Mexican GP (2017)

27 Oct - 29 Oct
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Vandoorne column: Lack of top speed too big a handicap in Mexico

Stoffel Vandoorne reflects on his Mexican Grand Prix weekend, where McLaren's chances of a good result were hindered by a lack of top speed.

Verstappen didn't need first-lap chaos to win Mexico - Red Bull

Max Verstappen would have won the Mexican Grand Prix even without the first lap-clash between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, reckons Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko.

Strategy Report: Strange happenings in Mexico explained

James Allen takes a strategic review of the Mexican Grand Prix, where the high altitude – and unexpected VSC intervention – played a big role in one of the most unpredictable events on the schedule.

Force India: Virtual safety car cost us Mexico podium

Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley says his squad could have scored its first podium of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Mexico, had it not been for an ill-timed virtual safety car.

High altitude helped Red Bull dominate in Mexico

Red Bull thinks a more level playing field with engine power in Mexico – thanks to the impact of the less dense air at high altitude – was key in allowing it to deliver its most dominant Formula 1 victory in years.

Haas says Magnussen was perfect in Mexico

Haas boss Gunther Steiner says Kevin Magnussen delivered the "perfect" drive in the Mexican Grand Prix in bringing home an eighth-place finish on a weekend the team had been braced for the worst.

How the pretender to F1’s throne emerged as its king was crowned

The 2017 Formula 1 championship battle was decided by a collision, and after that the title rivals weren't the only ones driving like champions in Mexico on Sunday…

Mexico performance "much better" than expected - Honda

Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa admitted the Japanese manufacturer's engine was not expected to have the performance it did during the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.

Hamilton delivered his "best season ever" - Lowe

Lewis Hamilton has produced the best campaign of his Formula 1 career to seal his fourth world championship title, claims his former boss Paddy Lowe.

Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings

Two title contenders charging from the back, an utterly dominant winner, but the absolute hero of the Mexican Grand Prix weekend was in the upper midfield...

Renault "made an error" with engine balance in Mexico

Renault admits it was too aggressive in its approach to balancing Formula 1 engine performance with reliability in the Mexican Grand Prix after a string of failures.

Mexican GP statistics: Hamilton equals Prost and Vettel has compiled some of the most interesting statistics and figures from last Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix.

Analysis: How Mexico delivered three races in one

While Max Verstappen was dominating in Mexico, there were two other races going on behind him. For Sebastian Vettel, it was about trying to keep the title fight alive. And for Lewis Hamilton, it was a scrap to make it into the points at all.

Horner: Verstappen so dominant he got "bored"

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says he had to "slow down" Max Verstappen during the Mexican Grand Prix, which he won so dominantly he got "bored" and started worrying about a fastest lap bonus.

Mexican GP: Issue #21 of GP Gazette now online

Check out Issue 21 of GP Gazette, from the makers of, an in-depth eMagazine covering all the action from a title-deciding Mexican Grand Prix.

Mexican GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull), Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes, Champion).

Gallery: Hamilton celebrates fourth F1 title in Mexico

Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth Formula 1 world title in Mexico, joining an elite club of five drivers to have won four or more championships. Here's how he celebrates his title...

Hamilton had it "too easy" in 2017 - Alonso

Fernando Alonso believes newly-crowned Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton had it “too easy” on his way to the title in 2017.

Vettel says Hamilton was "the better man and did the better job”

Sebastian Vettel admits rival Lewis Hamilton was "the better man" in their battle for the Formula 1 World Championship, as the Briton levelled him on titles won in the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton feels he won 2017 title in "a horrible way"

Newly-crowned Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says clinching his fourth title with a ninth-place finish in the Mexican Grand Prix was a "horrible way to do it".

Verstappen admits Renault failures had him "worried"

Mexican Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen says he was worried about finishing the race when he saw other Renault-powered cars retiring while he was leading comfortably.

Lauda questions Vettel's "aggressive" move on Hamilton

Mercedes F1 chairman Niki Lauda has questioned Sebastian Vettel's “aggressive manoeuvre” that led to the German clashing with Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix.

Ricciardo rues "grim" weekend for Renault-powered reliability

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says the Mexican Grand Prix was “a grim weekend for a few of us” after all three Renault-powered teams suffered failures that put cars out of the race.

Mexican GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Max Verstappen took a commanding third career win at the Mexican Grand Prix, powering to victory some 20 seconds ahead of second-placed Valtteri Bottas

Mexican GP: Hamilton clinches title, Verstappen wins race

Max Verstappen clinched victory in a dramatic Mexican Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton survived a collision with Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel to clinch his fourth world championship.

Hartley set for grid penalty after qualifying failure

Formula 1 newcomer Brendon Hartley is set to take power unit grid penalties for the Mexican Grand Prix after his Toro Rosso suffered an engine failure in qualifying.

Why F1 is braced for 2017's toughest race in Mexico

Formula 1 drivers are bracing themselves for the toughest race of the season so far in the Mexican Grand Prix, with the unique conditions set to take a toll on engine and brake cooling.

Gasly feels completely unprepared for Mexican GP

Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly admits that he is completely unprepared for the Mexican Grand Prix after not completing a flying lap on Saturday due to recurring power unit problems.

Mexican GP: Post-qualifying press conference

DRIVERS: 1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari) 2 - Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull) 3 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes).

Red Bull considering engine change for Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull is considering tactically changing his Formula 1 engine ahead of Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix after a frustrating qualifying.

Verstappen call caps bad week for FIA decisions - Wolff

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has suggested it has not been a great week for FIA decisions, after Max Verstappen escaped penalty for getting in the way of Valtteri Bottas in Mexican GP qualifying.

Grosjean says Haas' Mexico form "a slap in the face"

Romain Grosjean said his Haas Formula 1 team's form in Mexican Grand Prix qualifying was a "slap in the face" after it finished 18th and 19th quickest.

Ricciardo “confused, annoyed, helpless” after dismal Mexico qualifying

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says he feels mystified over his sudden loss of pace after qualifying down in seventh position for the Mexican Grand Prix.

Vettel: I nearly lost the car on my pole lap

Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he nearly blew it on his sensational pole position lap for the Mexican Grand Prix when he briefly lost control of his car.

Verstappen "super annoyed" to miss out on maiden F1 pole

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen admits he was “super annoyed” to miss out on his first Formula 1 pole position as he narrowly lost out to Sebastian Vettel in Mexican Grand Prix qualifying.

Verstappen "wrecked" my lap, says Bottas

Valtteri Bottas believes Max Verstappen "wrecked" his first flying lap in Q3 for the Mexican Grand Prix, as the Dutchman faces a stewards’ investigation for the incident.

Alonso: McLaren had best car in qualifying

Fernando Alonso believes McLaren had the best chassis of the Formula 1 field during qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix.

Mexican GP: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Sebastian Vettel secured his 50th career pole with a time of 1’16”488.

Mexican GP: Vettel denies Verstappen pole by 0.086s

Sebastian Vettel claimed a dramatic pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, knocking Red Bull driver Max Verstappen off top spot late on.

Mexican GP: Verstappen outpaces Hamilton in tight FP3

Max Verstappen pipped Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton by a fraction of a second to set the pace in final practice for the Mexican Grand Prix.

FIA makes further track limits tweaks for Mexican GP

The FIA has made further tweaks to its track limits rules at the Mexican Grand Prix, as the debate over the issue rages on in Formula 1.

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at Mexican GP

A selection of the best technical images from the Mexican GP courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT images.

Red Bull has winning pace but a major problem to conquer

Friday practice at Mexico City suggested Red Bull has the car to beat. But that pace alone might not be enough for it to defeat Mercedes and Ferrari this weekend…

Mexican GP: Friday's press conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing) Franz TOST (Toro Rosso), Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari), Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault).

Mexican GP: Top photos from Friday's selection of images from Friday's running in Mexico, ahead of the race on Sunday.

Loose screw led to fire extinguisher issue - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel suspects a loose screw was to blame for his Ferrari Formula 1 car's fire extinguisher going off mid-run during second practice for the Mexican Grand Prix.

Verstappen's day disrupted by 2018 parts tests

Max Verstappen said his Mexican Grand Prix Friday was disrupted by Red Bull trying development parts for its 2018 Formula 1 car.

Mexican GP: Ricciardo pips Hamilton, Verstappen in FP2

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo set the pace in the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix.

Mexican GP: Mercedes in front as Bottas dominates FP1

Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time in opening practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix.

Haas braced for "worst scenario" at Mexican GP

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner says his Formula 1 outfit is braced for a tough Mexican Grand Prix, because the circuit presents “one of the worst scenarios” for the squad.

Mexico speed bumps "dangerous", says Ocon

Force India’s Esteban Ocon says the new speed bumps placed at Mexico City’s first corner to enforce track limits are “dangerous” and could cause damage to a Formula 1 chassis.

Ocon has received "many" death threats since Perez Baku clash

Esteban Ocon says he has been receiving death threats on social media since his collisions with Force India Formula 1 teammate Sergio Perez earlier in the 2017 season.

Alonso, Vandoorne set to start from back of grid

McLaren F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne are both set to start at the back of the grid in the Mexican Grand Prix after landing more grid penalties for taking new Honda power unit elements.

FIA imposes new track limit rules for Mexican GP

The FIA has imposed new track limits rules at the first corner of the Mexico City track, in a bid to prevent a repeat of the problems that marred last year's race.

Force India expects to lift team orders after Mexico

The Force India Formula 1 team is set to lift its current team order policy after another strong performance in the United States Grand Prix at Austin.

Hartley stays at Toro Rosso for Mexico, Kvyat dropped

Brendon Hartley will retain the Toro Rosso seat for the Mexican Grand Prix, as the team has dropped Daniil Kvyat again.

Promoted: Mexican GP preview with F1 Experiences

This Formula 1 season only has three races left to run, and Sebastian Vettel is fast running out of chances to deny rival Lewis Hamilton a fourth world championship title.

Alonso could get latest Honda engine for Mexico

Fernando Alonso could run Honda’s updated Formula 1 engine at the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix as a result of the failure he incurred during the race at Austin.

Mexican GP aims to send "powerful message" after tragedy

Mexican Grand Prix organisers are hoping the event will act as a rallying point for the nation as it tries to recover from the tragedy of its recent earthquake.

Mexico City’s F1 track escapes damage during huge earthquake

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, where the Mexican Grand Prix will take place next month, did not sustain any damage in the massive earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday.