Mercedes got greedy when Hamilton threw down purple sector times just before a scheduled stop.
Hottest track temperatures in recent history at Interlagos, combined with new asphalt, provide a big challenge for tyres in first stint.
Romain Grosjean retires after a Power Unit issue.
Monisha Kaltenborn: "Today’s result is very disappointing."
Some miscommunication is partly to blame for Hamilton's costly spin.
Lewis Hamilton needs to finish second or better in the finale to be crowned World Champion.
Williams Martini Racing has extended its advantage over Ferrari for third in the Constructors’ Championship to 44 points.
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton completed a record-breaking one-two finish for the Silver Arrows at Interlagos.
Nico Hulkenberg raced to eighth place and his teammate Sergio Perez completed the race in P15.
Jenson Button: "A fantastic race."
A difficult afternoon for Red Bull at Interlagos
Franz Tost: "Our weekend has been compromised from the very beginning because of various factors."
Just 17 points will separate the Mercedes teammates heading into the season finale.
Lewis Hamilton: "Once I got past Nico, it was just about controlling the race."
Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg retiring from the United States Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has extended his championship lead at COTA.
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Sergio Perez raced to tenth place and Nico Hulkenberg battled his way to P12 from P17.