F1: Verstappen wins Mexican GP to put title in sight – as it happened!

Sun 7 Nov 2021 21.07 GMT

First published on Sun 7 Nov 2021 18.00 GMT. Lap 67/71: Five laps to go and Verstappen cruises down the main straight with a 19-second lead. Lap 65/71: “The car is getting so hot,” says Hamilton. Lap 64/71: Perez backs off a bit, the dirty air doing his tyres no good. Lap 61/71: Eight tenths of a second now the gap between first and second. Lap 49/71: Red Bull are telling an uber-confident Perez to hunt down Hamilton. Lap 18/71: “My tyres are just getting better,” purrs Sergio Perez. Lap 16/71: “Tyres are dropping massively,” says a beleaguered Hamilton.

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