Formula 1 2017 Mexican Grand Prix

data

2017-10-29
18
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Max Verstappen VER
Sebastian Vettel VET
Sebastian Vettel
lap 68 - 1:18.785
VET

The 2017 Mexican Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Despite being on pole position in Mexico, Sebastian Vettel could not convert this into a win.

The race in Mexico was round 18 of 20 of the 2017 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 29 October 2017 19:00 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
rain
71.64°F
36%
4.33 mph
30°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 71 1:36:26.552 25
2 71 +19.678 18
3 71 +54.007 15
4 71 +1:10.078 12
5 70 +1 Lap 10
6 70 +1 Lap 8
7 70 +1 Lap 6
8 70 +1 Lap 4
9 70 +1 Lap 2
10 70 +1 Lap 1
11 70 +1 Lap 0
12 70 +1 Lap 0
13 70 +1 Lap 0
14 69 +2 Laps 0
15 69 +2 Laps 0
59 Engine 0
55 Engine 0
30 Engine 0
24 Electrical 0
5 Engine 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.488
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.086
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.446
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.470
5 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.750
6 Esteban Ocon Force India +0.949
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +0.959
8 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +0.978
9 Carlos Sainz Renault +1.306
10 Sergio Pérez Force India +1.319
11 Felipe Massa Williams +1.611
12 Lance Stroll Williams +2.671
13 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +2.195
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren +1.222
15 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +2.090
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +2.688
17 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber +2.845
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.955
19 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +2.985

driver positions through the laps

2017 Mexican Grand Prix

The 2017 Mexican Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2017) was a Formula One motor race held on 29 October 2017 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. The race marked the nineteenth running of the Mexican Grand Prix, and the seventeenth time that the race had been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.

Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen won the race, while Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth world title with two races remaining after championship rival Sebastian Vettel finished fourth.


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Max Verstappen could not help but be fast in Mexico. With the race in the bag, and his Red Bull team monitoring the gap back to Valtteri Bottas, he could only say "I'm really sorry" when admonished for his lap times having stayed the same after agreeing to ease off.At that point, early in the second stint of what was a one-stop race for the first and second place finishers, Bottas ...

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Hamilton clinched the Formula 1 World Championship with two races to spare on Sunday at Mexico City, by scraping home ninth after a bruising encounter with title rival Vettel.Mercedes ultimately topped both points tables for the fourth straight season, but the way this one played out was nothing like the previous three in the V6 hybrid turbo era.Vettel and a rejuvenated Ferrari ...

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From now on, you can look through our exclusive photo archives, pick the photos and frames you love, and display your favourite motorsport moments for all to see.Our collection includes selected images spanning generations of racing’s finest moments across Formula 1, MotoGP or the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.Featured photo –  Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13It was only a matter ...

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Honda chose to make engine component changes on both Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne's McLarens for Mexico, where it felt it would struggle, in favour of having fresher elements for the final two races of the season in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.But the outfit showed good pace throughout the Mexican GP weekend, with Alonso fifth in Q1 and declaring he had the best car in the field ...

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Hamilton captured the 2017 crown in Mexico at the weekend, after his main rival Sebastian Vettel failed to score the points needed to keep the battle alive following an opening lap collision.Having performed so consistently this season, and not making any major mistakes on the way to taking the title with two races to go, former Mercedes chief Lowe is in no doubt that Hamilton drove ...

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44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 W08Start: 3rdFinish: 9thStrategy: 2 stops (ultra-soft/soft/super-soft)Rating: 8Hamilton should have improved on his second Q3 run, and while his Turn 3 move on the first lap was bold he didn't deserve to get a puncture.His recovery started a little slowly on softs, but even with damage to the diffuser he was able to start to make good progress to ...

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Max Verstappen clinched victory in his Renault-powered Red Bull in Mexico, but his teammate Daniel Ricciardo, Renault's Nico Hulkenberg and Toro Rosso-Renault's Brendon Hartley retired with engine trouble.It came after Hartley and teammate Pierre Gasly suffered engine problems earlier in the weekend.Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul admitted the manufacturer simply did not ...

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For two corners, the Mexican GP was absolutely sensational, as Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton went toe-to-toe for the lead of the race.It was the sort of battle that fans have missing for a while – three of the superstars of the era, in three different cars, going for it. Even one of the protagonists recognised that this was something special."The start was quite ...

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F1 title rival Sebastian Vettel needed to win, with Hamilton sixth or lower to keep the title battle alive until the penultimate race in Brazil, but the Ferrari driver could only finish fourth.It brought to an end F1's first two-team battle for the drivers' championship since 2013, with Hamilton winning his third title in four years with two races to spare.The Mercedes driver has now ...

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Verstappen snatched the lead from pole position man Sebastian Vettel around the outside of Turn 1 after the start, and then proceeded to pull clear without any major threat from behind.In fact, Verstappen's biggest concern was a potential reliability problem – with engine supplier Renault on the edge with cooling because of the high altitude.Horner said that with the team winding the ...

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Straight from the paddock, we give you an all-encompassing account of all the action from the race weekend, plus compelling interviews with the sport’s star names.In terms of the Mexico race itself, it was one-way traffic for Max Verstappen. The Dutchman pulled all the right moves at the first two corners to fire into a lead he would never look like losing.The action, however, was ...

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Both Force India drivers finished inside the points for the 15th time this season, with Esteban Ocon classified fifth and Sergio Perez coming home two spots behind in seventh.The 16 points so scored pulled Force India 99 clear of nearest rival Williams in the constructors standings. And with only 86 points on offer in the final two rounds of the season, the Silverstone-based team has ...

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PARC FERMÉ INTERVIEWS(Conducted by David Coulthard)Q: Lewis, you’re a four-time world champion?Lewis Hamilton: Viva Mexico!Q: Lewis we can see some battle scars on your car, you had to fight hard for this one, almost as hard as I’m fighting to get you to say something. Lewis, it wasn’t the way you wanted to win the world championship, but you won this world championship. Tell us ...

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Hamilton had been embroiled in a close fight at the top of the standings with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel for much of the year - but as Vettel's championship challenge unravelled in the end, the Briton romped to his fourth world title, sealing it at the Mexican Grand Prix with two races to spare.Alonso feels that Hamilton did not have a particularly hard time en route to becoming ...

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Hamilton equalled Vettel's tally of four world titles on a day when they collided in an opening lap clash that delayed both.Vettel needed to finish second in Mexico to keep the championship race open, but could only manage fourth, while Hamilton recovered to ninth.Speaking to NBC after the race, Vettel said: "I'm down, obviously. It's tough to cross the line and realise that you're ...

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The Mercedes driver made contact with Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel at the start of the race and got a puncture that relegated him to the back of the field.Unable to make much progress, Hamilton went on to finish a lap down on race winner Max Verstappen and five places behind Vettel.That was enough to seal his fourth crown, however, as the German driver needed to finish at least ...

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The Red Bull driver took a commanding win after grabbing the lead from Sebastian Vettel at the start, before the German collided with Lewis Hamilton, dropping both title rivals out of victory contention.Verstappen then pulled away from the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas to win, but retirements for four of the six Renault-powered cars made for a nervy race as Red Bull turned the ...

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Pole-sitter Vettel was passed by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen round the outside of the first corner on the opening lap, and was forced wide in the battle – which allowed Hamilton through as well.But Vettel clipped Hamilton's right-rear on the exit of Turn 3, damaging his own front wing and giving the Briton a puncture.After both pitted early, Vettel fought through the pack to ...

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Although his teammate Max Verstappen was able to control the race from the front to score an untroubled victory, Ricciardo charged into the top 10 from his 16th position on the grid, following an engine change and 20-place grid penalty.But Ricciardo was forced to retire after just a handful of laps, reporting over the radio an issue with the turbo as he toured into the ...

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ClaDriverChassisEngineTime1 Max Verstappen  ...

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The Red Bull driver boldly passed pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel into Turn 1 at the start, escaping contact with the Ferrari driver to continue and dominate the race at Mexico City.Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas finished 19.6 seconds adrift in second, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen completing the podium, as Vettel and Hamilton finished fourth and ninth respectively.Though Vettel cut ...

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In recent weeks the focus has been on Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta, Pascal Wehrlein and current incumbent Felipe Massa, but Lowe has always maintained that the team has to assess any qualified and available driver.Kvyat made his interest in the Williams seat known as early as the Sunday night of the US GP – after he had been told by Helmut Marko that he wouldn't be returning to Toro ...

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Ecclestone was quoted in an Italian newspaper claiming that Ferrari had been helped with its engine by rival Mercedes and that it was always in the FIA's interest to keep Ferrari competitive."It is also certain that with the friendly situation between the two teams [Mercedes and Ferrari], the best thing for Stuttgart in 2017 was to make sure that a) R ...

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The Australian, who trailed teammate Max Verstappen by almost a second in qualifying, will thus give up his seventh place on the grid and drop towards the rear of the field.At the back, he will join the already-penalised Fernando Alonso, Stoffel Vandoorne and Brendon Hartley, as well as Pierre Gasly, who didn’t take part in qualifying.Ricciardo is getting a new IC ...

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The team has yet to confirm which elements of the Renault power unit will be changed and thus the size of his penalty is yet to be determined.Hartley’s teammate Pierre Gasly is already at the back after failing to participate in qualifying, while McLaren duo Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso also have penalties.“It’s definitely the V6,” team boss Franz Tost told Motorsport.com ...

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The unique characteristics of Mexico – with the high altitude meaning the air is less dense – makes it much harder for teams to keep the temperature of their cars under control.Already in practice this weekend, drivers have had to lift and coast at the end of straights to protect their brakes and engines from overheating – and the situation will likely get worse ...

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Ecclestone stirred up some controversy over the Mexican Grand Prix weekend when he suggested to an Italian newspaper that Mercedes had helped Ferrari with its engine – to make itself look better when it beat the Maranello team to title glory.Mercedes boss Toto Wolff suggested that the comments were n ...

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Despite missing qualifying, the Frenchman has been given permission to start the race, and he will thus join the penalised McLaren drivers at the back of the grid.After Sean Gelael drove his car in FP1 on Friday, Gasly only completed only a handful of flying laps in FP2 before suffering a turbo issue.He then stopped on track on his first lap in FP3, and the team wasn't able to ...

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TRACK INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Damon Hill)Sebastian, what a great lap, tell us all about it?Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, it was quite a lap I have to say, I’m really, really happy. It’s very difficult here. It’s very slippery and difficult to get everything in one lap. I had a little bit in the first sector and I managed to get that right, so I had a good start. Then I had a bit of a ...

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Ricciardo said he felt "very confused, annoyed, helpless" after he ended up seventh fastest, almost a second off the pace, while teammate Max Verstappen ended up 0.086s off pole position.With his Renault engine high on mileage and the altitude in Mexico putting a strain on the unit, Ricciardo said the team is pondering an engine change given the lower grid slot.It comes after Toro ...

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Bottas was on his first flying lap in Q3 when he came up behind a slow Verstappen in the stadium section.Verstappen moved to the left on the exit of Turn 12 to try to get out of the way, but Bottas had to jink to the right to avoid the Dutchman and then locked up at the following corner.The matter was investigated by the stewards but it was deemed that Verstappen did not deserve a ...

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Mexico was one of the worst F1 events for Haas in its debut season last year and team boss Gunther Steiner said this year's edition presented "one of the worst scenarios" for the outfit.That turned out to be the case, with Kevin Magnussen 18th and Grosjean 19th, 2.9 seconds off the pace, behind both Saubers which are running the old-spec Ferrari engine."We were braced for a tough one ...

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Bottas came up on a slowing Verstappen on approach to the Turn 13 left-hander on his first flying lap in the final qualifying segment, and locked up on corner entry after avoiding the Red Bull.He abandoned the lap and subsequently suggested Verstappen should be penalised for "ruining" his effort.However, after the stewards investigated the incident and heard from the Dutchman ...

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