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Summary

  1. Rosberg beats Hamilton by one second
  2. Hamilton leads Rosberg by 17 points in title race
  3. Massa 3rd, Button 4th, Vettel 5th, Alonso 6th
  4. Raikkonen 7th, Hulkenberg 8th, Magnussen 9th, Bottas 10th
  5. Hamilton spins early on
  6. Drivers struggle with tyre blistering
  7. Massa gets pit lane speeding penalty
  8. Ricciardo out with suspension problem, Grosjean out
  9. Fifty points remaining at Abu Dhabi finale

Live Reporting

By Lawrence Barretto

All times stated are UK

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See you on 21 November

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
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So onwards to Abu Dhabi, where the Formula 1 title will be decided. Lewis Hamilton, with an impressive 10 wins under his belt this season, leads team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points with a massive 50 left on the table.

A win for Rosberg and second for Hamilton will be enough to give the Briton the title. Which way will it go? Join me in a fortnight to find out. Thanks for your company and contributions and until next time, it's good night from me.

Mark Webber
Red Bull

Red Bull: Looking back... 2013 #BrazilGP was @AussieGrit's final race for the Team. Remember these moments? #10SeasonsRacing

The next and final stop on the Formula 1 calendar is Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit where double points will be on offer for the first time in the sport's history.

First practice kicks off at 08:30 GMT on Friday 21 November with live coverage across BBC TV, radio and online throughout the whole weekend.

If you want to catch up on the race, you can re-read this live text commentary,

check out the report or wait till the highlights air on BBC One at 20:30 GMT.

Williams
Williams

Williams: #Massa is greeted by his family as he returns to the paddock #BrazilGP after his podium.

Marussia
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I urge you to give

today's Gossip column a read as it features a story which suggests Marussia could still race in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 23 November as a rescue package is being discussed that would enable the team to take part.

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso of Ferrari driving during the Brazilian Grand Prix
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Fernando Alonso on Twitter: Yuuuuhhuuuu! I hope the race on TV was as exciting as behind the wheel! Happy! #theBestIsYetToCome

Felipe Massa celebrates finishing 3rd at the Brazilian Grand Prix
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Felipe Massa's third place was a hugely popular result for the home fans. It almost went wrong, when the Brazilian was penalised for speeding in the pit-lane, but his strong pace, which he has showed all weekend, was enough to seal third. That's his second podium of the season and fifth in Brazil.

Adrian Sutil of Germany and Sauber F1 drives during final practice for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 8, 2014.
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The teams are busy packing up their freight, which will go straight to Abu Dhabi for the season finale, which takes place in two weeks' time.

Meanwhile, over at Sauber, the drivers and key engineers are in their post-race debrief. There aren't many happy faces in there. Just one race left for the team to avoid ending the season without a single point.

Lewis Hamilton with 2nd place trophy at Brazilian Grand Prix
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Lewis Hamilton can win the title by finishing second to Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi on 23 November, even though double points will be on offer.

Strictly Come Dancing
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You'll be able to watch that interview with Jenson Button, mentioned in the tweet below, on the highlights show, which airs at 20:30 GMT, just after the Strictly Come Dancing results week seven show.

McLaren
McLaren

McLaren: JB talks shop with @bbcf1's Eddie Jordan, @suziperry & @therealdcf1. Loving the blue trousers, DC. #BrazilGP

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on the podium
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Lewis Hamilton says the spin "cost me the win", adding: "I was a much quicker up to that point. I went a second quicker on the next lap, thought I was going to pit on that lap, used all my tyres and on the next lap there was nothing left.

"I locked the rear and went wide. No-one's mistake but mine. It was a great race pushing right to the finish, which is what motor racing's all about."

Williams
Williams

Williams: A very popular man in Brazil tonight @MassaFelipe19! What a reaction from the crowd! #BrazilGP #F1

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Massa and Rosberg celebrate
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Astin Daley: In the end, Ecclestone's double points rule to keep the championship alive to the last race wasn't needed. #MuchAdoAboutNothing

Stig: Really pleased for Nico, great controlled drive, puts the pressure on for Abu Dhabi, can't wait !

Jenna Thackray: Jenson Button deserves a seat at Mclaren after today's drive.... Amazing drive!

Fernando Alonso racing during the Brazilian Grand Prix
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Both Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso say that their Ferrari team did not enforce team orders when they were battling for sixth place. Alonso, who was on fresher tyres having made one more stop, was much quicker, but Raikkonen was able to keep the Spaniard behind for several laps before his defence was eventually broken.

Massa acknowledges the fans after his 3rd place finish
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Constructors' championship
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Williams extend their lead to 44 points over Ferrari in the battle for third place in the constructors' championship with a maximum of 86 remaining. Still no points for Sauber while Mercedes have obviously already won the title.

Nico Rosberg sprays champaigne after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix
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Standings
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So Nico Rosberg cuts the deficit to Lewis Hamilton to 17 points with a maximum of 50 points remaining at the season finale at Abu Dhabi. Daniel Ricciardo will definitely finish third overall, despite not finishing today's race.

Mercedes: "We've set some incredible records this year. The car is just awesome - the best I've ever driven" @LewisHamilton #F1 #BrazilGP

Good effort from Jenson Button who finished a brilliant fourth, matching his result from last year's Brazilian Grand Prix. It's also the sixth year in a row that the 2009 world champion that Button has finished in the top-five in Brazil.

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Nico Rosberg celebrates to camera
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Chris Harvey: Got to think Lewis backed off there, he clearly was quicker. Save the engine, no point doing otherwise.

Ciaran: Not a fan of the double points idea but Abu Dhabi will be a cracker!

Rachel: With his 4 in a row and then 5 in a row, Hamilton has done enough and beaten Rosberg when it mattered. #BringItHome

Rosberg with trophy
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Mercedes take their 30th podium finish of 2014, surpassing Ferrari's 2004 record of 29 podium finishes in one year. It's also Nico Rosberg's first podium at Interlagos while Lewis Hamilton has still never won in Brazil in eight starts.

McLaren
McLaren

McLaren: The boys cheering JB home to a cracking 4th place finish. Great team effort. #BrazilGP

Driver reaction

Massa's technical team congratulate him after finishing 3rd at Brazilian Grand Prix
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"I am so happy for the race, there were so many mistakes; I had the five-second penalty and I stopped in the wrong garage but the car was terrific," says Felipe Massa, who finished third. "I was so pleased with it today."

Driver reaction

"It was an amazing race, I had a great time," says Lewis Hamilton, who finished second. "I made a big mistake in the middle of the race but otherwise the car was superb and everyone did a great job.

"It was great to race Nico and it is brilliant to see Felipe up here on the podium. There is now everything to play for in the final race in Abu Dhabi."

Driver reaction

Hamilton, Rosberg and Massa on the podium following the Brazilian Grand Prix
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"I am very happy with the whole weekend," says race winner Nico Rosberg, who now trails Lewis Hamilton by 17 points in the drivers' championship. "I was able to attack and control the gap to Lewis in the race. It all worked out so that is great and the support has been excellent."

Felipe Massa gets a great response as he answers his question while it looks like Lewis Hamilton has wandered off the podium. Nelson Piquet calls him back, though, having obviously been told by the voice in his earpiece that he needs to ask Hamilton a proper question about the race.

Remarkable scenes on the podium. Nelson Piquet is the interviewer. He asks Nico Rosberg an excessively long question. Following his answer, he heads over to Lewis Hamilton and asks him where his girlfriend is. When Hamilton replies "at home", Piquet moves on to Felipe Massa. Odd.

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton
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That's Nico Rosberg's first win since July and ends a run of five straight victories for Lewis Hamilton.

Felipe Massa at the Brazilian Grand Prix
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The German national anthem rings out Interlagos ahead of the trophy presentation. There's a superb atmosphere with the crowd making plenty of noise. The biggest cheer, though, is reserved for Felipe Massa. Bring on the champagne, it's party time.

Mercedes on Twitter: What a superbly controlled drive that was from @nico_rosberg - he soaked up some mega pressure there! He's only getting stronger!

The gates to the track have been open, allowing the fans to stream on, bound for the podium where their man Felipe Massa will be accepting the trophy for third place.

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Vicky Sanderson: Rosberg needed to win here. Fantastic result - and Massa gets a home podium! Think Hamilton threw it away with that spin...

Stuart Dawson: Get in there Nico Rosberg! The fight isn't over yet....

Wasiyullah: That spin at T4 did the damage for Lewis Hamilton, still he fought hard but at the end Rosberg nailed it.

"I did so many mistakes in this race! I made a stop at McLaren!" says Felipe Massa to Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the pre-podium room.

Williams: 'Well done mate, nice podium at home' Rob Smedley to Felipe #BrazilGP

Mercedes: It's another 1-2!! Storming drive from @LewisHamilton to take P2!! He never backed down for a moment! Top job! #F1

Well done to the local boy too - the crowd go nuts for a well deserved home.podium for @MassaFelipe19! bravo! #F1 #MercedesFamily #BrazilGP

Team radio

Lewis Hamilton's race engineer: "Great racing, just sorry about that stop."

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"It is remarkable that Lewis Hamilton has never won here, the place where he won his championship. He will be frustrated with his spin but he will be satisfied going into the final race of the season."

Team radio

Nico Rosberg's race engineer: "Well done Nico, great job out there in difficult conditions."

Brazilian Grand Prix result

1) Nico Rosberg 2) Lewis Hamilton 3) Felipe Massa 4) Jenson Button 5) Sebastian Vettel 6) Fernando Alonso 7) Kimi Raikkonen 8) Nico Hulkenberg 9) Kevin Magnussen 10) Valtteri Bottas

11) Daniil Kvyat 12) Pastor Maldonado 13) Jean-Eric Vergne 14) Esteban Gutierrez 15) Sergio Perez 16) Adrian Sutil

DNF: Romain Grosjean, Daniel Ricciardo.