Oracle Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen made history in Sunday’s Mexico City Grand Prix as he claimed his 16th victory of the season breaking the record that he set last season. The Dutch driver, who started the race from third place took the lead on the opening lap passing the two Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz coming home over 14 seconds clear of second-placed Lewis Hamilton.
Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc came home in third place just ahead of Carlos Sainz and McLaren Racing’s Lando Norris who made up 12 places from his start position to score some valuable points for the Woking-based outfit in their battle against the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team who had both cars retire from the race.
George Russell had a great battle towards the end of the race with Daniel Ricciardo and came out on top finishing the race in sixth place while Oscar Piastri came home in eighth place just ahead of Williams Racing’s Alex Albon who scored two points in ninth place while the Alpine F1 Team’s Esteban Ocon rounded out the top ten.
Pierre Gasly came home in 11th place just ahead of Yuki Tsunoda. The MoneyGram Haas F1 Team’s Nico Hulkenberg had a disappointing 200th Grand Prix as he ended the race in 13th place just ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guaynu who rounded out the order.
The race was suspended following a heavy crash for Kevin Magnussen while both Aston Martin Aramco F1 Team drivers, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll retired from the race.Logan Sergeant and home favourite Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez retired from the race. Perez retired from the race on the opening lap following contact with Charles Leclerc.
Next up, Formula One heads to Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit.