Late-race chaos descended on Interlagos, as Verstappen won to gain redemption for 2018's near-miss at the same venue, with Gasly also emerging through the madness to take second place - his first F1 podium.
Sainz was classified third, thanks to post-race penalties handed down to world champion Lewis Hamilton, for crashing into Alexander Albon, who has slipped back behind Sainz and Gasly in the drivers' standings.
Although he missed out on the rostrum, Sainz was also celebrating his first top-three finish in F1, while his points secured fourth place in the constructors' championship for McLaren.
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