George Russell led Lewis Hamilton across the finish line and gave Mercedes to a magnificent one-two victory in an incident filled 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix.
A late Safety Car bunched the field up for the final 10 laps of the race in Sao Paulo, and Russell kept his cool and strode home for his first ever win in F1.
Last season’s F1 title rivals Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided between Turn 1 and Turn 2, which ruined the Red Bull driver’s race as he destroyed his front wing and also incurred a five-second penalty for his troubles.
A first lap shunt between Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen saw both the McLaren and Haas cars out of the race.
F1 2022 Drivers’ Standings after Brazilian GP
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||429|
|2||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||290|
|10||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||49|
|11||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||36|
|15||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||14|
|18||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||6|
|21||Nyck De Vries||Williams||2|
|22||Nico Hulkenberg||Aston Martin||0|
F1 2022 Constructors’ Standings after Brazilian GP
Meanwhile in the Constructor Standings, Mercedes once again closed the gap to Ferrari as the fight for second goes down to the wire as just 19 points separate the two teams. The gap between Alpine and McLaren is the same in the fight for fourth.