Max Verstappen with a triumphant appearance was the winner of this year’s race in Mexico City, as with the red lights off he managed to turn first in the first turn and since then he has not been threatened at any point of the race.
Thus, the Dutchman significantly increased his lead in the drivers’ standings from the main contender for the title, Lewis Hamilton, who did not have the car to be able to get more than the race.
The local hero, Sergio Perez, climbed to the third step of the podium, with the latter becoming the first Mexican driver to climb the Formula 1 podium in his home race. Perez tried hard for several laps at the end of the race to overtake Hamilton, but failed. This was Max Verstappen’s ninth this year and Mexico’s third at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with Hamilton now 19 points behind and four races left to finish the championship.
Valtteri Bottas’ joy for yesterday’s pole position did not last long, as Verstappen passed both Mercedes drivers from the outside in the first lap of the first lap. Daniel Ricciardo then kicked Bottas into the 2nd lap of the track, to be followed by an accident between Yuki Tsunoda and Mick Schumacher, who pulled out the safety car. This remained on the track until the 5th lap, with the restart not creating “dramas”.
The pace of the Verstappen with the middle tire was higher than that of Hamilton in the first stint. With the Briton losing time to the Dutchman and Perez, he entered the pits in the 30th lap to put the hard rubber, while Verstappen followed in the 34th lap, coming out second. At that point and for a few laps, Perez became the first Mexican to lead the home game.
Pierre Gasly finished in fourth place relatively comfortably, proving once again that he has the speed in both the qualifiers and the race. They were followed by two Ferrari drivers, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in fifth and sixth place respectively, who, combined with the very poor performance of McLaren drivers, helped Ferrari move up to third place in the manufacturers’ championship.
Sebastian Vettel finished seventh for Aston Martin, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, who finished 8th.
The top ten was completed by Fernando Alonso, who had a great fight – starting from 12th place, but a slow pit stop in the 40th round deprived him of the hope to claim something better. Lando Norris finished in 10th place, starting from 18th place.
He certainly would have preferred to be on the first step of the podium in the home race, but Sergio Perez came very close to climbing to the second, pushing Lewis Hamilton almost throughout the race, securing third place. This appearance was recognized and that is why he was voted as the leader of the race.
More specifically, Perez received 36.9% of the viewers’ votes. He was followed by Max Verstappen with 13.5% of the vote, Pierre Gasly with 7.4%, Lewis Hamilton with 6.5%, and Lando Norris with 5.9%
Valtteri Bottas scored the fastest lap of the race, but will not score the extra point as he finished out of the top 10.
The Finn stopped the time at 1: 17,774, to be followed by Max Verstappen with 1: 18,999, Sergio Perez with 1: 19,468, Lewis Hamilton with 1: 19,820 and Carlos Sainz with 1: 20,081.
After the race in Mexico, there is no break for a week, as Formula 1 is immediately transferred to Brazil and to the track of the Autódromo Jose Carlos Pace, in Sao Paulo. The Brazilian GP is scheduled for November 12-14.
|Position||Guide||Club||Time / Difference|
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Honda||1:38:39.086|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||+16,555 sec.|
|3||Sergio Perez||Red Bull Honda||+17,752 sec.|
|4||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri Honda||+63,845 sec.|
|5||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||+81,037 sec.|
|6||Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||+1 round|
|7||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin Mercedes||+1 round|
|8||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||+1 round|
|9||Fernando Alonso||Alpine Renault||+1 round|
|10||Lando Norris||McLaren Mercedes||+1 round|
|11||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||+1 round|
|12||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren Mercedes||+1 round|
|13||Esteban Ocon||Alpine Renault||+1 round|
|14||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin Mercedes||+2 rounds|
|15||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||+2 rounds|
|16||George Russell||Williams Mercedes||+2 rounds|
|17||Nicholas latifi||Williams Mercedes||+2 rounds|
|18||Nikita mazepin||Haas Ferrari||+3 rounds|
|NC||Mick Schumacher||Haas Ferrari||He left|
|NC||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri Honda||He left|
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Honda||312,5|
|4||Sergio Perez||Red Bull Honda||165|
|5||Lando Norris||McLaren Mercedes||150|
|8||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren Mercedes||105|
|9||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri Honda||86|
|10||Fernando Alonso||Alpine Renault||60|
|11||Esteban Ocon||Alpine Renault||46|
|12||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin Mercedes||42|
|13||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin Mercedes||26|
|14||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri Honda||20|
|15||George Russell||Williams Mercedes||16|
|16||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||10|
|17||Nicholas latifi||Williams Mercedes||7|
|18||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||1|
|19||Mick Schumacher||Haas Ferrari||0|
|20||Robert Kubica||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||0|
|21||Nikita mazepin||Haas Ferrari||0|
|2||Red Bull Honda||477,5|
|7||Aston Martin Mercedes||68|
|9||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||11|
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