2017 Mexico Grand Prix: F1 race Results, Winner & Report

2017 Mexico GP podium: 1. Verstappen, 2. Bottas, 3. Raikkonen

Event: Mexico Grand Prix  
Track: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Weather: 21°C dry & sunny
Tarmac: 41°C dry

Max Verstappen won his 3rd race in his F1 career and the 2nd of the 2017 season. The Dutch driver started the 2017 Mexican GP as 2nd and passed pole sitter Sebastian Vettel in the first chicane.

In this chicane Sebastian Vettel hit Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton with his front wing on their rear right tyre. Hamilton got a puncture because of this action of Vettel and had to pit and got soft (yellow) tyres and rejoined the race as last.

Vettel also had to pit to replace his damaged front wing on the Ferrari SF70H and also got soft tyres and rejoined as 19th. He charged to pass as much drivers as he could and was driving as 15th in lap 15. He then kept on passing cars, because this was this was a unique opportunity to hold off Hamilton from his 4th drivers title. If Vettel was able to finish 2nd and Hamilton scored no points it would all come done to the last 2 races.

Hamilton could not get up to speed on the soft tyres and it took several laps before he even could pass the Saubers. He also seemed to have a lot of downforce loss, when approaching cars in front of him. Eventually he pitted and got up to speed on the super soft Pirelli's  He could pass a lot of cars with DRS on the long straight and had a great fight with Fernando Alonso in the McLaren.

Hamilton finished 9th and Vettel 4th. This 9th place of Hamilton was enough to win his 4th drivers title. The point difference of 55 points between them did the trick. In the last 2 races on the calendar there are 50 points to win when finishing 1st. So if Hamilton would retire 2 times and Vettel would win both races he would not win enough points to be pass him in the drivers standings.

F1 classification 2017 Mexico GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
133Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:36:26.55271
2
25
277Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:36:46.23071
4
18
37Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari01:37:20.55971
5
15
45Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari01:37:36.63071
1
12
531France Esteban Ocon
India Force India01:36:37.37570
6
10
618Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams01:36:38.80270
11
8
711Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India01:36:41.73970
9
6
820Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas01:37:14.86370
14
4
944United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:37:15.47670
3
2
1014Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren01:37:18.35870
18
1
1119Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom Williams01:37:22.84570
10
0
122Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLaren01:37:23.43070
19
0
1310France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro Rosso01:37:41.49170
20
0
1494Germany Pascal Wehrlein
Switzerland Sauber01:36:40.75169
13
0
158France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas01:36:54.06869
15
0
DNF55Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
France RenaultSteering59
8
0
DNF9Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland SauberPower unit55
12
0
DNF28New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Italy Toro RossoPower unit30
17
0
DNF27Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France RenaultPower unit24
7
0
DNF3Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red BullTurbo failure5
16
0

Fastest lap: 1:18.785 min in lap 68 by Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70H
Highest speed: 362.4 km/h by Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70H

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