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autoviva2014-11-10 12:15:25

Rosberg beats Hamilton in Brasil

German put an end to the consecutive victory streak from the British driver

 
 
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Rosberg has ended Hamilton's streak of five wins in Interlagos

Nico Rosberg has managed to beat once again Lewis Hamilton after a streak of five consecutive wins from his MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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teammate. The victory came this weekend at the Grand Prix of Brazil at Interlagos.

The German driver started from pole for the 10th time this season and thanks to this fifth win of the season managed to shorten to 17 points Hamilton's advantage in the championship standings. Recall that in the last race in Abu Dhabi there are double points up for grab, so the title fight is not over yet.

Hamilton's hopes of beating Rosberg once again ended on lap 28 when at Descida do Lago he made a half spin. This ended up damaging the brakes, but still the British made a great recovery that led to a lively end of the race with Hamilton close enough to use the DRS system. However, the British failed to make the overtaking and had to settle for second place.

In front of his homecrowd, Felipe Massa gave the Brazilians a joy climbing to the third step of the podium. The WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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driver had a race full of mishaps, including a five-second penalty for exceeding the speed limit on the pitlane and even stopped in McLarenMcLarenMcLarenUnited Kingdom, 1963 > present92 models
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's box by mistake at the second visit to the pits. Yet the pace was enough to secure a third place finish.

Valteri Bottas who reached fourth at some stage of the race could have benefitted from his teammate's mistakes, but a long pit stop and getting off the track on Nico Hulkenberg's overtake ended up throwing the Finn to 10th place.

McLaren's Jenson Button ended up in fourth place after a courageous overtaking to Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari in Descida do LAgo, with ten laps remaining in the race. Because of this duel Sebastian Vettel eventually managed to sneak his Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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into fifth.

With only two stops the Finn from FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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finished in sixth place but had to defend himself from the attacks of teammate Fernando Alonso.

With an alternative tire strategy, Hulkenberg finished in eighth place ahead of Kevin Magnussen and Bottas.

Check here the Drivers and Manufacturers World Championship standings.

Results Brazilian Grand Prix
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 1:30:02.555
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 +1.4 secs
3 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 71 +41.0 secs
4 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 71 +48.6 secs
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 71 +51.4 secs
6 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 71 +61.9 secs
7 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 71 +63.7 secs
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 71 +63.9 secs
9 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 71 +70.0 secs
10 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap
11 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 70 +1 Lap
12 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 70 +1 Lap
13 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 70 +1 Lap
14 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap
15 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap
16 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap
17 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 63 Power unit
Ret 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 39 Suspension

 

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