MAX VERSTAPPEN has set a new record for most wins in a F1 season after a dominating victory at the Mexican Grand Prix.
The Dutch star picked up his 14th win this season as he finished on cruise control in Mexico City.
Lewis Hamilton finished second, although he was a long way behind the Red Bull ace.
Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez finished third to take the podium in his home race.
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Perez: ‘I gave my best’
“Overtaking is so difficult here.
“It’s a good podium in front of this audience.”
Hamilton: ‘So much love for Mexico’
“I was so close in that first stint, but the Red Bull was just too fast.
“I’m not sure it’s the right tire in the end.”
Verstappen: “The Start helped me a lot”
“An incredible result, the pace of the car was really nice.
“We definitely appreciate it and will try to do more.”
Ricciardo driver of the day
A thrilling final lap for Ricciardo sees him finish P7 despite the 10 second penalty.
He was also named driver of the day.
Russell sets the fastest lap
A final lap effort from Russell earns Mercedes the fastest lap point for the second week in a row.
Another P2 for Hamilton
Perez follows Hamilton to make it a podium in his home race!
MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS THE MEXICO GRAND PRIX!
Russell in the pits for the fastest lap
Can Mercedes earn an extra point with a fastest lap attempt?
Despite the penalty, Ricciardo is on the pace to finish 7th!
A great effort from the honey badger!
No stop at the top
No rider up front stopped, despite Russell’s insistence on stopping.
Alonso is out!
VSC is deployed!
Looks like there could be damage for Alonso, and he fades towards the places outside the points.
Verstappen on his way to victory
It looks like another comfortable victory for the world champion, with a lead over Hamilton of more than 13 seconds.
Ricciardo takes big steps
With a 10 second penalty on him for colliding with Tsunoda, he is now looking to pass Ocon for 7th place.
Really nice to see for the McLaren driver, who is currently without a seat for next year.
10 laps to do
With 10 laps to go, there seems to be little Mercedes can do to catch their respective Red Bulls.
Perez approaches the DRS lineup
It could be a tough time for Hamilton…
Mercedes convinced of the departure of Red Bull
The radio message to Hamilton suggests they still believe they are on the right tires to catch their own Red Bull ahead of them.
Tsunoda out of the race
The collision prevented Tsunoda from continuing, and he is the first driver to retire today.
Collision between Tsunoda and Ricciardo
The McLaren was looking for the overtake and it looked like it had done the job illegally, as Tsunoda ran off the track.
Race waiting to burst into life
With 20 laps to go, we are still waiting for the highlights of this race.
Can Perez channel the energy of the home crowd and push Hamilton for P2?
Russell wins over Perez
It looks like Russell has adapted to these tires better than Hamilton, and he’ll be encouraged that Perez isn’t exactly pushing his teammate for P2.
Bottas makes moves
Ocon and Bottas pass Zhou, who is not yet in the pits.
A fine outing sees the ex-Mercedes driver keep in touch with the Frenchman for the P8.
Nice overtaking of Ocon
Every point is crucial in midfield, and Ocon enters the points with a pass on Bottas.
Nine seconds ahead for Verstappenot
It’s mediums versus hard, Red Bull versus Mercedes right now, and it looks like the medium tire is coming out on top right now.
Hamilton looks behind Perez rather than Verstappen ahead.
Perez pushes Hamilton
Red Bull is within reach of Hamilton’s DRS for P2 in this race.