Top ten pictures from the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix weekend.

George Russell

George Russell, Force India, Interlagos, 2017George Russell, Force India, Interlagos, 2017

GP3 champion George Russell had his first run in an official practice session with Force India on Friday.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2017Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2017

Sebastian Vettel’s weekend didn’t start smoothly – he messed his tyres up with this spin in practice.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2017Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2017

Butthere were bigger problems for Lewis Hamilton in qualifying. This crash meant he had to start from the pit lane.

Brendon Hartley

Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Interlagos, 2017Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Interlagos, 2017

Third race for Brendon Hartley, third power unit grid penalty. And second retirement due to power unit problems.

Start

Start, Interlagos, 2017Start, Interlagos, 2017

From second on the grid Vettel dived past Valtteri Bottas to take the lead. A collision between Kevin Magnussen, Stoffel Vandoorne and Daniel Ricciardo left a gap in the field as they screamed down the Reta Oposta.

Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon, Force India, Interlagos, 2017Esteban Ocon, Force India, Interlagos, 2017

A few moments later Romain Grosjean and Esteban Ocon collided, forcing the Force India out of the race. It was Ocon’s first retirement in 55 races, more than half of which were before he arrived in F1.

Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Interlagos, 2017Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Interlagos, 2017

Felipe Massa gave the local some cheer in his final race on home ground by passing his former Ferrari team mate Fernanddo Alonso.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Interlagos, 2017Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Interlagos, 2017

Max Verstappen offered some resistance to Hamilton but he was never going to be able to keep the quicker Mercedes behind.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2017Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2017

Vettel clinched his fifth win of 2017 and celebrated with a few doughnuts.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Williams, Interlagos, 2017Felipe Massa, Williams, Interlagos, 2017

And Massa bowed out in style.

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