Max Verstappen climbed 13 places in just 14 laps to claim a place on the podium at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Verstappen fell to 16th after his pit stop on lap 54. But he immediately gained two places, one thanks to Fernando Alonso’s spin, and set about carving his way through the field.
From lap 55 to 62 he picked off one car per lap including team mate Daniel Ricciardo whose tyres were only two laps older than his.
Verstappen also took Nico Hulkenberg, Sebastian Vettel and Carlos Sainz Jnr on consecutive laps which put him fourth. The coup de grace came on the 68th lap, when he took the final podium position off Sergio Perez.
He may only have finished one place higher than he started, but the spectacular manner in which he did it will make the Brazilian Grand Prix one to be remembered for a long time.
2016 Brazilian Grand Prix lap chart
The positions of each driver on every lap. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan, click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
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2016 Brazilian Grand Prix race chart
The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
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