2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Live

17 November, 2019 - 18:19

The Safety Car is deployed! 

17 November, 2019 - 18:17

Bottas retires from the race with an engine failure! 

17 November, 2019 - 18:17

Smoke is coming from the back of Bottas' engine and he looks to be in trouble here.

17 November, 2019 - 18:15

Hamilton is catching Verstappen again - the gap is down to a second...

17 November, 2019 - 18:14

Vettel pits for a second time which releases Verstappen back into the lead, with Hamilton 1.5s behind. 

17 November, 2019 - 18:11

Vettel leads by 3.2s over Verstappen, with Hamilton 1.6s behind the pair of them. 

17 November, 2019 - 18:11

Bottas finds himself stuck behind Leclerc's Hard-shod Ferrari. He's 0.6s behind and has so far been unable to find a way past the Monegasque. 

17 November, 2019 - 18:08

Verstappen pits from the lead to cover off the undercut by Mercedes. 

He succesfully does so, and returns to the track 1.3s clear of Hamilton. 

17 November, 2019 - 18:07

Hamilton pits from second place. He takes on Medium tyres and comes out in third, crucially ahead of Albon's Red Bull. 

17 November, 2019 - 18:04

Bottas pits again for Mediums as he returns out to the track in sixth place, behind Leclerc but ahead of Gasly. 

17 November, 2019 - 18:04

"These tyres are f***** man," Hamilton reports. 

17 November, 2019 - 17:58
17 November, 2019 - 17:56

Hamilton has fallen 3.4s behind Verstappen and does not seem happy with the way his car is currently behaving. 

17 November, 2019 - 17:51
17 November, 2019 - 17:50

Hamilton says he feels Mercedes should have switched onto Mediums. Meanwhile Vettel is currently lighting up the timing screens on Mediums. He's 12s off the lead and doesn't have to stop again. 

Ferrari teammate Leclerc finally pits and goes onto the Hard tyres. That is the Scuderia's "plan C". 

17 November, 2019 - 17:48

"It's really hard to keep up with him [Verstappen]," Hamilton reports. The gap is currently 1.9s. 

17 November, 2019 - 17:46

Bottas pits from the lead and takes on a set of Hard tyres. He should easily get to the end of the race on that set. 

17 November, 2019 - 17:45

Vettel is the first Ferrari driver to pit and he goes onto Mediums - meaning he can one-stop providing he gets to the end of the race. Ferrari varying up the strategy compared to its rivals. 

17 November, 2019 - 17:44

Hamilton has now fallen 2.2s behind Verstappen. 

17 November, 2019 - 17:41

Hamilton gets past Leclerc with a brilliant move but Verstappen dives past Hamilton into Turn 1 to claim the place he lost in the pits back! What a move!