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His departure had been mooted during the Brazilian Grand Prix in November but he had denied at the time he had plans to step down.
Verstappen, the winner of the race's previous edition in 2019, finished second and saw his lead in the driver's championship shrink to 14 points, with three races left. The winner of a race gets 25 points.
Hamilton shrugged off that setback by flying through the field from last place to finish fifth from 20th in the sprint.
Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton disqualified from qualifying; Max Verstappen fined for touching rival car
Verstappen was fined 50,000 euros by stewards after video taken from the grandstands at Interlagos showed him touching the rear wing of rival Hamilton's car.
Race stewards were investigating whether or not the DRS system - the flap mounted on the rear wing of the car which opens to gain top speed - had exceeded allowed limits.
Rio had wanted to take the race but their bid to build a new track fell foul of environmentalists who protested the loss of a tropical forest which would have been felled to accommodate a new circuit.
Sao Paulo's governor Joao Doria told reporters that mayor Bruno Covas would sign a contract renewal with US developer Liberty Media.
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Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton continues dominance, Charles Leclerc repays Ferrari faith and more in memorable moments from season
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Formula 1: Charles Leclerc says he has cleared air with Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel over Brazilian GP collision
The two Ferraris touched wheels as Vettel tried to pass Leclerc for the final podium spot in the closing stages of the race at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos track two weeks ago.
Formula 1 2019: Max Verstappen's resurrection, rare Mercedes retirement and other talking points from Brazilian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen, who claimed pole position on Saturday, drove like a man possessed to score his eighth career win on Sunday.
Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc face wrath of Ferrari after crash at Brazilian Grand Prix
After Vettel and Leclerc had ranted on team radio, each blaming the other for the incident, Ferrari boss Binotto suggested they both had 'at least a small percentage of responsibility' for an incident that heaped embarrassment on the Italian team.
Formula 1 2019: Red Bull's Max Verstappen holds on to win thrilling Brazilian GP; Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel crash out
Verstappen's win this season also made up for his disappointment in last year's race in Brazil when he looked certain to win before a late accident wrecked his hopes of victory
Formula 1 2019: Max Verstappen made a 'big statement' after securing pole position for Brazilian Grand Prix, says Daniel Ricciardo
Max Verstappen made a 'big statement' by beating both Ferrari and Mercedes to qualify on pole position for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, according to his former Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo
Formula 1 2019: Charles Leclerc blames himself for error during Brazilian GP qualifying, apologises to Ferrari
Charles Leclerc blamed himself and apologised to Ferrari on Saturday after qualifying fourth on the grid for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix
Formula 1 2019: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton unsure he can catch Ferrari at Brazilian Grand Prix; Valtteri Bottas more confident
Lewis Hamilton admitted that two weeks after claiming his sixth drivers' world title he was not sure if he can mount a serious bid in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix where he won from pole position last year.
Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel tops timing in second practice session of Brazilian Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel topped the times despite a "scruffy" lap on Friday as Ferrari delivered a resounding one-two to prove they are back on form in second free practice for this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.
Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Charles LeClerc to take grid penalty at Brazilian Grand Prix for getting engine replaced
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will take a grid penalty at this weekend’s Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix after team boss Mattia Binotto said his car’s power unit was damaged and needed replacing.
Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel shocked with Brazilian Grand Prix's switch from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro
Vettel, the three-time winner of Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo said he felt like a fan losing an important part of the sport's history when he heard the news.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Red Bull's Max Verstappen has 'no regrets' about violent confrontation with Esteban Ocon in Brazilian GP
Max Verstappen suggested Ocon goaded him during a conversation after the race, in which Red Bull driver Verstappen finished second behind newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton.