Verstappen Wins In Mexico As Hamilton Fights Back To Take The Championship
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen put the United States Grand Prix firmly behind him in Mexico on Sunday as the Dutchman took victory. Verstappen completely dominated the race and came home just ahead of Mercedes Valtteri Bottas.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen scored his second podium finish in the space of a week as the Iceman finished the Mexican Grand Prix in third place ahead of his team mate Sebastian Vettel.
Vettel fought his way from the back of the field having collided with Lewis Hamilton at turn 3 on the opening lap which saw the pair fall to the back of the field.
Force India’s Esteban Ocon had a fantastic day coming home in fifth place for the Silverstone based outfit just ahead of Williams Martini Racing’s Lance Stroll who finished the event in sixth place.
In front of his home crowd, Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez finished the race in seventh place just ahead of the Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen while Lewis Hamilton won his fourth world championship by finishing the race in ninth place having recovered from the early race contact with Sebastian Vettel.
McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso rounded out the top ten. Felipe Massa was left disappointed his Williams as he ended the race just outside the points in 11th place just ahead of McLaren Honda’s Stoffel Vandoorne.
Pierre Gasly had a great race for Toro Rosso as the Frenchman finished the event in 13th place just ahead of the Sauber F1 Team’s Pascal Wehrlein. Romain Grosjean in the second Haas rounded out the order in 15th place.
It was a hugely disappointing race for Renault as both of the works cars driven by Carlos Sainz and Nico Hulkenberg retired from the race while two of their customer teams, Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing suffered failures with Brendon Hartley and Daniel Ricciardo. The Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson also retired from the race.