Rosberg trumps Hamilton again; wins second GP Brazil in a row
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 46, November 2015
Sao Paulo —
Nico Rosberg has cried victory at the circuit of Interlagos in Sao Paulo. In the last but one race of the
World Championship Formula One 2015, the German won the
Grand Prix of Brasil. In his Mercedes car he maintained the lead over his team-mate and world champion Lewis Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), winner in 2010 and 2013, completed the podium.
Rosberg started on pole position and never gave that first place away. Hamilton eventually finished just over seven seconds later.
In the initial phase Hamilton did do some catching up in frantic attempts on his team-mate, but he did not succeed.
"It is impossible to follow him on this track," Hamilton already called in despair after 25 laps on the board radio.
Hamilton raced the Brazilian Grand Prix nine times but still awaits his first victory in Sao Paulo.
Rosberg winning the GP Brasil 2015is his thirteenth GP victory, the fifth this season. He previously won in Spain, Monaco and Austria and two weeks ago he was also the fastest in Mexico.
With his victory
Rosberg secured the second place in the World Championship.
After 18 of 19 races, Rosberg has 297 points, 21 more than Sebastian Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton (363 points) was, with three more GPs to go, already sure of his third world title after the United States Grand Prix. The last GP Formula One will be in Abu Dhabi in two weeks.
"It was a great weekend for me, but of course all this is relative, after all what happened in Paris," replied Rosberg, who like other drivers wore a black mourning-band.
The race in Sao Paulo started after a minute's silence for the victims in Paris and for the victims of traffic accidents around the world. For that reason, the minute of silence at the Brazilian Grand Prix 2015 was already planned before the terrorist attacks in Paris.
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