This is how the International press reacted to the Brazilian Grand Prix

18-11-2019 08:12
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
This is how the International press reacted to the Brazilian Grand Prix

The Brazilian Grand Prix lived up to its normal standards and some extra. It was a spectacular event where various strategies combined with two safety cars at the back-end of the race to provide us with some drama. This is how the international press reacted to the Brazilian Grand Prix. 

The Guardian (United Kingdom) Max Verstappen wins Brazilian Grand Prix after late Vettel and Leclerc crash

Despite the title belonging to Lewis Hamilton, the 2019 Formula One season clearly had no intention of going quietly into the night at the Brazilian Grand Prix. What might have been a sedate win for Max Verstappen and Red Bull was a hard-fought, brilliantly executed victory, while around him high drama played out at Interlagos, not least as Ferrari imploded very publicly once more.

Celebrations accompanied Verstappen’s victory but they were almost as nothing to the explosion of ecstasy for Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly on the podium for the first time. The Frenchman, dropped by Red Bull to their sister squad Toro Rosso earlier this season, took a remarkable second, holding off Hamilton in a nail-biting finish to do so.

Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy): Verstappen takes P1 for Gasly, Ferrari disaster and Hamilton seventh by punishment

Max Verstappen achieves a super victory over Interlagos, his third of the season. However, the big news that will cause discussion is something else. Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc hit each other during a fight and both had to end their race. At the Monegask the front suspension broke and the German got a flat tire; good news for Verstappen who moved up a place in the championship.

Further surprises were the P2 from Gasly and the P3 from Carlos Sainz who rode a great race from the rear. The first podium in their career for both drivers.

Marca (Spain): Carlos Sainz writes history with first podium in F1

It is official. Carlos Sainz won third place in the Brazilian GP  ​​after Hamilton received a five-second penalty for the crash with Alexander Albon. Sainz is the fourth Spanish driver to achieve an F1 podium and is a worthy successor to Fernando Alonso. Which keeps our country present in the elite of the most exclusive sport on the planet.

The last two incidents on the track gave Sainz the necessary boost for his comeback. The crash between the Ferraris, of which the Vettel was to blame, brought Sainz to the fifth place. The safety car that followed and the penalty for Hamilton for the crash with Albon provided a virtual podium place.

Le Figaro (France): Gasly second in a crazy race won by Verstappen

What a race! As is often the case, the Brazilian Grand Prix has shown us extraordinary scenes. From pole position, Verstappen managed to win a GP for the third time in this season and the eighth time in his entire career. The Dutchman beat Pierre Gasly from France, who scored his first podium place in F1 after a surreal end of the race.

Lewis Hamilton completed the podium, but his place was taken by a decision from the FIA ​​commissioners. This is for the benefit of Carlos Sainz, who finished fourth. The Frenchman proved resistant under pressure and defeated the six-time world champion on the last straight with only seven-hundredths difference. An incredible conclusion.

Auto Motor und Sport (Germany): Verstappen wins, Ferrari crashes

Max Verstappen celebrated his third victory of the season in Sao Paulo. The Dutchman delivered a fierce, strong and clear round from pole position. It was not clear whether the 22-year-old would end up on the podium. Mercedes attacked with an alternative strategy.

Hamilton's won position after the first stop was not good. Only one lap later, Verstappen took the world champion back on the straight again. After the second stop to medium tires, Verstappen seemed on his way to a pure victory. A faulty Valtteri Bottas engine shook the cards all over again ...


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