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

Pos No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:36:26.552 71
2
25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes 01:36:46.230 71
4
18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari 01:37:20.559 71
5
15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari 01:37:36.630 71
1
12
5 31 France Esteban Ocon
India Force India 01:36:37.375 70
6
10
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams 01:36:38.802 70
11
8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India 01:36:41.739 70
9
6
8 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas 01:37:14.863 70
14
4
9 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:37:15.476 70
3
2
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren 01:37:18.358 70
18
1
11 19 Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom Williams 01:37:22.845 70
10
0
12 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLaren 01:37:23.430 70
19
0
13 10 France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro Rosso 01:37:41.491 70
20
0
14 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein
Switzerland Sauber 01:36:40.751 69
13
0
15 8 France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas 01:36:54.068 69
15
0
DNF 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
France Renault Steering 59
8
0
DNF 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland Sauber Power unit 55
12
0
DNF 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Italy Toro Rosso Power unit 30
17
0
DNF 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France Renault Power unit 24
7
0
DNF 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull Turbo failure 5
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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