Hamilton receives penalty after the Brazilian GP as Ferrari go to the stewards
Lewis Hamilton and Alex Albon had a collision on the penultimate lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Following a late-race safety car, Hamilton pitted to finish the race on soft tyres, but was released behind the number 2 Red Bull driver.
Albon leaves the door open into the Turn 9 hairpin, with Hamilton not thinking twice to dive down the inside. Unfortunately for the Thai driver; Lewis locked up and sent his Red Bull spinning; shattering Alex's hopes of finishing on the podium for the first time.
Hamilton ended up finishing 3rd behind Pierre Gasly; but it was Carlos Sainz who was in the right place at the right time in P4. Hamilton has now been dropped to 7th because of the penalty, and McLaren have had their first podium since the 2013 Australian GP (assuming Carlos doesn't get a penalty for using DRS under yellow flags).
Meanwhile, both Ferrari drivers have been sent to the Steward's office after their collision that caused the second safety car of the race. Sebastian Vettel was coming back at Leclerc after an incredible overtake into Turn 1.
Vettel misjudged the gap to Charles' tyre and made very light contact; however, it was contact that was enough to break Leclerc's suspension and puncture his own rear tyre. Both drivers were forced to retire from the race.
More details can be found by reading my review of the Brazilian Grand Prix by clicking here. Thank you for reading!