SAO PAULO — Chased to the top by his teammate Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes driver George Russell received his first race in Formula One on Sunday on the Brazilian Grand Prix.
It was additionally Mercedes’ first GP win of an in any other case disappointing season with Hamilton making it a powerful 1-2 for the workforce in an announcement of intent for subsequent season.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. accomplished the rostrum at Interlagos.
The 24-year-old Russell dominated the race in Sao Paulo from the beginning, which had him in pole place on the grid. He had seven podium finishes earlier than Sunday’s victory.
Hamilton, who began second, had dropped to eighth after his automotive made contact with Max Verstappen’s Pink Bull on the seventh lap. The Dutchman was given a five-second penalty and completed in sixth place.
Verstappen and his Pink Bull workforce have already been topped F1 champions.
The Brazilian GP was the penultimate race of the season forward of Abu Dhabi on Nov. 20.