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
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Qualifying 2018 Brazil
Start grid 2018 Brazil

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F1 classification 2018 Brazilian GP

144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:27:09.06671
233Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:27:10.53571
37Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari01:27:13.83071
43Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull01:27:14.25971
577Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:27:32.00971
65Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari01:27:36.06371
716Monaco Charles Leclerc
Switzerland Sauber01:27:53.26571
88France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas01:28:00.29671
920Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas01:28:01.92371
1011Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom Racing Point01:27:17.88670
1128New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Italy Toro Rosso01:28:08.49470
1255Spain Carlos Sainz
France Renault01:28:09.35570
1310France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro Rosso01:28:12.79870
1431France Esteban Ocon
United Kingdom Racing Point01:28:15.65170
152Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLaren01:28:19.33270
1635Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin
United Kingdom Williams01:27:25.98069
1714Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren01:27:32.46169
1818Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams01:27:44.17669
DNF27Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France RenaultPower unit43
DNF9Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland SauberCollisiion damage22


  • 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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