F1 2023 Brasil GP LIVE: Live race stream and updates after Charles Leclerc crash and early red flag

F1 2023 Brasil GP LIVE: Live race stream and updates after Charles Leclerc crash and early red flag

Verstappen says it is not his responsibility to help Perez secure P2

Max Verstappen needed just one lap to put his Red Bull team into pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The three-time world champion beat Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc as a huge storm brought qualifying to a premature end at Interlagos.

Verstappen finished three tenths ahead of Leclerc, bidding for his 17th win in a remarkable season, with Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso third and fourth respectively for Aston Martin.

Lewis Hamilton finished fifth, one place ahead of George Russell in the other Mercedes, while Lando Norris, who had waited for a long time in the pit lane as rain approached, finished a disappointing seventh.

Follow live updates from the Brazilian Grand Prix with The Independent

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Max Verstappen and Lando Norris on the same lap! (Lap 28/71)

2.2 seconds for Verstappen2.6 seconds Norris.

Both are on the media. And now the gap is 4.8 seconds.

But… who will use media most efficiently?

1-10: Verstappen, Norris, Alonso, Perez, Stroll, Hamilton, Russell, Sainz, Ocon, Bottas

The top ten has pitted the media.

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 18:07

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Fernando Alonso pits (Lap 26/71)

Fernando Alonso The first of the top three entered the pits and his Aston Martin exited in sixth place, leading Sergio Perez On the seventh.

The soft tire is definitely the tire of choice here – and the first two tires are yet to be fixed.

Verstappen’s gap to Norris? 3.5 seconds.

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 18:04

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Zhou Guanyu having to retire! (Lap 23/71)

With a 15th place finish, the Interlagos race was no longer reserved for Alfa Romeo Chu Guanyu!

He became the fourth driver to retire, joining Magnussen, Leclerc and Albon!

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 18:01

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George Russell pits (Lap 20/71)

George Russell He now dives into the holes and emerges right out the back Lewis Hamilton…But Hamilton might be in trouble!

Hamilton: “I have a problem with my front right car…”

I think a lot of the pit stops here…

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 17:57

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Lewis Hamilton pits (Lap 19/71)

Lewis Hamilton The first of the racers to enter the pits – it’s a quick pit stop – and he came out with a lot of space in 11th place.

How will these medium tires perform? We’ll find out soon!

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 17:55

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Sergio Perez takes fifth place from George Russell (Lap 16/71)

with George Russell Having pulled DRS from his teammate, he is powerless to defend him Sergio Perez On to turn 1!

Perez is up to fifth – and now he’s chasing it Lewis Hamilton On the fourth.

Up front, anyway Lando Norris He set the fastest lap, now down to 2.2 seconds Max Verstappen.

coincidence, Daniel Ricardo And Oscar Piastri Lapped in last place after not following the safety car before the restart!

1-10: Verstappen, Norris, Alonso, Hamilton, Perez, Russell, Stroll, Sainz, Gasly, Tsunoda

(Getty Images)

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 17:51

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Max Verstappen overtakes Lando Norris (Lap 10/71)

Verstappen is defending well on the inside of Turn 4 with the cars side by side, and has now suddenly extended his lead to 1.7 seconds!

Did Norris miss his chance?

Fernando Alonso is about 1.3 seconds behind Norris.

Moving back, Russell has a DRS over his teammate, as a DRS train forms behind the Mercedes duo.

(Getty Images)

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 17:43

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Lando Norris inside Max Verstappen’s DRS (Lap 7/71)

McLaren is within striking distance of the race leading Red Bull!

3-10: Alonso, Hamilton, Russell, Perez, Stroll, Sainz, Gasly, Ocon

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 17:39

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Max Verstappen maintains the lead! (Lap 4/71)

Max Verstappen He pulls away well in Lights Out v.2 and maintains the lead, while Lando Norris Just about to stop Lewis Hamilton At turn 1!

But then Hamilton was caught napping at Turn 4 Fernando Alonso Slide inside to take third!

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 17:36

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Max Verstappen leads the pack again!

Reverse the front row of yesterday’s sprint race, with Lando Norris in second and Max Verstappen in first.

Can McLaren steal Red Bull’s lead?

Ricciardo and Piastri are ready to go, but they will start in the pit lane.

Kieran Jackson5 November 2023 at 17:34

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