Massa, Verstappen heroes of Brazilian GP


After a long and treacherous Brazilian Grand Prix, two narratives are dominating the post-race analysis. Yes, Lewis Hamilton claimed his first win at Interlagos to keep his title hopes alive, but it's the antics of Felipe Massa and Max Verstappen that have tongues wagging.

One of many retirements in the horrendous conditions, Massa lost control and hit the wall near the pit entrance.

With a safety car called and the pit lane closed, there's was no on-track action to broadcast, which meant the television audience was treated to the vision of the Brazilian acknowledging the crowd holding his nation's flag, before being farewelled by the crew of several teams along the pit lane, including his former Ferrari, and finally embraced by house wife and son.

However the final phase of the race belonged to Max Verstappen. Having been the subject of many controversies throughout the season, the Dutchman set about redeeming his reputation with several thrilling overtakes that required putting his car on the limit time and time again, to claim the final podium position. 

It was the kind of effort that cements a driver's reputation as a wet weather specialist, and furthered his cause as one of F1's most exciting prospects.