Brazil does not disappoint, it never does. Safety Car, position changes, virtual… Within this chaos, George Russell reigned, who got the first victory of his career. He was not attacked by a brutal Lewis Hamilton, who clashed with Verstappen at the start of the race, but who came back to second place. Sainz is not far behind, who maximized the performance of the Ferrari as much as he could and secured a new podium.
Special mention for Alonso, who rode the entire race in the lead times. He was lucky with the last Safety Car, which left him with new tires with 10 laps to go. He came back from ninth to fifth and was one second behind Leclerc.
Max Verstappen and Checo Pérez had an unexpected clash in the final stretch of the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix that was held this Sunday in Interlagos.
With the race about to end and everything decided, Red Bull asked Max Verstappen to cede fourth position to Checo Pérez, since the Mexican has a battle with Charles Leclerc for the runner-up position in the Drivers’ World Championship.
Max, let Checo through”, they told the two-time world champion on the radio. The Dutchman’s response was unexpected and served to close the door on his partner. “I’ve already told you. Don’t ask me again. Is it clear to you? I have given you my reasons and I stand by them.”
While that conversation was taking place, Checo Pérez was informed that Max Verstappen was going to let him pass in order to benefit him in his fight with Charles Leclerc for second position in the general classification. The Mexican appreciated the communication and the work of Red Bull, but soon discovered that he would not overtake his teammate.
Checo Pérez himself, visibly disappointed, vented on the radio and left a sentence that took a few seconds to go viral. “He really shows who he is,” launched the Mexican pilot.
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