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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wins the Brazilian Grand Prix closing the gap to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton has closed the gap on Championship leader Max Verstappen cutting the gap between the two drivers to just 14 points with victory at Interlagos.

The Brit had to make up 25 places in total to win on Sunday after taking a new engine before the weekend started setting him back five places but after disqualification on Friday due to a DRS infringement, Hamilton had to start from the back of the grid on Saturday.

Hamilton climbed up to fifth by the end of the 24th lap in the sprint race but his five place penalty meant he would start tenth going into the race on Sunday, a position he had never won from before.

However, as Hamilton proves time and time again you can’t write him off, within four laps Hamilton was fourth and after passing Sergio Perez on the 19th lap, the Mercedes driver started chasing Verstappen who he attempted to pass on the 48th lap which ended up with both drivers off the road, Hamilton bided his time and passed the Dutchman on the 59th lap and cruised to victory.

With three races to go in the Middle East, Hamilton is 14 points behind Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship and Mercedes are only 11 points ahead of Red Bull in the Constructors’ Championship.

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