If you knock @MercedesAMGF1 down, they get right back up 🥊— PETRONAS Motorsports (@PET_Motorsports) November 13, 2021
A commanding race from @ValtteriBottas saw him lead the entire 24 laps, but certainly the driver of the day was @LewisHamilton coming from P20 to P5 on the grid 😱
Tomorrow is gonna be good! 🤩#F1Sprint #F1 #BrazilGP pic.twitter.com/1ShkYpJmTq
Valtteri Bottas took the lead right away and drove a strong race to finish first, earning his 20th career pole position.
His three points were a significant boost to the constructors' standings as team Mercedes increase their lead to 2.
POOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IN BRASIL!— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) November 13, 2021
We were all Rici in this moment. 😂pic.twitter.com/OaIfxEbiA0
Bottas comments, "Today the start was the key thing for me and I got a good one! We gambled a little bit with the soft tyre."
💙🤩🔥 When in Brasil, call him Bottinhas. pic.twitter.com/8I4hUzwbDM— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) November 13, 2021
He adds, "We knew that it would be a benefit for the start and it worked and it was all about trying to survive until the end."
He continues, "It was quite tricky in the final laps but Max still struggled to follow in the corners, so I’m glad it worked out perfectly."
He concludes, "The support here from the fans has been amazing here, so thank you as well to everybody who came out today!"
Catch your breath - we're not done in Brazil 🇧🇷@ValtteriBottas starts on pole for the #BrazilGP tomorrow with @LewisHamilton P10 after today's race and his grid penalty#TheEnergyWithin the @MercedesAMGF1 is delivering the straight line speed needed to keep our team on top 💪 pic.twitter.com/UkACiws4Hd— PETRONAS Motorsports (@PET_Motorsports) November 13, 2021