|Fernando Alonso salvaged a single world championship point after a truly chaotic race in Brazil.
The grand prix was dominated by the weather, with a consistent, light rain prompting a start behind the Safety Car for the first seven laps. Thereafter, the race was: run behind the Safety Car (following Marcus Ericsson’s accident), restarted and red-flagged (following Kimi Raikkonen’s heavy crash on the start/finish straight), restarted, and red-flagged for a second time as the rain worsened, run behind the Safety Car once more after Felipe Massa spun and crashed.
It was at the final restart, on lap 55, that Fernando dropped out of the top 10 after spinning at Turn 13. His combat drive from the back of the field was stunning, netting 10th position on the penultimate lap.
Jenson struggled in the conditions, still unhappy with the balance of his car following yesterday’s qualifying sessions. Regardless of whichever tyre he chose, he couldn’t get the rear-end to work, and finished 16th.