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Even before the São Paulo Grand Prix had begun, Lewis Hamilton had expressed his longing to see the back of this year’s Mercedes. By the close of the race, won with the usual untroubled ease by Max Verstappen’s Red Bull, he would have been forgiven for entreating someone, anyone to rid him of this turbulent car. Nor, it would appear, would he have had any shortage of volunteers from his team as they too roundly dismissed what even the team principal, Toto Wolff, called a “miserable” and “inexcusable” performance at Interlagos.
The contrast between Verstappen and Red Bull and Mercedes in Brazil could not have been more stark and could not have made for more uncomfortable viewing, either from Hamilton’s cockpit as it toiled round to manage only eighth place, from the garage or from the team’s Brackley HQ.
Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/nov/05/max-verstappen-brazilian-grand-prix-report-norris-alonso under the title “Max Verstappen dominates in São Paulo as Alonso pips Pérez to third place”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.