Mexican Grand Prix — Driver Insight


In the build-up to the race, we were hearing all about how engine performance would be more equal due to the high elevation of Mexico City limiting the engine's ability to 'breathe', and while this was the case, and allowed the likes of Verstappen and Alonso to fight on a more level playing field, this also brought its share of issues, especially for Renault. Sainz however had made an early stop that dropped him down the order and effectively put him out of contention, at least at that stage of the race.

Of course, the 32-year-old has divided opinion on many occasions and continues to do so, often leading to heated debate among racing fans.

Hamilton admits that not everyone believed in his abilities along the way, and is hoping that his success motivates people and shows them that they can achieve anything. Vettel had way more to lose in a clash like that. "The pressure is off so we should be able to perform better than we ever have and I believe we can".

"That has paid dividends to him to take this championship". Full of colour and an unbridled enthusiasm for the sport, if F1 could have such a crowd at each event then the sport would be in very good shape indeed going forward.

From 1950 to 1997 the average age of the driver winning the championship was 33.1.

Hamilton has enjoyed an incredibly successful five years at Mercedes which has yielded him three drivers titles, four constructors crowns and has seen him take the record for the most pole positions in Formula 1 history.

Race winner Max Verstappen after grabbing the lead on the first lap.

Ultime Corea del Nord, crolla tunnel in sito nucleare: circa 200 morti
In particolare l'incidente è avvenuto lo scorso 10 ottobre durante i lavori per l'apertura della nuova galleria. Questa notizia ora riaccende il timore su una possibile fuga di una pesante radioattività.

Both were high stakes moves against the very highest calibre opposition, so I think Hamilton and Verstappen can share this one! It is about you finding your centre and your core. Then as Lewis ran through the crowd, two fans in particular had a very bad time. Making it five-in-a-row next year in the face of its strongest challenge yet.

It was nice to talk to drivers and hear for a change how they all had to manage the cars.

"Yeah we need a position immediately, because he changed the race". In fact he was lapped for the first time since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix.

Verstappen somehow escaped unscathed, but Hamilton didn't as he successfully endeavoured not to run into the pack as he three-wheeled into turn four.

You can never definitively name the greatest of all time. "I wonder if they are thinking 'I helped that young lad, ' or are they thinking 'you know what, I regret what I said and I've grown from it.' I hope that is really the case".

"Unfortunately, the race wasn't as good as we wanted it to be - it took me a couple of laps to get used to the track and the car", he said. I'm happy for you bro for the championship. Those numbers speak for themselves for a team which spends significantly less than half what the top three teams spend.

Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Jim Clark - all regarded as greats, but all far from perfect. I think Ricciardo was super unlucky in Mexico, and Renault has admitted it got the engine strategies wrong.