Max Verstappen tightens grip on F1 title with Mexican GP win after brave first-corner overtake of rivals Lewis Hamilton

MAX VERSTAPPEN’S brilliant win in Mexico City drove another nail into Lewis Hamilton’s title challenge. By lap 21, the gap was up to 7.5 seconds as ice-cool Verstappen reported that he was having no issues with his Red Bull. Nervous Hamilton soon turned his attention to his mirrors, as Perez’s Red Bull was getting closer. Hamilton’s pace caught the attention of the Red Bull pitwall, as Verstappen was called in for his stop on lap 34. When he made his way back on track, he was third behind Hamilton, while Verstappen had now stretched out a ten-second lead over the Mercedes. Hamilton, who sat in his Mercedes for some time after the race in parce ferme.

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