Gran Premio de Mexico F1 2017: race Results

Boots the GP Mexico F1 2017, Vettel at the front lines of defending the pole position that got it yesterday and Hamilton coming 3rd. Ferrari has great race pace, rather better than the Mercedes with these problems you are finding for the user-friendliness of the car. I had everything to be able to convert this pole into a victory here and trim some points. But with the red cars, as we are accustomed this year, or failure of the strategy, or the team, or the mechanics or the pilots… this time both riders have turned out pretty bad, and even though Vettel maintained the first position in the first curve, the truth is that all behind him and Bottas and Verstappen as surpassed, with the nervousness and other new touch losing all chance at the first change.

Bottas and Verstappen have been able to follow, but the front wing of Vettel has jumped up in the air and probably the fiber of this has cut the tyre of Hamilton who has played in the first round also. As a result both to pit on the first lap. Hamilton went in and put the neumáicos more hard, the compound yellow, to be able to pull the whole race and not have to stop, while Vettel did the same strategy. The German arrived first to the pits, and had a stop quite long due to the change of morro. Then came very slow to the british with the flat tyre and changed the wheel. The two aspirants to the global queue and from there to trace. Finally a Vettel 4th saving some points, and Hamilton took the 9th place by adding the minimum…

The big winner in this GP has been without a doubt Max Verstappen, the young man shows his super talent and finished first by taking advantage of these problems of others to position Red Bull on a high, also for the great pace shown by this team on Sundays. The Renault engine it’s not bad on Sundays, and that was joined to a chassis and aerodynamics almost perfect do the rest… a pity that on Saturday the Renault engine does not have a magic way to sort that gives you extra power in a short moment to rank higher as do Ferrari and Mercedes. Max was followed by Bottas and Kimi, who completed the podium today.

McLaren came out from behind as you know the penalties for the engines. Stoffel Vandoorne has been left 12th and Fernando Alonso has added a point to the Woking finishing 10th in a very complicated race for them. Not only for going out last, but because it is a race in which it matters enough to the engine, and the altitude of the circuit and these turbo engines (though less noticeable than with air) suffers a bit when the unit which you ride errs on the side of low power, as is the case of Honda, getting less power even by the oxygen available for combustion. The two Renault have been wrong this time, with both yellow cars removed, so bad luck for Sainz and his teammate Nico.

race Results

Position Pilot Time Turns
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:36:26″552 71
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +19″678 71
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +54″007 71
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +70″078 71
5 Esteban Ocon Force India +1 lap 70
6 Lance Stroll Williams +1 lap 70
7 Sergio Perez Force India +1 lap 70
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas +1 lap 70
9 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1 lap 70
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren +1 lap 70
11 Felipe Massa Williams +1 lap 70
12 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +1 lap 70
13 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +1 lap 70
14 Pascal Werhlein Sauber +1 lap 70
15 Romain Grosjean Haas +1 lap 70
16 Carlos Sainz Renault Retired
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Retired
18 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso Retired
19 Nico Hülkenberg Renault Retired
20 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Retired

Classification of pilots

Position Pilot Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 333 Congratulations for the 4th World of F1!
2 Sebastian Vettel 277
3 Vatteri Bottas 262
4 Daniel Ricciardo 192
5 Kimi Räikkönen 178
6 Max Verstappen 148
7 Sergio Perez 92
8 Esteban Ocon 83
9 Carlos Sainz 54
10 Lance Stroll 40
11 Felipe Massa 36
12 Nico Hülkenberg 34
13 Romain Grosjean 28
14 Kevin Magnussen 19
15 Stoffel Magnussen 13
16 Fernando Alonso 11
17 Jolyon Palmer 8
18 Pascal Werhlein 5
19 Daniil Kvyat 5
20 Marcus Ericsson 0
21 Pierre Gasly 0
22 Brendon Hartley 0
23 Antonio Giovinazzi 0
24 Jenson Button 0


Position Points
1 Mercedes 595
2 Ferrari 455
3 Red Bull 340
4 Force India 175
5 Williams 76
6 Toro Rosso 53
7 Renault 48
8 Haas 47
9 McLaren 24
10 Sauber 5

Next meeting on November 10-12 in the GP of Brazil, a historical event and most interesting. I hope that all the fans have a good weekend and we enjoy ourselves, and we will see how it works in the four-time champion already proclaimed today: Lewis Hamilton. You already know that there are only two races, Brazil and the last…

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