2018 Brazilian Grand Prix: F1 Race Winner, Results & Report

Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Brazilian GP 2018. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

Event: Brazilian Grand Prix
Track: Autodromo Interlagos

Weather:  Dry,  24ºC
Tarmac: Dry 43ºC
Wind speed: 9.7 km/h
Humidity: 73%

Lewis Hamilton won the 2018 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix for the second time in his career  It was his 72nd win, his 10th win of the 2018 season and the 86th victory for Mercedes. The Mercedes F1 team also won the constructors title by finishing on P1 & P5.

The track was dry at the start of the 2018 Brazilian  Formula 1 Grand Prix. The complete grid started without any collisions. Max Verstappen overtook the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in the SS's but Raikkonen claimed his P4 back at the back straight.

In lap 2 Verstappen overtook Raikkonen for P4 and also claimed P3 of Vettel in turn 1 of lap 3. Vettel's team mate Raikkonen also passed Vettel in turn 5.

Max Verstappen was pushing hard and was on full attack to get P2 from Bottas. In turn 1 of lap 10 Verstappen passed the Finnish driver with a brave move and drove away to go and attack P1 from Hamilton.

In lap 16 Fernando Alonso was the first to do a pit stop with the McLaren. In lap 19 it was Valtteri Bottas who pitted to switch from Supersoft to Medium tyres. Hamilton went in the next lap and also switched from Supersoft to Medium (white) tyres. He fell back to P7 and Verstappen got the lead and improved the quickest lap time of the race.

Marcus Ericsson saw his best grid spot (P6) going up in smoke and retired in lap 22 because of to much collision damage on the Sauber. Sebastian Vettel pitted in lap 28. He also switched to Medium tyres in a very quick pitstop of 1.9 seconds. Raikkonen did his pitstop in lap 32 and also got fitted with Medium tyres.

Renault called-in Nico Hulkenberg in lap 34 for scenario 12; retirement. In lap 35 race leader Verstappen switched from Supersoft to Soft (yellow) tyres. His pitstop was quite slow with 3 sec., he returned to the track on P2 right behind Hamilton. In lap 40 the Dutchman passed the Mercedes of Hamilton for the lead again.

In lap 44 race leader Verstappen spun when he got hit by lapped Esteban Ocon's Force India. The Frenchman didn't leave enough space for Verstappen and also spun. Hamilton got the lead as a present from the Mercedes powered Force India driver.

Vettel did a second pitstop in lap 54. He switched from Medium to Supersoft. Hamilton's tyres also didn't look very fresh, but he stayed out. Ricciardo showed again a great move on Bottas and claimed P4 from the Mercedes driver. The Finn got fresh tyres ride away to cover his P5 to Vettel.

In the last stage of the race we saw Daniel Ricciardo pushing for the podium place of Raikkonen who was driving in front of the Red Bull on less of a second. Verstappen had closed the gap to race leader Hamilton to 1.6 seconds in the penultimate lap.


Brazilian F1 GP 1
FP1 2018 Brazil
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Qualifying 2018 Brazil
Start grid 2018 Brazil

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F1 classification 2018 Brazilian GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:27:09.066 71
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:27:10.535 71
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari 01:27:13.830 71
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull 01:27:14.259 71
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes 01:27:32.009 71
6 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari 01:27:36.063 71
7 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Switzerland Sauber 01:27:53.265 71
8 8 France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas 01:28:00.296 71
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas 01:28:01.923 71
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom Racing Point 01:27:17.886 70
11 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Italy Toro Rosso 01:28:08.494 70
12 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
France Renault 01:28:09.355 70
13 10 France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro Rosso 01:28:12.798 70
14 31 France Esteban Ocon
United Kingdom Racing Point 01:28:15.651 70
15 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLaren 01:28:19.332 70
16 35 Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin
United Kingdom Williams 01:27:25.980 69
17 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren 01:27:32.461 69
18 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams 01:27:44.176 69
DNF 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France Renault Power unit 43
DNF 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland Sauber Collisiion damage 22


  • Car 14 - Fernando Alonso (McLaren) received a 5 sec. time penalty for ignoring blue flags
  • Car 2 -Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren) received a 5 sec. time penalty for ignoring blue flags

Fastest lap: 1:10.540 min by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) on lap 65 @219.909 km/h
Highest speed: 345.8 km/h by Esteban Ocon (Force India)

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2 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2018 Brazilian F1 Grand Prix

  1. Ken May

    Esteban Ocon was deemed to be at fault but Max V should have been more prudent, he is learning but clearly not a fast enough it seems.
    The race pace of Red Bull was a surprise.
    Seb V despite all his gesticulations on the weighbridge seems to have given up after Mexico


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