2018 Mexican Grand Prix: F1 Race Results, Winner & Report

Max Verstappen

Event:Mexican Grand Prix
Track: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Weather:  Dry  18.5ºC
Tarmac: Dry, 33ºC
Wind speed: 2.5 km/h
Humidity: 56%

Max Verstappen won the 2018 Mexican F1 GP today. He won the 2018 Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix for the second time in his career. It was his 5th formula 1 race win, his 2nd win of the 2018 season and the 59th F1 victory for Ferrari.

In this race Lewis Hamilton could win his 5th drivers title. He has to score at least 6 points to win it. To earn 6 points he has to finish 7th. It doesn't matter on what place Sebastian Vettel crosses the finish line.

At the start of the race we saw Daniel Ricciardo being passed by Lewis Hamilton who had a great start from P3. Max Verstappen started from P2 and also overtook Ricciardo and drove next to Lewis Hamilton to turn 1. Verstappen braked very late to get the lead.

In lap 5 it was Fernando Alonso who retired his car due to collision debris from Esteban Ocon's Force India. His front wing broke when Nico Hulkenberg hit it in turn 3 of lap 1 with his Renault. The retirement of Alonso caused a virtual safety car period for 2 laps.

Mercedes 2018 Mexican F1 GP Debrief

Start of Mexico GP F1/2018

Both Mercedes driver Hamilton & Bottas were the first to pit for Supersoft tyres in lap 12 of the race. Race leader Verstappen did his pit stop in lap 14 and also got Supersoft tyres.

Carlos Sainz was the second driver to retire. His Renault gearbox broke down in turn 13 of lap 31. The Spanish driver also caused the 2nd Virtual Safety car period of 2 laps.

Home Grand Prix driver Sergio Pérez also had to retire his Force India in lap 41 with a brake problem.

In lap 48 Vettel went in to the pit for new Ultrasofts and Hamilton to get a used set of Ultrasofts. Hamilton returned to the track as fifth. One lap later race leader Verstappen got a new set of Supersoft tyres and didn't lost the lead.

Daniel Ricciardo who drove a strong race on P2 again had to retire the Red Bull RB14 with a Renault power unit failure in lap 62.

 

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F1 classification 2018 Mexican GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
133Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:38:28.85171
2
25
25Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari01:38:46.16771
4
18
37Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari01:39:18.76571
6
15
444United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:39:47.58971
3
12
577Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:38:41.45070
5
10
627Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France Renault01:38:48.77870
7
8
716Monaco Charles Leclerc
Switzerland Sauber01:39:00.34270
9
6
82Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLaren01:39:21.16570
15
4
99Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland Sauber01:39:31.89570
10
2
1010France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro Rosso01:39:33.08270
20
1
1131France Esteban Ocon
United Kingdom Racing Point01:39:37.62270
11
0
1218Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams01:39:41.64270
17
0
1335Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin
United Kingdom Williams01:39:44.39670
19
0
1428New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Italy Toro Rosso01:39:40.82170
14
0
1520Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas01:39:51.72370
16
0
168France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas01:38:31.06270
18
0
DNF3Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red BullHydraulics61
1
0
DNF11Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom Racing PointBrakes40
13
0
DNF55Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
France RenaultBattery30
8
0
DNF14Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLarenWater pressure5
12
0

penalties:

  • 5 seconds - Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso) for causing a collision with Esteban Ocon (Force India).

Fastest lap: 1:18.741 min by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes W09) in lap 65 @1796.776 km/h
Highest speed: 364.9 km/h by Esteban Ocon (Force India VJM10)


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