Sao Paulo GP F1 wins “one of the greatest records I’ve ever seen”, says Damon Hill – .

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Sao Paulo GP F1 wins “one of the greatest records I’ve ever seen”, says Damon Hill – .


Sky F1’s Damon Hill described Lewis Hamilton’s “utterly impressive” victory against the tide at the Sao Paulo GP as “one of the best drivers I have ever seen in F1”.

Hamilton’s 101st F1 triumph, from 10th on the grid after two separate demotions over the weekend in the sprint format, keeps him firmly in the title race against Max Verstappen as his Dutch rival looked on the verge of move away.

Displaying relentless speed throughout the Interlagos weekend, Hamilton was comfortably the fastest driver in Friday night’s qualifying session, but was then sent back to the back of the grid for Saturday’s short-form sprint in due to technical disqualification.

However, he climbed to fifth place within 24 laps. A five-place penalty for an earlier engine change sent him five places for the start of Sunday’s main race, but Hamilton was on the podium in five laps and passed Verstappen for the lead on lap 59.

Anthony Davidson was at SkyPad to analyze how Lewis Hamilton took the lead from Max Verstappen in the Sao Paulo GP

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Anthony Davidson was at SkyPad to analyze how Lewis Hamilton took the lead from Max Verstappen in the Sao Paulo GP

Anthony Davidson was at SkyPad to analyze how Lewis Hamilton took the lead from Max Verstappen in the Sao Paulo GP

The performance was praised from afar, especially by fellow World Champion Hill.

“It was one of the best records I’ve ever seen in F1,” tweeted Hill, the 1996 title winner.

“By anyone. Quite awesome. “

When his compatriot’s comments were presented to him at the post-race press conference, Hamilton said, “Well, it never gets old to hear the positive comments from such a great driver at Damon.

“I remember being a huge fan of him when I was younger, when he was running and obviously we’re men now, we don’t have too many … but I’ve always admired Damon and I think he has always been super supportive so I really appreciate that. “

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