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Rosberg halts Hamilton's winning streak at Brazilian GP

Rosberg halts Hamilton's winning streak at Brazilian GP

Snapshot: The nail-biting GrandPrix saw many thrilling moments between both the Silver Arrow drivers.

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It seems like there was no stopping for the Briton, Lewis Hamilton, after his 5 continuous wins, until the Brazilian GP, where his teammate, Nico Rosberg put a brake on his winning streak. Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian GP, closing the gap between him and Hamilton by 17 points now. The nail-biting GrandPrix saw many thrilling moments between both the Silver Arrow drivers.

Nico Rosberg had an early advantage in the race, when he started from the pole ahead of Hamilton, and maintained the gap for quite a few moments, before Hamilton started closing in the gap. Hamilton, in the process of doing so, set a new fastest lap in the race, but his ambitions proved fatal and his car took a half spun due to worn out tyres, increasing the gap by 7.4sec. The race was not over for Hamilton, neither was his aspirations to win the race and seal the title. The Briton again revved hard to close the gap to a mere 2 seconds, entering his 50th lap, but thereafter, Rosberg withstands every attack, achieving the top podium, after 6 long races.

The podium was completed by home by Felipe Massa, driving his Williams' to join the Silver Arrows. Winning his first podium this year, Felipe Massa had to fight hard to achieve it, due to some unwanted errors. As if a five-second stop-and-go penalty when his speed limiter failed to work, was not enough, he also lost time when he entered the McLaren pit rather than the Williams' bay, because the mechanics waiting for Jenson Button were similarly attired to his own.

Jenson Button, driving his McLaren Mercedes, turned fifth on the grid into a very strong fourth in the race. He fought it hard from the Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull and both the Ferraris. While the German finished fifth for Red Bull, there was a fight between both the Ferrari drivers to achieve 6th position. Fernando Alonso finished sixth ahead of his teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, who had to pull his car fast ahead of Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, finishing seventh, with just two-tenths of a second splitting the both of them.

The top ten of the drivers' title list was completed by Hulkenberg at eight, Kevin Magnussen of McLaren at ninth and  Valterri Bottas of William-Mercedes takes the final point in 10th place.

The race saw Nico Rosberg keeping himself in the fight for the Drivers' title. With only one race left at Abu Dhabi and a 17 point margin, the possibilities are limited to few options only. Rosberg winning the race and Hamilton finishing a distant eight or Rosberg coming second and Hamilton scoring no point, are the only way Rosberg can win the championship. Otherwise, the Briton will take the top honor.

Want to know about the results from the U.S Grand Prix?

Results

Pos

 

Driver

Team

Laps

Time/Retired

 

Pts

1

 

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

71

1:30:02.555

 

25

2

 

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

71

+1.4 secs

 

18

3

 

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

71

+41.0 secs

 

15

4

 

Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

71

+48.6 secs

 

12

5

 

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing-Renault

71

+51.4 secs

 

10

6

 

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

71

+61.9 secs

 

8

7

 

Kimi Räikkönen

Ferrari

71

+63.7 secs

 

6

8

 

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

71

+63.9 secs

 

4

9

 

Kevin Magnussen

McLaren-Mercedes

71

+70.0 secs

 

2

10

 

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

70

+1 Lap

 

1

11

 

Daniil Kvyat

STR-Renault

70

+1 Lap

  

12

 

Pastor Maldonado

Lotus-Renault

70

+1 Lap

  

13

 

Jean-Eric Vergne

STR-Renault

70

+1 Lap

  

14

 

Esteban Gutierrez

Sauber-Ferrari

70

+1 Lap

  

15

 

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

70

+1 Lap

  

16

 

Adrian Sutil

Sauber-Ferrari

70

+1 Lap

  

17

 

Romain Grosjean

Lotus-Renault

63

Power unit

  

Ret

 

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-Renault

39

Suspension

  

 

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