Brazilian Grand Prix driver ratings

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Brazilian Grand Prix driver ratings
By: Ben Anderson
Nov 13, 2017, 5:22 PM

Several drivers came very close to perfection during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, but they all let themselves down at some point at Interlagos...

44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 W08

Start: 2nd

Finish: 2nd

Strategy: 1 stop (ultra-soft/super-soft)

Rating: 8

Ultimately, Hamilton lost this race by uncharacteristically failing to get it together when he really needed to in Q3. He preferred to see that as a "lesson" rather than a mistake, but he pushed for set-up changes that misjudged the circuit, so must carry the can.

He did everything he could in the race, but Bottas simply would not budge.

Photo by: Steve Etherington / LAT Images

77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes F1 W08

Start: 1st

Finish: 1st

Strategy: 1 stop (ultra-soft/super-soft)

Rating: 10

Vettel called Bottas's qualifying lap "mega" and it looked that way - clean and fast, and the biggest pole margin yet for Bottas.

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Series Formula 1
Event Brazilian GP
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Author Ben Anderson
Article type Special feature