Max Verstappen emerged victorious at the Mexican Grand Prix in a thrilling Formula One race. Here’s a recap of all the action.
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
5. Lando Norris (McLaren)
6. George Russell (Mercedes)
7. Daniel Ricciardo (Alpha Tauri)
8. Oscar Piastri (McLaren)
9. Alex Albon (Williams
10. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
11. Pierre Gasly (Alpine)
Yuki Tsunoda, representing the Alpha Tauri team, placed twelfth.
13. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas)
Bottas, representing Alfa Romeo, is number 14.
Fifteen. Zhou Guanyu representing Alfa Romeo.
16. Logan Sargeant (Williams)
DNF. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
DNF. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
DNF. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
DNF. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
Hamilton secured his fifth consecutive win in Mexico, bringing his season total to 16 victories. He dominated the race from the beginning, with Hamilton finishing in second place and Leclerc in third. Sainz claimed fourth place, while Norris took fifth and Russell impressively defended his position against Ricciardo. Hamilton set the fastest lap of the race towards the end.
Verstappen, with a 70/71 lead, may have been well ahead, but Hamilton presents a similar challenge for Leclerc. Many drivers have struggled with keeping their engines cool. Russell, on the other hand, is currently battling against a late push from Ricciardo.
The McLaren garage is full of excitement with cheers, while the Aston Martin garage is not as joyful as Stroll and Alonso both retire from the race.
Norris, showing some sophistication, manages to outsmart Russell, who is now unable to protect himself.
Hulkenberg has relinquished his coveted 10th position, allowing Ocon to finally claim it.
Norris attempts to use DRS to make a pass, but is unsuccessful. Russell is defending determinedly.
Norris is determined to catch up to Russell, as there is a gap of less than two seconds between them.
Verstappen is currently 13 seconds ahead of Hamilton with a gap of 64/71.
Nico Hulkenberg is barely holding on with determination…at least for the time being.
Ocon, currently in 11th place, is working to catch up to Hulkenberg in 10th place and secure the final point.
Norris has consistently stood out as the top, most thrilling driver on the track, although he did lose some positions during the restart.
Norris is closely trailing behind Ricciardo in the fight for sixth place, as both drivers aim to earn points for their team. To the delight of the crowd, Norris successfully overtakes Ricciardo.
Norris is pursuing Ricciardo, with Russell potentially ahead as well. It is challenging to pass on this circuit.
After 58 out of 71 laps, Christian Horner approached Sergio Perez with a gesture of peace, as the latter had been sulking and offering apologies for the past two hours.
Verstappen is leading by 11 seconds, while Hamilton’s speed is decreasing. Leclerc, who is using harder tires, is also in the mix.
If Piastri cannot maintain his pace, he is instructed to allow Norris to pass him. Ricciardo, currently in sixth place, is within their reach. Norris is given the green light to overtake. Norris expresses his gratitude, saying “thank you.”
Norris and Piastri, the two drivers from McLaren, are currently competing against each other for seventh and eighth place.
Tsunoda, who is driving for Alpha-Tauri, expresses his anger by stating that he does not require any information from his team. Meanwhile, Hulkenberg is aiming for his first point since the Australia race and currently holds 10th place. He is determined to overtake Alex Albon.
After coming off the track and expressing discomfort, Tsunoda remains in 16th place. The stewards are investigating the incident where he lost eight positions.
Hamilton has been struggling to catch up to Verstappen and now he must rely on his worn-out tires not allowing the Ferraris to pass him.
Norris and Piastri are currently in 8th and 7th place respectively, and they are both aggressively challenging the top six contenders.
Piastri maintains seventh place without a safety car, while Tsunoda falls to second-to-last.
In the 49th lap out of 71, Tsunoda and Piastri collided, with the Australian refusing to give up his spot and causing the Japanese driver to spin out.