Just one race left to go, everything still to play for after the Brazilian GP.
Nico Rosberg clinched pole on Saturday and with it a completely pointless award for having the most poles this season, currently 10. He also took the race win, with Lewis Hamilton behind in second and local boy Felipe Massa in third, exactly as they started. Valtteri Bottas started in fourth but could only finish in tenth place, a lap down on the Mercedes.
The fastest lap of the race went to Lewis Hamilton, his seventh of the season, so if there were an award for that, he’d have it. Jenson Button had an impressive race to finish fourth, his fastest lap just four tenths off of Hamilton’s, showing why he deserves a seat in F1.
Only a couple of changes in the championship again, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso have both moved up one position, pushing Valtteri Bottas down two places to sixth. Kimi Raikkonen moved up to 11th after finishing in seventh, pushing Sergio Perez to 12th. In the Constructors’ Championship absolutely nothing has changed and likely won’t change any more.
Still a lot to play for, Hamilton and Rosberg can both win the championship, though Rosberg is unlikely to win unless Hamilton retires from the race. The battle between Vettel, Alonso and Bottas for fourth is even closer, just three points separates fourth and sixth position.
|5||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||GER||10||71||01:14.018||6|
|8||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||GER||4||71||01:13.728||12|
|11||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||RUS||0||70||01:14.144||17|
|13||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||FRA||0||70||01:14.774||15|
|15||Sergio Perez||Force India||MEX||0||70||01:14.550||18|
|RET||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||AUS||–||39||01:15.387||9|