Formula 1: Verstappen wins in Brazil, then Norris and Alonso


By John

Max Verstappen’s 17th triumph of the season arrives in the Brazilian Grand Prix. On the Interlagos circuit the Dutchman from Red Bull dominates as always with great naturalness, finishing ahead of Lando Norris’ McLaren and Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin. Sergio Perez fourth with the other Red Bull. Once again, great disappointment for Ferrari: Charles Leclerc even inexplicably hits the wall on the formation lap, while Carlos Sainz crosses the finish line in sixth.
Verstappen has no problems defending the lead at the start, while the two Aston Martins, which started in third and fourth position, were immediately burned by Norris and Hamilton who immediately placed themselves in the podium area. Meanwhile at the rear Magnussen and Albon collide and first force the Safety Car to come in, then the red flag to be waved.
At the restart Verstappen and Norris maintained the first two positions and ran away from the rest of the group, while Alonso attacked and overtook Hamilton, temporarily returning to the podium. During the 18th lap the Briton from Mercedes was also overtaken by Perez and around halfway through the race also by Sainz’s Ferrari. In the second part little or nothing happens, only the battle between Perez and Alonso for third place is worth mentioning, which was won in the sprint by the Spaniard from Aston Martin.