Mexican GP (2019)

24 Oct - 27 Oct
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Mercedes hails "phenomenal" Bonnington stand-in Dudley

Toto Wolff says Marcus Dudley did a "phenomenal" job replacing Peter Bonnington as Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 race engineer in Mexico, while Hamilton said the team reduced any "disadvantage".

Abiteboul: Renault has to cut out "chaotic" weekends

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul was relieved to bag a strong result after a “chaotic” weekend in Mexico, but is frustrated that the team keeps "making life difficult for ourselves".

FIA to review placement of barrier that irked Bottas

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says he will review the placement of the Tecpro barrier at the final corner in Mexico City after Valtteri Bottas’s huge accident in qualifying.

Brawn: Verstappen needs to learn from his mistakes

Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says that Max Verstappen has to learn from his mistakes in order to become world champion down the line.

Vettel: Current F1 mirrors leave drivers "guessing"

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says the mirrors on Formula 1 cars leave drivers "guessing", after he and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton almost clashed on the opening lap in Mexico.

Hamilton: Drivers forced to "leave extra space" for Verstappen

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel race differently against Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in Formula 1, with Hamilton saying that crashes are likely if you don’t “leave extra space” for the Dutchman.

Opinion: Five things we learned from the Mexican GP’s Global Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley gives his views as Lewis Hamilton produced another champion drive at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, albeit it without wrapping up his sixth Formula 1 world title in Mexico on Sunday.

Verstappen had pace to win the race - Horner

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says Max Verstappen had the pace to win in Mexico before a clash with Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas "screwed his race".

Mercedes made "the right gamble" to win Mexican GP - Binotto

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto has conceded Mercedes made the “right gamble” on strategy to win the Mexican Grand Prix and his team could have taken “more risks”.

Kvyat: Verdicts like Hulkenberg clash penalty "killing the sport"

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat was "very upset" about his penalty in the Mexican Grand Prix, as he hit out at FIA stewards for "killing the sport".

Why investigating Verstappen took so long in Mexico

FIA race director Michael Masi has outlined the factors that contributed to what felt like a significant delay in Max Verstappen being penalised for his qualifying infraction at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Mercedes felt it was "almost impossible" tyres would last

Mercedes has admitted that it was "not convinced" Lewis Hamilton's tyres would last to the end of the Mexican Grand Prix, but said it had to do something bold if it was to beat Ferrari.

Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings

The Formula 1 championship leader and a local hero were the standout performers of the Mexican Grand Prix, but plenty others also showed their worth.

How Hamilton went from "no hope" to victory in Mexico

There were a lot of reasons why Lewis Hamilton shouldn't have won the Mexican Grand Prix, but he did. How much of it was down to others leaving the door open and how much due to his and Mercedes' performance?

Hamilton: Floor damage costing me a "good couple of tenths"

Lewis Hamilton says the extensive floor damage he suffered in the Mexican Grand Prix left him unable to attack as much as he wanted to and cost him several tenths per lap.

Vettel no fan of "shitty" F1 trophies or Mexico's "selfie guy"

Sebastian Vettel has praised the innovative Mexican Grand Prix Formula 1 podium but was not a fan of the "shitty" trophies or "the selfie guy" he snubbed a photo with.

FIA: McLaren unsafe release "not possible to determine"

McLaren has escaped an unsafe release penalty in the aftermath of the Mexican Grand Prix as the FIA has ruled it was "not possible to determine" whether the team had broken the regulations.

Hamilton says Vettel risked "big collision" at start

Lewis Hamilton says being squeezed by Formula 1 rival Sebastian Vettel at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix risked a "big collision" on a "hair-raising" first lap.

Verstappen "annoyed" Hamilton wasn't penalised too

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says he understands the penalty that cost him Mexican Grand Prix pole, but feels it's "annoying" Lewis Hamilton wasn't penalised as well.

Floor damage made Hamilton's race a "struggle"

Lewis Hamilton admitted his charge to victory in the Mexican Grand Prix had been a "struggle" thanks to floor damage picked up on the opening lap of the race.

Mexican GP: Hamilton wins as Mercedes outfoxes Ferrari

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.

Ferrari says it'd welcome engine protest amid Mexico rumours

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto says he would welcome a protest regarding the Italian team’s power unit should a rival submit one after the Mexican GP.

Ferrari carries out pre-race gearbox check on Leclerc's car

Charles Leclerc is clear to start the Mexican Grand Prix from pole position after Ferrari had to conduct a morning gearbox check on his Formula 1 car.

Williams: Beating Haas, Alfa "realistic" target in Mexico

Williams believes its Formula 1 race pace is on par and could even be better than Haas and Alfa Romeo, labelling the teams “realistic” targets for the Mexican Grand Prix.

How Hamilton can win his sixth F1 title today

Lewis Hamilton will wrap up his sixth Formula 1 world championship if he outscores Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by 12 points in Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix.

Leclerc explains qualifying pace deficit to Verstappen

Charles Leclerc says he wouldn’t have beaten Max Verstappen to Mexican Grand Prix pole position – until the Dutchman was penalised for a yellow flag infringement – even without the setup change in Q3 that he feels hampered his pace.

Bottas had knee pain after hitting "nasty" barrier

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he initially felt pain in his right knee following his “nasty” second impact in his Mexican Grand Prix qualifying crash.

Verstappen stripped of pole for ignoring yellow flags

Max Verstappen has been stripped of his pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix for failing to slow for yellow flags at the end of qualifying.

Verstappen called to stewards over yellow flag infringement

Max Verstappen has been summoned to see the stewards at the Mexican Grand Prix for not slowing down for yellow flags in the closing seconds of qualifying.

Defiant Verstappen admits he didn't lift for Bottas crash

Mexican Grand Prix pole winner Max Verstappen has admitted he did not back off for Valtteri Bottas's crashed Mercedes in qualifying, but he is not currently under an FIA investigation.

Mexican GP: Verstappen on pole as Bottas crashes hard

Max Verstappen secured pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix as the session was red-flagged after Valtteri Bottas crashed hard.

Red Bull "thin" on spare parts after Albon crash

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 boss Christian Horner admits that the team is short of spare parts after a heavy accident for Alex Albon in second practice in Mexico on Friday.

Mexican GP: Leclerc beats Vettel by 0.027s to top FP3

Charles Leclerc emerged on top of a late shootout on a drying track to head a Ferrari one-two in final practice for Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix.

Netflix series boosts Mexico F1 ticket sales among women

The Mexican Grand Prix promoter says that the Netflix Formula 1 series Drive to Survive has encouraged a significant surge in first time ticket buyers – and especially among women.

Winning car to join driver on Mexico podium

The winning Formula 1 car in the Mexican GP is to accompany its driver to the podium via a specially-built lift.

Albon says FP2 crash a "frustrating mistake"

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Alex Albon has lamented the "frustrating mistake" that led to his crash in Friday practice at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Mercedes further off the pace than expected - Bottas

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says the gap to rival teams Ferrari and Red Bull in Friday practice at the Mexican Grand Prix was "bigger than we expected.''

Mexican GP: Vettel tops FP2 from Verstappen

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel headed the second free practice session for Formula 1's Mexican Grand prix, outpacing Max Verstappen by 0.115s.

Mexican GP: Hamilton leads Leclerc by 0.1s in FP1

Lewis Hamilton edged a three-team battle in opening practice for Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix, although Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was just a tenth slower despite eschewing soft tyres.

Tech insight: How Red Bull is staying cool in Mexico

Red Bull has modified its engine cover, and the area behind its halo, for the Mexican Grand Prix to cope with the increased cooling demands of the Formula 1 race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

F1 to use track limits detection in Mexico

The FIA is continuing to roll out its policing of track limits offences in Formula 1 by making use of a detection system at the exit of Turn 11 at the Mexico City track.

F1 to stream Mexican Grand Prix on Twitch

Formula 1 is to broadcast track action from the Mexican Grand Prix on entertainment platform Twitch as part of a bid to try to attract new audiences.

Mexican president to cut grand prix funding to pay for railway

The president of Mexico has suggested the country’s Formula 1 race will not receive state support, as the event fights for its future on the calendar.