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Sport Hamilton recovers from lap one off to win F1 Mexico GP from Vettel

23:50  27 october  2019
23:50  27 october  2019 Source:   autosport.com

Bottas ends long wait for victory as Mercedes seal constructors' title in Japan

  Bottas ends long wait for victory as Mercedes seal constructors' title in Japan Sebastian Vettel paid the price for a poor start from pole as Valtteri Bottas claimed his third win of the season at Suzuka.Ferrari had secured a surprise front-row lockout in qualifying - which was moved to the morning of the race due to Typhoon Hagibis - but Sebastian Vettel paid the price for a poor start from pole position and had to settle for second place.

Lewis Hamilton recovered from a first - lap off to win the Mexican Grand Prix but will have to wait at least one more race to clinch the 2019 Sebastian Vettel was unable to attack Hamilton after losing track position through strategy and had to settle for second in lead Ferrari, with Valtteri Bottas third.

Lewis Hamilton triumphed in a nail-biting finale to the Mexican Grand Prix, brilliantly making an ambitious one -stop strategy work to Hamilton superbly eked out the tyre life out of his hard rubber, making a 48- lap stint work to take his second win Formula 1 gran premio de méxico 2019.

a truck on a city street: Hamilton recovers from lap one off to win in Mexico © LAT Images Hamilton recovers from lap one off to win in Mexico

Lewis Hamilton recovered from a first-lap off to win the Mexican Grand Prix but will have to wait at least one more race to clinch the 2019 Formula 1 title.

Hamilton had a trip across the grass at the start of the race after contact with Max Verstappen and fell to fifth, but he executed a one-stop strategy brilliantly to overhaul both Ferraris and score his 10th victory of the season.

Sebastian Vettel was unable to attack Hamilton after losing track position through strategy and had to settle for second in lead Ferrari, with Valtteri Bottas third.

Mercedes explain '50-50' Hamilton call

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Lewis Hamilton was top of the podium in Mexico , recovering from a bad start to finish ahead of The Mexican Grand Prix starts off with a bang as Verstappen and Hamilton tangle on turn 2 with Former Formula 1 driver Timo Glock is backing Vettel to take the win with Leclerc finishing in second.

Lewis Hamilton recovered from a first - lap off to win the Mexican Grand Prix but will have to wait at least one more race to clinch the Formula 1 title. However, Vettel – who assumed the race lead when Leclerc stopped – and Bottas extended their first stints 13 and 14 laps longer than Hamilton

Poleman and early race leader Charles Leclerc fell to fourth as a two-stop strategy and a slow second stop cost him dearly.

Ferrari had control of the race in the early stages despite Leclerc being lightly nerfed by Vettel after running wide under braking for the Turn 4 left-hander and slowing right down through the tight right-hand turn that followed on the first lap.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium © Reuters Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium

Behind, though, Hamilton had already suffered an early setback as Verstappen challenged him on the inside into the first corner.

Hamilton had already been crowded out by Vettel on the run down to Turn 1 as they chased Leclerc of the line, a move he branded "dangerous" but one that was not investigated by the officials.

Why Vettel wasn't penalised for start

  Why Vettel wasn't penalised for start The FIA has explained why Sebastian Vettel's getaway from pole position in the Japanese GP was not met with a jump-start penalty.Vettel's hard-earned and impressive pole, achieved earlier on Sunday at Suzuka, was compromised even before the lights went out in the race when the German rolled forward in his grid box.

Lewis Hamilton could clinch his sixth driver's championship at the Mexico Grand Prix, but starts behind Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel on the grid. Sebastian Vettel was on course to take pole position with the fastest lap when Bottas crashed in qualfying and the yellow flag stopped him in

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At the first corner, Hamilton ran wide and had a big snap of oversteer on the outside kerb, which lurched his car to the right and put him and Verstappen on the grass between the Turns 2 and 3 complex after they banged wheels.

The incident dropped Hamilton behind Alex Albon's Red Bull and the McLaren of Carlos Sainz Jr, while Verstappen fell to eighth, behind Lando Norris and Bottas.

Hamilton passed Sainz into Turn 1 on lap four of 71 he then ran fourth through the rest of his opening stint, which he extended to lap 23 - eight more than race leader Leclerc and nine more than Albon, both of whom committed to a two-stop strategy.

But Vettel - who assumed the race lead when Leclerc stopped - and Bottas extended their first stints by 13 and 14 laps longer than Hamilton respectively.

Hamilton's early stop allowed him to jump Vettel for track position, although the major tyre offset meant the five-time world champion was fearful he would not be able to defend once Vettel pitted.

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Previous / Hamilton recovers from lap one off to win in Mexico . Having lost momentum when forced wide by Sebastian Vettel on the charge down to the first corner, Hamilton then had a wild moment alongside Max Verstappen before Turn 2 - as the pair took to the grass.

Lewis Hamilton won the Mexico GP but was denied his next titleCredit: Getty Images. Hamilton 's win , his 10th of the season, was controlled but his teammate, Valtteri Bottas's third place finish means he will have to wait for a sixth F 1 crown. Hamilton congratulated his team over the radio on his slow-down

But by the time Leclerc and Albon had made their second stops and left Hamilton leading the race from Vettel, Hamilton kept his pursuer more than two seconds behind for the next 20 laps.

During that time, Bottas closed right up onto Vettel's rear, while Leclerc used his fresher tyres after his second stop to hack into the gap to the one-stopping trio ahead - although he lost around four seconds at that stop due to an issue with his right-rear wheel.

With 12 laps to go, Leclerc had almost hauled himself within DRS range of Bottas but he locked his front-left tyre into Turn 4 and ran wide, which doubled his deficit to the Finn.

Ahead, Vettel closed to within two seconds of Hamilton for the first time with eight laps remaining, but Hamilton hit back immediately and continued to keep the Ferrari out of range.

a man wearing a uniform: Hamilton recovers from lap one off to win in Mexico © LAT Images Hamilton recovers from lap one off to win in Mexico Hamilton's win, with Bottas third, extended his championship lead by 10 points but he needed to add 14 points over Bottas to clinch his sixth title.

That means Hamilton now has a 74-point lead with 78 available in the final three races.

Ferrari put qualifying run on the line

  Ferrari put qualifying run on the line Ferrari will bid to extend their stranglehold on F1's pole position to six races in Saturday Mexican GP qualifying hour.Heading into Saturday's action and the centrepiece of qualifying - which begins at 7pm on Sky Sports F1, with build-up from 6pm - Ferrari reinforced predictions they are the team to beat in Mexico City by topping second practice.

Valtteri Bottas claimed his first F 1 victory, holding off Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the Russian GP He was a hugely popular winner, congratulated immediately by his team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Vettel closed but he had run out of laps . “There was this strange opportunity for me that happened in

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel headed the second free practice session for Formula 1 's Mexican Grand prix, outpacing Max Verstappen by 0.115s. He lapped 0.614s off the pace and was 0.349s quicker than Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton , who was fifth. Daniil Kvyat was the leading midfield

Behind the top four, Albon was fifth after arguably his strongest performance for Red Bull, with team-mate Verstappen fighting back to sixth after a mammoth 66-lap stint on hard tyres.

Verstappen's race was wrecked early on when, after being forced off by Hamilton, he suffered a right-rear puncture shortly after lunging Bottas for seventh as they ran into the stadium section.

He hobbled back to the pits when it became apparent there was an issue on the next lap as the tyre stripped from the wheel rim and dropped him to last, before he gradually rose back up the order with no further pitstops and supreme tyre management.

Home favourite Sergio Perez resisted a charging Daniel Ricciardo to secure best-of-the-rest honours in seventh place.

Nico Hulkenberg was poised to finish ninth in the second Renault, but was hit into a spin by Daniil Kvyat on the final lap and rear-ended the barriers.

Kvyat claimed ninth with Toro Rosso team-mate Pierre Gasly getting ahead of Hulkenberg as well, as the Renault driver crossed the line 11th with a broken rear wing.

McLaren looked on course for another best-of-the-rest victory early-on, but Sainz faded badly after switching to hard tyres, to the point where he stopped again to switch to mediums and eventually wound up 13th.

Hamilton explains how Merc differ to rivals

  Hamilton explains how Merc differ to rivals Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes have fewer "weak links" in their operation and make fewer mistakes compared to their F1 rivals.With Mercedes already assured of a record sixth successive championship double in 2019, Hamilton moved to the brink of a sixth Drivers' Championship, ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, by winning from third on the grid in Mexico last Sunday.

Vettel takes victory at Silverstone as Hamilton recovers from a first -corner clash to finish second for Mercedes. Vettel was able to retain his advantage before pitting at the end of Lap 20 before Bottas followed suit one lap later, with a quicker turnaround from the Mercedes crew allowing the gap to drop.

Lewis Hamilton won his fourth Formula One drivers’ title after colliding with Sebastian Vettel on the first lap of the Mexico Grand Prix.

Lando Norris retired after a forlorn attempt to continue once his race was ruined by McLaren releasing him from his pitstop with a wheel improperly attached.

Results - 71 laps

PosDriverCarGap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1h36m48.904s
2Sebastian VettelFerrari1.766s
3Valtteri BottasMercedes3.553s
4Charles LeclercFerrari6.368s
5Alexander AlbonRed Bull/Honda21.399s
6Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m08.807s
7Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m13.819s
8Daniel RicciardoRenault1m14.924s
9Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1 Lap
10Pierre GaslyToro Rosso/Honda1 Lap
11Nico HulkenbergRenault1 Lap
12Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1 Lap
13Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1 Lap
14Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1 Lap
15Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari2 Laps
16George RussellWilliams/Mercedes2 Laps
17Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari2 Laps
18Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes2 Laps
-Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/FerrariRetirement
-Lando NorrisMcLaren/RenaultWithdrew

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