Formula 1 continued the 2017 season Sunday in Sao Paulo with the Brazilian Grand Prix. Despite Mercedes having claimed both the Driver and Constructor Championships, Ferrari fought against the pack for the entire race to obtain the first and third podium spots.
Sebastian Vettel started off strong by overtaking Valtteri Bottas on the first turn of the Grand Prix. Vettel then held on to the position for the entirety of the race as Bottas continued to nip at the heels of the Ferrari driver. Kimi Raikkonen also defended third place from the Driver World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, who started from the pit lane due to a gearbox change after crashing in qualifying.
Both Red Bull drivers finished just behind Ferrari and Mercedes in fifth and sixth place. While they continue to challenge the top two teams, Red Bull will have to settle for third in the Constructors standings. Daniel Ricciardo has a chance of finishing in fourth in the Driver Standings, but he is barely hanging onto that position being just seven points ahead of Raikkonen. Ricciardo will either have to stick real close to the Ferrari driver, or beat him in Abu Dhabi to secure his position.
Most of the standings for the 2017 season have been confirmed, but, with still one race left to go, Formula 1 will head to the Yas Marina Circuit for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sunday, November 26th.