A dry well deserved weather awaited the Sunday race in Interlagos for the penultimate round of the 2019 season.
At the start Verstappen defended the position on Vettel and Hamilton, while Leclerc was snatching the pack through P12.
A hot moment at the 4th lap where Sainz got squeezed by Perez into the wall of Turn 1: The Spaniard managed to get ahead of the Mexican
After some lockups, Leclerc passed Raikkonen for the 7th: the Monegasque was very committed in his comeback into the points zone.
Drama at lap 8: Ricciardo puled out Magnussen and damaged his front wing. No effect on the aero balance told by the team. A 5 seconds penalty was committed to the Aussie.
Hamilton was the first top driver to pit: another fresh se of Soft for the Briton at lap 21. But the drama happened a lap later with leader Verstappen almost colliding with Kubica at the pit exit. The Dutch re claimed the lead just one more lap on.
Ferrari tactic for Vettel was pivoting on Medium set of Pirelli.
Another waltz of pit stop with 30 laps to go: Hamilton stopped the car for the harder compound, with Verstappen shadowing Lexis on the following lap.
Leclerc battle was now reversed: he had to defend from Bottas ramping on him at Senna chicane at lap 48. But the Finn was out of the games a few laps later with an engine issue.
After the Safety Car deployment race resumed at lap 60 with Verstappen, Hamilton Albon and Vettel in order.
The most dramatic moment was awaiting the all world at lap 66: a slight touch between the two Ferrari was a disaster. Both cars out with Leclerc damaging his front right wheel and Vettel urging a puncture on the rear.
Another Safety Car, Another resume. Only two laps for this incredible race. Albon spinned poorly giving Hamilton the second place.
But the newly crowned champion had little to do with the slipstream of Gasly and on the finish line is P2 for the French.
Here the complete results of the most maiden race: