Brazilian Grand Prix starts behind safety car

Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix started behind the safety car after a 10-minute delay due to rain on Sunday.

Published:November 13, 2016 10:26 pm
Brazilian Grand Prix, Brazilian GP, Brazilian Grand Prix 2016, Formula One, F1, Motor Sports, sports Nico Rosberg can take his first title if he triumphs in Sunday’s race or scores seven points more than Hamilton. (Source: Reuters)

The potentially title-deciding Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix started behind the safety car after a 10-minute delay due to rain on Sunday.

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton, who trails Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by 19 points, led the field away from pole position at Interlagos.

Rosberg, race winner for the past two seasons in Brazil, can take his first title if he triumphs in Sunday’s race or scores seven points more than Hamilton.

French driver Romain Grosjean crashed his Haas into the barriers on his way to the starting grid after losing control on standing water.