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Lewis Hamilton produced one of many drives of his life to reignite his world championship ambitions with victory at a rare Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Sunday.

 

 

 

The Briton triumphed within the face of two intensive grid penalties, a reversal that 1996 world champion Damon Hill hailed as among the many sport’s most spectacular moments.

 

 

 

‘That was the most effective drives I’ve ever seen in F1 by anybody,’ mentioned Hill. ‘Completely superior.’

 

 

 

Lewis Hamilton described his Brazilian Grand Prix win as ‘the toughest weekend I’ve had’

 

 

 

The Mercedes driver produced a surprising comeback from tenth within the grid to win in Sao Paulo

Victory from tenth on the grid takes Hamilton from 21 factors adrift to 14 behind Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen, who completed second after being handed by his rival’s unstoppable Mercedes juggernaut. Three rounds stay.

 

 

 

 

Not solely was Hamilton despatched to the again of the grid for Saturday’s dash race, during which he charged as much as a end of fifth, for what the stewards accepted was an unintentional rear wing irregularity, however he was then dropped 5 extra locations for taking over a brand new engine — a 25-place tumble in all.

 

 

Hamilton mentioned: ‘With the penalties, it was the toughest weekend I’ve had. Coming right here 19 factors behind, we actually wanted a stable consequence, then we had all these issues.

F1 icon Damon Hill described Hamilton’s comeback as ‘the most effective drives I’ve ever seen’

 

 

 

 

 

‘It’s simple to get down. Mentally, you possibly can assume it’s over, it’s unattainable — however nothing is unattainable if you happen to put your thoughts to it. We cultivated a constructive perspective and went out all weapons blazing. I’ve simply been impressed by everybody’s focus and willpower.

‘I gave it every thing. This has undoubtedly been the most effective weekends, if not the most effective, I’ve skilled in my profession.’

Hamilton revealed he spoke to his father Anthony for ethical help, saying: ‘My dad jogged my memory of 2004 once I was in Method Three in Bahrain and I began eleventh and I completed first, so this one is for him.

‘I by no means thought I might have the ability to shut the championship hole as a result of issues stored going towards us. However by no means surrender.’

Hamilton insisted that he ‘by no means gave up’ as he stored his Method One title probabilities alive

Victory didn’t come and not using a value, although. Hamilton was fined £4,266 with £17,065 suspended for taking off his seat belt whereas choosing up the Brazilian flag on his warm-down lap.

A way of vindication was clear in Mercedes boss Toto Wolff’s response when his star overtook Verstappen.

The Austrian jabbed his fingers in the direction of the digicam as if to say: ‘Up yours, stewards.’

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