Max Verstappen wins the Mexican Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton gains the world titlePosted: November 8, 2017
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen managed to gain the win in this Grand Prix to level him up to two wins in this competition. He dominated after he took the lead in the first corner, what caused Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel collision in the third one.
Verstappen was outside of the Turn One as he overtook Vettel and was beginning to widen the gap in the lead. Hamilton was behind the two and as they were approaching the third corner, he saw an opening to the outside. He was in action for it, but Vettel drove against him in the rear, and both had to make a pit stop to change for fresh soft-tyres.
Hamilton changed the tyres again under the safety car period, while Toro Rosso’s Bendon Hartley, had to retire due to an engine inflammation in the 31st lap. Vettel was ahead and he had a lot to do to clinch the second place. He was more than 60 seconds behind Hamilton’s teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who was racing behind Verstappen in the second position. Vettel then managed to rush forward to the fourth place, but he still was too much behind his teammate, Kimi Raikkonen. As neither of the three managed to close the gaps decisively, their positions stayed until the end of the race.
However, Hamilton had a tough struggle as in the ending laps he was 10th, behind his long-time rival, McLaren’s Fernando Alonso. The race for the 9th spot became the most culminating challenge of this run, as both re-enacted the overwhelming duel that they fought years ago. With just three laps to go, the Briton secured his place and that was all he needed to assure the title.
Hamilton gained the title, but the competition is still not over. Much can be said after the races in this competition, however, we will surely see some impressive encounters on the remaining two tracks. The next challenge takes place in Brazilia, where Hamilton gained his first title with McLaren 9 years ago.
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