Nevertheless it was a case of same story, different year, as Sebastian Vettel secured his third successive crown in sixth in the rain-affected 71 lap affair.
Consequently, this week’s podcast reflects on the German’s drive to a third crown, assessing all the twists and turns as the Red Bull driver joined some of the sport’s most decorated champions.
Of course, it could have all been so different, with Fernando Alonso narrowly missing out on the title yet again, despite a valiant display. We look back at the Spaniard’s drive and how he and Felipe Massa managed to fend off McLaren for second in the constructors.
However, despite missing out on this accolade, top honours at Interlagos did go to the Woking-based operation with Jenson Button taking his third win of the year. But things could have been even greater had Lewis Hamilton not found himself in the path of Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.
With this our panel consider the battle at the front and where the future may lie for all three.
Music thanks to Callum Barton.