Carlos Sainz (3rd in Brazilian GP won by George RussellFerrari): “I think that’s a great response after coming to a stop so early, with the brakes on fire earlier and having to go through three stops. It was probably the slowest strategy today (Sunday), and I had to give it my all. I was pushing hard. A solid, fluid, error-free race, and finally, we got a well-deserved podium.
I think the important thing is that in this second half of the season we were solid with the car and I got back to the level I want to be. When I have a good weekend, the podiums are there and I’m confident for next year. »
Lewis Hamilton (2nd in the Brazilian GP, Mercedes): “Congratulations to George (Russell)he had an amazing race today (Sunday) and great qualifying yesterday (sprint, editor’s note), so he really deserves the win. For my team, I’m so proud of everyone at the factory and here on the circuit, it’s an incredible result. We’ve worked really hard all year to get a double, to get a win, so everyone deserves it a lot. A big thank-you. »
On contact with Verstappen: “You know how it is with Max…”