But that means Rosberg remains the clear favourite to take the title because he has only to finish in the top three in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday week.
Hamilton, who punched his fist in the air after winning in Brazil - the home of his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna - for a first time, has not given up hope of winning the title.
Meanwhile, while many in Brazil are still celebrating a chaotic and very wet race on Sunday, Hamilton feels that it could have been better. "I am happy that in the same auto I am beating Nico and he is driving at his best right now".
"We just have to give them two cars so that they can fight it out on the track".
"I knew the guy was good but he proved it again to everybody", said the F1 legend.
"I am hunting", Hamilton told the crowds of fans who flooded on to the drenched Interlagos track.
"I am happy of how my new mechanics, that were given to me at the beginning of the year, have gelled so well with me. But I will take the speed I've got to try to win the race", he was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
But it wasn't only Hamilton who was masterful in the wet, Verstappen drove way beyond his years and should have had second place from Mercedes had Red Bull not gone the wrong tyre route, despite which - and a drop to 13th place after an extra stop for wets, he drove back in to a third place finish, including the most spectacular save on the straight. They have both won on nine occasions this season, and would have also scored the same number of second places (four).
Title rivals Nico Rosbeg and Lewis Hamilton have opted for exactly the same allocation of tyres for their championship showdown in Abu Dhabi.
Wolff, though, is concerned another technical problem could play a part, such as those that have plagued Hamilton this season, or like in Abu Dhabi in 2014 when Rosberg suffered an ERS failure.
Should Hamilton cross the line only in fifth, Rosberg will win the title regardless of where he finishes.