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Hamilton Wins São Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil; Bottas P3

Hamilton Wins São Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil; Bottas P3

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team scored an improbable and exhilarating double podium at Sunday’s São Paulo Grand Prix in Interlago. Lewis Hamilton delivered a famous win from P10 on the grid, having overcome disqualification from Friday’s qualifying, to score his 101st career F1 victory and his 80th for Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas started from pole and delivered a strong P3 podium finish, number 66 of his career, and was closing in quickly on Max Verstappen’s Red Bull in the final laps.

Hamilton overtook Verstappen on track on lap 59, having been forced off track at Turn 4 on lap 48, to take the checkered flag. Verstappen (332.5 points) leads the Drivers’ Championship from Hamilton (318.5) by 14 points, with Valtteri in P3 (203 points). The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team (521.5 points) lead Red Bull (510.5 points) by 11 points in the Constructors’ Championship.

With three races remaining, all eyes will be on Qatar as F1 makes its first visit to the Losail International Circuit this weekend.

“Last weekend in São Paulo was a triumph through adversity and I couldn’t be prouder of the fighting spirit from every member of our team,” said Toto Wolff, team principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team. “Through each setback, our determination grew stronger, and this already close team grew tighter with every challenge thrown our way. We arrive in Qatar for a fresh challenge, a brand-new circuit for F1 and one we can’t wait to race on.”

You can watch the Qatar Grand Prix live on ESPN2 this Sunday, November 21, starting at 9 a.m. ET.

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