Lewis Hamilton takes the blame for qualifying spin

Lewis Hamilton has no intention of taking his foot off the accelerator in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton has no intention of taking his foot off the accelerator in Abu Dhabi

"At the end of the day that is more satisfying".

With cars zooming around at nearly 200mph, when things go wrong in Formula 1 racing, they can go spectacularly wrong. He would not win again after the injury and only scored 11 podiums, compared with the 30 before.

"But you must not underestimate that in traffic against the Ferraris it was pretty difficult".

Hamilton rekindled memories of his effort here in 2009, when he recovered from 17th to secure third. That wouldn't have happened in 'old' F1.

"I don't want to be a number one driver because you want to beat your team-mate in a normal way with the same material".

Lewis Hamilton's comeback drive was hailed as the greatest ever fourth-place finish by his Mercedes boss Toto Wolff after the Briton delivered a world champion's performance in Brazil. Fourth place was scant reward for the champion's drive.

Hamilton finished fourth at Interlagos after a remarkable comeback drive from last on the grid
Hamilton finished fourth at Interlagos after a remarkable comeback drive from last on the grid

Hamilton started the Grand Prix on a set of unused soft tires and rapidly made his way through the backmarkers.

The 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix had all the ingredients for the thrilling penultimate chapter of a closely contested season, but with the championship already decided in Hamilton's favour, it proved little more than a curious dead rubber round.

"I'm really happy especially for all the guys in the team and back home in Maranello". But his move was not complete - with Bottas being on the outside he could have held his line and attempted to fight it out, taking the inside of turn two of the Senna S. However he chose to concede and move in behind Vettel. Toro Rosso and the French manufacturer also engaged in some verbal sparring about reliability of the power unit.

After a lengthy hearing on the incident, the FIA stated: "Following detailed discussion and further examination of video and data evidence related to the incident, Sebastian Vettel admitted full responsibility".

Alonso drove the wheels off his McLaren but couldn't get past Massa. "After that I think we were pushing for, after the safety car, the remaining 65 laps flat out".

Haas team principal Gunther Steiner has criticised F1's stewards for a lack of consistency after Romain Grosjean was penalised in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Team-mate Sergio Perez finished ninth to narrowly extend his lead in one of the closest inter-team battles in the paddock.

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