2018 Brazilian Grand Prix
|2018 Brazilian Grand Prix|
Race 20 of 21 in the 2018 Formula One World Championship|
Layout of the Autódromo José Carlos Pace
|Date||11 November 2018|
|Official name||Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil 2018|
|Location||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.309 km (2.677 mi)|
|Distance||71 laps, 305.879 km (190.064 mi)|
|Time||1:10.540 on lap 65 (lap record)|
|Second||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer|
The 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Heineken do Brasil 2018) was a Formula One motor race held on 11 November 2018 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil. The race was the twentieth and penultimate round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 47th running of the Brazilian Grand Prix and the 46th time that the race was run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950. Following Felipe Massa's retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2017 season, this running of the race had also marked the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix entered the Formula One World Championship calendar in 1973 that no Brazilian driver took part.
The race was won by Lewis Hamilton from pole position. Hamilton's race win combined with teammate Valtteri Bottas finishing 5th meant that Mercedes were able to claim the Constructors' Championship for the 5th consecutive season.
Going into the penultimate round of the 2018 season Lewis Hamilton had already claimed the Drivers' Championship, however Ferrari and Mercedes could both still claim the Constructors' Championship. Ferrari needed to outscore Mercedes by 13 points or more to prevent Mercedes winning the title after the race's completion.
|5||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer||1:08.205||1:08.017||1:07.778||5|
|6||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer||1:08.544||1:08.055||1:07.780||111|
|10||10||Pierre Gasly||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:09.046||1:08.616||1:09.029||9|
|12||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||1:09.217||1:08.741||12|
|13||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1:09.264||1:08.770||182|
|16||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Renault||1:09.269||15|
|17||28||Brendon Hartley||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:09.280||16|
|107% time: 1:12.979|
- ^1 – Daniel Ricciardo received a five-place grid penalty for a change in turbochargers.
- ^2 – Esteban Ocon received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.
Max Verstappen was leading and extending his lead over Lewis Hamilton in second until, on lap 44, Verstappen made contact with Esteban Ocon, who was trying to unlap himself, causing both drivers to spin allowing Hamilton to take the lead and eventually the win. Following the collision the stewards gave Ocon a ten-second stop-go penalty for the incident. After the race Ocon and Verstappen were involved in an altercation which consisted of the drivers pushing each other angrily. Verstappen would later be given community service for the post-race altercation. The win for Lewis Hamilton wrapped up the constructors' title for Mercedes, with Max Verstappen second and Kimi Räikkönen third. Daniel Ricciardo took fourth ahead of Bottas with Vettel struggling home to sixth.
- ^1 – Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso each received a five-second time penalty for ignoring blue flags.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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