Lewis Hamilton, the driver for Mercedes finished his weekend with a stunning victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The victory helped him gain momentum in his Formula One title fight with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen. Despite starting from 10th due to a penalty the seven-time world champion, Hamilton beat Verstappen.
Verstappen was the winner of the race’s previous edition in 2019 and finished second place on Sunday. He saw his lead in the driver’s championship shrink to 14 points with only three races left. The winner of each race is awarded 25 points. Verstappen led most of the race after the first turn but was overtaken by Hamilton on lap 59.
Making it his 101st victory, Hamilton got emotional and said “I was pushing as hard as I could,… From last on the grid(referring to Saturday’s sprint race), and then another five-place penalty… I think that’s the hardest weekend I’ve had. Things kept going against us, but it just shows, never give up, keep fighting. Never, ever stop fighting.”
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