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Vettel wins Brazilian Grand Prix



Sao Paulo, Nov 13: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won his fifth race of the Formula One season at the Brazilian Grand Prix to all but secure second place in the driver’s championship.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took second place while Kimi Raikkonen claimed third in his Ferrari at the Interlagos circuit on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Lewis Hamilton, who clinched his fourth world title in Mexico last month, finished fourth in his Mercedes.
“Initially I had a very good getaway and then I had a bit of wheel spin,” Vettel said on the podium.
“So I thought ‘ah I missed my chance’ but I think Valtteri was struggling even more off the line. So I really had a chance to squeeze down the inside and I think I surprised him a bit. It was obviously very crucial. After that I think we were pushing for, after the safety car, the remaining 65 laps flat out.”
The next and final face of the Formula One season will be in Abu Dhabi on November 27.
Hamilton has an unassailable lead at the top of the driver standing with 345 points, followed by Vettel (302 points), Bottas (280 points) and Ricciardo (200 points). IANS