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Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And that is where we are calling it a day with this live text.

    What a race in Brazil. Max Verstappen, after an epic battle with Lewis Hamilton, wins it, with the world champion later being demoted to seventh following a late collision with Alexander Albon.

    Both Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz take the first podiums of their career, the latter after starting last.

    Oh, and the two Ferraris hit each other as well. What a day.

    One more race to come, and that's in Abu Dhabi in two weeks' time for the season finale. Let's hope it's as good as this one. As always, thanks for joining us and for all your comments. See you in two weeks.

  2. Verstappen wins in Brazil as Ferraris collide - read the report

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer at Interlagos

    Max Verstappen

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes twice to take a brilliant victory in a gripping Brazilian Grand Prix.

    Behind him, the race developed into a dramatic finale as the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc collided while disputing fourth place. Then, Hamilton collided with Red Bull's Alexander Albon, and Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly held off the Mercedes for second place on the line.

    It was a remarkable end to one of the most incident-packed races in recent memory. "What a race!" Verstappen said, summing it up perfectly. "Loved it."

    Hamilton took the blame for his crash with Albon and was penalised after the race by five seconds, demoting him to seventh - promoting Carlos Sainz to third for McLaren.

    Verstappen was a deserved winner in a race that he controlled from the start, but Gasly was a star, Hamilton and Mercedes had an unusually difficult race, and yet again there will be a sharp focus on Vettel's driving and character, as the four-time champion continued his battle for supremacy at Ferrari with his young team-mate.

  3. Post update

    Charles Leclerc has also gone on to Twitter to talk about Pierre Gasly. The Ferrari man, rather wisely, has decided against leaving his thoughts on the collision with Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

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  4. 'Simply incredible day'

    And here is Gasly, himself.

    And a touching tribute as well to Anthoine Hubert, the Formula 2 driver who tragically died at Spa earlier this year.

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  5. All about the emotion

    Speaking of podium celebrations, this is from earlier on when Pierre Gasly came second, for the first podium finish of his career.

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  6. 'Super Carlos, super Carlos'

    What do you do when you get your first podium finish but the podium celebrations have already taken place?

    Have a podium celebration of your own.

    Brilliant stuff from McLaren.

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  7. 'Hugely deserving of such an amazing result'

    A truly classy tweet from Renault, offering their huge, huge congratulations to rivals McLaren.

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  8. Fantastic, says Fernando

    And this from former McLaren star Fernando Alonso to his old team and fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz...

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  9. 'Extremely happy'

    And now this from Carlos Sainz. He started 20th, he ended third. Well played, sir. Well played.

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  10. 'Good things come to those who wait'

    McLaren have been sitting on this tweet for a while, now they can hit the publish button.

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  11. Sainz podium finish confirmed!

    For the first time ever, Carlos Sainz is a top-three finisher.

    He's been bumped up from fourth to third, then had to sweat a bit as there was an investigation, now he's cleared and third is his.

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  12. Five-second penalty for Hulkenberg

    Next up, Nico Hulkenberg.

    That's a five-second penalty for him. But that is the least exciting of any punishments as that has no say on the result. He was 15th and is still 15th.

    His offence, overtaking before the restart.

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  13. 'Both drivers had the opportunity to mitigate the incident'

    Here's the decision from the stewards on the two Ferraris...

  14. Post update

    Don't know if Charles Leclerc will agree with that. No-one at fault, say the stewards after that incident with the two Ferraris hitting each other.

  15. 'A really disappointing afternoon'

    No late drama for Lance Stroll. He ran over some debris after the Ferraris went into each other, that ruined his own race and he was done.

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  16. Our current results

    A reminder, as of right now, this is how the top 10 looks.

    1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
    2. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) +6.0 secs
    3. Carlos Sainz (McLaren) +8.8
    4. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) +9.4
    5. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) +10.2
    6. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) +10.5
    7. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) +11.1 (five-second penalty already added)
    8. Lando Norris (McLaren) +11.2
    9. Sergio Perez (Racing Point) +11.5
    10. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) +11.9
    11. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) +12.7
    12. George Russell (Williams) +13.5
    13. Romain Grosjean (Haas) +14.2
    14. Alexander Albon (Red Bull) +14.9
    15. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) +18.0
    16. Robert Kubica (Williams) one lap

    DNF...Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc, Lance Stroll, Valtteri Bottas