2019 F1 Mexican Grand Prix race results

Vettel and Leclerc lead the grid away at the start of the 2019 F1 Mexican Grand Prix

Race results for the 2019 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix. Contains full classification. Full race report will follow

Vettel and Leclerc lead the grid away at the start of the 2019 F1 Mexican Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton won the Mexican Grand Prix despite a first-lap clash with Max Verstappen, bringing him within four championship points of winning his sixth f1 title.

Mercedes’ tacticians once again made Ferrari look lacklustre, as their one-stop strategy landed Hamilton in the lead, while pole-sitter Leclerc sacrificed first position with a two-stop strategy that saw him finish fourth.

Hamilton’s victory hopes were heavily dented in the Turn One collision, which dropped him to fifth.

Verstappen initially fell to eighth, but his recovery attempts left him at the back of the pack, when he overtook Valtteri Bottas and caught his right rear tyre on the Mercedes’ front wing, causing a puncture.

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At the front, Ferrari appeared to be in control until Charles Leclerc was brought in to the pits early, putting him on a two-stop strategy, and promoting Sebastian Vettel to the lead.

Mercedes then brought Hamilton in on lap 24, fitting hard tyres, which he would have to conserve for 48-laps to make his one-stop strategy work.

Ferrari didn’t follow suit, and Vettel stayed out; Hamilton immediately reduced the gap to the leader to less than a pitstop’s worth of time, ensuring that he would lead after the first round of stops.

The scene was set for Vettel, on fresher tyres, to chase down Hamilton, while the two-stopping Leclerc was expected to join the battle behind third-placed Bottas.

However, the fight never materialised; a problem with Leclerc’s second pitstop left him with too much ground to make up; Vettel was unable to overhaul Hamilton and Bottas remained third, earning just enough points to keep him in the title fight — mathematically at least.

Verstappen fought his way back to sixth, almost 50 seconds behind team-mate Alex Albon, who was also on a two-stop strategy.

Read the full story in Mark Hughes’ race report, coming later.

The full race results are below.



2019 Mexican Grand Prix provisional results

Position Driver Team Time Points
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1hr 36min 48.904sec 25
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.766sec 18
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +3.553sec 15
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +6.368sec 13*
5 Alex Albon Red Bull +21.399sec 10
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1min 8.807sec 8
7 Sergio Perez Racing Point +1min 13.819sec 6
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1min 14.924sec 4
9 Pierre Gasly Renault +1 lap 2
10 Nico Hülkenberg Toro Rosso +1 lap 1
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +1 lap**  
12 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1 lap  
13 Carlos Sainz McLaren +1 lap  
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1 lap  
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas +2 laps  
16 George Russell Williams +2 laps  
17 Romain Grosjean Haas +2 laps  
18 Robert Kubica Williams +2 laps  
  Kimi Raïkkönen Alfa Romeo DNF  
  Lando Norris Haas DNF  

*Includes point for fastest lap
**10sec time penalty


F1 Drivers’ Championship after Race 18 (Mexico)

Position Driver Team Points
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 363
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 289
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 236
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 230
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 220
6 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 77
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 76
8 Alexander Albon Red Bull 74
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 43
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 38
11 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 35
12 Lando Norris McLaren 35
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 34
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 31
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 21
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas 20
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 8
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 4
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1
20 George Russell Williams 0


F1 Constructors’ Championship after Race 18 (Mexico)

Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 652
2 Ferrari 466
3 Red Bull 341
4 McLaren 111
5 Renault 73
6 Toro Rosso 64
7 Racing Point 64
8 Alfa Romeo 35
9 Haas 28
10 Williams 1

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