The Kiwi driver snatched a podium finish to end the year on a high.
The Kiwi will no shift his focus to the final round of the F1 season in Abu Dhabi.
The Kiwi admits he is experiencing somewhat of a fairy-tale after securing a permanent Formula 1 gig for 2018.
The Kiwi flyer has been confirmed as one of Toro Rosso's two drivers for 2018.
The Kiwi failed to finish in Brazil due to yet another engine issue.
The Torro Rosso driver had completed 42 of 71 laps at Interlago when he retired into the pit lane.
The Kiwi will start near the rear of the grid at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
A 17th placing at practice in Brazil wasn't the birthday gift the Kiwi was after.
The Kiwi is preparing for his third Formula 1 race this weekend.
Hartley and fellow Kiwi Earl Bamber have wrapped up another endurance title with a round to spare.
The Australian driver now sits 30 points clear after his win at the Auckland Super Sprint.
The local boy hopes the weather gods play their part on a crucial day at Pukekohe.
The Kiwi driver came home ahead of Ford's Mark Winterbottom in a drama-filled 66-lap race.
The Swiss driver is the first full-time female driver on the circuit.
Fabian Coulthard has been a little distracted as he builds to the penultimate round of the season.
The 2016 supercars champion will remain with Triple Eight until at least the end of 2019.