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Niamh Lewis

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  1. That's it for today

    See you in two weeks time for our final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

  2. Shaking hands

    Earlier in an interview Verstappen said: "We are all passionate about the sport, but it would be odd if I shook his hand."

    Sky Sports reporter Rachel Brookes, though, has just seen this...

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  3. When push comes to shove...

    Stay with us. In a few moments time we may find out the consequences of 'shovegate'...

    Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon
  4. Lewis Hamilton wins after Max Verstappen collides with Esteban Ocon in Brazil

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer at Interlagos

    Lewis Hamilton took a lucky win in the Brazilian Grand Prix after Red Bull's Max Verstappen lost the lead in a collision with a backmarker.

    Verstappen was on course for a superb win when Force India's Esteban Ocon left his car on the inside of the Red Bull at the Senna S and pitched it into a spin.

    The incident dropped Verstappen back to second place and although he came back at Hamilton he could not quite catch him.

    Verstappen remonstrated with Ocon in the driver weighing area afterwards and pushed the Frenchman three times as he expressed his anger at what had happened.

    Hamilton's win helped Mercedes secure the constructors' championship.

    They never looked like losing that as Ferrari's challenge faded but the race win was another matter.

    Read the full report here.

  5. Off he goes on a swan dive

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    Darius Plumdon: Max Verstappen driver of the day .... you are having a laugh. His previous 2 'driver of the day' awards were 100% deserved, but today he was partly responsible for his own downfall! Lewis or Daniel both drove more complete races today.

    David Price: So max is immature for pushing but Schumacher, Senna, Piquet et al throw punches and are.... legends of the sport?

    Jenny Gordon: Max had more than once made stupid mistakes that have caused damage to other drivers. To strop about like a 4 year old shows his maturity level! Grow up mate!

    Willem Mevius: Nothing wrong with a little push - he was angry and Ocon's response didn't really help. You see this and much worse at football pitches every week.

  7. Listen: 'I hope I can't find Ocon' - Verstappen

    Oh, but he did.

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    Video caption: A furious Verstappen makes his feelings known on team radio after colliding with Ocon.
  8. Ferrari still lead

    But that's not difficult because they've been around since 1950...

    Image caption: "Mambo number five"
  9. Driver of the day

    It seems to be a unanimous decision on driver of the day, and it's his third consecutive driver of the day.

    I give it to Max Verstappen. He still drove a superb race, despite the post-race antics with Ocon - which we don't condone - but he drove his heart out.

    He managed the damage to his floor well, and lost a significant amount of downforce. Red Bull made the best strategic decisions in terms of tyres for both of their drivers, and they were both much higher in the pecking order than they anticipated.

    Mexico was supposed to be Red Bull's last chance at attacking a win this year, but they managed to pull something out of the bag to lead much of this race, where he could almost taste a third win.

    He also made some slick manoeuvres against Vettel earlier on in the race, making use of what wasn't a lot of space left in the corner.

    Verstappen was reeling in Hamilton by the end, after making up time from the spin with Ocon, and he finished the race just one second behind. For that he gets my vote for driver of the day.

    Daniel Ricciardo was also a close contender since he started in eleventh after a five-place grid penalty, and he finished so close to the podium in fourth - disappointed that he couldn't quite make it. Yet, on the flip side he didn't have any engine problems today. Hurray.

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  10. Verstappen and Ocon summoned

    Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon have both been summoned to the stewards. The letter below, roughly translated, reads: "What the flippin' heck was all that about, then?"

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  11. Mercedes' fifth constructors' championship

  12. Congrats from Nico

    Nico Rosberg is happy for his former team... and here's the Twitter proof.

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  13. Leave it, Ayrton!

    F1's fighting history

    25 years ago Eddie Irvine was enjoying his debut for Jordan at the 1993 Japanese GP so much he decided to unlap leader Ayrton Senna - as he was entitled to do.

    There was no contact on track, so Senna decided it would be a good idea to punch Irvine in the face, post-race.

    Senna was handed a suspended to-race ban.


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    Image caption: "Just punch him, Ayrton - I would"
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    Image caption: Irvine on his way to sixth place - having unlapped himself
  14. The King of Thirds

    The third step on the podium should be re-named after Kimi Raikkonen, since he's had more third places than any other driver this season - eight, out of 20 races so far.

    Kimi Raikkonen
  15. 'I thought: Hey, this is nice'

    Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton, it is fair to say, is not giving Max Verstappen great wodges of sympathy today.

    Here's the race winner, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a bit of a surprise. I was in the lead and the pit stop was premature, and there was nothing I could do. They [Red Bull] passed us on fresh tyres and the engine was turned down. I was able to stay with him [Verstappen], because I think he was managing his tyres.

    "But then I came through with these two guys facing me on either side and I thought: 'Hey, this is nice.' Then I was trying to be perfect on every lap.

    "It was incredible to have the spirit of a racer, that I've had since I was five years old, and never lose that. I had that fight like I was a kid today.

    "I’m sure everyone back at base in Brackley is celebrating. If you’re not, then get off your backside and celebrate."

    On what Verstappen should have done faced with Ocon, Hamilton said this: "You make sure there’s space. You always make sure there’s space."

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    Michael Davis: Mad Max was at fault. Whether Ocon should be there or not is an issue - but Max cut him up knowing he was there.

    Sam Barrick: Ocon clearly to blame but why did Max take the unnecessary risk of leaving him no space, he could easily have avoided the collision. It's funny how it's always Max but you never see Vettel, Lewis or Kimi involved in this type of incident.

    Tracey Pankhurst: I can understand Max’s anger but reacting like that towards Esteban is unsporting and unexceptable. He deserves to be reprimanded for that behaviour. It’s just a shame as he drove such a brilliant race.

    Daniel Eckersley: Disappointed to hear some people use the 'passion' defence. Plenty of winners in sport manage to channel their passion without getting physically aggressive on an opponent. Max is proving once again how immature he is. Admire the talent, but dislike the man (boy).

  17. Shades of Toto Wolff

    Toto Wolff (Mercedes team boss) has had a long season. But the hard work has finally paid off for him.

    His boy Hamilton won his fifth drivers' championship in Mexico two weeks ago, and today Mercedes have won the constructors' championship, with a prize pot of around $150m.

    It's Mercedes' fifth consecutive constructors' championship.

    It hasn't been easy for them this year, they have had their fair share of poor races (especially if you're name is Valtteri Bottas), but overall the proof is in the pudding.

    I sense Toto's silky dark locks may have some silver through them, but maybe that's just support for the silver arrows.

    In the garage, Sky Sports spoke to the team, they said: "We've never lacked belief we've always believed in ourselves. We don't do anything differently - just focus on doing every single race, one after the other, and if you keep of doing that and your car is faster then you're doing well."

    Toto Wolff
    Toto Wolff
    Toto Wolff