2018 Mexican Grand Prix

Gran Premio de Mexico

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Round:
19
Weather:
Warm, dry and overcast
Laps:
71
Fastest Lap:
Bottas, 1m18.741
Country:
Mexico
Circuit:
2018 season:
Report

Max Verstappen didn’t enjoy being P2 in qualifying, with the fastest car and only his team-mate to beat. The knocking over of the P2 bollard in parc ferme told you that even without his moody response afterwards. “I’m not here to finish second or third,” as he put it later. He put that right emphatically on Sunday, taking control into the first corner and never even looking like relinquishing it.

Red Bull and Ferrari both had the legs of the Mercedes, which suffered terribly with graining front and rear tyres for reasons the team didn’t understand. So while Verstappen was controlling the race, Lewis Hamilton was fighting a losing battle to be competitive.

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