2018 Mexican Grand Prix
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2018 Mexican Grand Prix
2018 Mexican Grand Prix
Race 19 of 21 in the 2018 Formula One World Championship
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 2015.svg
Race details[1]
Date 28 October 2018 (2018-10-28)
Official name Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2018
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.304 km (2.674 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.354 km (189.738 mi)
Pole position
Driver
Time 1:14.759
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
Time 1:18.741 on lap 65 (lap record)
Podium
First Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

The 2018 Mexican Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2018) was a Formula One motor race held on 28 October 2018 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.[2] The race was the nineteenth round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 20th running of the Mexican Grand Prix, and the 19th time that the race had been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.[3]

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the round with a 70-point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the World Drivers' Championship.[4] Vettel's team-mate, Kimi Räikkönen, was in third, a further 55 points behind.[4] In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a lead of 66 points over Ferrari, with Red Bull Racing a further 160 points behind in third place.[4]

The race was won by Max Verstappen (his second win of the season), while Lewis Hamilton finished in fourth position, thereby taking his fifth Drivers' World Championship.[5][6]

Qualifying

Daniel Ricciardo took pole position from team mate Verstappen and with Hamilton in third.[7]

Qualifying classification

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:15.866 1:15.845 1:14.759 1
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:15.756 1:15.640 1:14.785 2
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:15.673 1:15.644 1:14.894 3
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.089 1:15.715 1:14.970 4
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:15.580 1:15.923 1:15.160 5
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:16.446 1:15.996 1:15.330 6
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:16.498 1:16.126 1:15.827 7
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 1:16.813 1:16.188 1:16.084 8
9 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.862 1:16.320 1:16.189 9
10 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.701 1:16.633 1:16.513 10
11 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:16.252 1:16.844 N/A 11
12 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 1:16.857 1:16.871 N/A 12
13 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:16.242 1:17.167 N/A 13
14 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:16.682 1:17.184 N/A 14
15 10 France Pierre Gasly 1:16.828 No time N/A 201
16 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:16.911 N/A N/A 182
17 2 McLaren-Renault 1:16.966 N/A N/A 15
18 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:17.599 N/A N/A 16
19 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:17.689 N/A N/A 17
20 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 1:17.886 N/A N/A 19
107% time: 1:20.870
Source:[8]
Notes
  • ^1  - Pierre Gasly received a 20-place grid penalty: 15 places for exceeding his quota of power unit elements and 5 places for an unscheduled gearbox change.
  • ^2  - Romain Grosjean received a three-place grid penalty for causing a collision in the previous round.

Race

Max Verstappen won the race after taking the lead on lap 1.[9] The two Ferrari's of Vettel and Räikkönen completed the podium.[10]Lewis Hamilton's fourth place finish was enough for him to claim the 2018 world drivers championship with two rounds to go.[10] Pole sitter Ricciardo retired on lap 61, his eighth retirement of the year.[11]

Post race

In the immediate aftermath of the race Ricciardo said his car was cursed and said that he "didn't see the point" in doing the final two races of the season.[12]

Race classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 71 1:38:28.851 2 25
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 71 +17.316 4 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 71 +49.914 6 15
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 +1:18.738 3 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 70 +1 lap 5 10
6 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 69 +2 laps 7 8
7 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 69 +2 laps 9 6
8 2 McLaren-Renault 69 +2 laps 15 4
9 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 69 +2 laps 10 2
10 10 France Pierre Gasly 69 +2 laps 20 1
11 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 69 +2 laps 11
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 laps 17
13 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 laps 19
14 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 69 +2 laps1 14
15 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 69 +2 laps 16
16 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 68 +3 laps 18
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 61 Hydraulics 1
Ret 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 38 Brakes 13
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 28 Battery 8
Ret 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 3 12
Source:[13]
Notes

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "Mexico". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Mexico 2018". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Grands Prix Mexico". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "USA 2018 - Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Max VERSTAPPEN - Wins". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Andrew Benson (28 October 2018). "Lewis Hamilton equals Juan Manuel Fangio with fifth F1 title". www.bbc.com. BBC Sport. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Mexico 2018 - Qualifications". StatsF1. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2018 - Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 27 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Mexico 2018 - Laps led". StatsF1. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Mexico 2018". StatsF1. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Daniel RICCIARDO - Retirement". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Winners and Losers - Mexican Grand Prix edition". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2018 - Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Mexico 2018 - Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.

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