Team by team analysis of Brazilian Grand Prix

Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:57am EST
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Team by team analysis of Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix (listed in championship order):

MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Nico Rosberg 2)

Hamilton's ninth win of the season, third in a row and first in Brazil. He now has 52 career victories, putting him second on the all-time list of winners behind Michael Schumacher. Hamilton started on pole, his 11th this year. Rosberg's lead was cut to 12 points, meaning the German need only finish third in Abu Dhabi to take the title. Hamilton won without making a racing pitstop, due to the conditions, and used only the full wet tyre.

RED BULL (Max Verstappen 3, Daniel Ricciardo 8)

Verstappen overtook first Ferrari's Raikkonen, then Rosberg and finally half the field in the last 17 laps on the way to the podium. The teenager also set the fastest lap and might have been second but for the team's wrong call on tyres. Ricciardo struggled for visibility with his visor fogging up and also collected a five-second penalty for pitting when the lane was closed. Red Bull have now secured second place in the championship.

FERRARI (Sebastian Vettel 5, Kimi Raikkonen retired)   Continued...

Formula One - F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix - Circuit of Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 13/11/2016 - First placed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, second placed and teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany and third placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands spray champagne during the victory ceremony.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce