Mexican Grand Prix



Formula 1



Sun 28th October 2018

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
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The Mexican Grand Prix is an FIA-sanctioned auto race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. It first appeared as a non-championship event in 1962 before being held as a championship event in 1963–1970 and 1986–1992. The Grand Prix returned in 2015 at the Mexico City circuit.
The Mexican Grand Prix was first held on 4 November 1962 at the Magdalena Mixhuca circuit. The circuit was the first international racetrack in Mexico and was built within a park in the center part of capital city of Mexico City. The race provided unique challenges for racing, standing at 2,240 (7,340 ft) above sea level, as well as the long, 180-degree, lightly banked and fast Peraltada corner that finishes the lap, in addition to being a bumpy racetrack from actively shifting soils beneath the circuit. The Mexican Grand Prix of this period was always the season finale Grand Prix, held in late October.

The trophy in Mexico City went to Max Verstappen, the Dutchman driving an exemplary race to repeat his 2017 victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. But while it was a fifth race win for Verstappen, it was a fifth title win for Lewis Hamilton, the British driver’s fourth place enough to see him crowned champion with two races to go, becoming only the third ever driver, behind Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher, to claim five world championships.
Sebastian Vettel knew that his chances of staying in the title hunt were minimal coming into the race. But despite putting in a fine performance – including executing a terrific move on Hamilton on lap 39 – to finish second, it wasn’t enough for Vettel to deny Hamilton. The German inherited that second place after Ricciardo suffered his eighth DNF of the season, after his engine appeared to let go on lap 62. It was a cruel twist of fate for the Australian.
Vettel was joined on the podium by his team mate Kimi Raikkonen.

Result List
Pos/ Driver/Car/Laps/Time/Retired /Pts

1 /Max Verstappen /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /71 /1:38:28.851 /25
2 /Sebastian Vettel /Ferrari /71 /+17.316s /18
3 /Kimi Räikkönen /Ferrari /71 /+49.914s /15
4 /Lewis Hamilton /Mercedes /71 /+78.738s /12
5 /Valtteri Bottas /Mercedes /70 /+1 lap /10
6 /Nico Hulkenberg /Renault /69 /+2 laps /8
7 /Charles Leclerc /Sauber Ferrari /69 /+2 laps /6
8 /Stoffel Vandoorne /McLaren Renault /69 /+2 laps /4
9 /Marcus Ericsson /Sauber Ferrari /69 /+2 laps /2
10 /Pierre Gasly /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /69 /+2 laps /1
11 /Esteban Ocon /Force India Mercedes /69 /+2 laps
12 /Lance Stroll /Williams Mercedes /69 /+2 laps
13 /Sergey Sirotkin /Williams Mercedes /69 /+2 laps
14 /Brendon Hartley /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /69 /+2 laps
15 /Kevin Magnussen /Haas Ferrari /69 /+2 laps
16 /Romain Grosjean /Haas Ferrari /68 /+3 laps
Daniel Ricciardo /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /61 /DNF
Sergio Perez /Force India Mercedes /38 /DNF
Carlos Sainz /Renault /28 /DNF
Fernando Alonso /McLaren Renault /3 /DNF

Driver Standings
Pos /Driver /Car /Pts

1 /Lewis Hamilton /Mercedes /358
2 /Sebastian Vettel /Ferrari /294
3 /Kimi Räikkönen /Ferrari /236
4 /Valtteri Bottas /Mercedes /227
5 /Max Verstappen /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /216
6 /Daniel Ricciardo /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /146
7 /Nico Hulkenberg /Renault /69
8 /Sergio Perez /Force India Mercedes /57
9 /Kevin Magnussen /Haas Ferrari /53
10 /Fernando Alonso /McLaren Renault /50

Constructor Standings

1 /Mercedes /585
2 /Ferrari /530
3 /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /362
4 /Renault /114
5 /Haas Ferrari /84
6 /McLaren Renault /62
7 /Force India Mercedes /47
8 /Sauber Ferrari /36
9 /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /33
10 /Williams Mercedes /7

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