The German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) achieved victory Sunday in the Brazilian Grand Prix, nineteenth and penultimate round of the Formula One World Championship, and is one step away from the runner-up.
Vettel achieved his fifth victory of the season and the third in Brazil by finishing ahead of the Finns Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) and the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who started from the street of garages.
Sebastian Vettel added his forty-seventh victory in Formula 1, the fifth of this season and the third in Brazil, where he won in 2010 and 2013.
The four-time world champion finished first in the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo ahead of Bottas, who started from the pole position just ahead of him and overtook him in the first corner.
After Vettel controlled the race with authority to win the race. The German joins this victory to those achieved this year in Australia, Bahrain, Monaco and Hungary.
The podium was completed by Kimi Raikkonen, who in the final section endured Hamilton’s attack, which started from the street of garages and managed to go back up to fourth place and with options to get into the box.
It was the last race in Sao Paulo for the local hero, Felipe Massa (Williams). The paulista arrived seventh in front of Fernando Alonso (McLaren) and Sergio Perez (Force India). Between these three pilots there was half a second difference when they crossed the finish line; Perez was .137 thousandths of Spanish. It was one of the most entertaining battles of the race.
Esteban Ocon, partner of ‘Checo’, had to leave for the first time in the season after a clash with Romain Grosjean Haas) at the start of competition. Ocon, in addition, loses ground with respect to the Guadalajara in the internal fight that they have for the position seven in the table of pilots.
After this race Vettel leads by 22 points to Bottas in the race for the second place.
The World Cup is now heading to Abu Dhabi, whose Yas Marina circuit will be the scene of the last championship event from November 24 to 26.

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