifying.

Max Verstappen led Red Bull's charge in a distant fifth, ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who recovered from 14th to seal sixth place, while Felipe Massa put in a superb drive in his final Brazilian Grand Prix to claim seventh, pipping former teammate Fernando Alonso to the chequered flag.

Sergio Perez followed the McLaren driver home in ninth to continue Force India's impressive run of points-scoring finishes, while Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the top ten to score a point that could prove crucial in the battle for sixth place in the constructors' championship, with the French manufacturer now just four points adrift of Toro Rosso with one round remaining.

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