Formula 1 2019 Mexican Grand Prix

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2019-10-27
18
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Max Verstappen VER
Charles Leclerc
lap 53 - 1:19.232
LEC

The 2019 Mexican Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
Despite being on pole position in Mexico, Charles Leclerc could not convert this into a win.

The race in Mexico was round 18 of 21 of the 2019 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 27 October 2019 19:10 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
rain
73.73°F
47%
6.72 mph
83°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 71 1:36:48.904 25
2 71 +1.766 18
3 71 +3.553 15
4 71 +6.368 13
5 71 +21.399 10
6 71 +1:08.807 8
7 71 +1:13.819 6
8 71 +1:14.924 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 70 +1 Lap 0
15 69 +2 Laps 0
16 69 +2 Laps 0
17 69 +2 Laps 0
18 69 +2 Laps 0
58 Overheating 0
48 Withdrew 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:14.000
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.000
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.000
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.000
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull +1.000
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +1.000
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren +2.000
8 Lando Norris McLaren +2.000
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +2.000
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +2.000
11 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +2.000
12 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +2.000
13 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +2.000
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.000
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +3.000
16 Lance Stroll Racing Point +4.000
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +4.000
18 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +4.000
19 George Russell Williams +4.000
20 Robert Kubica Williams +6.000

driver positions through the laps

2019 Mexican Grand Prix

The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship is a planned motor racing championship for Formula One cars which would be the 70th running of the Formula One World Championship. It is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The championship is due to be contested over a number of Grands Prix held in different countries throughout the world. Drivers are scheduled to compete for the title of World Drivers' Champion, and teams for the World Constructors' Champion. The 2019 championship is also scheduled to see the running of the 1000th World Championship race, in China.Lewis Hamilton is the defending World Drivers' Champion, after winning his fifth championship title at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix. Mercedes are the defending World Constructors' Champions, after winning their fifth consecutive championship at the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.


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1: Hamilton benefits from bold strategy gamble<br><br>Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10 performs a donut<br>Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images<br><br>Was this another race that Ferrari gave away? Well, reacting to Alexander Albon’s early pitstop by pitting race leader Charles Leclerc was clearly a tactical blunder in hindsight. Had it been Max Verstappen, I could’ve ...

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The rarefied air at this altitude is extremely punishing and would result in the drivers melting their power units if they chose to run cooling solutions ordinarily earmarked for track characteristics closer to sea level. Fortunately, the altitude also lessens the effect this has on the drag component that’s ordinarily encountered too, as can be seen by how teams wield high downforce wings at a ...

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Questions over what it has done to be so fast on the straights have prompted rivals to write to the FIA asking for clarification to see if they can pursue similar concepts - but they've not had a response.<br>That has led to speculation someone could lodge a protest against Ferrari, and the response from Maranello to those rumours was somewhat surprising, as this video explains.<br><br>Read ...

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F1 owner Liberty Media had been keen to trial three reverse grid qualifying races next year – in France, Belgium and Russia – to see if the format was something that worked and could be used longer term.<br>But following a team meeting in Paris last week, two of the current teams made clear they did not support the idea, so it has had to be shelved.<br>Wolff says Mercedes was one of the ...

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Verstappen had qualified on pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix before he was dropped three places on the grid for failing to slow for yellow flags in the last sector of the lap, when his first lap in Q3 had also been good enough for pole.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Brawn: Verstappen needs to learn from his mistakes<br>Verstappen "annoyed" Hamilton wasn't penalised too<br><br><br>In the race ...

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Tony Stewart, co-owner of the sister Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR outfit, is to drive them around COTA on the Thursday before the race in the number 14 Ford Mustang, equipped with a passenger seat. The F1 drivers will then both have a chance to take the wheel.<br>Stewart has previously given Magnussen a run in a sprint car, as captured in the Netflix Drive to Survive series.<br>Magnussen has never ...

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Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel started the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez from the front row and led the opening stint. <br>However, Leclerc forfeited track position early by committing to a two-stop strategy, while Vettel slipped behind eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton by making his sole stop later than the Mercedes driver. <br>Binotto said it only became clear the one-stop ...

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Kvyat nudged the Renault of Nico Hulkenberg into the barriers while trying to overtake the German for ninth place down the inside Turn 16 on the final lap of the race.<br>He took the chequered flag in ninth place, but was demoted to 11th by a swift post-race penalty, with teammate Pierre Gasly and Hulkenberg the beneficiaries.<br>Speaking to Motorsport.com after the race, Kvyat argued the verdict ...

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The three-place grid penalty that cost Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen pole position in Mexico was one of the big talking points of the weekend, not least because the FIA appeared to be a little tardy in announcing that the Dutchman was being called to see the stewards.<br>Indeed many assumed that the matter was only pursued after the FIA was alerted to controversial comments that he had ...

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Hamilton pulled off a brilliant win in Mexico after an early switch to the hard compound gave him track position, but also a mammoth task in nursing his rubber for 47 laps.<br>Reflecting on the strategy call, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff said that the option of going to a one-stop opened up when the team realised Daniel Ricciardo's early hard stint showed promise.<br>"We were not ...

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The Mercedes driver suffered a broken floor in a chaotic first lap at Mexico City, as the right side of his car was struck by Max Verstappen's left rear wheel as they battled for position through Turn 1.<br>Hamilton could not see the damage when driving, but having felt a big difference in the car's handling he made sure to check it out straight after the race.<br><br>Mercedes AMG F1 W10 floor ...

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The Mexican GP podium ceremony takes place in the Foro Sol stadium section and this year a lift was constructed to include the victorious car, with Lewis Hamilton rising up to the podium alongside his Mercedes while Vettel and Valtteri Bottas stood on the rostrum as normal.<br>Throughout the week the Mexican GP has featured vibrant representations of the culture in the paddock and the top three ...

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Lando Norris was forced to bring his McLaren McL34 to a halt at pitlane exit during the race after making his sole pitstop, with the new front left tyre seeming not to have been fitted properly.<br>He was pushed back towards the McLaren pit box and the issue was corrected, but his race was undone by then, and he eventually brought the car back in to retire.<br>McLaren was placed under ...

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Hamilton was squeezed by Vettel on the run down to Turn 1 at the start of the race, a move he branded "dangerous", before briefly losing the rear of his car on the kerb exiting the corner as Verstappen tried to pass on the inside.<br>That moment almost caused Hamilton to hit Vettel's Ferrari ahead and although he ended up spearing right and forcing himself and Verstappen onto the grass he avoided ...

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Verstappen was stripped of his pole at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez after receiving a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow sufficiently in response to a yellow flag thrown out for a crash for Valtteri Bottas at the final corner.<br>Two other drivers besides Verstappen passed the site of Bottas' crash on late flying laps in Q3, and while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel lifted off the ...

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The Mercedes driver pulled off an impressive long stint on hard tyres to snatch victory from pre-event favourite Ferrari after bouncing back from near calamity on the opening lap.<br>Having lost momentum when forced wide by Sebastian Vettel on the charge down to the first corner, Hamilton then had a wild moment alongside Max Verstappen before Turn 2 – as the pair took to the grass.<br><br>Read ...

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Hamilton had a trip across the grass at the start of the race and fell to fifth but executed a one-stop strategy brilliantly to overhaul both Ferraris and score his 10th victory of the season.<br>Sebastian Vettel was unable to attack Hamilton after losing track position through strategy and had to settle for second in lead Ferrari, with Valtteri Bottas third.<br>Poleman and early race leader ...

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Before the start of the race rumours were swirling to the effect that a rival team may submit a protest against Ferrari, assuming that the Italian team gets a good result.<br>Speculation about Ferrari’s straightline performance has been mounting for some weeks, with rivals regularly pointing out how much they are losing out.<br>Binotto says a protest would in effect allow the team to clear its ...

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Leclerc qualified second for the Mexican race but was promoted to pole following a three-place penalty for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.<br>Ferrari discovered a potential issue after qualifying and this morning Leclerc’s car was on the stands in the garage while checks were carried out on “some hydraulic parts of the gearbox” under supervision from the FIA.<br>No penalty-inducing changes were ...

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From 2021, all teams will have to adhere to a cost cap of $175m, considerably lower than F1’s biggest outfits are currently spending.<br>The figure will exclude certain high-cost elements like engine spending and driver salaries, and run from 2021 to 2025, with a trial run planned for next season to see how policing the rules would work.<br>However, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes the ...

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Kubica will leave Williams at the end of the season, and while he has been linked to a DTM drive, he's known to be speaking to Haas about a test and development role.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Haas in talks with Kubica over test/simulator role<br>Audi reveals talks with Kubica's management<br><br><br>The 34-year-old confirmed that he would be unlikely to accept an F1 role solely devoted to ...

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F1 has continued to experiment with graphics in an effort to provide viewers with extra technical information.<br>At Suzuka, numbers related to tyre condition, with a percentage for each corner of the car, were shown on screen.<br>However, Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola said that the innovation came as a surprise to the tyre supplier and suggested that the information was "misleading", stressing ...

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George Russell qualified 0.224s behind Haas’ Romain Grosjean in Mexico, but both Russell and senior race engineer Dave Robson reckon Haas and Alfa Romeo are within its sights in Sunday's race. <br>Asked by Motorsport.com if the two teams are an achievable target for Williams even if they don’t suffer issues in Sunday’s race, Russell said: “Absolutely. We’ve seen it on many occasions ...

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The idea to hold three reverse grid qualifying races in 2020 was aimed at delivering an answer on whether or not the format was something that could be kept for the longer term.<br>But following a meeting between teams, the FIA, and F1 chiefs in Paris last week, it became clear that the plan would not get unanimous support.<br>Brawn, who is F1's managing director of motorsport, told the official ...

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Bottas’s victory in Japan two weeks ago trimmed Hamilton’s advantage but the Briton still holds a 64-point lead with just four races left. Hamilton needs to extend that by 14 points in Mexico to become champion again, as only 78 points will be on offer over the final three grands prix.<br>However, amid the form of the rival Ferrari team and Red Bull’s pace at the Autodromo Hermanos ...

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Bonnington has engineered Hamilton to all four of his drivers’ titles with Mercedes and the pair are on the brink of a fifth together this year, but 'Bono' is missing the Mexican and United States Grands Prix because of a personal medical procedure back in the United Kingdom.<br>Hamilton’s performance engineer Marcus Dudley is replacing Bonnington for the double-header and Mercedes’ usual ...

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Albon has crashed in practice or qualifying in Singapore, Russia and Mexico in recent weeks. An incident in FP2 on Friday forced his team to change his chassis for Saturday, and also cost him a lot of track time.<br>The Thai driver insists that he’s been able to bounce back from any mistakes.<br>“To be honest, it sounds bad, but I crashed in the Toro Rosso as well!,” he said when asked by ...

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Leclerc will start from his seventh pole position of the season, but rued a setup change ahead of his second run in Q3 that cost him time in the final sector. Regardless of the move, Leclerc didn’t think he could’ve beaten Verstappen – before the Red Bull driver was stripped of pole position anyway.<br>“We went a bit too far with the setup and it created quite a bit of oversteer in the ...

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Bottas crashed at the final corner on his last run in Q3 after running wide and sliding into the concrete wall, where he sustained relatively little damage until his car hit the end of a TecPro barrier hard, which brought him to a sudden stop and caused considerable damage.<br>Despite the initial pain, Bottas was otherwise unhurt in the heavy impact and he was later given the all clear at the ...

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Verstappen was already on provisional pole when Bottas crashed on the final runs in Q3 and did not need to improve again as others failed to beat his time.<br>However, he admitted that he did not back off through the final corner despite seeing Bottas's crashed Mercedes ahead, which meant he set a new fastest final sector of the session and an even faster lap time.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Defiant ...

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The Red Bull driver, who claimed pole position with his first lap of Q3, was the last man through the final corner after Valtteri Bottas had crashed in to the barriers.<br>With a single yellow flag on display on the outside of the corner, Verstappen set a quicker sector time than he had on his ultimate pole position lap.<br>However, there were suggestions that the mini-sector times – which are ...

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Verstappen was already on provisional pole position after the initial runs in Q3 when Bottas shunted heavily at the final corner on his final lap at the end of the session.<br>That prompted a single yellow flag to be waved at the marshal post on the outside of the entry to the final corner, which Verstappen encountered while on an even faster lap.<br>He completed the lap with a new fastest final ...

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The Red Bull driver set the fastest time on the first runs in Q3, 0.114s faster than Leclerc.<br>He then improved to a 1m14.758s on his final attempt to consolidate pole position - although his first lap would have been good enough to secure top spot - completing his lap after Valtteri Bottas had a big crash at the final corner and brought out double waved yellow flags.<br>Leclerc held onto second ...

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In his first season with Scuderia Ferrari, Charles Leclerc has proved himself every bit the exciting young superstar on the rise, with back-to-back wins in Spa and then in front of the Tifosi in Monza.<br>But a chance to celebrate from the top of the podium, an experience Charles himself calls ‘crazy’, does not come from nowhere.<br>“In the hard moments, it’s always very difficult, because ...

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Although the impact looked relatively benign, the team had to build up the spare chassis for the Thai driver overnight, which means it doesn't have a safety net this weekend should either of its drivers have a major incident on Saturday.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Albon says FP2 crash a "frustrating mistake"<br><br><br>Horner says the turnover of different aero specs means that the team usually ...

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The rule was originally intended to mix things up in the race on the assumption that the top 10 would start on a softer and less durable tyre than those behind.<br>That has largely been negated because the top three teams have enjoyed such an advantage over the rest of the field that some or even all of them have routinely been able to make Q3 on a harder tyre.<br>The rule has been dropped in the ...

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Leclerc edged teammate Sebastian Vettel by 0.027s as Valtteri Bottas lapped just over a tenth of a second off the pace in the lead Mercedes.<br>The session started with a wet track after more overnight rain, and the few cars completing laps did so on intermediate tyres.<br>There was further disruption at Ferrari, Toro Rosso and Renault, as Vettel suffered sensor issues, Pierre Gasly sat out the ...

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