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F1: Brazilian Grand Prix in six words


Well, that was squeaky-bum time for every Lewis Hamilton and McLaren fan in the country. Hamiltons, father and son, weren’t the only people who were speechless after the drivers’ championship was decided, on the last lap of the last race of the season, by a single point.

But, now our powers of communication are restored, here are our six-word summaries of what happened for race, drivers and teams:


Overall race report

Rain brought procession alive – terrifyingly late


1. Felipe Massa
Heartbreaking result after perfect home drive
2. Fernando Alonso
Helped himself, not Ferrari, despite hype
3. Kimi Raikkonen
Played the loyal rear-gunner admirably
4. Sebastian Vettel
Spirited attempt to gatecrash the party
5. Lewis Hamilton
Playing it careful almost cost title
6. Timo Glock
We love you Timo, we do
7. Heikki Kovalainen
Bit disappointing – rather like whole season
8. Jarno Trulli
Stunning qualifying, race pace evaded him
9. Mark Webber
Never featured in the action today
10. Nick Heidfeld
Couldn’t repeat Belgian wet-weather success
11. Robert Kubica
Wrong parade lap tyres wrecked race
12. Nico Rosberg
Should be ashamed of hitting DC
13. Jenson Button
Yay – 13th! Respectable for a Honda
14. Sebastien Bourdais
Doing great until Trulli shunted him
15. Rubens Barrichello
Usually better than this in wet
16. Adrian Sutil
We don’t actually remember seeing him…
17. Kazuki Nakajima
Innocent victim when colleague hit Coulthard
18. Giancarlo Fisichella
Will have enjoyed moment in sun
DNF: Nelson Piquet
Final nail in his career’s coffin?
DNF: David Coulthard
Probably best out of it, mate


Constructors’ champions – but celebrations are muted
Bloody hell lads, that was close
Saved worst result for final race
Fantastic improvement in season’s final races
McLaren owe them a mighty favour
Toro Rosso
Vettel sharp, Bourdais unlucky – as usual
Red Bull
Season promised much but ended weakly
Pale shadow of formerly great team
Not much here to build on
Force India
Strong strategy, car couldn’t match it

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