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Lewis Hamilton passed Max Verstappen on track to take what will surely count as one of his most memorable victories in Formula 1.
Valtteri Bottas got the jump on Max Verstappen to win sprint qualifying and take pole in Sao Paulo, while Lewis Hamilton made up 15 places.
Fernando Alonso topped second practice in Sao Paulo – but all talk and focus was on the Mercedes and Red Bull investigations.
Lewis Hamilton will start sprint qualifying at the front of the grid on Saturday, with Max Verstappen lining up alongside him on the front row.
Lewis Hamilton was quickest in first practice of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix as Mercedes and Red Bull opted for different strategies.