Mercedes have finished one-two at the Brazilian Grand Prix with British driver George Russell claiming his first F1 race win ahead of countryman Lewis Hamilton.
Brazil GP brings Russell first F1 win
George Russell has taken an emotional first Formula One grand prix victory to end a season-long blank for Mercedes in a one-two with seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton in Brazil.
Russell led from the start at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit after winning Saturday’s 100km sprint, a race that determined Sunday’s starting grid, to halt a run of nine wins in a row by champions Red Bull.
“This is just the beginning,” Russell shouted over the team radio after being told he was a Formula One winner, the 113th in the history of the sport.
“I knew we could do this. I might need some tissues – I’m crying.”