Mexican Grand Prix Tag

By FIA Lewis scored his 10thvictory of the season at Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, maximising a pitch perfect strategy to recover from a first lap collision with Max Verstappen to claim Mexican Grand Prix victory ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton’s race got off to difficult start. When the start lights went out pole sitter Charles Leclerc of Ferrari got away well, as did Hamilton, starting from third on the grid. The Briton’s good start resulted in P2 starter Sebastian Vettel moving across toRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen has been stripped of his Mexican Grand Prix pole position after race stewards handed the Red Bull Racing driver a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow for single waved yellow flag at the end the third segment of qualifying at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Moments from the end of the Q3 in Mexico City, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas crashed at the final corner, Turn 17. Verstappen was following the Finn on track and seconds later crossed the line to claim his second career pole. However after the sessionRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen took the second pole position of his career in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix beating Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by 0.266s, with Sebastian Vettel third in the second Ferrari. However, ahead of Verstappen on track in the final run of the session Valtteri Bottas crashed heavily, though the Finn was unhurt in the incident. In the opening segment of the session Verstappen and Red Bull team-mate Alex Albon led the way with Albon initially to the fore with a lap of 1:16.175 that left him almost tenths ofRead More
By FIA Charles Leclerc went quickest in the final practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix, with the Monegasque driver beating team-mate Sebastian Vettel by just 0.027s at the end of a late chase for top spot following a wet start to the session. Heavy overnight rain left the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez track surface too damp for slick tyres and the early part of the session saw the few teams that took to the track run cautiously on green-banded intermediate tyres. Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen led the way inRead More
By FIA Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel led the way in second practice for the Mexican Grand Prix edging Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen by 0.115s. Charles Leclerc was third 0.465s off the pace of his Ferrari team-mate. In the opening phase of the 90-minute session, run on medium tyres, Vettel went quickest with a best time of 1:17.960, over two tenths of a second clear of Leclerc. The session was red-flagged was red-flagged after just a quarter of an hour, however, thanks to Red Bull Racing’s Alex Albon crashing out inRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton went quickest in a tight opening practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix that saw the top three drivers separated by just over a tenth of a second. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was second with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen third. Leclerc went quickest early on with a lap of 1:18.949, a little under a tenth ahead of Hamilton and two-time Mexican GP winner Verstappen. The Dutch driver’s team-mate Alex Albon then moved to the top of the order with another run on soft tyres with Mercedes ValtteriRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Formula One has announced the start times for the 2019 season, which stay relatively consistent to last year. The sport opted for later start times in 2018 in an effort to assist broadcast partners, starting events 10 minutes after the hour instead of on the hour like previous seasons. The biggest change on the upcoming schedule will be for the French Grand Prix, which will start at 3:10 p.m. local time versus the 4:10 p.m. time from last year that was made in an effort toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 69th season of Formula One has officially concluded, and Mercedes continued to steamroll the competition in the Hybrid Era. Lewis Hamilton once again proved to have risen on the occasion as Sebastian Vettel faded away due to Ferrari’s costly errors that eliminated him from the championship race. Not only that, the 2019 season is starting to look clear with key names having no choice but to become a test driver or find different ventures in favor of even younger drivers and even the comeback for theRead More
By FIA Fourth place in the Mexican Grand Prix was good enough to hand Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton his fifth FIA Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship title, as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took his second successive win at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen. Going into the race Hamilton knew that even if Vettel won the race a seventh-place finish in Mexico City would be good enough to take the title and starting from third on the grid, ahead of his title rival, the BritonRead More
By FIA Daniel Ricciardo put in a superb final flying lap to claim pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, beating team-mate Max Verstappen by just two hundredths of a second at the Autódromo Hermanos as Red Bull Racing claimed its first front-row lockout in five years. Verstappen had looked well place to claim his first career pole position after taking provisional top spot in the first runs of Q3, but on the drivers’ final flyer Ricciardo found another gear and jumped from fourth after the first runs to poleRead More