This Sunday the Formula One teams traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil for second last race of 2014. The world championship title is still up for grabs between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The British driver had an edge going into Brazilian GP and would like to maintain it.
There was speculation that rains could hamper qualifying as well as the race. The qualifying session ended without any drama. Nico Rosberg secured pole position and established his dominance over Hamilton. This was the 11th time the Mercedes duo secured a front row lockout.
The Brazilian GP did not have Marussia and Caterham team competing due to financial issues. They will not be present at the penultimate round in Abu Dhabi as well. Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that the smaller teams will get no help from the organisation.
2014 Brazilian GP was dominated once again by Mercedes powered vehicles. Nico Rosberg made a clean start ahead of the pack. Lewis Hamilton clearly had the faster car in the race and was pushing hard. The Brit surprisingly made an error and spun out, which dropped him roughly seven seconds behind his teammate.
Williams Mercedes posed a threat in early stages of the race with Felipe Massa. He later settled down for third place and was 41 seconds behind the leaders. The Brazilian was chased down by Jenson Button in his McLaren Mercedes, however, he could not catch him and was fourth in the race.
Mercedes Petronas AMG duo were fighting intensely till the very last lap. Lewis Hamilton came very close to Rosberg, however, the German driver did an excellent job of keeping the Brit behind him and keeping his title hopes alive.
Sebastian Vettel had a decent outing and secured fifth place in his Red Bull Racing-Renault. Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen fought valiantly for sixth place, however, the Spanish driver proved his worth over the Finnish racer.
It was a mixed day for Sahara Force India team, as Nico Hulkenberg finished in points in eighth place. Teammate Sergio Perez struggled throughout the race and could manage only fifteen position. The final race is scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi on 21st to 23rd of November.
Only seventeen points separate Hamilton and Rosberg, however, the last round has a new double point system and could change the scenario. We wish the last race is fiercely fought between the two as they have done throughout the season.