Mexico City Grand Prix: Max Verstappen wins from Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen broke the record for wins in a season with a comfortable and controlled victory in the Mexico City Grand Prix. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez took third ahead of Mercedes’ George Russell. Mercedes had hopes of winning the race after qualifying close behind Verstappen in second and third places. Hamilton tracked Verstappen closely in the first stint, and it was clear Red Bull were feeling the pressure from the Mercedes. But the tension dissipated shortly after Red Bull stopped for tyres on lap 25, fitting the mediums, followed by Hamilton four laps later, fitting the hards. It soon became apparent that the hard was not a good tyre, as Hamilton, who emerged 6.5 seconds behind Verstappen, began slowly to drop away from the Red Bull. Hamilton said in the post-race interviews that he thought Mercedes should, like Red Bull, have started on the soft.

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