Defending Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took victory in today’s Mexican Grand Prix coming home just ahead of Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Valtteri Bottas came home in third place.
Speaking to Jenson Button after the race he said it was a little challenging after he suffered floor damage on the opening lap of the race following contact with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen who tumbled down the order as a result of the incident.
It was a disappointing race for pole sitter Charles Leclerc as he came home in fourth place. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Alex Albon had a fantastic day running up front throughout the race coming home in fifth place just ahead of his team mate Max Verstappen who recovered from the first lap clash with Hamilton to end the race in sixth.
Sergio Perez had a great home race for SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team as he ended the race in seventh place just ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg who was hit Daniil Kvyat who was handed a ten second time penalty putting him in eleventh.
Pierre Gasly finished 12th just ahead of Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz. Antonio Giovinazzi was 15th just ahead of Kevin Magnussen, George Russell and Romain Grosjean and Robert Kubica. Lando Norris and Kimi Raikkonen were the only retirements from the race. There was disaster for McLaren and Norris as his left front tyre was secured properly meaning he was forced to be pushed back this pit box.
Lewis Hamilton heads to the United States Grand Prix next weekend just needing four points to win his sixth championship.