It was the first time in history that a driver starting from below P8 managed to win the Brazilian GP and it was none other than the reigning world champion, Lewis Hamilton. Having immense speed at his disposal, Hamilton turned the screws on Max Verstappen when he overtook him on Lap 58 and managed to reduce the deficit to 14 points.
He could have had a point more against his name if it wasn’t for Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez who took the fastest lap in the very end. Having said that after winning the Brazilian GP, in the post-race interview after the race with former title rival Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton was buzzing. The Brit bounced back from a disqualification in qualifying on Friday.
What was opinionated by Lewis Hamilton?
“Firstly, I feel what it was like to be you in 2007, I’m grateful for the support. I haven’t had it since Silverstone. Since then, it’s been difficult but to hear it through this weekend has been humbling. What a race, the team did an aiming job, Valtteri Bottas did a great job to get as many points as possible,” Lewis Hamilton said.
“Pushing as hard as I could, from last and another five-place penalty, the hardest weekend I’ve had. My dad reminded me of when I did something similar previously. Coming into this weekend, I didn’t think we’d close the gap like we did today. Then things kept going against us, but it shows never give up. Never stop fighting and that’s how I’ve approached this weekend. I haven’t won for a long time so feels like the first,” Hamilton concluded.