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King's Lynn driver wins Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil for first F1 victory of his career

It is King's Lynn 1 Stevenage 0 after Lynn-born George Russell won the first Formula 1 Grand Prix of his career this evening.

Russell beat team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who hails from Stevenage, into second spot as Mercedes showed their intentions for next season with a one-two finish in Brazil.

Ironically, King's Lynn Town host Stevenage in the Second Round Proper of the FA Cup on November 26 in the next sporting instalment between the two town's.

Russell started the Sao Paulo Grand Prix from pole position and survived safety car restarts and pitstops to give Mercedes their first win of the season in the penultimate race of the campaign.

The 24-year-old caught and passed Max Verstappen to take Mercedes' first win of 2022 in a thrilling sprint race at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

Mercedes driver George Russell at the Dutch Grand Prix. Photo: LAT Images (59082011)
Mercedes driver George Russell at the Dutch Grand Prix. Photo: LAT Images (59082011)

Verstappen and Russell found themselves in a scrap for the lead after quickly dispensing with shock polesitter Kevin Magnussen's Haas after two laps.

After several laps of wheel-to-wheel dicing, Russell took the lead from Verstappen just after half distance with Mercedes team-mate Hamilton finishing second.

Verstappen eventually finished the race fourth.

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